Rugby Union

Rugby World Cup DVDs

For a sport that has been played for so long in many countries around the world it...

British and Irish Lions DVDs

The British and Irish Lions tour is now an eagerly anticipated event taking place...

Rugby t-shirts

Rugby Union t-shirts

In this section of our Rugby Union shop you will find an ever-growing selection of...

England Rugby Shop

The England Rugby team played their first international match in 1871 against...

Irish Rugby DVDs

In recent years Irish rugby has been in the ascendancy with Munster proving a real...

Scottish Rugby DVDs

Scottish Rugby DVDs

Welsh Rugby DVDs

The Welsh Rugby Union was formed in 1880 and organised its first ever international...

Six Nations Rugby

In 1871 England played Scotland in the first ever rugby union international match....

Southern Hemisphere DVDs

The main rugby nations from the Southern Hemisphere are Australia (Wallabies), New...

Other International Rugby DVDs

At the Sky Sports DVD Shop we offer a huge variety of international rugby union...

Coaching / Training / Skills

The game of rugby union is enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages and...

Although no one knows for sure, the game of Rugby Union is usually credited, some would say romantically, to William Webb Ellis who picked up the ball and ran with it whilst playing in a game of football at Rugby School in 1823. In recognition of this the Rugby World Cup winners are presented with the Webb Ellis Trophy.

International Rugby Union Highlights

Rugby was then played under varying rules of the game until 1871 when the Rugby Football Union (RFU) was formed leading to a standardisation of the rules. With the game spreading across the globe, the International Rugby Board (IRB) was formed in 1886 and is the world governing and law making body for rugby union.

Rugby Union DVDs

In the 1890s there were tensions between the game of rugby played amongst working men in the north of England and those of the gentleman's game in the south, leading to the split in rugby and the formation of the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895. A century later the IRB declared rugby union an 'open' game and the professional era had arrived.

The main international tournaments contested in rugby union are the Rugby World Cup, the Six Nations Championship and the Tri Nations Series. Plus, of course, every four years or so there is a British and Irish Lions Tour to the Southern Hemisphere. Here you can find a whole range of rugby union DVDs available from the Sky Sports DVD Shop.