Meaning of tag rugby in English:

tag rugby

Pronunciation /ˌtaɡ ˈrʌɡbi/


  • A non-contact, simplified form of rugby in which the removal of a tag attached to the ball carrier constitutes a tackle, often played as a training activity or as a safer form of the game for children.

    Each player typically wears two removable strips of material attached to a belt or pair of shorts.


1960s; earliest use found in Terence Power McLean (b. 1913). From either tag or tag + rugby.