Touch rugby is a fast and skillful game where players touch part of the ball carrier, the carrier's clothing or the ball itself instead of tackling. A minimum-contact form of rugby, if you will, and an excellent compliment to the full version of the game. This is an ideal way to incorporate rugby activities into a school environment to all students and in mixed gender leagues.
The game provides players of different physiques, skills, genders and ages with the opportunity to play a social fun version of Rugby.
2014 has seen IRFU Touch pilot this programme in schools in Munster with the aim of widening its list of participating centres to other provinces in 2015.
Following six weeks of games, teams from schools in the provinces will descend upon Crescent College in Limerick on Wednesday April 9th to take part in a one-day Touch Blitz.
For queries on IRFU Touch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.