This is the starting point of your child’s rugby career and the goal is to make their introduction to the game and the club as enjoyable and energetic as possible.

Tag Rugby is a non-contact rugby game with the emphasis on FUN whilst playing sport. Over the season the aim is to develop basic skills of ball handling, running and evasion.

The game is suitable for both girls and boys.Child must be 5 years old to start.

FormatTag
School Year1
Max Players4 a side
Max Pitch Size20m x 12m
Ball size3
Max minutes each half10
Maximum minutes of match play per day50 minutes
Extra Time PermittedNo
Recommended training time duration60 minutes
Match stopped if:Try difference is 6 or more
Start / RestartFree Pass
TackleNo Tag only
ScrumNo
LineoutNo, restart with a free pass
RuckNo
MaulNo
Offside DistanceOffside only occurs at the time of the tag where the offside line is through the centre of the ball except for the tagger for whom it is 1 metre further back.
Fend OffNo
Kicking from HandNo
Kicking at GoalNo
Mark PermittedNo
Knock onPlay on
Yellow Card / Sin BinNo
Knock onPlay on

Age Specific Notes:

  • Players not allowed to go to ground to score.
  • Ball cannot be ripped from ball carrier.