Papa Johns Tartan Touch

Get ready for another summer of Tartan Touch fun – Scottish Rugby’s fun, inclusive, social and simple form of rugby in the summer.

What is Papa Johns Tartan Touch?

Following the partnership between Scottish Rugby and Papa Johns in February 2022, the programme has been known as ‘Papa Johns Tartan Touch’, with the pizza delivery brand proudly working to support rugby communities in Scotland.

Running between May and July, Tartan Touch is designed to provide a simplified version of rugby with the aim of attracting players of all abilities, ages and levels of experience who are looking to improve their fitness through simple and social activity.

In 2024, there are 73 hubs across the country, so there is bound to be a hub close to you. If you are interested in playing Tartan Touch this year, please click on one of the hub event invites in the accordion below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected].

What are the rules?

AIMTouch the ball down over opponent’s goal line. To do this, keep possession by avoiding being touched.

Touched 6 times Offload within 2 steps or 2 seconds – No offside from the offload
Ball leaves the pitch Place ball on ground – Offside line created
Ball passed forward, dropped forward, or kicked forward Must be passed away by touched player or a teammate
Foul play by team in possession


The Hubs (new hubs listed in bold)

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