Think rugby isn’t for you? Think again.

Lots of players felt rugby may not have been for them before they tried.  Too fat? Too thin? Too inexperienced? Too camp even?

But inclusive rugby thrives on difference. Different sizes, shapes, abilities and genders. Different sexualities.

Bi, gay or straight. Inclusive rugby could be the new social sport for you.

1000's of Gay Men Play Rugby

Today, more gay and bi men are playing rugby union than ever before. Listen to what some of them have to say about joining their team, here.

Over 73 IGR Clubs Worldwide

24 countries around the world now enjoy international gay rugby.  Check out the history of International Gay Rugby (IGR) here.

14 IGR Teams in England

There are 14 IGR affiliated gay and inclusive rugby teams in England with more to come! 

Zero Tolerance for Homophobia

You don’t have to be gay to play inclusive rugby but, regardless of sexuality or gender, we ask that you respect inclusive values, your team mates and opponents.

Inclusive Rugby Thrives on Difference

We’d encourage everyone to give rugby a try regardless of gender or sexuality.

Safety first

IGR clubs in England are supported by The RFU and we operate to strict guidelines to help reduce the chance of injury.

If you want to give rugby a try with a gay and inclusive rugby club, let us know.


Listen below to what some players think about being members of gay & inclusive rugby clubs.

Day to go to the IGR Bingham Cup Weekend

New teams receiving RFU coaching following our Summer Pride Tour

New followers of our Spirit of IGR Facebook page

Members of IGRC the IGR's Facebook Clubhouse

Get involved with these new clubs.


Following successful visits to Sheffield and Chester Prides, we’ve set up two new clubs for people who want to give rugby a try.

Click their logos below and join them on Facebook.

You can also email them at or


RFU Coaching

We ask the RFU to provide a talented coach to help kickstart the training sessions and get the ball rolling on the new club

All Rugby Abilities

You will never be thrown in at the deep end so don’t worry if you’ve never even picked up a rugby ball before.  We’ll make sure you play to your ability so you can enjoy giving rugby a try.

Rugby isn't just for men. Find out more about Touch Rugby at selected LGBTQ rugby clubs