Welcome to Rugby Uncle

Rugby Uncle has been set up to provide support to rugby players in disadvantaged communities. Setting out we are focussed on India as this is where we have first hand experience of the effect of rugby on young people and how it can change lives.

As Rugby Uncle begins its journey we will begin by focussing on two main areas; giving youngsters access to organised rugby and support to players who want to better themselves. Within each area there are many ways Rugby Uncle will look to support players always bearing in mind the rugby ethos of teamwork, understanding, co-operation and respect.

RU News

India Rugby has capacity to inspire

Another fantastic rugby story from India - courtesy of SCRUM.COM read

Rugby Uncle Website goes live

Rugby Uncle have teamed up with RuckinRugby to build their new website read

Jungle Crows Resource Centre

The Jungle Crows are a club based in Kolkata and as part of their development work they saw a need to provide young players with somewhere they could study and continue learning read

Rugby Uncle supports KISS

Our very first project is to fund two rugby coaches for a school in India read

BBC Rugby: 

IRB moves to clarify eligibility rules

Steffon Armitage's hopes of representing France appear remote after the IRB clarify their eligibility rules. read

'England are World Cup contenders'

With the World Cup a year away, Jeremy Guscott sees an improving England as the biggest threat to New Zealand's crown. read

Australia want Lions 2017 tour game

The Australian Rugby Union wants the British and Irish Lions to start their 2017 tour of New Zealand in Australia. read

World Cup games go to ticket ballot

After less than a week of bidding, applications already exceed available ticket numbers at four Rugby World Cup venues. read

RFU sorry over England shirt design

The Rugby Football Union apologises after criticism of the new England kit incorporating the Victoria Cross emblem. read