Touch Rugby


Sanders Park

Good Sports Grade – Age range 8 – 13 yrs. (min 5 kids + 2 adults optional) – $100.00/team
Social Grade  – Mixed – 7 per team (min two females) – $160.00/team
Competitive Grade  – Mixed- 7 per team (min two females) – $160.00/Team

Limited spaces available
Bring your own ball

Season dates 2017/2018
25 Oct – 2017   To   13 Dec 2017
 17 Jan – 2018  To     7 March 2018

Games times
6.15 – 6.45pm
6.45 – 7.15pm
7.15 – 7.45pm

Register Now

Registrations and Entry fee must be in before Friday 20 October to be included in draw

Register & pay online by credit card or online banking today or

If you prefer to pay by other means such as Cash or Cheque please download and complete the PDF version of our membership application form:
Summer Touch Registration Form (PDF) and post to:

Tukapa Touch,
PO Box 389,
New Plymouth

Please remember to quote your team name in all communications!


Go to Tukapa Rugby & Sports Club Facebook page or contact your team facilitator.

The Rules

Change of Possession

Play restarts with a ROLLED BALL

  • Ball to ground i.e: Ball dropped
  • Dummy half touched in possession
  • Dummy half places ball in try zone
  • Sixth touch
  • Ball on or over sideline
  • Incorrect rolled ball
  • Incorrect tap

To Score a Try

Ball to be grounded on or over try line

  • Players may dive to score
  • Dummy half cannot score
  • No forward passes in try zone

Penalty Infringements

Play restarts with a TAP

  • Forward pass
  • Touch and pass
  • Rolled ball off the mark
  • Performing a rolled ball prior to a touch being made
  • Defenders offside at rolled ball (5 metres)
  • Defenders offside at tap (10 metres)
  • Delaying play
  • Obstruction or interfering with play
  • More than allowable number of players
  • Incorrect substitution
  • Claiming a touch when contact has not been made
  • Excessive force when effecting a touch
  • Obstruction (using players or referee)
  • Misconduct

To Perform a Tap

  • Place ball on ground
  • Release from hands
  • Tap with foot (no more than 1 metre)
  • Retrieve cleanly