Touch Rugby is a great way to get fit and improve or retain existing rugby skills – and you can socialise with a diverse and friendly group of players. Sessions are cheap – only £1! – and Touch Rugby is far safer than the contact game, so why not come along and give it a go?
We welcome players of any age (our players range from 15 to 63), and of all abilities (our members include both complete novices and experienced rugby players). The club actively pursues an inclusive ethos to make sure all players are a part of the club and the games, tournaments and league if they wish to be.
If you would like to give Touch Rugby with Norwich Rebels a try, come to one of our training sessions at Eaton Park, Norwich – Sunday (10am onwards) or Tuesday (6pm onwards, in the Summer) / Thursdays (7pm onwards at Lakenham RFC, in the Winter). We’re easy to find: between the skate park and boating pond. You don’t need to make a long-term commitment; just turn up and play when you can. Your first session is free and it’s only £1 per session thereafter. We’re always pleased to have new players join us, and you’ll be made very welcome!
This is a brief introduction to the basics of Touch Rugby. For more information, click on the links in our list below.
Touch Rugby is similar to Rugby League, except that the tackle is replaced with a touch and there are no scrums, lineouts or kicking.
There are usually twelve players in a team with six on the pitch at any one time.
Games are usually played in two halves and each half is 20 minutes long.
What are the rules?
The basic rules can be found here.
The full rules can be found here.
· It’s safer than contact rugby
· It’s easy to learn the basic game
· It’s great for fitness as there are very few stoppages
· It’s inclusive: men and women can play together
· It’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK
· It’s a good way to maintain fitness and skills over the summer
Click here for the ETA’s skills and drills guide. Highly recommended!
Federation of International Touch
European Federation of Touch
England Touch Association
Rugby Football Union
Watch, or listen, to current club members talking about touch rugby and our club:
Norwich Rebels have taken part in many games and events – see our photos here.
We use Teamer to organise games and availability. You can download it for free from the Apple App Store here.
For the latest news, updates and
details of training sessions, or enquiries, visit our Facebook page.
Join us, our sessions are open to all. We currently run Sunday morning sessions (10am) , and Tuesday evening sessions
(6pm) both at Eaton Park.
Norwich Rebels are pleased to unveil a
new club shirt to coincide with sponsorship from our new club sponsors, Leathes Prior Solicitors