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Welcome

The Front Row Union is Ireland’s premier grassroots rugby site and we’ve been going for over sixteen years now. We’ve seen a lot of changes in those sixteen years, but we’ve never had as difficult a time as we find ourselves in now.

We’ve tried to make the best of a bad situation and we are carrying out a comprehensive upgrade of the site and working through a series of tasks to make the site more responsive and more accessible.

Things may have seemed slow on the site the last few months but we have been steadily working through over 4,000 articles and 150,000 images on all levels of rugby in Ulster and Ireland to make sure everything is in the correct category and properly tagged for retrieval. This work will be ongoing until the end of December 2020 and when completed we will comfortably be the best resource for club, schools and representative rugby in Ireland.

Thank you for your support to date and in future – it is never unappreciated. 

We have a series of membership options to suit our readers and the competitions we cover.

Our one-off payments include a three day option, for a quick dip into a weekend’s coverage, plus a three month single pay option, which is ideal for competitions like the Schools Cup and the new Community Series. These will give access to galleries and content in the current season (1st July 2020 – 30th June 2021).

For full access to the whole site we are pushing you towards our monthly and yearly subscription offers which give you the best value. Both these options will run for 12 months.

Our subscription packages includes 30% off prints over on our prints site. Just use the code FRU30MEMBERS on checkout. You will also have the option of six free downloads a month for club, school or personal use for those of you that like to keep your social media fully loaded.

We will be supercharging our prints site once we get all the work finished on the main site but if there is a pring or a download that you need now just drop an email to members@thefrontrowunion.com and we’ll sort you out.

Our Membership options are below but please read our “Joining Instructions” first.

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ

Select the membership that suits you below and click on that payment button. When you click and make your payment you will receive a registration email.

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A REGISTRATION EMAIL WITHIN 10 MINUTES PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER

IF YOU DO NOT FIND IT THERE CONTACT MEMBERS@THEFRONTROWUNION.COM

It is important that you use a current email address. The Front Row Union uses two factor authentication for enhanced security. After hitting the Login button, an email containing your unique log in code will be sent to your registered email address. We are happy to remove the two factor authentication once your email has been verified, just contact members@thefrontrowunion.com with your request.

If you have any other questions please check out our FAQ’s at the bottom of this page.

3 Days Access

£

3.99

payment

  • Single payment
  • Rejoin anytime
  • Current season access
PAY £3.99 NOW

Monthly Subscription

£

2.49

/month

  • Full access
  • Free downloads
  • 30% off prints

3 Months Access

£

9.99

payment

  • Single payment
  • Rejoin anytime
  • Current season access
PAY £9.99 NOW

Yearly Subscription

£

24.99

/year

  • Full access
  • Free downloads
  • 30% off prints

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY?

It takes 6 – 8 hours to cover a match in terms of travel, the match itself, image editing and publication. We’d like to bring in more photographers and editors to enable us to cover more.

To do this we need some sort of regular income and, while we are looking at advertisers and sponsors, the quickest way is to ask our readers to chip in with a small amount each month to view our images. If enough people chip in we can cover our costs and look at bringing in more people to add more content.

We will continue to look for advertisers and sponsors to help build the site but it’s a balance between chasing down likely candidates and producing more content. At the moment most of our time is taken up producing the content and keeping the site online and up to date.

I'VE PAID MY MEMBERSHIP BUT I CANT LOGIN

Check your spam folder.

It is important that you use a current email address. The Front Row Union now uses two factor authentication for enhanced security.

Once you join you you should receive a registration email with a link to your account where you can set your username and password. After hitting the Login button, an email containing your unique log in code will be sent to your registered email address.

If you do not receive your registration email within 10 minutes of making your payment please check your spam folder to see if it’s there. If it is there please whitelist thefrontrowunion.com in your email account so you will receive future emails containing your unique log in codes.

If there is no sign of our registration email in your spam folder then contact members@thefrontrowunion.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Note: We are out most of Saturday and parts of Sunday doing our match coverage so our response times may be slow in those days.

WHY HAVE YOU INTRODUCED TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

As of 6th August 2020 we have had 191,888 malicious login attempts which have been blocked by our brute force protection software and our anti spam software has blocked 63,243 malicious spam comments. Having two factor authentication protects us by vastly reducing the chance of malicious access to our site through a hijacked email address. 

We understand it can be an annoyance at times, particularly if access to your email is slow, so if it is causing a problem contact members@thefrontrowunion.com and we will remove it after verification.

I'VE FORGOTTEN MY PASSWORD

If you can remember your email address that you registered with then click the link below and follow the instructions.

Password Reset

If you can’t remember the email you used then contact members@thefrontrowunion.com with whatever details you have concerning your membership and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

CAN I DOWNLOAD YOUR IMAGES?

Yes you can.

Once you join you can continue to download our images for personal use or for the promotion of rugby at your club or school.

However, we ask you to be reasonable about this so please follow our fair use policy.

IMAGE FAIR USE POLICY

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE OUR PHOTOS
They are downloadable and free to share on your personal, club or schools social media and website.

HOWEVER DO NOT SHARE EXCESSIVELY
We need members to join to view so limit shares to six or less images per gallery and include a link back to our site. 

DO NOT SHARE YOUR LOGIN DETAILS
More members means more matches covered, encourage your family, friends and teammates to join rather than share your login details with them. 

This is one of the best club and schools rugby sites out there. We need members to sign up to keep us going and to cover more matches. We want to keep creating memories and covering real rugby so please adhere to our Fair Use Policy when sharing our images.

CAN I GET A PRINT OF ONE OF YOUR PHOTOS?

Yes we are transitioning our images over to our print service prints.thefrontrowunion.com

This transition should be completed by the end of September 2020 and once compete we will be contacting members about the the members discount for prints and gifts. 

If the image you want to print is not currently in our prints section please contact members@thefromtrowunion.com with the print details and we’ll sort it out as soon as possible. 

CAN I SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO A LOCAL NEWSPAPER?

 Not without our express written consent.

All our images are copyrighted by ourselves and our photographers and cannot be used by any commercial orginasation without our express written consent.

In some exceptional circumstances we may give our consent without charge but you will need to contact members@thefrontrowunion.com and tell us the purpose of your request.  We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION

We appreciate that circumstances change and we are working to produce a single click cancellation option in the next month or so. 

At the moment, deleting your profile does not cancel your your subscription with PayPal so if you need to cancel please contact members@thefrontrowunion.com and we will cancel it for you. 

I HAVE A DIFFERENT QUESTION

If you have any questions about our membership programme and/or the use of our images please contact members@thefrontrowunion.com and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.