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Rugby Union

Rugby Union

The intramural rugby union programme at Newcastle is one of the largest of its kind in University Sport.

Come and get stuck in to friendly yet competitive rugby. There will be plenty of opportunities to test the skills of your team.

Where and when

The season runs from October to June. All fixtures are played on Wednesdays from 14:00 onwards at our city pitches at Cochrane Park and Heaton.

League and cup competition format

Each team plays each other once in a league format, battling it out to become league champions.

A cup competition runs alongside the league campaign, as well as a 10s and end-of-season 7s tournament. This gives your team extra opportunities to claim some silverware and an intramural title.

At the end of the season, league, cup 10s and 7s champions come away with a shiny crystal trophy and winners medals, as well as a place in Intramural history.

Rugby referees’ society

At Newcastle we also have a rugby referees’ society, who provides fantastic support to the rugby union programme. The society recruits referees at the start of term, organises additional referees’ courses and assigns referees to every intramural fixture.

Find out more

For more information on rugby union, contact:

Denis Murphy | Participation and Events Manager | Tel: 0191 208 5349 | Email:

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