Tournament Information

Festival Format

U7: 5-a-side
U8: 6-a-side
U9-U15: 9-a-side
(Mixed teams permitted in U8 – U11 age sections)

The Rhinos Challenge is organised in accordance with the rules and regulations of the RFL.

At the Skegness festival, fixtures are played at Wainfleet Road Sports Ground, Skegness Academy and Swifts JFC. All three venues are less than 3 miles from Butlins.
Wainfleet Road Sports Ground, Wainfleet Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 2EL
Skegness Academy, Burgh Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 2LW
Swifts JFC, School Lane, Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire, PE25 1PT

PLEASE NOTE: Festival venues are subject to change.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1, Friday: Arrival Day

Friday – No rugby is played on the day of arrival. Accommodation units will be available from 4pm but teams can arrive on resort from Midday and use the facilities at Butlins. There will be a full evening entertainment programme on the Friday. Our welcome meeting for coaches and party leaders will take place on Friday evening.

Rhinos Challenge Rugby Tours


Rhinos Challenge Youth Rugby Players


Days 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday

Saturday & Sunday – There’s an electric atmosphere around the pitches as the action starts and the Rhinos Challenge kicks off. All teams will play fixtures on both the Saturday and the Sunday. Where required, knock out matches will take place following the group stages in the U12-U15 age sections. The celebrity presentation will take place on the Sunday evening. Teams can travel home on the Sunday evening following the presentation or Monday morning.

Day 4, Monday: Departure Day

Monday – Monday is the departure day. Check out of accommodation is 10.00am but you do not have to leave the resort until Midday.

Rhinos Challenge Butlins Skegness


Team Entry Fees

There are no team entry fees to the Rhinos Challenge. All costs associated with the festival are included in the accommodation charges. It is a condition of entry to the festival that accommodation for your whole party, including players, family members, coaches and supporters, must be booked through ESF Events.