|History of Tag Rugby|
Tag Rugby began in Australia as a training aid for Rugby League teams. Former St George Dragons halfback Perry Haddock founded the sport while coaching the 1992 St George under 20 side. Since its beginnings in 1993, Oztag has grown in popularity across Australia in urban and rural areas. 28 teams participated in the first season in summer 1992-1993 playing in the Cronulla and St George areas of Sydney. Today, well over 50,000 players take part in Oztag competitions nationally.
In 2009 Alistair Davis joined new London Skolars General Manager, Phillip Browne, in re-launching Skolars Tag Rugby as a mixed competition. With strong support from volunteers such as James Bambrick and Nimai Parmar, the competition expanded to eight teams, gaining sponsorship from the nearby Faltering Fullback pub.
The success of Skolars Tag showed the potential for Tag Rugby as an adult participation sport in London. In August 2009 Phillip Browne and Alistair Davis agreed to go full steam ahead with the development of Tag Rugby in the UK by launching Try Tag Rugby Ltd.