The first Winter finals to take place were at the brand new venue at Upper Holloway on Monday. Scrotag finished the season on top of the table but the predominately Aussie outfit, Pull Me Off ended up taking home the silverware with an 8-3 victory over House of Flying Taggers.
Across to the popular Rotherhithe venue on the Wednesday, there were finals taking place across all four divisions. In the men’s grade, Boiz Club went through the season undefeated with a 14-10 victory over Tagpuss in the final.
In the Super League, Southfield Sharks managed to defeat the might of Double Scrum & Coke for the coveted title. In the A grade, Speight’s had a great season defeating all challengers and taking home the title with a win over Garlic Breed which will see the mighty Speight’s being promoted to Super League for the spring season.
Yippee Try-Yay got home in the Intermediate final with a cracking one point victory over Hail Marys which will see them being promoted to A grade for spring.
The last final to take place was at Barnes on Thursday in which Guff Coast Titans RL were up against Born to be Taggers who both finished the season equal on competition points at the top of the table. Guff Coast Titans RL was too strong this time around with the team boasting a playing roster that includes Try Tag Rugby Female Player of the Year and Great Britain representative, Samara Lawrence.
The last Winter finals to take place will be at Tooting Bec and White City which have both been pushed back due to cancellations because of wet weather.
Spring Leagues kick off this week across the capital with leagues taking place at Barnes, Battersea (men’s & mixed), Borough, Clapham Common, Highbury, Olympic Park, Rotherhithe (men’s & mixed), Shoreditch, Tooting Bec, Upper Holloway & White City.
It’s still not too late to get involved as some leagues still have limited space available for teams, part-teams and individuals looking to be placed in a team. The majority of leagues have divisions to cater for various standards and new players are welcome.
Meanwhile, Oztag Australia director and creator of the sport, Perry Haddock was in London recently conducting some referee and coaching workshops to advance Try Tag Rugby’s finest ahead of the upcoming Australian tour to the UK in July.
Excitement is building amongst the UK Tag Rugby community with the Great Britain squads open trials taking place on 23rd March at Tooting Bec and 30th March at Acton.
Oztag Australia are the Tag Rugby world champions in numerous formats of the game and it will be interesting to see how the ever improving British teams perform against them this year.
If you’re an Aussie new to London, if you get involved you will make a heap of new friends, keep fit and have fun! We hope to welcome you to a Tag Rugby pitch soon.