Date Posted:1 February 2019
League Tag replaces tackling with the removal of one of two tags carried on an opponent’s hips, attached directly to specific League Tag shorts with Velcro patches, but otherwise retains almost all other rules of traditional rugby league (such as kicking). A number of additional rules are also added relating to the specific issues associated with a tag-based game.
League Tag (Australia) was developed by the New South Wales Country Rugby League to assist in increasing female participation in rugby league and rugby league clubs. The first League Tag competitions started in the late 2000s. One of the earliest competitions, in the Group 9 area, commenced in 2008
Competitions and Development
League Tag (Australia) competitions for ladies are held throughout winter across all Country Rugby League Groups in New South Wales at senior level, whilst most areas also have junior competitions for girls start from as young as under 8s. Other leagues, including mixed leagues, also exist in spring and summer months. There are now over 9000 female players registered in country New South Wales League Tag competitions.
The rules of League Tag (Australia) are largely the same of standard rugby league, including field goals, goal kicking and kicking in general play. The most significant changes are a reduction of players per side from 13 to 11 and elimination of scrums, whilst additional rules such as prohibitions on grabbing clothing, fending of tags and performing 360-degree turns are added. Games are played over two 25 minute periods.
Purchasing League Tags
League tag sets, tags and belts are available from Morgan Sports, we are the official supplier for the CRL league tag sets and accessories.