Leicestershire Schools RFU Celebrate 125 Year Anniversary


Jul 2019

In 1894, Leicestershire were the first county to create a schools rugby union. LSRFU are planning a celebration on 30th August at Leicester Tigers with a 2 course meal, speeches and a display of memorabilia from over the 125 years. If you wish to attend the celebration, or have any items that could be included…

U18’s boys selected to play for Midlands


Feb 2019

We are delighted to announce that Leicestershire have 4 players selected to play for Midlands Counties U18’s this weekend at Stourbridge. The players are: Josh Brown, Syston Ben Richards, Market Harborough Jack O’Regan, Ashby Patrick Harrington, Market Harborough The boys will be playing in a match on Friday 22nd against South West. Saturday will consist…

Leicestershire U16’s boys V Staffordshire – match report


Feb 2019

Two match squads  were taken away to play Staffordshire on the AWP at Walsall on Sunday 3rd February.  We came away with two good wins and almost 50 players had game time. In the first game, Staffs started well.  They were big and mobile and it took our lads time to settle in to their…

Leicester Tigers DPP U13 Nominations


Jan 2019

Nominations for the Leicester Tigers Developing Player Programme at under-13 level are now live and details have been circulated to clubs and schools. If your club or school has not had this information, please email [email protected] for more information. The window for under-13 DPP nominations closes on Friday, January 29 Further details can be found on the…

Melton Mowbray’s Newly Formed U11’s Girls Host Market Harborough


Dec 2018

MMRFC hosted MHRUFC on Sunday with a great game of girls rugby had by all.  Market Harborough have an established U11s team whilst Melton played a mixed group of girls who either play, have never played or gave up playing some time ago.  It was their first time together as a team and they had…

Leicester Lions RFC host their first Pitch up and Play for the girls


Jan 2018

Sunday 28th January saw the Leicester Lionesses host a successful pitch up and play event with teams from across Leicestershire and further afield. Age groups represented were, U11, U13, U15 and U18, with girls from the following clubs: Leicester Lions, Market Harborough, Ashby, Coalville, Rugby Lions, Shipton, Leamington and Oakham The girls played a number…

Announcement – LRU Age Grade Rugby Team


Aug 2017

I am delighted to welcome Noel Devonport and David Henderson to the LRU AGR team Noel will be joing Helen Wrighten and Mike Flatt in the County Safeguarding Team, offering clubs guidance and hands on assistance where required. Noel has served as an SGO at his own club, Leicester Forest for some years and is…

The LRU make a young players birthday wish come true…..


Jun 2017

When the Leicestershire Rugby Union received a message from a mum on a mission, our Age Grade Rugby team came to the rescue. Oscar Hurst’s mum, Esther, contacted us to ask if there was any way she could get hold of one of the county balls her son had played with at the county Tag…



May 2017

All adults involved in Rugby including parents/guardians have a duty of care to safeguard all players and young people under the age of 18 and this includes the use of Social Media. Can you please ensure that all Club/Team Pages are closed and that members of the group do not tag people from outside of…

Super, Sunny Sunday of Youth Rugby in Leicestershire


Apr 2017

Wow, what a day! The sun took it’s hat off and shone down on Market Bosworth RFC and the Vipers RFC today, Sunday 2nd April for county finals day. Vipers RFC hosted the following finals: Under 14’s Plate – Market Bosworth v South Leicester Kick off 10.30am Under 14’s Cup – Hinckley V Loughborough Kick…

County U15’s plate and U16’s Cup final at Coalville RFC


Mar 2017

It has been a weekend packed of rugby around the county. As well as England winning the 6 Nations and Tigers the Anglo-Welsh Cup, we’ve had some of our county junior finals. After having to postpone the fixtures due to poor pitch quality, two of the matches were played on Sunday 19th at Coalville RFC….

U12’s and U13’s County Festival re-scheduled


Mar 2017

We are pleased to announce the revised date for the postponed festival as Sunday 7th May. Further details will be sent to club contacts. The new date has taken into consideration the Easter break and other end of season events that clubs may have. Thank you for your support and we look forward to a…

U12 and U13 Finals – Parking information Sunday 5th March


Feb 2017

The above finals are to be held at the Vipers RFC throughout the day. Further details can be found on the events page for timings. Parking will be off-site at the Whittle Estate, Cambridge Rd, Leicester LE8 6LH and is only a 10 minute walk back to the club. Please DO NOT park on surrounding…

Midlands Girls selected for U15’s and U18’s


Feb 2017

Please see below girls from Leicestershire selected to play for the Midlands RFU Academy teams. Congratulations to all who were invited to trials and a big congratulations to those who were selected. The RFU have commented on how hard it was to select as there was a great deal of talent on display. Great news…

Leicester Lions Girls section goes from strength to strength


Jan 2017

It was a pleasure to be invited to Leicester Lions RFC to see the newly formed girls section have their team photo taken in their new playing kit. With 17 players between 13 and 18 years, the section is developing rapidly, which is fantastic news for women and girls rugby in the county. We look…

U16’s win at Melton Mowbray RFC against Eastern Counties


Jan 2017

It was a very cold start to the day, but by the afternoon the morning’s frost had gone for a great afternoon of rugby.  The two sides were fairly evenly matched on the day, but Leicestershire demonstrated a little more grit and better executed their chances. Hosted by Melton Mowbray RFC, after four tries to…

AGR County Plate Semi Final Draw


Jan 2017

Draw made by Dean Toon accompanied by Wayne Wrighten and witnessed by Helen Wrighten U14  Melton vs South Leicester Market Bosworth vs Oakham Scheduled to be played 15th January U15 Leicester Forest vs Lutterworth Loughborough vs Hinckley/Coalville Scheduled to be played 22nd  January U16 Vipers vs Loughborough Lutterworth vs Ashby Scheduled to be played 15th…

Important information regarding Safeguarding


Nov 2016

The RFU would like to remind everyone involved in the game of the importance of providing a safe and positive environment for our young players. The RFU’s Safeguarding Policy, Toolkit and RFU Regulation 21 sets out requirements and aims to assist clubs in ensuring that the welfare of children remains of paramount importance. The RFU…

County AGR Festival matches showcase Rugby Core Values


Nov 2016

Sunday 27th was a day of county festival matches held at the following 4 clubs: South Leicester, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough and Vipers. Age groups U9 to U13 were represented by clubs from across the county and with the new rules of play effective from September 2017, players, coaches and spectators were given a great…



Nov 2016

To all the Vipers, South Leicester, Market Harborough and Market Bosworth Clubs for hosting the Age Grade Festivals today. None of this is possible without the army of volunteers who helped man car parks, serve food and refreshments. It was a positive day for Leicestershire Rugby.