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Modified Rugby - A Game for all
Other variations & small-sided games
There are various modified forms of the Game which are designed to allow anyone to play in any circumstances with gradual development of Rugby skills, such as running, handling, evasion and support play.
Examples of these variations include Tag, Touch, Tip, Flag and Beach Rugby. As an example, in Tag, players wear tags which hang from a belt. Removal of one of these tag constitutes a tackle, and the ball carrier must then pass within three seconds.
U19 & age-grade
Even after moving to a 15-a-side game, there are still certain Law modifications which smooth the transition to the full version of Rugby. Details of U19 Law variations can be found in the IRB Law Book or on