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England Touch returns to international action this weekend when both the men’s 40s and men’s 45s squads take on their Welsh counterparts in the rugby heartland of Pontypridd on Saturday 24th July. Both the 40s and 45s will play two capped test matches, before the 40s also take on a Barbarians team in an uncapped final match. The test matches form part of the International Serie ...

This coming Saturday sees the inaugural Northern Pride Touch Cup, the first tournament to be run by Newcastle Ravens, the only all-inclusive rugby club in the north east. Traditionally a rugby union club, the Ravens set up a Touch team over the last year, training at the same venue as the more-established Percy Park Pirates, who have helped the newcomers get up to speed and fee ...

The England Touch Association (ETA) and Global Beach Rugby have today announced an exciting agreement to work together for mutual benefit. The ETA has undergone significant growth over the last 12 months, using the lockdown as an opportunity to re-structure the organisation, develop new partnerships and put the foundations in place to springboard into a post-Covid era. This has ...

The 2021 National Touch Series remains as competitive as ever, with six different teams winning trophies across the Round 2 Elite and Development tournaments in Banbury. In winning the Elite Cup competition, Wigan Touch Warriors put themselves on top of the league standings, helped no end by three of the other Round 1 semi-finalists not passing the quarter final stages this tim ...

The Elite National Touch Series heads back to Banbury this Sunday, July 11th, for Round 2. If Round 1 was anything to go by then another day of extremely competitive Touch is in store. Hot Custard have been paired with BBR, Wigan Touch Warriors with Thames Valley Vikings, CSSC London Eagles 1 with NQ Rebels, Raptors with Cambridge Hornets and CSSC London Eagles 2 and Nottingham ...

The Development National Touch Series heads back to Banbury this Saturday, July 10th, for Round 2. Cheltenham Tigers and EY London Vipers will be the teams wanting to build on their good showings in Round 1, but there are a few other clubs to watch out for, not least Yorkshire Thorns, who are making their first appearance in the Development NTS in 2021. Other teams to keep an e ...

The England Touch Association (ETA) has responded to today’s announcement by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) regarding the end of the sponsorship by O2 of the O2 Touch programme and subsequent introduction of the Touch Union. O2 Touch has played a valuable role in the increase in participation in Touch across the country, introducing thousands of new people to the sport over the ...

Here at the England Touch Association we are delighted to continue our commitment to improving LGBTQ+ participation and inclusion within Touch by becoming the first National Governing Body to join the Pride In Touch Partnerships Programme. Pride In Touch is an organisation aimed at improving LGBTQ+ participation in Touch across the world. Their Partnerships Programme gives NGBs ...

Mixed National Touch Series action was back on the agenda for the first time in nearly two years this weekend with the opening rounds of the 2021 Elite and Development Series. The basic stats are impressive alone – more than 580 players, tens more referees and staff, 144 matches featuring 48 teams from 32 clubs across six fields, all happening at the home of Banbury RFC. This w ...

The National Touch Series action comes thick and fast in Banbury this weekend with Sunday’s opening round of the 2021 Development NTS season. The Development NTS has become increasingly important within the England Touch pathways over the past few years, with the standard of play increasing all the time and more new clubs entering teams. Manchester Chargers led from start to fi ...

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