Austin Valkyries Women’s Rugby – A Texas Powerhouse

The Austin Valkyries Women’s Rugby Club is a powerhouse of women’s rugby in Texas. It has teams in both Division 1 and 2, which makes it one of the biggest women’s clubs in the US. The Valks have been leading the charge of women’s rugby in Texas since 1991. They have close ties with the … Read more

Positions In Touch Rugby (Explained For Beginners)

Touch rugby is a simpler game than other forms of rugby football. You don’t need to wonder whether you’ll play as a prop, a scrum-half, a lock, or an inside center.  There are three positions in touch rugby: wing, link, and middle. Each role is a little different in terms of skills and physical attributes. … Read more

How Many Players In A Touch Rugby Team?

touch rugby player running with the ball

Are you about to sign up for your first taste of touch rugby? Read on for how many players you can expect to be on your team – and playing against you! There are specific rules for the breakdown of men and women in mixed teams. And although social matches can be flexible when less … Read more

Tap And Roll Ball In Touch Rugby (Explained)

Tap And Roll Ball

A key difference between touch and other forms of rugby is that the ball usually cannot be kicked or played with a foot. The exceptions include the “tap” and “roll ball”. These terms may be new to you, but read on for clear explanations and some short video clips. You’ll also learn about rucking in … Read more

How Big Is A Touch Rugby Pitch?

outline of rugby pitch showing 50 m width and 70 m length

The official rules for touch rugby field dimensions are 70 meters long and 50 meters wide. However, games are often played on a reduced area of a standard rugby field. You may also encounter all-purpose fields without line markings. In both cases, a few cones may be needed to get the right pitch size for … Read more

How Do You Score In Touch Rugby?

Your team wins a touch rugby match by scoring more points than the opposition. Points are awarded for a try. This article covers all aspects of scoring tries in Touch Rugby. How Do You Score In Touch Rugby? A try is scored in touch rugby by placing the ball on or behind the opposition try-line. … Read more