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Welcome to #URgame

#URgame marks a new chapter for the domestic game in Ulster, and aims to help clubs and schools across the province to make a safe, fun, and graduated return to activity that works for them, and is in accordance with the latest government health advice.

The below resources, which will be updated regularly, are designed to provide you with all the materials required for getting #ReadyForRugby in-line with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

In the weeks and months ahead, a series of new and engaging rugby and non-rugby programmes designed by the Rugby Development team at Ulster Rugby for participants of all ages and abilities will be rolled-out as part of the #URgame campaign.

Clubs in ROI are reminded that no collective training is permitted under the current Government of Ireland guidelines.

For the most up-to-date information from the NI Executive for clubs operating in NI, visit: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you

For RoI clubs, visit: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/c4876-covid-19-resilience-and-recovery-2021-the-path-ahead/

#URgame: Your Game, Your Way Launch 19 March 2021

#URgame: Ways To Get Involved 19 March 2021

Ulster Rugby, supported by Bank of Ireland, is proud to introduce a new walking challenge aimed at encouraging people to get active as lockdown restrictions ease and club rugby activity resumes.

From Monday 12 April until Wednesday 30 June, we will be aiming to walk a combined total of 3,960 miles / 9,102,342 steps – the equivalent of walking from Kingspan Stadium to every club in Ulster and back again.

The challenge is open to anyone of any ability, and in addition to chasing down the steps total, we will be encouraging participants to support the spirit of the campaign, to:

  • Get out and get active again as lockdown restrictions ease.
  • Re-engage with your local rugby club, teams, players and volunteers as the domestic game returns.
  • Promote general well-being in your local community.


‘Walk To’ launch – 7 April 2021

‘Walk To’ Steps Tracker Form

Try Time rugby is a non-contact programme delivered at clubs and schools to allow regular, informal rugby activity for players who want to play, have fun and enjoy all the health and fitness benefits that come with being active.

Further info will be added to this section in due course.

Try Time leaflet

Try Time information for clubs and schools

A programme which gives clubs the opportunity to invite a member of Ulster Rugby Development Staff to their club to work with their mini club coaches. The aim of this programme is to support the development of mini rugby within our club game.

Further info will be added to this section in due course.

Mini Mornings leaflet

Ulster Rugby will support a series of Blitz events over the coming months. Using modified rules, the main focus will be on participation and enjoyment across the club and school game. In addition, there will be specific events to encourage the transition of age grade players into adult rugby.

This section will be updated in due course.

Get The Edge is an athletic development programme developed by Ulster Rugby’s Performance staff to prepare players for a graduated return to rugby. 

This section will be updated in due course.