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Touch Rugby

Touch rugby is a fun, minimal contact sport for all ages and abilities focusing on fitness and skill. Tackles are replaced by touches. Touch rugby differs from rugby through the method of tackling which involves touching the opponents using their hands on any part of the body, clothing, or the ball.

See Also:
Rugby League, Rugby Union

An Overview of Touch Rugby

Touch rugby refers to games derived from rugby in which players do not tackle each other in the traditional, highly physical way, but instead touch their opponents using their hands on any part of the body, clothing, or the ball. Touch Rugby is a fast, skillful and action packed team sport, played in a fun and social atmosphere, without any of the tackling you see in a traditional games of Rugby.

The simple aim of Touch is to score a touch down by grounding the ball over the opposition's try line. To stop the other team from scoring you must touch the player with the ball. A legal touch is on any part of the body, clothing or ball and constitutes a tackle. After six touches the ball is handed over from the attacking team to the defending team.

Benefits

Playing Touch Rugby provides you with a healthy workout in a fun environment. You could burn up to 610 calories per hour playing Touch Rugby .

Costs

Cost depends on the club and session attended.

Involvement

Visit the play touch rugby website to find your nearest touch rugby session.

Equipment

  • Rugby Ball
  • Water bottle
  • Appropriate Clothing (shorts and a t shirt if it's good weather or tracksuit pants and jacket)
  • Footwear (trainers for indoors, but moulded boots for outside)

Find Touch Rugby Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

England Touch Association

Contact Name
Gregg Cropper
Contact Email
Gregg@englandtouch.org.uk

Rugby Football Union

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@therfu.com
Contact Telephone
0871 222 2120

Rugby League

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@rfl.uk.com
Contact Telephone
0844 477 7113
Nottingham Touch Club

Nottingham Touch Club

Nottingham Touch club are one of the leading Touch Rugby clubs in the country, providing training and competition for all standards, from beginner to international.

The National Church of England Academy

The National Church of England Academy

Prime sports facilities that are available for hire to the local community in the evenings and the weekends.

Devils RLFC

Devils RLFC

A community Rugby League club linked to the North Derbyshire Chargers RLFC, but working with communities around Warsop, Church Warsop and Warsop Vale.