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Volkswagen Tag – Frequently Asked Questions

Volkswagen Tag – Frequently Asked Questions

There are now leagues at Old Belvedere, Lansdowne, Malone, Sligo that have been filled up. Places in Corinthians, Highfield and St Marys plus many more are filling up too. Before registering, have a read through this ‘FAQ’ that will help you get your team organised.

Q: I’ve never played any rugby before. Can I still play?
A: Of course you can! There is ‘no contact’ in Volkswagen Tag. It is easy to pick up as well as great fun. Leagues at our venues are graded according to ability. An ‘A’ grade league would be the highest ability through to ‘C’ grade which is actually the most popular along with ‘Beginners/D grade’. In most, everyone plays a ranking round of games and are re-allocated their grade according to positions in their ranking round groups.

Q: When does registration take place and where?
A: Registration is available online NOW on www.irfutag.ie and has been since early January. Competition for places is busy, so make sure you guarantee your team’s place by registering as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Leagues at many venues have already been filled up.

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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.
Any further queries may be directed to by emailing tag@irishrugby.ie