Touch rugby fields 30 teams

Touch rugby is about to start with an entry of 30 teams. 

Another9 Corporate Touch Rugby League 2015 will feature teams ready to lock horns and battle for the prize.  

Once again the teams will be divided into the Division 1 (competitive) and Division 2 (social). Each division provides the right challenge for the 400-plus players. 

For those in the competitive division, touch is no longer a recreational pastime to fill in while other sports have their summer break, organizers say, adding that it requires great ball handling skills, fitness, teamwork and commitment.  

The social division generally attracts players new to the sport or those who are unable or unwilling to contest with the experienced players. 

Last year, Delta Force finished on top and will be defending their title against such competitors as SteppingStones, Maples, Genesis Trust, Island Air and Alphasoft.  

Zolfo Cooper took the honors in the social division in 2014, and main rivals GCM are seeking revenge after their finals day defeat. 

New teams will be placed into their respective divisions after seeding day Saturday at the South Sound rugby ground. The leagues start on June 10 and run until late August. Finals day is slated for Sept. 5. Games regularly take place on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays with a couple of Super Saturdays thrown in. 

There are 14 players per team and, as this is a mixed sport, of the six players on the pitch, a minimum of three must be women. 

Paul Keegan of sponsor Another9 said, “We are delighted to partner with Cayman Rugby Football Union for the forthcoming Corporate Touch Rugby league and will be with the CRFU every step of the way on the journey of success and accomplishments.” 


Local teams even played visiting American opposition earlier this year. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD


Touch rugby’s popularity has increased substantially. – PHOTO: CAROLINE DEEGAN


Sophia Dilbert changes from football to touch in the summer.

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