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Looking for varations for touch rugby games.

Looking for varations for touch rugby games. Using as a bit of preseason want to freshen the game up.

Hi Jack,

have you tried looking in our tag rugby section? We've got lots of variations which should help you with your pre-season sessions.

All the best,

The Sportplan Team

Hi, Jack.

One variation i use for teenage players is for both the ball carrier and the player that touches him to do 1 push up then attack the ball,(semi live ruck)

or one that has only 3 goes with the ball, and then a hand over, the team that lost the ball must have 2 players kneel down at one end (this creates an overlap) but players are allowed to rise and rejoin the game after 3 passes...also if a try is scored all players of the scoring team must be on more than 10 meters from the try line, then attack the other try line.

 

I generally try and build the tag up with a series of additional rules.  Some that have worked include:

  • Defenders must step back 3 paces
  • Turn and pop rather than place ball on ground after tag
  • SH must rip the ball
  • Ball has to go to a moving player
  • Player must go down after tag
  • Attackers need 1/2 guards at breakdown
  • Defenders can compete after a count of 3

Also dont forget you can do a lot just by changing the size of the availible playing area.  Narrow it up to force depth, then widen up to open gaps.

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