Tag rugby at The Guinness Irish Rugby Gathering will take place throughout the day. Tag rugby is a non-contact form of rugby played by mixed teams, containing male and female players.
The non-contact form of "tagging" entails the defender removing a 'Tag' strip adhered by a velcro patch on the shorts of the attacking player(s).
Each team has six 'Tags' (removal of Tag strip from attacking player instead of a tackle) to score. If there is no score, possession is then handed over to the opposition team who will then in turn play a 'set-of-six' and so on.
Trys are scored the very same way as in regular rugby ie. touching down the ball with full control on or over the try line.
Also as with regular rugby, the normal laws for a pass having to be behind or lateral all apply. For this competition, all teams are mixed social teams.
There are 7 players on-field, with a minimum of THREE being female at all times through the game.
Tag belts may NOT be worn, with tag-approved shorts being compulsory.
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Cost to register one team is now just €80 and closing date for entry is now extended to Thursday 15th August. Please bear in mind that places are subject to availability and may be taken up well in advance of deadline. Due to limited spaces, it is not possible to reserve a team's registration.
Schedules will be distributed to teams
Tag Rugby FAQ
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