Rookie Rugby

Rookie Rugby is the US brand of flag rugby. Rookie Rugby is a safe, non-contact, easy to play game for both boys and girls of all ages! It is played in schools, parks and recreation leagues, and community organizations across the country. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required.

Start Playing Rookie Rugby Today!

LEARN HOW TO PLAY

Do you want to learn how to play Rookie Rugby? Checkout our guidebook!


ORDER FROM THE ROOKIE RUGBY STORE

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Place your Rookie Rugby store order!

FREE RESOURCES FOR ROOKIE RUGBY

Check out the Rookie Rugby YouTube page to watch videos on fun games, skills, and activities. After watching the videos, you can get started practicing by using our printable game cards, skill cards, and lesson plans! Still have questions? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rookie Rugby Resources

Rookie Rugby Videos

Rookie Rugby P.E. Plans

Rookie Rugby Online Course

Take our free, online Rookie Rugby course to learn more about the game.

RUGBY IN A BOX STARTER KIT

Get started playing Rookie Rugby today by purchasing your Rugby in a Box Starter Kit! Each kit contains all of the equipment and materials you need to play full flag rugby. The contents of the box include:

  • Two Official Rookie Rugby Balls
  • 20 Boundary Cones
  • Two Sets of Flags – Red and Blue
  • "How to Play the Game": - Rule Book
  • 30 Game Play and Skills Cards
  • Comprehensive Educational Manual
  • Official Rookie Rugby Stickers
Purchase your Rugby in a Box Starter Kit now!

ROOKIE RUGBY 7s

Are your kids ready to start tackling? Check out the Rookie Rugby 7s materials on how to introduce contact and transition players from flag to tackle. Please note that tackling should not be introduced until kids are of the appropriate age and ability. Check with your local state rep or contact us to learn more!

REPORT YOUR ROOKIE RUGBY SESSION

Help us capture information about non-contact youth rugby participation throughout the country. Let us know where you have played Rookie Rugby including in P.E. classes, summer camps, clinics, jamborees, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other youth rugby initiatives.

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