Get into Rugby
What is it
The Get Into Rugby (GIR) programme is part of the World Rugby strategy to grow the Game globally in partnership with Its Regional Association Unions. The aim of the programme is to encourage players of all ages to Try, Play and Stay in Rugby.
In the three Try, Play and Stay stages, there are a series of modules which are designed to take a player with no experience of Rugby progressively, in a safe and progressive environment, from an introductory level to being a player who can enjoy all forms of the Game and its values.
“There is always a way for anyone to get involved in rugby, no matter your size, age or gender”
Since the introduction of Get into Rugby in 2013, it has been used as the key tool to grow the game in the Oceania Region. There are 14 Oceania Rugby Member Unions registered through the World Rugby GIR Programme. A Get Into Rugby location was registered in Kiribati in 2017 to bring rugby to the small island nation, this has lead to the formation of a newly established Kiribati Rugby Union in 2020.