Covering the basics of groundsmanship for Rugby Union

Welcome to the RFU’s Essential Guide to Rugby Union Groundsmanship, the first point of reference for rugby club volunteers to find straightforward and practical guidance on maintaining and developing your rugby pitches.

Divided into separate modules and incorporating text, images and videos, this resource can help guide you through the key maintenance operations throughout the year. It also identifies and explains important pieces of equipment and maintenance materials.

As part of our exclusive offer to Rugby Groundsmen Connected; this resource can be used to learn new things; to revisit and refresh familiar practices or simply to double check little scraps of information before getting out on to the pitch.



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