Touch originated in Australia and is often referred to as Touch Rugby (Europe) or Touch Football (Australia). The main difference to Rugby is that Touch does not involve tackling, scrumming and kicking and is suitable for every age. Men and women can play in seperate or mixed team in a social setting as well as in a (more) competetive setting by playing tournaments.

All year round there are different tournaments throughout Europe for city-teams. The Netherlands also arranges international tournaments in The Hague and Amsterdam. The national team is active at the “Euro’s”, Mainland Cup and World Cup.

Exciting & joyful game

The game combines tactics, agility and speed with good communication and passing&catching skills.

The attacking team can score a touchdown by pushing the defending team backwards and reaching the tryline within 6 touches. As in rugby, the ball can only be passed backwards.

For examples see videos below:


The 2 top mixed open teams of the world, watch the video below


Basic Rules of Touch



Extened video "Basic Rules of Touch"


2015 World Cup - New Zealand v Netherlands Semi Final (Senior Mixed)