The Get Into Rugby programme is part of the World Rugby strategy to grow the Game globally in partnership with our member Regions and Unions. The programme is a central part of the World Rugby initiative to grow Rugby as we rejoin the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and move towards the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

The aim of the programme is to encourage players of all ages to Try, Play and Stay in Rugby. Get Into Rugby will promote the values of the Game and ensure children are encouraged to try Rugby in a safe and progressive environment. 

Get Into Rugby is divided into three key stages - Try, Play and Stay. In each of these stages, there are a series of modules which are designed to take a player with no experience of Rugby progressively from an introductory level to being a player who can enjoy all forms of the Game.

It is up to each Union to decide on the approach and philosophy on how the Game will be played in their country, in line with their Development Player Pathway.

Delivery of Get Into Rugby

The three phases of the programme should only be delivered by World Rugby or Union educated coaches, teachers or development officers.

All coaches and teachers delivering the Get Into Rugby programme must have completed both the free online Rugby Ready course and also the short Get Into Rugby training course run by a World Rugby-trained Course Leader.

On completion of the training course, the World Rugby-trained Course Leader will supply teachers and coaches with a certificate of completion.

If you would like to know more about the game of Rugby and how it is played, please use the link below to view the Beginner's Guide to Rugby Union website, available in a number of languages. You can take part in a simple online test on the basics of Rugby and also download a PDF of the resource for free!

Beginner's Guide to Rugby

What next?

The management and delivery of Get Into Rugby is the responsibility of Unions registered with World Rugby to implement the programme. 

If you are looking for further details or information on implementing Get Into Rugby in your country, 

please refer to the Contacts page.