This year looks set to be a trailblazing year for the Great Britain programme with the teams heading back to Ireland for the inaugural International Tag Series before the annual British and Irish Cup in September.
Great Britain Trials will be held at the beginning of March. For the first time this year the National Programme will run its first trial outside of the capital with players from the North, the Midlands and the West Country encouraged to converge on Coventry on Sunday 6th March before London and Thames Valley players trial in London a week later on Sunday 13th March.
The British & Irish Cup returns to the UK on the 3rd and 4th September and like it’s feeder tournament, the UK Tag Nationals, will take place in West Yorkshire for the first time as the Great Britain sides look to wrest the trophy back from Ireland once again. This will be the second opportunity for international competition for our Great Britain sides with the International Tag Series taking place at the University of Limerick, Ireland on the 4th-6th August – just one year before the Tag World Cup takes place at the same venue.
Key dates for 2022
06.03.22 – Regional Great Britain Trials – Coventry
13.03.22 – Capital and Thames Valley Great Britain Trials – London
18.03.22 – Great Britain Training Squads Announcement
27.03.22 – Great Britain Training Begins – London
21-22.05.22 – Tag Nationals & Great Britain Training Camp – West Yorkshire
TBC Jun/Jul – Great Britain Training Camp – Bristol
04-06.08.22 – International Tag Series – University of Limerick, Ireland
03-04.09.22 – British & Irish Cup – West Yorkshire
17.09.22 – Great Britain Tag Rugby End of Season Social – London
TBC Dec – International Tri Nations – South Africa