Tag Rugby is a fun and exciting team sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Here are the basic rules:
- Objective: The objective of the game is to score more points than the other team by running with the ball and crossing the opposition’s try line.
- Players: Each team consists of seven players, with a minimum of five players required to start a game.
- Tagging: Instead of tackling, players must remove a tag from their opponent’s waist to stop them from advancing with the ball.
- Passing: The ball can be passed in any direction but must be passed backward, not forward. You can kick the ball forwards but it must be under head height.
- Scoring: A try is scored when a player crosses the opposition’s try line and touches the ball down. Each try is worth one point.
- Restart: The game is restarted with a kick-off after each try and at the beginning of each half. The ball cannot be kicked off the pitch without bouncing from the re-start but can be kicked over head height.
- Half-time: The game is split into two halves, with a halftime break of 1-2 minutes.
- Penalties: Penalties are given for various offenses such as not releasing the ball, forward passes, or deliberately obstructing an opponent.
- Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed at any time, but the player being replaced must leave the field before the replacement enters.
Remember, safety should always come first, so players should avoid contact and play in a friendly and sportsmanlike manner. Have fun playing Tag Rugby!