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Tag Rugby

Tag Rugby is a team sport based on rugby football. In Tag Rugby instead of a tackle a velcro attached tag if pulled off the ball carrier. It is similar to Touch Rugby. These sport are used in the development of the full contact Rugby League and Rugby Union codes.

In Tag Rugby, attacking players attempt carry and pass a rugby ball to the scoring zone at the end of the field, while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by "tagging" – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier.

Tag Rugby is also known as Flag Rugby. It is played in several forms, such as OzTag and Mini Tag. OzTag and the similar British tag rugby is a non-contact form of rugby league. Mini Tag has some rules from Rugby Union, in some age groups has unlimited tags. American Flag Rugby played in the US K1-9 is a variation of Tag Rugby.

American Flag Rugby is currently split into four divisions based on grade level, to facilitate children to play within their age group and skill level. Matches are played between two teams, with 7 players on each side for two 10 minute halves. The field size and the rules of the sport are different for children playing in different divisions: Owls (players from KG to 1st grade), Falcons (players from 2nd and 3rd grades), Hawks (players are from 4th to 6th grades) and Eagles (players are from 7th to 9th grades). The field size gradually increases for higher divisions. The lowest division will have very basic rules, and additional rules are included for each higher division.


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