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Objective of the Game

Rippa Rugby Rules

Rippa Rugby Certificate

Ordering a Rippa Rugby Set

Rippa Rugby is the new game for primary schools. It is a very safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls alike. Best of all it's fun and exciting for all involved.

While the rules are simple and the game easy to learn, Rippa Rugby will promote excellent ball handling and running skills, and give all kids a chance to participate in our national game.

The New Zealand Rugby Union is proud to recommend Rippa Rugby and we are sure it will give the kids in your school a fun safe and enjoyable sporting experience.

Objective of the Game

The object of the game is to score a try by placing the ball with downward pressure behind or on the opponents' goal line. A try is worth five points.

To prevent a try being scored the defenders must rip the flag from the belt of the ball carrier. This forces the ball carrier to pass the ball. Six rips against the attacking team in one set of possession results in the ball being turned over to the defending team.

Rippa Rugby Rules 

The Rules for Rippa Rugby can be downloaded below. 
The Rippa Rugby Rules includes the objective of the game, how to play, rules of the game, and refereeing a game.  

To view these files you will need Adobe Reader.

Rippa Rugby Rules
>> Download PDF 20kb

Rippa Rugby Certificate


>> Download PDF 154kb

Give the kids some encouragement by downloading a Rippa Rugby Certificate.  For example, skills, participation or player of the day.

Ordering a Rippa Rugby Set

The New Zealand Rugby Union have provided all primary schools and 400 secondary schools with a Rippa Rugby set.

Schools can purchase more Rippa Rugby sets by contacting:

Powa Products Int Ltd
PO Box 156

Ph: 64 6 323 9868
Fax: 64 6 32 9869


Leslie Rugby
PO BOX 2230
South Dunedin 9012

Phone:  64 3 466 3051
Freephone: 0800 4 537543