Next weekend, hundreds of players from Australia and New Zealand will descend on Goulburn for the Tag20 ANZAC Cup.
The event was originally slated to take place 12 months ago, but COVID-19 intervened and forced its cancellation.
Confirmation that the event would go ahead this year left organiser Jody Te Ora thrilled.
"We tried to do a postponement rather than a cancellation, and we thought we could run it any time of the year so we'd be fine," Te Ora said.
"We've got the opportunity this year to do it, so we were very happy."
Tag20 is based on Rugby Sevens, however instead of tackling, it features tags attached at the waists of its players. If one or both of these tags are removed, it constitutes a 'tackle'.
The matches are played on fields the same size as touch football, and each team has five plays, beginning with each tag, to attempt a try before possession is turned over.
Unlike touch football, players in Tag20 are allowed to kick the ball, and players looking to catch the ball cannot be contested. However, if they drop the ball, it results in a turnover.
Tries are worth three points when placed in the central section of the opponent's in-goal area, and two anywhere else in-goal.
The ANZAC Cup will run for two days, and it is the second time that it has been run in Goulburn.
Goulburn hosted one of the early editions of the ANZAC Cup, roughly five years ago after it was originally scheduled to take place in Sydney.
"We had massive rain for two or three weeks straight," Te Ora said.
"Every ground was closed, and the grounds we were supposed to use were under water.
"Someone that we knew from Canberra got in touch and we came to Goulburn, and actually quite liked it."
As many of the Australian players in the ANZAC Cup are from Canberra, it has been based there for the last few years, but Te Ora and his fellow organisers have decided to take the event to different regions in the coming years.
With 28 teams across 14 divisions, each division will feature a best-of-five match series between each Australian and New Zealand side with high levels of skill on display.
The age ranges begin in the juniors (for players under eight years old) all the way to seniors (players over 40).
"Some of our divisions have a very high level of skill, particularly the blue-ribbon ones, the men's open, the 19s boys and girls," Te Ora said.
"You'll be surprised at how well the 12s can play the game. We initially thought we'd have to create different rules for the young ones, but we didn't have to at all and they love the idea of being able to kick.
"As a learning curve for some of these young kids, it's been great. They're a lot more competent than we thought for such a young age, which is good for the future."
The Tag20 ANZAC Cup will take place on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18, at the Carr Confoy playing fields.
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