High Wycombe RUFC v Oxford Harlequins RFC
During the half-time of our game against Exeter Chiefs on Saturday 28th January we welcomed 68 young Tag Rugby players for our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge. Community Partner Clubs High Wycombe RUFC, Oxford Harlequins RFC and NSPCC Kick Bullying into Touch participating school Bure Park Primary School all provided players for our Tag Rugby demonstration. The teams were photographed on the pitch with London Wasps players James Cannon and Ross Filipo.
What is Tag Rugby?
Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of seven players. Each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it. The defenders have to pull one of the velcro tags from the ball-carrying attacking player, to force the player to pass the ball. The game is fast and exciting and develops the players’ agility, balance & coordination while focusing on the FUNdamental core skills of non-contact rugby.
This weekend's Tag Challenge matches were refereed by London Wasps Community Partner referees Gordon Ferguson & Jim Baker (Marlow RUFC) and Paul Milham & Paul Shirley (Aylesbury RFC).
Bure Park School in Tag Rugby action
After the Tag Challenge, an Oxford Harlequins RFC U7s parent told told wasps.co.uk, "As a Wasps season ticket holder for many years can I just say that the Tag Rugby U7s match was easily the highlight so far for my little boy (and he has accompanied me to many home matches since about 3 years old!). Can I say a heartfelt thank you to all the organisers - I know how difficult it must be to organise and corral so many unruly excited children."
There are still a few spaces for the London Wasps Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge this season. For availability details, click here, or contact the London Wasps Community Team on 01494 531122.
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