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Play Rugby Spain – Find out what clubs you could play for

The Play Rugby Spain Agency was set up in 2018 by Kent Routen. Kent is from New Zealand and moved to Spain in 2017, with his wife Laura. Kent is passionate about rugby and is motivated in helping rugby to grow in Spain. However, after several years assisting rugby players and communicating with many local rugby clubs, this project is no longer viable.

There are 221 Rugby Clubs in Spain at all levels and over 51,000 registered rugby union players. The top Spanish rugby teams play in the “División de Honor de Rugby.” You have many clubs and Spanish regions to chose from including:

Play Rugby Spain Agency is no longer operating

We suggest you contact the below Rugby Clubs in Spain

VRAC Quesos
Real Ciencias
SilverStorm El

Getxo Rugby near Bilbao

Real Ciencias Rugby in Sevilla

CAU Rugby in Valencia

VRAC Rugby Club in Valladolid

El Salvador Rugby Club in Valladolid

Barça Rugbi Club in Barcelona

Play Amateur Rugby in Gibraltar

Otherwise you could apply for hospitality work, office jobs or in construction and play amateur rugby in Gibraltar.

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Rugby’s values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship are what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and culture they create.

The Rugby values define what the game is and means to us all.


Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field. We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play. We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions.


Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and accept their decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.


Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby union. We encourage players to enjoy training and playing. We use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills. We safeguard our young players and help them have fun. We enjoy being part of a team and part of the rugby family.


Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting global sport. We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport’s laws and regulations and report serious breaches.


Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.

Kent Routen Kiwihouse Event All Blacks clinic Madrid
Kent Routen, Bull Allen, Laura Lopez Routen – 2018

Kent’s Professional Career began in France from 1998 to 2010 where he worked for many large corporations in Paris and Bordeaux. He and his wife lived in NZ and moved to Mexico in 2016. They moved to Madrid in November 2017. Kent speaks English, French and Spanish.

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Copa del Rey de Rugby 2019
Zarzosa Rugby
Beauden Barrett, Diego Zarzosa, Jordie Barrett

Diego worked as a Sports Commentator at Movistar+ and he covered the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. He commentated for the Super Rugby Aotearoa 2020 Season. Diego worked with Michael Robinson as the Director de Operaciones. He studied at ESERP Madrid, went to Colegio el Salvador Valladolid is from Valladolid.

Diego represented Spain during the 1999 Rugby World Cup and was the second Spanish-born rugby player to play for the Barbarians rugby team. He played 45 caps for Spain as a formidable hooker, with 3 tries scored, 15 points in aggregate. Diego played as a Professional Rugby Player at Harlequins Rugby Union, Club de Rugby El Salvador and CRC Madrid.

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