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Following government advice, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level.

Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.

The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.

Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.

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Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby is a mixed team sport for both male and female disabled athletes, and is open to anyone from the age of 12 interested in learning more about the game.

We also encourage able bodied volunteers to join us to become athlete assistants, chair mechanics, coaches and referees.

Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby, or TOUCH as it is becoming known, is a minimal contact sport that is played throughout the world by men, women and children of all ages and skill levels.

Touch appeals to both sports enthusiasts as well as those looking for an ‘alternative way’ of getting or keeping fit through a fun game,

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Pre-match lunches

There is no better time to look through your diary and book your table, ask all your friends, colleagues, clients and family to come for a tasty three course meal, with great wine, beer and company! With a bonus of watching National 2 South rugby all for only £30 per person.

Please direct all you bookings to Phillipa Hilton

Please note that the Pre-match lunch for the final game of the sesason is by invitation only

Dates for your diary


Canterbury RFC
The Marine Travel Ground
Merton Lane North
Nackington Road
Canterbury CT4 7AZ

Tel: 01227 761301

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Directions to Canterbury RFC

By car From London

  • From the A2 (Dover-bound), take the exit sign for Canterbury.
  • Coming into the city, take the second exit on the first three roundabouts you encounter (following the signs for Dover).
  • At the fourth roundabout (by the police station) take the third exit which is the Old Dover Road.
  • Proceed straight over the first set of traffic lights (by the Cross Keys pub)
  • Carry straight on over the second set of lights (by the Kent Cricket Ground).
  • At the third set of traffic lights turn right into Nackington Road. The turn is signed the B2068.
  • After about a mile down Nackington Road, turn right into Merton Lane (North), there is a sign for the club. DON'T cross over the by-pass.

By car From Dover

  • From the A2 (London-bound), take the exit sign for Canterbury.
  • At the first roundabout you encounter, take the second exit (bearing slightly left) down the Old Dover Road.
  • At the first set of traffic lights turn left into Nackington Road (if you go past Kent Cricket Ground you've gone too far). The turn is signed the B2068.
  • After about a mile down Nackington Road, turn right into Merton Lane (North), there is a sign for the club. DON'T cross over the by-pass.

By train

Canterbury is served by two railway stations, Canterbury East and Canterbury West. A taxi is probably the best option from either as both stations are some distance from Merton Lane and buses are infrequent.

Canterbury Rugby Club, Merton Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AZ.