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Try Tag Rugby run mixed, men’s and women’s leagues and events in the sport of Tag Rugby throughout the UK. Tag Rugby is a minimal contact version of Rugby, generally played in a 7-a-side format. Tag Rugby is one of the fastest-growing, all-inclusive men’s and women’s sports available to our adult community. Our leagues take place on weekday evenings or weekends across the country.

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Feel Fitter

Burn up to 600 calories a game

Find Your Tribe

Have a laugh and make mates for life!

Play Your Way

It’s never been easier with over 75 local leagues nationwide!

Make Your Mark

Design a team kit for your team here and stand out from the crowd

Enjoy the Social

Discuss the game with a drink & a snack at one of our post-match social venues

Benefits of TAG RUGBY

With mixed leagues open to people of all ages, Tag Rugby is an inclusive sport. Whether you’re looking to push yourself to the limit, get yourself feeling fitter or simply make new friends, there’s a Try Tag Rugby community for you.

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600 kcal

Calories Burned

The average player will burn upwards of 600 calories in a 40-minute game.

3800 Steps

Steps per game

Typically, a player will cover 1.8 miles and take 3,800 steps in a 40-minute game.

450 Matches

Matches this week

Typically, there will be 250-450 games played on the weekly basis.

7200 Players

Players in action

On average there will be over 4000-7200 players in action on a weekly basis.

Our Players Say

I couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

I couldn’t recommend it highly enough! Tag Rugby is a fantastic was to make new friends, get fit and learn new skills.

Sarah Tull| West Yorkshire

Everyone should give tag rugby a go!

Everyone should give tag rugby a go! It’s so much fun, easy to get involved

Daniel Jackson| London

A good way to meet new people!

Went down having never played before and it was great fun! Welcoming bunch, rules/the game were easy to understand and felt wonderful to be running about having a laugh. A good way to meet new people!

Kati Hall| Brighton & Hove

Amazing fun and suitable for all abilities

Amazing fun and suitable for all abilities. As someone who always enjoyed rugby but was not gifted physically it’s a great way to keep playing at stay fit. Kind and helpful staff too.

Adam Davis| South Yorkshire

It is so well organised

Have been playing tag here for almost a year now. It is so well organised and everyone who plays is lovely.

Casey Behringer| Edinburgh

Latest News


TagFest Brighton has officially sold out with 24 teams ready to take to the pitch for the first ever tournament in Brighton on Saturday 20th July.



Try Tag Rugby are excited to announce the expansion of Vets leagues to six locations for the Early Summer 2024 season.



20 teams across a diverse range of industries took to the field for our 12th Corporate Challenge London, raising money for both Tag Sports CIC and other charities.



Try Tag Rugby’s Spring Tournament marked the return of major tournament action in London.



Four times world champion DJ Mr Switch will headline the entertainment at TagFest London 2024.



Results from 2024 Spring Leagues in London



Try Tag Rugby is excited to unveil its latest addition to its merchandise offering with the launch of a new range tailored specifically for women.



The Eagles Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sheffield Eagles Rugby League Club, has been awarded Try Tag Rugby’s South Yorkshire Licence. 



GBFT Men’s 50s Launch

28th March 2024

We are excited to announce the formation of the Great Britain Future Teams Programme (GBFT), which kicks off with the establishment of the GBFT Men’s 50s.



TagFest Series 2024

19th March 2024

We are pleased to announce registration for the TagFest Series our tournaments are all open for 2024.



Win a Free Team Kit

18th March 2024

Get your team looking sharp this summer by winning a free team kit!



Refer your friends and win!

15th March 2024

Get your friends to give Tag a try during the Early Summer Season and you could win a FREE season.



Great Britain Tag Rugby training squads announced as national sides embark on a brand new World Cup cycle



Try Tag Rugby is thrilled to announce the expansion of its leagues to two exciting new regions in 2024: Newcastle and York.



The Great Britain Tag Rugby teams are set for a new era after achieving their greatest set of World Cup results so far last summer! The road to the next World Cup starts now with registration open for trials ahead of two international engagements this summer.



Try Tag Rugby, a leading organisation in social sport, proudly announces the introduction of its pilot junior programme in Brighton & Hove this spring. After 15 years growing the game UK wide to the point where over 10,000 adults participated weekly last summer, the launch of Try Tag Rugby Juniors is an exciting development in the growth of Tag throughout the UK.



