Learning The Game
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Most budding rugby players are introduced to the sport either at school or at a local rugby club. Tag rugby and touch rugby are the most popular forms of the game for children as they promote key skills such as passing, scoring, movement and tactical awareness while the rules do not permit full contact.
Progression is important within rugby. Most players view the non-contact forms of the game as a stepping stone towards the 15-a-side full-contact version, but for those who enjoy the tag, touch or beach variations, there are competitions and leagues dedicated to fulfilling the needs of enthusiasts.
If you are a total newcomer to rugby, check out the Rugby Basics section of this site, which provides greater details on the fundamentals of the game, and the Forms Of Rugby pages, to learn more about the variations of the game.