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Touch Rugby

Touch rugby is a team sport that was derived from Rugby Football. In this sport, the tackling aspect of rugby is replaced with just a touch. The sport is played only at an amateur level, and games are conducted for men, women, and teams with players of both genders. The sport is also played at a junior level in schools.

Touch Rugby is a popular social sport in England and Scotland, and is slowly gaining attention in parts of Australia and the United Stated.

The sport is played in several different formats without any standardized rules. Most formats do away with the physical aspects of the rugby, like scrums, rucks and mauls. Some of the variations are:

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