The state of Rugby in Victoria has never been healthier according to participation data released by the Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) and Australian Rugby Union (ARU) last week. Participation in the state has increased 38 percent in 2016, to nearly 16,000 participants, through 15-a-side Rugby, Sevens Rugby, VIVA 7s and Game-On primary school development program.
April 12, 2017
According to recent figures released by the Australian Rugby Union, Women’s rugby participation continues to soar worldwide as well as in Australia. The ‘Olympic’ effect of the Women’s Sevens Rio gold medal in 2016 was significant, contributing to a thirty three percent spike in female Rugby Sevens participation. Meanwhile, Women’s Club XVs rugby grew by a massive twenty four percent.
April 6, 2017
The Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) will hold it’s inaugural LGBTI Round on Saturday 8 April across all competitions in support of the ‘Rainbow Round of Sport’. This round will aim to raise awareness around the issue of LGBTI prejudice and to push the mantra that sport is for all.
April 4, 2017
The 2017 Women’s State Team was recently announced and players from the Melbourne Rugby Club have dominated at the selection table. Eight women from the Unicorns have been selected to play for the State in two tournaments. Firstly, at the Southern States Tournament in Wagga Wagga this weekend (April 8-9) and then at the National Championships being played on the Gold Coast, May 11-14. Read more