10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
Q: What do I need in order to play?
A: To start with, the only truly compulsory accessory required is a pair of approved Tag rugby shorts.
These must be shorts (made by any manufacturer) that bear 'no' pockets and sport a velcro patch on each hip for a Tag to be attached upon. These shorts are available to all at each Volkswagen Tag venue 'on the night'.
Q: How many on a Tag team?
A: The recommended squad size for a Volkswagen Tag team is 12-14 players. During a game, each team must have no more than seven players on the field of play at any one time. Of the seven players onfield, three must be female.
Q: Where can I view the rules?
A: A downloadable version of the 'Laws of the Game' is available here. Should there be any changes to these laws, notice will be sent to all mailing list members and the webpage will be updated.
Q: Am I automatically insured playing?
A: The IRFU recommends that each player undertake their own Personal Accident Insurance cover against any injury sustained from playing the game itself during the Tag rugby season.
Q: How do I keep up to date with Tag news?
A: The Volkswagen Tag website is part of one of the most frequently visited sports websites in Europe, www.IrishRugby.ie. Make sure you bookmark us and visit frequently to stay in touch with what is happening during the season.
Other ways of keeping up to speed with all things Volkswagen Tag are joining its Facebook group (see here) or by following us on the main IRFU Twitter page, @irfurugby.
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