Year 5&6 Tag Rugby Competition
Date(s) - 10/10/2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Age Category: Year 5&6
Squad Size: 8 a-side
Gender Specifications: Minimum of 2 boys or 2 girls on the pitch.
- Schools to bring a squad of maximum of 12 and minimum of 8.
- Minimum of 2 boys and 2 girls must be on the pitch at any time.
- Fixtures list will be provided on arrival.
- Please ensure children bring appropriate clothing including wet weather gear.
- Please bring plenty of fluids and also a snack.
- The fixtures are to be played on grass.
- Please bring enough school staff to supervise the children.
- If you have size 3 balls, TAG belts and bibs please bring them.
- Players are permitted to wear studded rugby/football boots. Players should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor rugby. Gum shields are advisable.
- The game format will be Tag Rugby – a non-contact form of the game in which the tackle is replaced by a ‘tag’.
- When playing Tag Rugby all players wear a tag belt, which has two ribbons (tags), attached to it with Velcro. The belt is worn around the waist and on the outside of the clothing. Shirts must be tucked in. The tags are positioned on either side of the hips and teams are distinguished by the colour of the tags they wear.
- Only the ball carrier can be tagged. A tag is simply the removal by a defender of one of the two ribbons. Once tagged the player in possession must stop and pass the ball to a team-mate within three seconds. However, the game is continuous and tagged players may pass within the act of stopping.
- The defending player who makes the tag must hold the tag above their head, and along with the rest of their team, stand back on their own side allowing the attacker to pass. When the pass has been made the defender must give the tag back to the tackled player before re-joining the game.
- No player can take any further part in the game without both tags properly in place on the belt.
- The object of the game is to score a try by placing the ball with downward pressure on or behind the opponent’s ‘goal line’. Players should NOT dive over the try line in an attempt to score a try. Any tries scored this way will be discounted.
- There will be no scrum, no kicking and no line out.
- A free pass is to be used to start the game and to restart after an infringement has occurred i.e. forward pass, ball out of play, knock on, off side. At a free pass, the opposition must be 7 metres back. Before a team can restart the game after a try is scored the opposition must return to their own half.
Venue: Chester Rugby Club, Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester, CH3 7DB