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Safe, Non-Contact Rookie Rugby.

Safe, Non-Contact Rookie Rugby.

Rookie Rugby is an easy to play game for all ages! The rules are simple, and minimal equipment is required.

Rugby for all!

Rugby for all!

Exciting news in the world of youth rugby!

Organizations

Organizations

Bring Rookie Rugby to your local organization.

Teachers

Teachers & Schools

Learn how you can teach rugby in your school.

Parents & Coaches

Parents & Coaches

Coach your son or daughter in Rookie Rugby.

Players

Players

Start playing Rookie Rugby today!

Rugby for all ages.

USA Rugby is proud to offer both non-contact and contact versions of rugby all over the United States. The Rookie Rugby program is USA Rugby’s non-contact version of the game. It is the first step in USA Rugby’s player pathway, introducing the newest Olympic sport in a fun, safe way for boys and girls of all ages.

Safe.

The game of Rookie Rugby is played with flags to replace the action of tackling. Flag rugby is the preferred method to introduce rugby. If no flags are available, the game can be played as two hand touch; however, flags are always the better option.

Something New.

Rookie Rugby is played in schools, parks, recreation leagues, and community organizations across the country. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required.

Easy to play.

All types of rugby are free flowing and continuous. Players will work as a team to move the ball across their opponent’s goal line to score a try.