Walking Rugby is a simplified version of rugby union, played at a local, non-competitive level. It was developed to allow older, unfit or injured players to continue to play rugby and improve their fitness. By only allowing play at a walking pace, it reduces the risk of injury while promoting a safe, non-threatening environment.
Walking rugby is a very inclusive version of rugby, allowing everyone to participate regardless of physical fitness, age or previous rugby experience. There are walking versions of football (soccer) and netball.
The main rule of walking rugby is obviously no running - one foot must remain in contact with the ground at any time when in motion. There is no rough contact, similar to touch rugby contact made by two hands on the body of the ball carrier is considered a tackle. There are no mauls, rucks or lineouts. Scoring a try does not require any bending over, simply walking over the line with the ball in hand is enough to score.
- Walking Football — a version of association football in which players are only allowed to walk during game play, developed for older people to keep fit.
- Walking Netball — a version of netball in which players are only allowed to walk during game play, developed for older people to keep active.
- Rugby Union — a football code played on a grass field by two opposing teams with two H-shaped goalposts at opposite ends.
- Mini Rugby — a modified version of rugby union, to make the sport suitable to be introduced to children.
- Wheelchair Rugby — a full-contact indoor team sport conducted for players with disabilities.
- Walking Sports — other sports which involve walking, done at a slower pace.
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports