He described to Nick how navy servicemen on board ship or whilst playing on hard grounds overseas played the Gibraltar variant of rugby.

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Tag rugby is used in development and training by both rugby league and rugby union communities.

Tag rugby comes in several forms with Oz Tag and Mini Tag being some of the better known variations.

If the attacking team had failed to score by the fourth 'tackle' the defending team were given possession of the ball.

The codified version of tag rugby was created and pioneered by physical education teacher Nick Leonard in England in 1990 following an idea given to by a former service man called Barry Johns.

Twenty-eight teams participated in the first season in summer 1992–1993 playing in the Cronulla and St George areas of Sydney.

Today, more than 80,000 players take part in Oz Tag competitions nationally.There are Oztag competitions running all over Australia, with the largest areas located in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.Competing teams are in six divisions: women's open, mixed, men's open and men's over-30s, 35s, and 40s.The mode of play is based on rugby football with many similarities to touch rugby, although tag rugby is often deemed as a closer simulation of the full contact codes of rugby than touch.Attacking players attempt to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by "tagging" – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier, rather than a full contact tackle.SIGN UP & JOIN 2278 OTHERS IN Rugby Dating in Rugby couldn’t be easier with Smooch.