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TOUCH

 

The name touch rugby, refers to derivatives of rugby football in which players do not tackle in the traditional, highly physical way, but instead touch their opponents using their hands on any part of the body, clothing, or the ball.

For detailed information on playing Touch, refer to the Wikipedia website topic Touch_rugby ...

For the rules of Touch, click here.
Source: Federation of International Touch

For a technical brief of Touch, click here.
Source: New Zealand Sports Industry Association Inc (NZSIA)





iSkills is a guide to the fundamental skills which are important to participate in the sport of Touch. Naturally enough, opinions vary as to how important each skill is to the sport. The purpose of this guide is to help you think about the skills you have and the wide range of sports you have potential in.


Agile
Ange

Physical Skills

Accuracy & Efficiency 7
Agility 10
Balance 8
Control 7
Endurance & Perseverance 5
Recovery 8
Reflexes 8
Speed 9
Strength 3

Mental Skills

Anticipation 9
Focus 7
Intelligence 7

Skill ratings are for comparing the importance of each skill, relative to the other skills required for this sport. Comparing each skill's rating level with other sports is not advised.

Click here to review the sports your skills may suit.

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Sports Category Sport is played on land; based on controlling equipment. eg. ball, racquet, stick, horse, etc
Physical Factor Sport requires fitness and endurance; physical contact and supreme strength are less critical.
Creativity|Skill High skill level required; creativity not so important.
Intelligence Intellect is helpful to change tactics or adjust playing strategy from time to time.
Individual|Group 5 or more players per team.
Indoor|Outdoor Outdoor Sport.
Travel Requirement Sport requires a local venue to be played.
Cost of Participation Some small costs involved to participate.

Click here to answer a few quick questions and discover if Touch is a sport you may enjoy.