10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The growth of Bud Light Tag has been phenomenal and this year's programme expects to see over 1,000 teams and 15,000 participants at 21 venues across Ireland.
Now Arklow RFC has joined the ranks to bring plenty of summer fun to the Garden County as former Leinster, Ireland and Lions hooker Shane Byrne was on hand to launch the club as new Bud Light Tag venue.
"Last year's Bud Light Tag leagues exceeded expectations to the point that we have again expanded the number of venues, allowing for more teams and players to take part," said IRFU Leisure Rugby Manager Olly Hodges.
"The social aspect of our Tag rugby and its ability to attract players who may never have even set foot in a rugby club before has been not only a boost to the host club in term of revenue, but also to the possibility of attracting new members be they associate, full, referees or players.'
As Ireland's only official IRFU Tag Rugby programme, Bud Light Tag leagues cater for all levels of skill and fitness for mixed social teams.
This form of rugby has been successful in spreading the popularity of the game of rugby and its non-contact nature and social aspect have made it accessible to both men and women in the specially graded levels run by the IRFU.
Bud Light Tag available to players aged 18 years and over only.
Related Links -
Bud Light Tag - click here. - All you need to know about Bud Light Tag!
Pre Season Tips for Bud Light Tag - click here. - Fitness advice from the IRFU's Fitness Education Manager