Touch is a minimal contact form of rugby played by male, female and mixed teams. The minimum contact form of “Touch” entails a player coming into contact with the opposition player. This allows Men and Women of all ages to participate at a level suitable to their ability and experience, from Higher Grade through to Beginners.
Each team has six ‘Touches’ (a touch is initiated by contact with any part of the body) 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.
Tries are scored the very same way as in regular rugby i.e. 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.
It is advised that all players take out a Personal Injury Insurance policy to ensure that any injuries while playing the game are covered.
Such a policy need not necessarily cover playing IRFU Touch but in any instance cover general injury over a wide range of time periods offered by insurers.