About Us


The Saint John Touch Rugby League Inc. (SJTRL) is a not-for-profit incorporated organization that was formed to promote, develop and govern the game of touch rugby in the greater area of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

We follow the Federation of International Touch (FIT) Rules.

SJTRL – Constitution and By-Laws


Playing in a six-on-six format, touch rugby uses the same rules as traditional rugby but instead of tackling opponents, you touch them with one hand to prevent them from scoring points.  Once an opponent is touched, they then initiate a roll ball on the ground through their legs to a teammate who can then try to advance down the field with their teammates.  Also unique to touch rugby is that if a team cannot get a “try” or score within six touches down the field, the ball will be turned over to the other team.  Games are 12 min halves with a short halftime break. The field is divided into two halves so that two games can be played simultaneously.

Back on Friday April 29th, 2016… the first ever Co-Ed Touch Rugby League in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada kicked off the inaugural season. (The pic above shows the four teams that started the League)

We are going to celebrate our 7th Spring Season this May/June 2024.

You have to be at least 18 years of age to play in the league.

Game Lengths will be a total of 30 mins (Each Half is 12 minutes with a short Halftime break).


Touch rugby is a game anyone can play. It is a non-contact sport that is ideal for:

  • Any Gender
  • Any Skill Level
  • Any Fitness Level

No experience is needed, all are welcome!!!


What are you doing this Spring?