Rippa & Rugby

Rippa Rugby is a 7-a-side non-contact hybrid of rugby which promotes ball-handling and running skills, there is also the opportunity to enter a 10-a-side Tackle Rugby team if there are sufficient numbers and coaches available. This sport is for boys and girls and the tournament days are held at Takapuna RFC. There are 3-4 tournaments for schools each year across Term 2 & 3. Players have bare feet for the games. Mouthguards are compulsory for the tackle division and recommended for the Rippa divisions.

These are the following divisions available if we can gain sufficient numbers in each area:
•  3&4 Girls only – 7 a side
•  3&4 Boys only – 7 a side
•  5&6 Girls – 10 a side
•  5&6 Boys – 10 a side
•  Tackle (Under 55kg) – 10 a side

The teams will be formed during Term 1 and trainings will hopefully get underway by the end of term; please register your interest by Thursday 23rd March. Further details and to register your child’s interest can be found at the following google form

The 2017 dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 11th May (Save date Tuesday 16th May)
  • Thursday 22nd June (Save date Tuesday 27th June)
  • Thursday 17th August (Save date Tuesday 22nd August)
    If we have a/some teams that come first or second in their division at the Year 5/6 level, there may be the following games:
  • SEMI FINALS @ North Harbour Stadium Thursday 21st September (Save date Friday 22nd September)
  • FINALS FOR BOTH PRIMARY SCHOOLS & INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS WILL BE PLAYED AS CURTAIN RAISERS FOR NORTH HARBOUR ITM CUP GAMES IF DRAW ALLOWS – DATES WILL BE ADVISED ONCE THE 2017 ITM CUP DRAW IS RECEIVED

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