By Jonnel Benjamin
Children from two Leeds primary schools have won the honour of playing tag rugby at Twickenham ahead of the city playing host to the Rugby League World Cup later this year.
Strawberry Field Primary School and runners-up Churwell Primary School were triumphant in the tournament, involving 20 teams, at the John Charles Centre for Sport.
St Joseph and St Mary’s Primary School will be taking part in the West Yorkshire school games.
Former Leeds Rhino player Keith Senior, who also attended, said: “It’s quite groundbreaking that Leeds Rugby Foundation and Leeds City Council can come together and create a festival that all kids can come together and have a great time.”
The aim of the game is to pull a Velcro tag attached to each player, making it a non-contact sport and avoiding a full rugby tackle. Each team has a total of seven players and must have at least two girls.
Tag rugby was originally a training game for players in rugby league teams, but today it is used to encourage young children to take up the sport.
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