Survey 2023 Review Article

16th February 2024

Having had an extremely busy and productive start to 2024 as we embark on another exciting year of Tag Rugby, we wanted to reflect on the feedback we received from our annual survey in 2023.



Events Calendar 2024 Launched!

13th December 2023

After an exciting year of TTR tournaments that saw the return of the Men’s & Women’s Tournament, the biggest ever UK Tag Nationals, and an ever expanding UK wide TagFest series we are delighted to launch our full events calendar for 2024.



The inaugural Try Tag Rugby Vets league has concluded, marking a triumphant blend of on-field action and post-match camaraderie!



Following the initial coaching application window the second phase of the 2024 tournament – player nominations – is now open.



Try Tag Rugby’s Men’s & Women’s Tournament returned to action on Sunday as eight women’s and eight men’s teams met on the pitch at Wasps FC.



Tagmas Returns

8th November 2023

Try Tag Rugby London is delighted to announce the return of our popular pre-Christmas tournament, Tagmas.



A record 21 teams took to the field in the Manchester Autumn Tournament on Saturday 14th October at Trafford MV RFCC, with those taking to the field experiencing the Manchester weather at its most changeable



Record numbers join the fun

24th October 2023

More people, in more locations, getting active and having fun as Try Tag Rugby pass the milestone of over 10,000 weekly participants (40% female) during the summer.



A fantastic part time or full time opportunity to own your own business, doing something meaningful, that you can be passionate about.



Try Tag Rugby’s Autumn Tournament took place on Saturday 21st October, the largest Autumn Tournament in TTR history.



Great Britain Tag Rugby is looking for aspiring, innovative and passionate coaches and team managers to join the programme for the new World Cup cycle.



Are you an enthusiastic Try Tag Rugby player who wants to spread the joy of the game and potentially win a year of free tag in the process?



UK Tag Nationals 2024

12th October 2023

Following an extensive review of the 2023 UK Tag Nationals, and after careful collaboration across all Try Tag Rugby regions, the first phase of the 2024 tournament is today being launched!



The Inaugural Thames Valley Origin Series (Oxford vs Reading) will take place in October and November 2023 to see which side reigns supreme.



TagFest Edinburgh 2023 Review

11th September 2023

The first ever TagFest in Scotland took place on Saturday 2nd September where 24 teams from London, Yorkshire, Wigan, Bristol, Ireland and Edinburgh played under the shadow of Arthur’s Seat at Duddingston Playing Fields.



Try Tag Rugby are pleased to launch our first ever Vets League for over 40s. The league features innovative rules to get older players involved.



Try Tag Rugby is pleased to announce a new 6-a-side Men’s League taking place this autumn at our Olympic Park South venue in Stratford.



TagFest Yorkshire Review 2023

1st September 2023

Teams from Ireland, London, Reading, Manchester and Wigan travelled to compete against a large number of teams from Yorkshire on home soil.



Try Tag Rugby has made waves in its first summer in Brighton & Hove with nearly 150 people currently playing weekly in its mixed gender summer league.



Summer League results 2023

22nd August 2023

Results from the Summer Leagues in London, Yorkshire, Manchester and Sheffield.



Great Britain crowned World Champions in the Women’s 30s amongst their best ever medal haul at the ITF’s flagship event.



After five years and two postponements, the fourth iteration of the ITF Tag World Cup is finally here.



From September, Try Tag Rugby London leagues are moving to four seasons annually. The approximate dates of the Autumn Season will be, September to December. 



The national coaches have selected their final squads to play in this summer’s 2023 Tag World Cup.



We have opened registration for a special offer of £39 for the season. The offer is open to all women, including those yet to join a team & those looking to make the most of summer and pick-up an extra night.



Great Britain claimed one of the most comprehensive victories in the history of British & Irish Cup.



King’s House Sports Ground in Chiswick will host the 2023 British & Irish Cup this Saturday 24th June.



Teams have now been selected for the 2023 International Cup.



All the Early Summer League results for Try Tag Rugby Leagues in London, Manchester and Yorkshire.



TagFest London 2023 took place on Saturday 10th June with stunning weather setting the summer vibes for the day. 90 teams from across Britain and Ireland competed for medals over four separate divisions.



Players are invited to celebrate the success of the Early Summer Season on Hove Green.



Great Britain Tag Rugby are excited to unveil a brand new kit designed specifically for the 2023 Tag World Cup.



