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East London Rugby Club

71 Holland Road

West Ham

E15 3BP

United Kingdom

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Be part of the Great Britain Tag Rugby 2021 Vision.

Try Tag Rugby is inviting all players with a vision of being part of the 2021 World Cup the opportunity to join us at Great Britain Trials.

The objective of the Trials is two-fold:

  • Be recognised, make sure the coaches are aware of your long-term vision, put yourself on the map and work with the GB Management Team to be best placed for consideration in 2021.

  • The British & Irish Cup squads will be chosen from players who attend one of the trials. The British & Irish Cup will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019. Note, this selection does not exclude any player from the broader GB 2021 Player Development Pool.

We are excited to share the vision of Great Britain Tag Rugby.

Representing Great Britain is a huge honour and as we have proven, one that is capable of winning World Cup medals. With such honour and reward, of course comes a huge amount of commitment, dedication and desire on the part of every player and the coaching teams.

The vision is very clear. Great Britain Tag Rugby is focusing on building and fielding the most competitive squads in time for the 2021 Tag World Cup in Ireland. Along the way, we will be hosting and no doubt visiting Ireland to compete in the 2019 and 2020 British & Irish Cups. Selection for the World Cup GB Team will be developed over the coming two years and is not restricted to the teams being selected for the B&I Cup 2019. It is for this reason that Great Britain & Ireland have decreased the age categories for the 2019 & 2020 B&I Cups so we can genuinely grow a significant pool of players in each category creating depth and breadth across the development squads for 2021.

Try Tag Rugby will be appointing a Great Britain Coaching Team to build and deliver on this 2021 vision which will include their attendance at specific events as well as trials and visiting leagues across the country to ensure no talent is untapped.

Key dates for your diary:

2nd June
GB Trials 1 - This will be the first round of trials, players to be considered for B&I 2019 and beyond will be expected to attend 1 of the 2 trials

8th June
TagFest London - The biggest event Try Tag Rugby will ever have hosted, with unlimited capacity for team and individual entry. Coaches & Scouts will expect to see you there.

23rd June
GB Trials 2 - This will be the second round of trials, players to be considered for B&I 2019 and beyond will be expected to attend 1 of the 2 trials

26th June
B&I 2019 Squads to be announced

7th September
British & Irish Cup


To be eligible to play for Great Britain you need to meet the following criteria:

• Be British born or have residency of three consecutive years or more in Great Britain

• OR hold a British passport

• Be a fully registered Try Tag Rugby player (or equivalent registered player with another ITF member such as the Irish Tag Rugby Association) who has participated in at least one full league season during 2019

• Not played for another full ITF member nation within the last one year

• Be available to travel to Ireland in 2021

• Great Britain representatives are ambassadors. Hence you must be an outstanding member of the Tag community who will uphold the ethos of Try Tag Rugby and represent Great Britain in a manner befitting to the UK Tag community. Any player who has received a suspension from Try Tag Rugby for any on field or off field incident since the beginning of 2018 is not eligible to play for Great Britain.


Categories have been selected but are not limited to those we are considering for the World Cup 2021. Age brackets have been adapted with a view to building depth in squads over the next 2 years and to enable players to play with each other over the coming years in preparation for 2021. e.g. Womens Seniors in 2021 will become 30+. For 2019, this will be 28+. 2020 will be 29+ and so on so that players by 2021 are of the correct age and will have played together for 2 years. For all categories, players can turn of age at any time that year.

  • - Mixed Open
  • - Men’s Open
  • - Women's Open
  • - Mixed Seniors (Men 31+, Women 28+)
  • - Men’s Seniors (28+)
  • - Women's Seniors (28+)

Register your attendance to Trials and get yourselves signed up to the relevant tournaments on the Try Tag Rugby Event Page -


In the event you are unable to attend either trial but still wish to be considered, you must submit in writing a request for mitigating circumstances to with a full explanation which will then be reviewed and replied to. Failure to follow this process will result in a player not being considered.


A fee will be applied to all selected players to cover the cost of Playing Kit, Facilities & Equipment to represent GB. The fee will be confirmed at a later stage.

Any questions, please email

We look forward to sharing more information over the course of the year including location - which will be within London.


East London Rugby Club

71 Holland Road

West Ham

E15 3BP

United Kingdom

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Organiser Try Tag Rugby

Organiser of Great Britain Selection Trials

Starting in 2009, Try Tag Rugby run mixed, men's and women's leagues and tournaments in the sport of Tag Rugby throughout the UK.


Generally featuring between 30-100 teams, Try Tag Rugby tournaments feature round robin matches, followed by legendary afterparties into the wee hours.  


Tag Rugby is a social sport and Try Tag Rugby has a welcoming community of young adults looking to get their sporting fix whilst meeting people.  


With divisions to suit all standards of players, beginners are welcome to enter any event with a whole team or as an individual. If you're still unsure, Try Tag Rugby run regular Free Taster Sessions for new players throughout the year.  

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