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Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge report v Sale Sharks

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Our latest Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge was held at Adams Park Stadium on Saturday 4th February during the half-time of the LV= Cup Fixture against Sale Sharks. Young Tag Rugby Players from Community Partner Clubs High Wycombe RUFC and Marlow RUFC joined players from Chelmsford RFC, Galleywood Gargoyles and Horsham RUFC to showcase their skills in front of over 5,000 spectators.

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 No.8 Billy Vunipola.

This weekend's fixtures were refereed by our Community Coach Nathaniel Greathead and Community Partner Referee's Kelvin Hickton, Kevin Hawley, Martin Jackson, Paul Milham and Philip Jacques (from Aylesbury RFC):

  • Chelmsford RFC Under 6s vs. Galleywood Gargoyles Under 6s
  • Horsham RUFC Under 7s vs. Marlow RUFC Under 7s
  • Horsham RUFC Under 7s vs. Marlow RUFC Under 7s
  • High Wycombe RUFC Under 8s vs. Marlow RUFC Under 8s
  • Horsham RUFC Under 8s vs. Marlow RUFC Under 8s
  • Horsham RUFC Under 8s vs. Marlow RUFC Under 8s

Following the Tag Challenge, our Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk: "The pitch at half time was packed with young rugby players from around the South-East of England all demonstrating some excellent fundamental skills. I hope that the game between London Wasps and Sale Sharks showed the players how their running, passing and catching skills can be transferred to playing high-level rugby; and the 63 points that were scored will act as inspiration for the youngsters to aim as high as possible with their rugby.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

For information or availability of the London Wasps Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge, click here, or contact the Community Team on 01494 531122.

www.wasps.co.uk

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