T1 Touch



T1 Rugby is the first non-contact sport that fully reflects the characteristics of rugby, including scrums, lineouts and breakdown

  • With an emphasis on fun, fitness, inclusion and time optimisation, T1 Rugby is a game for everyone, played by anyone
  • T1 Rugby to be rolled out globally by World Rugby, regional associations and member unions to supercharge the growth of the sport

World Rugby has launched T1 Rugby, the world’s first non-contact sport that fully reflects the unique characteristics of rugby, to supercharge participation and engagement by making the sport more relevant and accessible to young people.

With the mantra of ‘a game for everyone, played by anyone’, T1 Rugby has an emphasis on fun, fitness and inclusion and will provide a fun, welcoming, time efficient and safe environment for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, reflecting the international federation’s mission of a global sport for all.

Significantly, it is the first non-contact form of the game that reflects the characteristics of rugby, including lineouts, scrums, kicking and a breakdown, while remaining simple to play. It contains many of the attacking and defending aspects of rugby, requiring players to make the same decisions.

In trials, players have been able to pick up the rules in less than 20 minutes. The feedback from participants has highlighted the simplicity and reinforced the rugby feel of the game.


Control & Click on a video from World Rugby explaining T1, a brand new non-contact version of the game being rolled out globally starting in 2024/5


Control and Click on these links below for further information/detail:


Introduction to T1 Rugby


Rules & Guidelines for T1 Rugby


Match organisation for Game Managers


How to play the game (Short Rules)