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Rugby Union

Rugby Australia is excited to grow children's lifelong love of sport by partnering with Sporting Schools to get students active, engaged and having fun.

We are thrilled to be a part of this sporting journey and to be working closely with Australia’s schools, teachers, coaches and parents to nurture the next generation’s commitment and love of sport now, and into the future.

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Get into Rugby

Get into Rugby is a fun and inclusive program which provides students the skills and core values required to play all formats of rugby. The Program includes a mix of activities and modified games and is suitable for all skill levels.

Touch 7s

Touch 7s introduces students to the skills and core values required to play Touch 7s, a non-contact format of Rugby. The Touch 7s Program includes a mix of skill based activities and game play delivered in a fun and safe environment. Schools will receive a carnival resource to run their own in-school carnival after the completion of the program.

Play 7s

Play 7s is aimed at upper Primary and Secondary students that are interested in learning the specific skills and competencies on how to play Rugby 7s. The program introduces students to a fun, fast format of rugby. Sessions include a mix of Rugby 7s skills, modified match play and game practice.

Tri Tag Ruby

Tri Tag Rugby is a new and exciting tag-based rugby union game.
With a Tri Tag Rugby program, students of all ages and genders can develop their physical, psychological, social, and cognitive skills in a safe and inclusive rugby match-play environment.

Get into Rugby Program for students with intellectual disability or autism

The Get into Rugby Program for students with intellectual disability or autism has been designed by Rugby Australia in partnership with Special Olympics Australia to support the delivery of safe, inclusive rugby experiences within special education environments.

Rugby Australia’s coaches are purposefully trained and provided with resources to adapt activities to suit the needs of participating students, ensuring that all students receive a fun, engaging, and memorable experience.

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Package Options

There are several different packages which can be tailored to suit your school’s needs.

Coach delivered programs:

  • Get into Rugby
  • Touch 7s
  • Play 7s
  • Tri Tag Rugby

*Teacher delivered programs:

  • Get into Rugby
  • Touch 7s

* Development officer/coach is required to attend at least the first session of teacher delivered programs. Teachers must be suitably qualified as outlined in the 'Who can deliver?' tab.

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Basic and Deluxe Equipment Packs are included with some Rugby Australia sports package bookings. Purchase is also available outside of the program packages described. Contact Rugby Australia for further information on purchasing equipment packs

Green Equipment Pack Gold Equipment Pack
  • 15 Gilbert Footballs (Size 4 Primary School; Size 5 High School)
  • One ball carry bag
  • 20 marker cones in 4 colours
  • 15 Gilbert Footballs (Size 4 Primary School; Size 5 High School)
  • 20 marker cones in 4 colours
  • 20 training bibs in 2 colours
  • One hand pump
  • Two ball carry bags
  • One whistle and lanyard
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Teachers can deliver Get into Rugby Schools and Touch 7s in the Sporting Schools program by meeting the requirements below.


To become a coach and deliver rugby union in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:

Coaching Providers

Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Rugby Australia is one.

Rugby Australia coordinates all Sporting Schools programs and works with each rugby union state body to engage with accredited program deliverers and coaching providers. For further information please contact Rugby Australia.

Rugby Australia Resources

A suite of resources are available to support delivery of Rugby Australia’s Sporting Schools programs. Resources include program specific classroom activities, on field lesson plans and carnival resources. You can also access coaching videos delivered by the Qantas Wallabies, Buildcorp Wallaroos and Australian Sevens players. All resources are available at Get into Rugby School.

Rugby Australia

Contact: Grace Nugent
Phone: 0421 024 827

Have any questions about Sporting Schools?

Phone: 1300 785 707
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