The RFU touch union

Touch Union was introduced by the RFU to build on the format provided by O2 Touch but to offer a few more rules (e.g. 2 touches to stop a player; kicking the ball below head height allowed) to make the game more challenging and strategic.


Click here for two short Video clips about Touch Union and its laws and ways to adapt them to suit your players’ development.

It’s non-contact It’s fun!
Easy to learn Can play it anywhere
It’s inclusive – can be mixed or single gender Great way to active and develop transferable movement skills
Only need a ball to play Develops individual social skills
Underpinned by our core values (Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship) Team sport, providing connection with others
Easy to adapt A great opportunity to introduce young leaders


These apply to all 3 forms of Touch Rugby