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Tag rugby – a brief guide


									Tag rugby – a brief guide

The game of Tag rugby is one of
the fastest growing areas of
rugby especially amongst those
who are relatively new to the

The advantages of Tag rugby

Tag rugby reduces the risk of injury
It is clear when a "tackle" has been made
It encourages the correct line of running
It gives a real incentive for defenders
It can be played on hard or soft surfaces, inside or
It makes coaching and refereeing easier, and
more importantly, Tag rugby is FUN TO PLAY

Tag rugby was introduced into the UK over 5 years ago and is fully endorsed by the
RFU (The Rugby Football Union) and is being played all over the country. It is a very
exciting form of non-contact rugby and is ideal for both sexes and all ages.

How to play Tag rugby:

Tag rugby is played between 2 teams, usually a minimum of between 5 to 10 players
per team.

All players wear a Tag belt. This is a belt with 2 tags attached to it by Velcro, and
worn around the hips.

A "tackle" is made when one or both of the tags are removed from the belt.

Once a player has been "tackled" he or she passes the ball to a teammate.

Once the ball has been passed, the tackler must hand the tag back to the tackled
player before either of them can rejoin play.

A tackled player may only rejoin play once he or she has attached the tag(s) back
onto the belt.

Normally, possession changes to the other team after a specified number of tackles
(unless the ball is knocked or passed forward). This will be subject to the agreement
of both teams (usually the coaches). The changing of the possession of the ball is
discretionary but must be agreed before play commences.

Apart from the different methods of tackling, all the standard rules of rugby will
apply although kicking is not permitted and scrums and lineouts are optional

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