ITF Announce World-First Event for their Sport

The International Tag Federation recently announced the inception of an International Tag Series to be played across three countries in 2022.

In July, the International Tag Federation (ITF) announced the second postponement of the 2021 Tag World Cup (TWC) to be held in Limerick, Ireland 2022.

However, the ITF assured nations that the postponed Tag World Cup will still be hosted by the University of Limerick and the Irish Tag Rugby Association in August, 2023.

To ensure the International players who were selected for the 2021 TWC still have the opportunity to represent their country, the ITF developed a unique event that takes COVID-19 travel restrictions into account whilst giving players international competition.

ITF Chairman, Stuart McConnell was pleased to announce the 2022 International Tag series and the three areas of the world that will host the events.

“The ITF is extremely excited to unveil the tournament and the logo that will be on proud display in Europe, Australia and New Zealand at the same time that the postponed Tag World Cup would have been played,” McConnell said.

AO General Manager and ITF Board member, Bill Harrigan, who proposed the event to the committee, said the series will grant all players the long-awaited opportunity to represent their country.

“We just don’t know when overseas travel will open up so this tournament will allow all our international players the opportunity to represent their heritage countries safely within Australia, New Zealand & Ireland,” Harrigan said.

“All the players who were selected for the original TWC 2021 will finally get the opportunity to wear their jersey and play,” he said.

The ITF ensured that eligible heritage nations will receive an invitation to this tournament in the coming weeks.

Event dates for the 2022 International Tag Series:

Europe – University of Limerick, Ireland 5th -7th August 2022

Australia – Coffs Harbour 5th – 7th August 2022

New Zealand – Auckland, Bruce Pullman Park, 11th -13th November 2022

Please contact Stuart McConnell stuart.m@itagfed.com for any queries.