Get Inspired: How to get into rugby union
|Why get into rugby union?||If you enjoy being active and want to build your fitness with team mates then this is the game for you.|
|Who is it for?||It's one of the most inclusive sports around and there are various versions of the game that you can test out.|
|Is there a cheap option?||You can just play touch rugby in the park with a bunch of friends or family, but joining a club can be inexpensive.|
|What if I want a proper workout?||From scrummaging to tackling, to sprinting with the ball, this can be a high intensity workout that will boost both your fitness and your strength.|
|Can I take it to another level?||Work your way up. Start with a club then look to your county and from there people will start noticing you.|
|Is there a disability option?||Wheelchair rugby was a big hit at the 2012 Paralympics. There are now chances to have a go all over the UK.|
|Is there a family option?||Most clubs will cater for all the family with kids' teams, and men's and women's teams for mum and dad.|
Camaraderie and teamwork are vital skills in most team sports, but none to the same extent as in rugby union.
From boisterous Saturday-league club houses, to schoolyard games of touch, to lining up for your country in the 6 Nations, union is a sport of skill, bravery and strength.
And if you're more interested in throwing a ball around there are plenty of options for you, from the aforementioned touch, where tackling is banned, to light-hearted options like beach rugby.