Tagahatta Cap Off a Great Autumn Tag Blitz
The Yorkshire Autumn Tag Blitz posted the 'Sold Out' sign in only its second year, with event again taking place at Leo’s rugby club in Alwoodley. The event saw more than 120 Tag players come together for an epic day, which was followed by a great night on the town in Leeds! The day started with the teams playing each other in the group stages before splitting into the Cup, Plate and Bowl competitions in the second half of the day.
After some impressive performances in the group stage, Empire Tags Back pipped Tagahatta to 1st in the placings at the end of the morning session. With both teams winning their respective Cup semi-finals, it meant the top two seeds would meet in the grand final. The final was a very tight affair and a great way to end the day, with Tagahatta scoring a two point try with the last play of the game to win 6-3.
The Cup final was one of the three finals on the day. The Plate Final saw the Taguars from Weetwood, who lifted the B Grade Cup at the Yorkshire Tag Championships earlier in the year, playing against the Wakefield Wildtags. It was another close final with the Taguars eventually coming out victorious with a 7-6 win. In the Bowl final, Tagletics beat Tag Me I’m A Lawyer 5-3, to win the third tier competition. A special mention goes to Tag Me I’m A Lawyer team who managed to reach a final, even though the majority of their squad had never played Tag before the day! We hope the team enjoyed the day and to see them continuing to play in our weekday evening leagues and events in the future!
After the Tag Rugby and presentations had finished, players headed to Shooters bar in Leeds where the drinks started to flow. Following that players then headed downstairs to the Bavarian style Bierkeller, where the party continued until late into the night!
Congratulations again to all the winning teams and individuals on the day:
Cup Winners = Tagahatta
Cup Player of the Final = Dave Wilkinson (Tagahatta)
Cup Player of the Tournament = Miranda Dunstan (Intagnito)
Plate Winners = The Taguars
Plate Player of the Final = Matt Dalingwater (The Taguars)
Plate Player of the Tournament = Matt Ryan (Storm Taggers)
Bowl Winners = Tagletics
Bowl Player of the Final = Tom Wilkinson (Tagletics)
Bowl Player of the Tournament = Richard Higson-Blythe (Tagletics)
Referee of the Tournament: Alex De-Joux
The day was only possible with the help of the following amazing people and event partners. A massive thank you to you all:
Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire Staff and Referees (Pictured), and Volunteers.
Venue: Leos Rugby Club
Physio & First Aid: Hilary Pape and her students from the Faculty of Health Studies at Bradford University
Photos: Touchline Pics
The After After Party Venue: Shooters Bar & Bierkeller (Leeds)