Welcome to the Walking Rugby section of Moore Rugby Club
Walking rugby is a simplified version of rugby played by people of any age, gender and ability. Walking rugby is a great way to regain or maintain fitness, have fun, be part of a social team activity & meet new people. Some players have played rugby before but it is not necessary. Some come from other sports and indeed some have never really played any form of sport. We will teach you everything you need to know. It’s a very low-impact passing game where the emphasis is on passing and tactics not collisions.
• no tackles, these are replaced with a two-handed touch (not a push)
• no running just walking, although we are free to walk at pace.
• no scrummages (if you know what this means, great if not, it doesn’t matter).
• no diving to the ground – just walk over the line with the ball to score
• above all it’s great fun
Walking Rugby is a real leveler and you do not need great strength or to be fit to start, but most people find walking rugby will contribute to their fitness. You do need some mobility, a sense of humour and desire to be part of a team.
Our First Competitive Match
At the AJ Bell stadium, the walking rugby team were competing in a Sale Sharks invitational tournament, winning their first two games, and narrowly losing out in their final game 3 tries to 2. Well done everyone and enjoy the rest of your Saturday on the lash!