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Rugby in Krakow 15 Aside

Quick overview
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Pitch hire and qualified referee
  • Opposition in the form of a local team
  • Refreshments during the game
  • Lovely guide assistance
  • Post game BBQ with beer with the local team
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Although Poland is not a major player on the rugby map of the world, Krakow can actually boast having one of very few Polish premier league rugby clubs in Poland! Why not take advantage of it and organise your rugby tour to Krakow in Poland and face the local opposition?! We’ve got seniors, old boys & different skill levels – from amateurs to semi–pros!

Apart from the game itself, the essence of any good rugby tour is certainly the social side after the fixture. And we can tell you that guys from Juvenia Krakow rugby club are certainly experts in their field which coupled with Krakow’s fantastic nightlife are the ingredients for a fantastic rugby tours.

Drop us a line and we’ll arrange accommodation, fixtures, and additional activities for your Krakow rugby tour.

Some facts about rugby in Poland

  • The Polish Rugby Union (Polski Związek Rugby) was founded in 1957 and joined the IRB (International Rugby Board) in 1988. The sport started to gain popularity in the late seventies when the Polish national side achieved victories over both Italy and Spain, as well as running out impressive 37-21 victors over a strong Romanian side.
  • During the 1990s there were a number of Polish players playing in the French 1st and 2nd divisions, most notably Grzegorz Kacala who lifted the 1996 European Cup with his side Brive. Nowadays a number of the national team play their rugby in either France on Great Britain.
  • Domestically rugby in Poland is growing all the time. There are currently three leagues with the top league being the Ekstraliga and consisting of eight teams, one of which being Krakow’s very own Juvenia.
  • They were originally formed in 1906 as a football team alongside Wisla Krakow and Cracovia, however the rugby team was founded in 1973. The team didn’t get off to a very good start, losing their first game 60-0 against Posnania before embarking on a winless streak that lasted three years. This run was eventually brought to a halt in 1976 which was the same year they reached the semi-finals of the Polish cup.
  • The club were promoted to the Ekstraliga for the first time in 2000 where they played for three seasons before relegation back down to the I Liga. The club recently re-gained promotion to the Ekstraliga and have made their return to Poland’s elite this season.


Every 3rd weekend of June will see Krakow play host to the annual Krakow Rugby Festival, which is a social rugby tournament hosted jointly by our sister company Sports Tours Poland, specialists in organising rugby tours, and Juvenia Krakow Rugby Club. It promises to be an epic weekend of great rugby and even greater socialising, with a number of different activities planned as part of the event. If you’re looking for one of the best top rugby tours then this is certainly the event for you. Whether you’re a decent rugby team, or just a group of mates wanting to get together for a one off tournament then this is perfect for you.

The 2019 edition was a great success, as teams from the Ireland, France, UAE, UK and Poland came together to compete in a 10 aside tournament at Juvenia Rugby Club. And 2020 promises to be even better with more teams, more beer, more food, and most importantly even more fun. For the 2nd time there will also be a women’s tournament taking place at the same time, again with teams from all over Europe and even further afield coming to compete.

The festivities begin on the Friday when the teams will be arriving throughout the day, before heading off for the opening party in the evening. This takes place at a centrally located bar where there will be live music, as well as the option for an open bar.

The rugby then begins on the Saturday morning with the commencement of the group matches for both the men’s and women’s tournaments. After the day’s rugby there’s a chance to go back to the accommodation and get your glad rags on before hitting the town for the gala dinner, with plenty of food and of course beer in a trendy central restaurant.


Sunday sees the final matches taking place, with a big pitch-side party to follow which is the perfect way to round off the weekend and what will have no doubt been one of the best rugby tours you have ever experienced.

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If you’re interested in coming to join the Krakow Rugby Festival 2020 then prices start from just 63 GBP / pp. 


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