Try Tag Rugby

Tag Rugby according to Wikipedia

Tag rugby, or flag rugby, is a non-contact team game in which each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it, or shorts with velcro patches. The mode of play is based on rugby football with many similarities to touch rugby, although tag rugby is often deemed as a closer simulation of the full contact codes of rugby than touch. Attacking players attempt to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by “tagging” – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier, rather than a full contact tackle. Tag rugby is used in development and training by both rugby league and rugby union communities.

As a sport, I’ve been actively playing Tag Rugby since Summer 2013 (and Touch Rugby since 2011 approximately). What can only be described as a fun way to spend an evening, it enables me to combine a love of rugby, with socialising, beer drinking & having a laugh.

A mixed gender sport, two teams of 7-a-side (4 guys, 3 girls) compete in a 40 minute match (2 halves of 20 minutes each). After the match, the majority disappear to the pub to drink beer & sometimes eat free chicken & chips.

It’s just a really enjoyable experience.

What helps from a personal level too is that I’ve been Captain of both squads from relatively early on. This enables me to be creative, try to send out a decent email, and improve my own organizational skills.

As a way of keeping personal records, I’ve decided to start to copy my normal weekly emails onto this site. It enables me to easily look back at squads and to reminise about famous victories/defeats.

These will be broken down between two teams.

1. Tag Me Up & Down (currently in Paradise Park, Holloway Road, London on Thursday Nights)

2. Sack Whackers Redux (currently in Acton, London on Monday Nights)

Click on the above team names to see the latest posts.

For more information about the organisers Try Tag Rugby, check out www.TryTagRugby.com.

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