Rugby Core Values: Passion – Respect – Discipline – Teamwork – Sportsmanship
Rugby is a sport where everyone is welcome. No matter your body type, age, sexuality and gender identity. There is place on the field for you. That is one of the aspects of the game we love: each person brings a skill and body type that is needed. It is through our values of teamwork, discipline, passion and respect that we forge these players into a team.
At first glance, rugby appears to be a rough, incomprehensible game but as you learn to play it will become simple to understand and eventually instinctual. It will challenge you, both mentally and physically, and it leaves many amazed at what their bodies can do, and what they are willing do for their teammates. After a match, there may be scratches and bruises, but also a feeling of pride for having given 100% to your teammates.
A game lasts 80 minutes and consists of 30 players (15 players per side) on the field and of course a referee. The goal is to move the ball into the opponent goal zone and score a “try” by touching the ball down in-goal. The catch is that it is forbidden to pass the ball forward. The ball must be advanced by passing it backwards and then running forward or kicking it. This is where all the different body types are needed (big & strong, fast & agile, small & wily) to counter the defence who is trying to stop the advance by tackling the ball carrier. After a tackle or on a penalty both teams will engage in a “ruck” or “scrum” to contest for possession of the ball by driving the other team off. Points are award for scoring a “try” or for kicking the ball through the opponent’s goalposts.
Rugby is a physically and mentally demanding sport with a lot of body contact through tackling. Protective gear is limited and therefore there is strong focus on fitness and the players’ sporting behaviour. The game is commonly referred to as “a hooligan’s sport played by gentlemen”.
On of the best aspects of rugby is that no matter the result of the game or how hard it was played, both teams will join the “3rd Half” to socialize over a beer. The social aspect is just as important as the physical. We work hard on the field and laugh about it with our new friends at the pub afterwards. Rugby players are very passionate and proud of their sport and those who play it. It is because of these shared experience on and off the field that when you join rugby, you join a community where you will find instant friends all around the globe.
When and where
Winter (Off-Season) Training (November 1 – March 31)
Vesterbro Ny Skole
Ny Carlsberg vej 35
1760 København V
15:00 – 17:00
Summer (In-Season) training (April 1 – October 31)
Every Monday and Wednesday
1436 København K
18:00 – 20:00
Dues for rugby are 50 DKK per month. Fees are billed for 6 months two times a year.
A rugby membership requires that you are also a member of Pan Idræt. A Pan Idræt membership costs 390 DKK yearly. If you are already a member of any other Pan Idræt team, you do not need to pay the fee again to join rugby.
Steering Committee in Rugby
Jimmy Knud Christensen
Joseph Steven Vollmar