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Super summer of tag rugby ahead

Last year’s inaugural Hog n Ale Tag Festival attracted 12 teams with eight of them being made up of new Tag players through the London Irish club’s networks.

 
 
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With Try Tag Rugby’s recent 2014 Wasps Tag Rugby Festival attracting a record 30 teams, the next one day event, the Hog n Ale Tag Festival takes place on Saturday, 3rd May at the Avenue, Sunbury-on-Thames and is run in conjunction with the famous London Irish Rugby club.

Last year’s inaugural Hog n Ale Tag Festival attracted 12 teams with eight of them being made up of new Tag players through the London Irish club’s networks. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better and will be the last event to be held at the Avenue before the club move to their new home ground in 2015. Registration for teams, part-teams and individuals close on Friday, 25th April and can be done via the Try Tag Rugby website (www.trytagrugby.com).

With Try Tag Rugby’s biggest ever Early Summer season (May – June) set to kick off from 28th April onward at a record number of venues, registration for many leagues closes this week. Some leagues will run at full capacity so make sure to register asap to avoid missing out on your league of preference.

Early Summer leagues will be taking place at the following venues: Acton (men’s & mixed), Balham (men’s & mixed), Borough, Canada Water, Clapham Common, East London RFC (West Ham – men’s & mixed), Finsbury Park (men’s & mixed), Fulham, Highbury, Hyde Park, Reading (men’s & mixed), Richmond, Shoreditch (men’s & mixed), Wandsworth Town (men’s & mixed) & Wimbledon.

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Besides the 2014 Hog n Ale Tag Festival, Try Tag Rugby will also be running two other one day events during the Early Summer season so teams from across London and beyond can take on teams from other leagues and challenge themselves against different opponents and of course have a fantastic day out.

The next one day tournaments to take place during the Early Summer season are:

Sunday, 25th May – The Nathan Cubitt Tag Rugby Charity Event at Keighley, Yorkshire (all money raised goes to the Nathan Cubitt Trust and the Matt Hampson Foundation)

Saturday, 31st May – Summer Social Tag Rugby Tournament at Richmond

Registration for both tournaments are now open and can be done via the Try Tag Rugby website. With the Tag Rugby communities’ elite players taking on Australia and Ireland in July, it’s going to be a cracking summer of Tag Rugby ahead! We hope you can be a part of it and we look forward to welcoming you to a Tag Rugby pitch soon. If you’re a Kiwi new to London, if you get involved you will make a heap of new friends, keep fit and have plenty of fun!

If you would like to get involved in a Try Tag Rugby competition or event, go to www.trytagrugby.com or email [email protected] for more details.

 
 

 
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