Touch originated in Australia and is often referred to as Touch Rugby (Europe) or Touch Football (Australia). The main difference with contact rugby is that Touch does not involve tackling, scrumming and kicking. It is suitable for all ages. Men and women can play in separate or mixed teams in social setting as well as in a (more) competitive setting at tournaments.
All year round there are tournaments across Europe. The Netherlands also arranges international tournaments in The Hague and Amsterdam. The national teams are active at the Euro’s, Mainland Cup, World Cup and Junior Touch Championships.
Exciting and Enjoyable Game
The game combines tactics, agility and speed with good communication and passing and catching skills.
The attacking team can score a touchdown by pushing the defending team backwards reaching the try-line within 6 touches.
As in rugby it’s only allowed to play the ball backwards.
For an example of the top two mixed open teams of the world, watch the video below.