Our latest Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge was held at Adams Park Stadium on Sunday 18th November, during half time of our LV= Cup Fixture against Worcester Warriors. We were delighted to welcome 56 young Tag Rugby Players from Community Partner Clubs Chinnor RFC, Eastleigh Pirates RFC and Slough RFC to take part in our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge; and showcase the new "Shaping the Game" law changes for Tag Rugby.
What is Tag Rugby?
Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of up to 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.
Before kick off, each of the teams had a group photo with London Wasps' character mascot Sting, and Number 8 Billy Vunipola before playing the following exhibition fixtures:
This weekend's Tag Challenge matches were refereed by our Community Team and special guest referees Martin Jackson and Paul Milham (both from Aylesbury RFC).
Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk, "This weekend's Tag Challenge really demonstrated the appeal of our Community Partnership with visits from teams based in Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. Both Eastleigh Pirates RFC and Slough RFC had been coached at the London Wasps Match Day CoacHclass in the morning, while Chinnor RFC came en masse to support their young players annual visit. We really hope that all of the players had a great time with us and enjoyed the exciting game that saw us keep our LV= Cup hopes alive."
For information and the availability of our Matchday Tag Rugby Challenge, please click here or contact our Community Team on 01494 531122.