hello, we are the essex blades MEN'S RUGBY club
Rugby Union is a 15-a-side game played on a 100m long pitch with 2 sets of posts and a dead-ball area at each end. The objective of the game is to cross the opposition’s try line and score a 'try' worth 5 points and then take a 'conversion' over the posts for an additional 2 points. In both attack and defence you are using means of a physical nature against your opponents, in attack trying to gain ground and in defence give them as little ground to play with. The winner is simply the team with the most points at the end of an 80-minute game.
How many teams do we have?
Men's Rugby Union 1st team (BUCS South East 2B)
Men's Rugby Union 2nd team (BUCS South East 3A)
At Essex we strive to provide innovative, athlete-centred programmes in our performance sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Football and Rugby Sevens. We also offer sports scholarships to top-level athletes, providing coaching and support services, plus a free kit. More information can be found here: Performance Rugby at Essex.
Essex Blades Coach of the Year 2016/17 - Sam Edwards
Men's Rugby Union 1st - BUCS South East 3B Winners - 2016/17
Men's Rugby Union 1st - BUCS South East 2B Winners - 2017/18
Essex Blades Club of the Year - 2017/18
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2021/22
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2019/20 Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2018/19, 2020/21 Men's Rugby Union 2nd - BUCS South East 4B Winners - 2021/22
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
A properly fitted gumshield and boots.