Tag Rugby FAQs

I’ve never played any rugby before. Can I still play?

Of course you can! There is ‘no contact’ in Tag Rugby. It is easy to pick up as well as great fun. Leagues are graded according to ability.

What do I need in order to play?

A pair of approved Tag rugby shorts is recommended.

These are shorts (made by any manufacturer) that bear ‘no’ pockets and sport a velcro patch on each hip for a tag to be attached upon.

Tag shorts will be on sale at each venue.

How many on a Tag team?

The recommended squad size for a Tag team is 12-14 players. During a game, each team must have no more than seven players on the field of play at any one time. Of the seven players on-field, three must be female.

I don’t have a team, can I still play?

Everyone needs to be on a team; please contact the venue manager and they can advise if there is a team short on players, or if there are a few players in the same situation, and put you in contact with each other to form a team for the season.

On the night:

Team captains need to come to the registration area and sign their team in. Once here they will find out what pitch they are on. The referee will have tags and a ball on the pitch. All you need to do is warm up and make your way to the pitch.

Am I automatically insured playing?

The IRFU recommends that each player undertake their own Personal Accident Insurance cover against any injury sustained from playing the game itself during the Tag rugby season.

Where can I find the Rules of Tag Rugby?

The updated edition of the IRFU’s Laws of Tag Rugby are downloadable HERE.

How do I sign up my team to participate?

You can register your team for Connacht Tag Rugby HERE. All teams registering for a Tag Event must pay the full amount online through our website.

How to accept your place when added to a team

How to join through a sign up link

How to sign up & register a team

For further assistance or queries to be answered, please email [email protected]