Tag Rugby League was showcased at one of the biggest stages in UK sport this weekend when select Try Tag Rugby teams from London and Yorkshire played at St James' Park stadium, Newcastle.
Try Tag Rugby, partners of the Rugby Football League, were invited to showcase the sport during half-time of Castleford Tigers' clash with Leeds Rhinos on Sunday, which attracted a crowd of over 30,000 as part of the weekend.
Try Tag Rugby London defeated Try Tag Rugby Yorkshire 5-3 in front of a vocal and healthy crowd - with Haylie-May Hields scoring the winning try for London after some nice build up work by Caroline Henzell and Jay Beare:
Team London also won the 40-minute warm-up game which took place outside St James' Park, 11-8, against Yorkshire prior to the main event.
London Select: Caroline Henzell (c), Fran Henzell, Haylie-May Hields, Sina Mario, Gary Jeffery, Jason Baker, Jay Beare, Perry Criticos, Terry Kovelis.
Yorkshire Select: Chloe Dinsdale, Chloe Lister, Kate Hessey, Liz Ibbetson-Bristow, Dave Wilkinson (c), Gareth Brown, Joe Barker, Leon Nightingale, Richard Kata.
Referee: Terence Hulme
Tag Rugby League is a non-contact version of Rugby League that can be played by all ages (14+, no upper age limit), genders and abilities.
Try Tag Rugby run leagues in London, Thames Valley, Yorkshire and Manchester. To sign up or find out more, visit trytagrugby.com.
Featured image credit: touchlinepics.com.