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: 

Ulster sign lock Van der Merwe

South African lock Franco van der Merwe will play at Ravenhill next season after agreeing a two-year deal with Ulster. read

Ashton wants England place back

Chris Ashton wants to win back his England place as he looks to guide Saracens to their first Heineken Cup final. read

Newcastle retain scrum-half Fury

Wales international scrum-half Warren Fury is to remain with Newcastle Falcons after signing a two-year contract. read

Jackson leaves Glasgow for Wasps

Scotland fly-half Ruaridh Jackson is ending his six-year stay at Glasgow Warriors to join London Wasps. read

Captains return for 1872 Cup decider

Captains Al Kellock and Greig Laidlaw are back as Glasgow host Edinburgh in Saturday's derby meeting at Scotstoun. read