Tag history was made on Saturday 16th July as 108 teams descended on King’s House Sports Ground, Chiswick for TagFest London 2022 – the largest, single-venue, Tag Rugby tournament ever to be staged in the northern hemisphere. While the bulk of the teams were London based, including the Turtles team who won the top prize for an unprecedented fifth consecutive year, there were also teams from Try Tag Rugby’s Yorkshire, Thames Valley and Edinburgh North regions.
Players from Bristol, Coventry, Manchester and Wigan also joined a festival of Tag Rugby that had an international flavour with the addition of teams from Ireland and France. With over 1,200 players across four divisions that each played through Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield competitions it was a truly unmissable day in the growth of Tag Rugby in the UK.
Tournament Director Will Shepherd said: “It’s brilliant to see Try Tag Rugby taking steps forward with every iteration of our flagship tournament. Once again we’ve beaten our personal record for number of teams, while the players are responsible for the standard of Tag growing year on year. The extra time final between Turtles and Cuzzies was played to a capacity crowd that cheered on every tag, kick and try before getting stuck into the afterparty with the same level of enthusiasm! To have such perfect weather to cap it all off was a bonus.”
Thanks to our hosts King’s House Sports Ground; PSS International Removals, our official referee partner and all of our food and drink vendors.
Cup – Turtles
Plate – The Alpacas
Cup – Tagging with Porpoise
Plate – Tagquila Tagquila – Surprise
Bowl – Warriors
Shield – Mike’s Hospital Pass
Cup – Royal Arsenal C
Plate – How I Tagged Your Father
Bowl – The April Fools
Shield – TagFest Tyrants
Cup – Tagged your Mum
Plate – Taguanas
Bowl – Tag-osaurus’
Shield – Placeholder_1000
Players of the Tournament
Female Player of the Tournament – Anita Snowdon (The Alpacas)
Male Player of the Tournament – Nick Wilkes (Turtles)
Female Player of the Tournament – Daisy Mankee (Tagging with Porpoise)
Male Player of the Tournament – Jack Knowles (Sweet Tagoline)
Female Player of the Tournament – Jacinta McCarthy (Steve Jugs)
Male Player of the Tournament – Andy Liu (Pretty Little Tryers)
Female Player of the Tournament – Katie Keen (Placeholder_1000)
Male Player of the Tournament – James Visser (Taguanas)
PSS International Removals’ Referees of the Tournament
Division 1 – Thomas Ralph – London
Division 2/3/4 – Rebekah Howell – Bristol/Thames Valley
Upcoming Try Tag Rugby Events
TagFest Oxford 2022 – Oxford Rugby Football Club – Saturday 30th July
TTR’s 13th Birthday Boat Party – River Thames – Saturday 13th August – Flame and Sunrise tickets available now!
TagFest Yorkshire 2022 – Stanningley Rugby Club – Saturday 20th August
Manchester Autumn Tournament – Sale (Trafford MV) – Saturday 24th September
Autumn Tournament – King’s House Sports Ground – Saturday 8th October – Team and individual registration opening soon.