About Touch Fever

The beginning?

Touch Fever touch Rugby began when 2 friends who plays touch rugby decided to start there own league. The idea was to start a league where the fun of playing one touch would be edified and that friends would have the opportunity to socialize once a week. The most important goal of this business is to bring satisfaction and enjoyment to people through the form of touch rugby.

Who plays touch rugby?

Touch Rugby is predominantly played socially by teams that are mixed in gender, age, shape, size, and level of fitness! It is a relatively simple sport with minimal equipment requirements. The nature of the sport, the simplicity of the rules, and the minimal equipment requirements, make Touch Rugby a very inclusive game. Men in all shapes, sizes, and levels of skill and fitness can enjoy the same game together.

Why play Touch Rugby?

Touch Rugby is an invasion game – the attacking team ‘invade’ the other team’s territory, the opposing team defend their territory whilst trying to assume an attacking position. Touch Rugby is a ‘backwards-passing’ game (the direction of the opposition tryline being ‘forwards’); standard Touch Rugby rules forbid kicking the ball. These two rules make territorial gain possible only through the forward movement of the team, affecting every aspect of the game, from strategic considerations to individual interactions. 

 

 

 

Teamwork

In other invasion games, such as Football, Hockey, and Netball, the ball can be kicked, hit, or thrown forwards to gain territorial advantage. This makes a lot more sense as the ball moves more quickly than the player, but it also means that as much of the pitch as possible has to be covered by the rest of the team.
In Touch Rugby, the ball may only be passed backwards so each attacking player must be behind the ball-carrier, but not so far as to be of no use in the overall forward push of the team.
Defending players try to maintain a , horizontal line to minimise  in the defence that can be exploited by the attacking team.

The close proximity of your own players and opposition players hinders significant territorial gain by any individual player. The attacking team try to provoke defending players into unwittingly creating a gap in their own defence this depends on constant, fast, and clear communication, and tight teamwork.

Physical Fitness

The absence of Rugby’s game-slowing phases (high-impact tackling, scrums, rucks, mauls, kicking, and lineouts) mean that each game of Touch Rugby is one full-on burst of energy! At elite levels, unlimited substitution is necessary as every player on the pitch plays at full pace! Touch Rugby is an effective yet distracting means of improving cardiovascular fitness, musculoskeletal strength and co-ordination, speed of movement, speed of tactical strategic thought and decision-making, self-confidence, acknowledgement of goal achievement, friendships, and community, thereby providing all-round health benefits. 

Social Enjoyment

It has been said that a game of Touch Rugby is not over until the barbecue is cooling! And it is our experience, over years of playing social Touch Rugby, that very few people come to play only once.