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Rugby league is a full contact game, played by two teams of 13 players.

An Overview of Rugby League

It is one of the two major codes of rugby football, the other being rugby union. Players on field are divided into forwards and backs. Each position has a designated number, 1 to 13. Numbers 14 to 17 are given to players starting on the bench, who will come into the game as substitutes for other players who are injured, in need of a rest, or less suited to the coach's strategy for that particular phase of the game.

Rugby league is played in more than 30 countries, though it is most commonly played in the United Kingdom (predominantly northern England) Australia and New Zealand.


  • Improves speed, agility, strength improved hand-eye coordination.
  • There is also a good social scene as a result of it being a team based sport.


Costs will vary across the country from club to club.


  • Boots
  • Rugby Ball
  • Headguard
  • Mouthguard

Find Rugby League Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Rugby League

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
0844 477 7113

Stainland Stags ARLFC

Rugby League

Rodley Rockets ARFLC

we are a small comunity club with children from the ages of 4 to 14 and a Open Age team

St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College

We are a secondary school based on 2 sites. Ardor Site is the formally St Bede's School and Ignis which is the formally St Joseph's site.

West Leeds ARLFC

Rugby league teams based at West Leeds Sport & Social Club running minis, juniors (girls & boys), open age (men & ladies) & masters with many more other sports based here i.e. majorettes/zumba.

Halifax Irish ARLFC

Rugby League

Featherstone Rovers Ladies Super League Team Training

Featherstone Rovers Ladies Super League Team Training

Rugby League training with Featherstone Rovers RLFC Women's Super League. Come along to train with the team, develop your skills and fitness in a professional environment

Back Onside

Back Onside

Sport England funded project aimed at getting men aged 35-64 active and living healthier lives through fitness sessions and behavioural change support.

RLWC2021 Capital Grants Programme

1:00am - Sat 23rd October, 2021

The Programme is focused on funding for
facilities and equipment. We want to work with: Any organisation that is developing Rugby League activity in their community.

David Raybould

Club & Competition Manager - Leeds, Bradford & Wakefield

01132 375 506 or 07764 470 828

James Shuttleworth

Club & Competition Manager - Kirklees & Calderdale

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