TRL (Touch Rugby League) is touch footy with kicking and bears the closest resemblance to Rugby League out of all the touch football codes. Not only does TRL incorporate kicking, but proper rugby league play-the-balls. As a result, TRL eliminates the annoying touch tactics around quick ‘dump and runs’ and also provides a smoother and quicker game than the TAG codes.
TRL was formed back in 2005 so it hasn’t sprung up over night…but the real growth in the game has been experienced in the last 5 years with numbers growing from 62 teams/season in Brisbane in March 2009, to well over 3,000 teams across Australia in 2015.
TRL is not just about passing and kicking a footy but is a great place to catch up with friends and socialize. TRL also organizes and funds numerous social functions through the year that regularly attract crowds of over 500 people.
TRL is now played in a number of areas including: Rockhampton, the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay Region, Redlands, Wynnum, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Logan, Beenleigh, the Gold Coast and Sydney.
Why Play TRL?
- Social Mens and Mixed competitions
- Kick on any touch
- Dummy-half can be touched and score
- Must take kick-offs
- AFL rule in mens: if a player catches a kick on the full in the in goal it is a try
- Two point tries for girls!