Get involved

The first significant contribution to RU was made in August 2009 by the Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club.  Having hosted a team of India boys from in and around Kolkata in 2008 in conjunction with the charity Touraid the club wanted to do something to support the team and children like them on their return home.  The generous contribution will go a long way to getting some of the initial schemes off the ground.

Involvement in RU can take many forms, from one-off donations to regular contributions and club fundraising events.  Rugby Uncle will aim to direct money raised for the benefit of the players and their futures.

We have projects waiting for support within disadvantaged communities in Mumbai, Bangalore and Haryana – please contact us for more information.

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