FEHS Primary Mixed Tag Rugby Year 4, 5 & 6Close Window

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Basic Rules below: 

Large School:  Team of 8 Minimum of 1 boy/1 girl on pitch at all times - squad of 12.

Small School:  Team of 8 Minimum of 1 boy/1 girl on pitch at all times – squad of 12. 

Competition rules: 


ü  Tag rugby is a non-contact game.

ü  Games will be played with two TBC minute halves.

ü  Free Pass– Starts the game, at the beginning of a half and to restart the match after a try.

-          Scoring a Try –The object of the game is to score a try by placing the ball downwards on or behind the opponent’s goal line with two hands. 

-          Diving over the line for a try is not permitted.  Players must stay on their feet to score a try.

-          Passing the Ball – The ball can be passed only sideways or backwards through the air, not handed to another player.

ü  Ball carriers must hold the ball in both hands at all times

ü  Ball Carrier& Tagger -When the player has been tagged, the ball must be passed to a teammate within 3 seconds (or within 3 strides), however players are allowed one step to score after being tagged.

ü  Throwing tags to the ground will be penalised.

-          Turn-over Ball – The 6-tag rule will apply, after the 6th tag the ball will be turned over. Referee to shout out each tag.

-          Offside – will be called.

-          Advantage – Referees will allow advantage to the non-offending team if there is a chance that they may gain a tactical or territorial advantage.

-          Kicking – There is no kicking of the ball in Tag Rugby

-          Goal difference will be used to decide positions in league etc.

-          2 points for a win 1 for a loss.