Touch rugby is a fast paced, mixed gender and minimal contact sport.
Many key skills (passing, running, manipulating defences) are similar to rugby sevens, however the tackle has been replaced with a ‘touch’ to make the game more accessible. A touch is any contact with the clothes, body or ball of an attacking player.
The focus of the sport is on speedy play, agility and clean passing in phases of six ‘touches’. Momentum is controlled by strict refereeing of a 5m offside rule (similar to rugby league). Many of the tactics of the game are based around use of this offside rule to create gaps in defences.
The game is played six a side on half a rugby pitch (sideways). The game is very fast paced, so rolling substitutions are used throughout play. No kicking is allowed and a try is worth one point.
Game duration and pool size will be determined by number of teams entered.
Please note: Rugby skills are key, however this is not contact rugby. Any use of force (wrap tackles, dropping shoulders, etc) will result in players being sent off and the possibility of disqualification.