Sexual Orientation

Developing effective programmes to deliver equality across the game is central to the RFU’s ethos. It devises and delivers projects at a local, regional and national level and works in close partnership with a number of national equity partners, including Stonewall.

Whether individuals play for a mainstream club, or for a club providing the opportunity for gay and bisexual people to participate in the sport, the RFU supports the development of rugby across all communities and groups. There are now a growing number of gay rugby teams that provide hugely successful examples of friendly cohabitation between people of different sexual orientation.