Papa Johns Tartan Touch

Papa Johns Tartan Touch

Papa Johns Tartan Touch

What is Papa Johns Tartan Touch?

Papa Johns Tartan Touch is Scottish Rugby’s Fun, Simple and Social version of non-contact rugby.

Running between May and July, Tartan Touch is designed to provide a simplified version of rugby with the aim of attracting players of all abilities, ages and levels of experience who are looking to improve their fitness through simple and social activity.

What are the rules?

AIM: Touch the ball down over opponent’s goal line. To do this, keep possession by avoiding being touched.



Touched 6 times

Ball leaves the pitch

Ball passed forward, dropped forward, or kicked forward

Foul play by team in possession

Offload within 2 steps or 2 seconds - No offside from the offload

Place ball on ground - Offside line created

Must be passed away by touched player or a teammate

Papa Johns Tartan Touch Delivers Record

Following the new partnership between Scottish Rugby and Papa Johns which was launched February 2022, this season the programme will be know as ‘Papa Johns Tartan Touch’, with the pizza delivery brand proudly working to support rugby communities in Scotland.

This year’s programme will see 64 clubs operate as Tartan Touch hubs throughout the summer, with a record number of successful applicants being chosen, including 20 newly-established hubs.

Ellon Rugby Club Chairman, Andy Gordon said: “We are delighted to become a Papa Johns Tartan Touch Hub in Caledonia North this year. Introducing the game of rugby to a broad range of skills, abilities and backgrounds across our community is what Ellon Rugby have been supporting since inception 45 years ago."

Get in touch

Please find this season's operational guide here.

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]

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