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Saints and Crabbie’s launch new summer Touch series

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

Northampton Saints and Crabbie’s have partnered up to launch a new Touch series for the East Midlands and Eastern Counties.

The Crabbie’s Touch Series will give rugby clubs, experienced Touch teams and social teams alike the chance to compete at four venues in June and July, including Peterborough Lions RFC (June 4th), Shelford RFC (July 22nd) and Northampton Casuals RFC (July 23rd), with a further date to be confirmed at Olney RFC.

Each venue will have a tournament for elite and experienced rugby clubs and Touch teams, with a second competition for social teams running at the same time. The winners and runners-up from each tournament will then be invited to take part in a Finals Day at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, July 29th.

Entry is £50 per team (squad sizes of between 10 and 14 players) and the tournaments will be played to standard Federation of International Touch rules. There will be some great prizes to be won as well at each venue!

For more information about the Crabbie’s Touch Series, Touch as a sport and to sign up for this great new competition head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/crabbiestouch


- Touch is a minimal contact sport for men and women played on a pitch half the size of a normal rugby pitch
- Teams have six players on the pitch at any one time with rolling substitutes throughout the duration of a match
- Teams have six touches in which to score, after which possession is handed over to the other team. Full rules are available at the England Touch Association website by CLICKING HERE

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