Thursday, February 9, 2017

Touch Rugby Growing In Virginia

By James Smith

The RVA Touch Rugby League kicks off in one month on March 8th.  The formation of this touch league will offer a new dimension of rugby to the Richmond area.  Richmond already hosts a number of rugby programs for all ages and skill levels including the Richmond Lions youth and Hanover County youth programs.  Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the University of Richmond men’s and women’s clubs represent the college programs within the city.  Senior clubs include the Richmond Lions D2 and D3 sides as well as the James River men’s (D3) and Women’s (D2) programs.  And the Virginia Gentlemen represent the area’s Old Boys club.

The sport of touch has been growing over the past few years with programs being formed across the country.  RVA Touch rugby is intended to offer a non-contact, coed version of the sport to keep players involved and competitive.  In its inaugural year, RVA Touch will offer a spring and summer session.  Each session is 10 weeks and will run Wednesday nights at 7pm.  More details and registration can be found at

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