Tag Rugby

UCD RFC welcomes all students to join UCD Tag Rugby. It’s a great way to have fun, keep fit and make friends all at the same time.
UCD Tag Rugby takes place on Monday’s 5pm-7pm on the UCD Rugby synthetic pitch and grass Thornfield pitches.

The 2021/22 first trimester of Tag is now Full. But there will be a chance to join in the new year when Tag begins again the end of Jan/Start of Feb 2022.

For more info please e-mail ucdtagrugby@gmail.com. Follow UCD Tag Rugby on Instagram and Facebook.



I’ve never played any rugby before. Can I still play?

Of course you can! There is ‘no contact’ in UCD Tag Rugby. It is easy to pick up as well as great fun.

What do I need in order to play Tag Rugby?

To start with, the only truly compulsory accessory required is a pair of approved Tag rugby shorts.
They must be shorts (made by any manufacturer) that bear ‘no’ pockets and sport a velcro patch on each hip for a Tag to be attached upon. UCD Rugby also recommends wearing football boots on the grass pitches.

Am I insured playing Tag Rugby?

UCD Rugby recommends that each player undertake their own Personal Accident Insurance cover against any injury sustained from playing Tag Rugby.

Where can find the Tag Rugby rules?

UCD Tag Rugby uses the IRFU Tag Rugby laws


The Tag Rugby Story

UCD RFC launched Tag Rugby over 7 years ago and what started as a small amount of students playing has developed into over 500 students taking part. The extra ordinary growth of students participating in Tag Rugby has been down to the commitment and effort of those organising Tag the last number of years. Recently the running of Tag Rugby has been part of the BSc Sport & Exercise Management degree programme provided by the UCD Centre for Sports Studies.

Tag has been the fastest growing team-sport in Ireland and this is certainly the case in UCD where we have more than 500 players playing every week over the two hour period.

It is excellent for the club to be able to provide recreational rugby to the students of the University.