The fifth annual UK Tag Nationals took place on Saturday 20th May as a record number of Try Tag Rugby regions sent teams to battle it out to be crowned national champions.



Friday 12th May saw the return of the Yorkshire Corporate Challenge, a staple in the Yorkshire Tag calendar since 2016.



Richmond Athletics Ground in London is the venue this Saturday (20 May) for the annual UK Tag Nationals – and the Our League cameras will be there to stream all the action.



Following the initial months of 2023 Great Britain training the coaches have picked their teams to play in the British & Irish Cup on Saturday 24th June in Chiswick.



Try Tag Rugby and Tag Sports CIC are excited to launch a new partnership which will see the two organisations working together.



Two of the strongest community Rugby League clubs in London will go head-to-head at TagFest London this June 10th when Wests Warriors and London Chargers clash at Richmond Athletic Ground.



Try Tag Rugby is pleased to announce that we have joined Stonewalls Diversity Champions Programme.



In the 11th edition of Corporate Challenge London, teams battled it out to be crowned winners in four divisions and win money for charity.



Try Tag Rugby has renewed a partnership with Wolfpack Lager who will sponsor the Queen’s Park Early Summer and Summer Leagues.



Try Tag Rugby Coventry & Warwickshire are excited to be bringing Tag Rugby to the birthplace of Rugby this April.



All the Spring League results for Try Tag Rugby Leagues in London, Manchester and Yorkshire.



Spring review

4th April 2023

Try Tag Rugby’s Spring Tournament took place on Saturday 1st April with 94 teams battled it out for glory across four separate divisions.



TagFest Series 2023

31st March 2023

We are pleased to announce registration for the TagFest Series our tournaments are all open for 2023.



Try Tag Rugby Edinburgh will hold a Pub Quiz as an end of season social event.



Saturday 4th March saw the best of the North descend on Heaton Moor RUFC (Manchester) to compete in the first Northern & Scottish UKTN Regional Tournament.



Try Tag Rugby is delighted to announce it has awarded Clodagh Nic Lochlainn, the current owner of Try Tag Rugby Edinburgh North, the additional licence for Edinburgh South.



Great Britain Tag Rugby training squads announced for ITF Tag World Cup year.



Try Tag Rugby’s website, www.trytagrugby.com has undergone a redesign and has launched today (Thursday 16th March 2023).



Try Tag Rugby is delighted to announce the launch of its Brighton & Hove Licence and the opening of registration for its first ever Brighton & Hove League.



Try Tag Rugby is very excited to announce that we have awarded a licence for Try Tag Rugby Brighton & Hove.



Great Britain Tag Rugby are delighted to announce the addition of Women’s 35s team to the national programme.



Winter League results 2022/23

10th February 2023

All the Winter League results for London Try Tag Rugby Leagues.



Try Tag Rugby are delighted to announce the continuation of our partnership with PSS International Removals for another year – our referee sponsor and supporter.



Events Calendar 2023

6th February 2023

After a review into our tournament offerings, we are excited to launch our full events calendar for 2023 which has something for every section of our community nationwide.



Rule Changes

2nd February 2023

Try Tag Rugby is pleased to announce that we will be adopting the 2022 International Rulebook for all their leagues and tournaments commencing from the 2023 Spring season*.



Following feedback both directly and indirectly since last week’s launch of the 2023 UK Tag Nationals we wanted to take the opportunity to clarify certain decisions that were made about next year’s tournament and to update players on changes made to the nomination period.



Try Tag Rugby is committed to providing a positive and safe environment for all individuals at our leagues, events and socials.



Autumn Tournament 2022 Review

11th October 2022

Try Tag Rugby’s Autumn Tournament took place on Saturday 8th October with summer-like weather for the teams taking part. 



The UK Tag Nationals brings all the Try Tag Rugby regions together to battle it out for the title of UK Tag National Champions in four separate categories.



Since starting in March this year, Try Tag Rugby Edinburgh North, has taken the city of Edinburgh by storm.



British & Irish Cup Review 2022

12th September 2022

The 2022 British & Irish Cup took place over the weekend of 3rd and 4th of September at West Park Leeds RUFC with Ireland ultimately emerging winners in the closest contest in the tournament’s history.



British & Irish Cup 2022

1st September 2022

The 2022 British & Irish Cup takes place this coming weekend (3rd/4th September) at West Park Leeds RUFC as Great Britain and Ireland once again go head to head in the annual tournament.



