By Phillip Browne
OFF the back of the successful International Cup Tag Rugby tournament for the Aussies, where they lifted the winner’s trophy in the Mixed A grade and Men’s divisions, many Australians will now be looking to don the blue and white jerseys and represent the London Residents next month.
To help prepare the Great Britain & Ireland World Cup squads for their 2012 World Cup campaign in Auckland, New Zealand in December, Try Tag Rugby and the World Cup organising committee have decided to stage a series (Men’s & Mixed) against the London Residents on Saturday 21 July at Finsbury Park.
The London Residents teams will be made up of the best players living in London regardless of nationality with plenty of Aussies to feature and will offer strong opposition for the World Cup squads.
The series will consist of three x 40 minute matches in each of the Men’s and Mixed divisions throughout the day.
In other news, the Try Tag Rugby All-Stars will be sending three teams (one Mixed A grade & two Mixed social) to the world’s biggest Tag Rugby festival; The Pig N Porter Festival which takes place in Limerick, Ireland on Saturday, 14 July. No matter what standard of player you are, everyone is welcome to join us. All details on the London Residents series and the tour to Ireland can be found at TryTagRugby.com
Meanwhile, Late Summer Tag Rugby registrations in London & Reading are now open. Late Summer competitions commence in late June/early July and are expected to break the current record season (Early Summer 2012) participation figures of 142 teams!
Leagues will take place at; Acton, Balham, Canada Water, Finsbury Park, Highbury, Hoxton, Reading, Richmond, Rotherhithe, Southfields, Wandsworth Town, West Ham & White City.
If you would like to get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in London, new team and individual registrations are welcome. This is a great chance to develop a network of friends if you are new to London.
To register for a Try Tag Rugby competition or event, go to www.trytagrugby.com or email [email protected] for more details.