2nd May 2019, 15:02 | Community
'Tag-the-Ball' - also known as EuroTag - the limited contact Rugby League game, takes a giant leap this May Bank Holiday weekend as the first competition in partnership with the RFL will be played at Saddleworth Rangers in Oldham on Sunday, May 5.
Teams competing include Wakefield Blues, captained by Tom Hall, Greater Manchester Police, Meltham, Littleborough and Sheffield Forgers, with the hosts Rangers fielding three teams and their neighbours Oldham St Annes fielding two teams, Green and Gold, captained by club stalwarts Neil Flanagan and Glenn Warhurst respectively.
Players will travel from dales of Yorkshire, the hills of Lancashire, the foot of the Don River and also the banks of the Danube as Hungarian Rugby League Federation representatives, Zsolt Lukacs and Norbert Csapkai, ardent supporters of EuroTag Rugby League, will bolster the ranks of the Wakefield Blues.
The format will be a round robin with an all in 'War of the Roses' match scheduled later in the day.
Chairman of the EuroTag/Tag-the-Ball steering group, Des Foy said: "We are very excited about the future association with the Rugby Football League.
"We are very grateful to Marc Lovering for taking time to review the concept and push it forward. We have assembled a steering group of players, coaches and referees with a single goal: more people playing and enjoying Rugby League.
"And, as I have been saying for years now, I believe this version of limited contact league is the best blend of rules and the ultimate gateway game."
Find out rules and more about Tag-the-Ball/EuroTag HERE.