Great Britain X OAKLIN

15th August 2022

Great Britain Tag Rugby is proud to announce a new partnership with Oaklin that will see the organisation join the programme as an associate partner through to the Tag World Cup 2023.



Five referees have been selected to represent Try Tag Rugby at the upcoming International Tag Series in Limerick.



Tag history was made on Saturday 16th July as 108 teams descended on King’s House Sports Ground, Chiswick for TagFest London 2022 – the largest, single-venue, Tag Rugby tournament ever to be staged in the northern hemisphere.



TagFest Bristol review

11th July 2022

Saturday 2nd July saw teams descend upon Lockleaze Sports Centre for a fun filled day of tag in Bristol.



After showcasing their talents for their regions at the UK Tag Nationals the focus for the best Tag players in the country now shifts to the International Tag Series, taking place on the 5-6th August in Limerick, Ireland.



Following the success of the Men’s 40s category at the recent UK Tag Nationals, Great Britain Tag Rugby are excited to announce the formation of a Great Britain Men’s 40s side.



The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) were crowned champions of the 10th edition of the London Corporate Challenge 2022!



For the first time ever the UK Tag Nationals took place outside of London with regional sides descending on West Park Leeds RUFC on Saturday 21st May.



The fourth Try Tag Rugby UK Tag Nationals will take place at West Park Leeds RUFC on Saturday 21st May 2022.



Try Tag Rugby’s Spring Tournament made a long awaited return on Saturday (2nd April) after not being able to run for the last two years.



With two international Tag Rugby tournaments on the horizon in 2022 we are pleased to announce the six Great Britain Elite Player Squads training this year.



Try Tag Rugby is delighted to announce the launch of Try Tag Rugby Edinburgh North and the first Try Tag Rugby League in Scotland. 



Players, referees, and staff took a chance to celebrate the year in style at the Try Tag Rugby London Christmas Party and Annual Awards.



Ireland have regained the British & Irish Cup defeating Great Britain in Limerick, Ireland.



Autumn Tournament 2021

4th October 2021

Try Tag Rugby’s Autumn Tournament made a long awaited return on Saturday (30th October) after missing out in 2020.



Try Tag Rugby’s International Cup made a long awaited return on Saturday (11th September) after missing out in 2020.


Events

TAGFEST OXFORD 2024

TagFest Oxford 2024 will continue at Oxford Rugby Football Club. We are looking forward to welcoming our widest array of tournament attendees as teams…

TAGFEST BRIGHTON 2024

TagFest Brighton 2024 is taking place for the first time on Saturday 20th July and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the Try Tag Rugby communit…

TAGFEST BRISTOL 2024

We look forward to welcoming players and teams to TagFest Bristol 2024 on Saturday 27th July. We are looking forward to a celebration of Tag Rugby at …

Annual London Thames Boat Party

Friday 2nd August marks the return of the Try Tag Rugby’s Annual London Thames Boat Party.  Try Tag Rugby Players will board the Golden Flame for a f…

TAGFEST COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE 2024

In addition to the tournament there will be off-field activities and events as we plan to have some exciting competitions and prizes to give away. We …

TAGFEST LEEDS 2024

A great Tag Rugby tournament, the traditional Yorkshire pudding and spoon race rounded off by a legendary afterparty….

TAGFEST EDINBURGH 2024

TagFest Edinburgh 2024 aims to bring even more players to the Scottish capital to enjoy what Edinburgh has to offer. A change of venue to Inch Park, w…

Try Tag Rugby’s 15th Birthday Knockout

Try Tag Rugby turns 15 in 2024! Alongside our traditional River Thames Boat Party we want to do something extra special to celebrate the 15 years we h…

WOMEN’S & MEN’S TAG RUGBY TOURNAMENT 2024

After making a popular return to the Try Tag Rugby tournament calendar last year, we are pleased to confirm that the TTR Women’s & Men’s Tournamen…

Autumn Tournament Manchester 2024

Try Tag Rugby Manchester’s annual Autumn Tournament returns on Saturday 12th October 2024 with a full day of Tag Rugby followed by the Super League …

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THE TEAM

The expert team behind the Newcastle region are on hand to help, whether you’re looking to join a new team, find out more about Tag Rugby, or attend one of our legendary events.

Jack Oddie

Licence Manager

(Newcastle)

Natasha Botto

Licence Manager

(Newcastle)