OPM Plymouth Touch

In the winter months (mid September to mid March) we train on the astro at Lipson Co-operative Acadamy (PL4 7PG). We meet... Read more


An attacking player is offside when in front of another player who currently has possession or who last had possession of the ball. A defending player is offside when not retreating five metres for a rollball or ten metres for a penalty or restart of play. Defending players cannot move... Read more

The tap restarts play from a penalty. The ball is placed on the ground at the mark. The attacking player releases it from both hands and taps it with either foot a distance of not more than one metre before picking it up cleanly. Any player from the attacking team may take the tap or pick... Read more

This restarts the game after a touch. The player in possession stands where the touch was made facing the opponents’ defending line and rolls the ball backwards between his or her feet a distance of not more than one metre. This player may not pick up the ball. The player picking up the... Read more

A touch can be made on any part of the body, ball, clothing or hair with one hand or two. Minimum force is used at all times. The team in possession is entitled to six touches before possession is turned over.  Read more

The ball must be passed backwards or directly sideways at all times. A forward pass results in a penalty to the other team. A ‘touch and pass’ – when a touched player passes the ball after the touch – also results in a penalty.  Read more

No rugby experience? No problem. Our how-to-play videos will ensure you’re ready and raring to take to the pitch. TouchBase, TouchBase+ and TouchLeagues mean there’s an event for every level of... Read more