On Saturday 30th March, the London Wasps Community Team welcomed Tag Rugby players from Beaconsfield RFC, Tring RUFC and Wasps FC to Adams Park Stadium. The players were taking part in the half-time Tag Rugby Challenge during our Aviva Premiership Rugby fixture against Saracens.
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 the Tag Challenge, each team had a squad photo on the pitch with second row James Cannon, loan signing Lorenzo Romano and our character mascot Sting.
Following the Tag Challenge, Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk: "I hope that the young players, their families and their coaches enjoyed their experience with London Wasps. Our Tag Rugby Challenge is designed to give as many young rugby players the chance to demonstrate their Tag Rugby skills in front of thousands of rugby fans, in a professional rugby environment. Many of the players who play in this event go on to play rugby at a very competitive level with their clubs or schools, and we hope that some of this success is down to them being inspired by the Tag Challenge at London Wasps."
For information or availability of the London Wasps Matchday Tag Rugby Challenge, click here, or contact the London Wasps Community Team on 01494 531122.