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Welcome to your Front Row Clubhouse. The very first online rugby club where you will be able to stay up to date with all the latest rugby news and banter from FRC and the grass roots game.

OK granted it’s not like the real thing as who could replace the feeling of walking into your noisy clubhouse with all its laughter and friendships after you have played or watched a game!

Not much, but we will try and give you somewhere to visit to have some banter through our social channels and stay in touch with all our news. From interviews with our Rugby Champions from the professional game, to celebrating our heroes at grassroots level.

All at the same time working to tackle child poverty through our projects around the world that the Atlas Foundation runs.

Please tell you family and friends and invite them to join for as little as £10 a year.

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Rocky Clark is England’s most capped player – men and women – with 137, after overtaking our lovely landlord Jason Leonard who is the most capped men’s player with 114. We spoke to the Saracens prop forward about her ambitions to be a wrestler as a child, pranks on tour with England, players to look out for at the World Cup in New Zealand and her embarrassing celebrity crush… 
My first time playing rugby was in my final year of university. My flat mate who was captain of the rugby team needed players, so she asked me to help out.
I grew up in Wales and played a little rugby in 2013 when I was in sixth form. It was no-contact, just touch and tag rugby at school.
The DigiBus is a mobile and digital classroom, that seeks to improve education opportunities for children in the developing world.
It was a great honour to have the Springbok Women’s Captain, Babalwa Latsha, join in our training session at Masiphumelele last weekend.
For many people, the journey from playing rugby for the first time to playing for their country is a long road. For some there’s 15 or 20 years between the two, for others it may be as little as 10. For Claudia MacDonald, it was a single World Cup cycle.
When England Women beat Canada 21-9 in the 2014 Rugby World Cup final, the country celebrated – but one person admits it wasn’t a moment of total joy.
Former Wales captain Scott Quinnell discusses the impact of Alun Wyn Jones as the second rower draws closer to breaking Richie McCaw’s record for the most Test caps in history.

#teamoftheweek

Front Row Club is all about celebrating every aspect of grassroots rugby. Do you know of a team that you think has gone above and beyond recently? If you do, nominate them below and we will give them a special shoutout.

Let us know which grassroots club we should be celebrating this week by submitting your club name, a picture and telling us all about their awesome work.

Warwick School Rugby

This fantastic team have raised almost £23,000 for the South African charity HOKISA (Homes for Kids in South Africa)

University of Lincoln Rugby Club

Rugby Union players from the University of Lincoln have been taking part in #Movember and have been raising money throughout the month for the fantastic cause! The team has currently raised £3,160 out of their £5,000 target.

Paisley Rugby Club

Paisley Rugby Club raised more than £7,000 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) as they took on the Movemeber for Mia Challenge!

#unsunghero

Is there someone in your club who continually goes above and beyond and doesn’t get enough recognition for it? Perhaps it’s the water-boy, kit washer, or even the bus driver. Every person is important to the grassroots game. Let’s give them a special shout-out.

Let us know which unsung hero we should be celebrating this week by submitting their name, a picture and telling us all about their awesome work.

Zac Wood

Zac Wood

Barnes RFC’s Under 12 player, Zac Wood, has been doing an amazing job of raising money for charity throughout the coronavirus pandemic.With the help of his mum, Abby, Zac has designed, created and sold hundreds of t-shirts under his own brand, ‘Zace’ in order to raise money. Earlier this week we were happy to hear that Zac had picked Atlas as his chosen charity to receive £1,100. Read more
Matt Ratana

Matt Ratana

For his devotion to the coaching staff and players at East Grinstead Rugby Club where he was head coach before his passing last year.
Sam E

Sam Emery

Sam started the donation drive for the NHS #Rugby4NHS, which other rugby teams have now picked up! Read more

#knockonofthemonth

Knock on of the Month is all about celebrating this month’s biggest bloopers. What’s happened on the field week that’s made you laugh?

Let us know about your favourite knock on moment by submitting it here.

Joe Marler Knock On

Harlequins

Joe Marler embraced the lockdown spirit by keeping his daughter happy and dressing up to make her day special. Read more
Colomiers

Colomiers

Reason: Allowing Biarritz snatch dramatic victory with chaotic last gasp try after they fail to kick ball out twice. Read more
Fiji

Fiji

Fijian player Raisuque lifting French official Laurent Millotte by the waist and off his feet as his celebrated the 30-25 Pro D2 victory before being sent off. Read more

#projectupdates

Keep up to date with the latest project updates from the Front Row Club.

The DigiBus is a mobile and digital classroom, that seeks to improve education opportunities for children in the developing world.
It was a great honour to have the Springbok Women’s Captain, Babalwa Latsha, join in our training session at Masiphumelele last weekend.
It’s great to see Team Talk Kenya coming back into schools, after the recent struggles surrounding Covid-19.

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