Walking Rugby  - Thought your Playing Days were Over?  Think Again!

Walking Rugby - Thought your Playing Days were Over? Think Again!

By Harry Reilly
21 May
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Fancy a bit of fun and fitness? Walking Rugby is ideal for this!

An initial survey of interest generated enough heat that it was decided to run with a 4 week pilot through the month of June. Based on how this goes we hope to start a regular spot of Walking Rugby moving forward. Initially set up for early evenings on Fridays participants who are keen to continue can be canvassed for their thoughts b4 a set time/day is settled upon moving forward.

DATES/DAY: Sessions will be on Friday evenings from Friday 3rd June
TIMES: Meet time is 1815 for a 1830 start. Plans to run approx. 45-60 mins

We will have the clubhouse and bar open for complimentary post game food, refreshment and social during the pilot period.

Absolutely everyone is welcome whether you’ve played before or not as it’s easy to pick up. Man, women, boy, girl...you are all welcome!

Its a good laugh for those who thought their days of spinning a pass were over, for those recovering from injury or those that have never tried and thought it was too late...it isn't!
We will supply bibs, balls etc. You supply yourself in something resembling sports kits and trainers and a pitchside drink. Its supposed to be and will be a laugh...some fun for those that miss it or have never tried it or just fancy a social!

Please register your interest by following the link below to an online reg from


Lets make this happen!

Some useful info below to help you decide:

Walking Rugby is a simplified version of Rugby suitable for all ages, abilities & genders and being a competitive passing game, suitable for ex-Rugby players, injured and rehabilitating current players and those interested in Rugby without any experience! Those past retirement age can still indulge in their passion without the full-on contact - or those wishing to keep up their activity levels can try a new sport. Walking Rugby is a great leveller and you do not need to be fit – we can work on that together. You do need a certain degree of mobility but as we are open to all genders and ages – a ‘team’ means you all work as one.
Basics you need to know:

  • No running – walking determined by one foot on the ground at any time when in motion
  • No contact – similar to ‘touch rugby’ rules – two hands on the waistband is all the contact
  • made which qualifies as a tackle.
  • No Mauls or Rucks or Lineout
  • Scrummaging – Being reviewed but possibly max 3 players per team stood in upright standing position and non-contested. We'll play what we all feel safe with.
  • Passing backwards or lateral – offside rules apply
  • A try requires no bending – you walk across the try line ball in hand.

If you have any questions please email: info@cumnockrugby.com where our Rugby Development Team will help you out.


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