Rugby is very popular in Ealing as there is lots of green space for sports lovers to get involved in the physical activity. Rugby Union is the most played version and Rugby HQ, Twickenham, is only around the corner. Most of the pitches are grass, although a few sports venues are beginning to look at artificial pitches to save the grass getting destroyed in poor weather. Non-contact variations of rugby are becoming more available and two of the most renowned are Tag and Touch. These have a fantastic social scene and are great for mixed matches too.