Rippa Rugby - Information


Click here to sign up for Term 1 - Registrations close on Sunday January 21st 2024. 


The game:

Rippa Rugby is available for Years 1 - 4, RIP Rugby is available for Years 5-6. 

Year 1 & 2 Rippa teams have 5 players on the field at all times, on a reduced field size (half a regular field), with up to 3 subs.

(TBC rules, 2022) 

Year 3-6 Rippa or Rip teams have 7 players on the field with up to 3 subs that can rotate in at any time. With mixed teams, there must be at least one girl on the field at all times. 

RIP Rugby is the same as Rippa but with kicking, line outs and scrums.

All games have 30 minute timeslots with 2 x 12 min halves, 2 mins half time.

In Term 4, BOP rugby will endeavour to provide refs for all games. We will let you know if you team needs to provide a ref (in the past some yr 1/2 teams have needed a parent to step into this role) 

Click here for Rippa Rugby & Rip Rugby Rules



Fergusson Park, Matua


Season dates:

Games are played on Tuesdays, starting 20th Feb - 6 weeks


Game times:

Played on Tuesdays.

Kick-off times are: Year 1 & 2 games 4.00pm - 4.30pm, Year 3-6 games 4.30pm - 5.30pm. (These are guide times only)
Draws will be e-mailed to coaches and managers; and managers will distribute these to the team members.



Term 1 2024 fees - $20 per player

Payment is required at the end of the registration process. You must pay when prompted after completing the registration form; or your registration will not reach us.


To be confirmed by your coach/manager when the teams have been put together.



A uniform top will be loaned to the children before the season starts. These must be returned to the Team Manager at the final game of the season. The cost of borrowing this is included in the term fee, however if the allocated shirt is not returned to the Team Manager at the end of the season you will be charged for a replacement shirt.
Team Managers will be expected to collect the team's shirts, wash them and return them as a set to the office 7-10 days after the last game.

Children can wear their own shorts, blue would be preferred but that’s not essential. The children play in bare feet, no shoes.


PPS Statement of Intent: Children in Sport

All parents should be aware of the PPS Sport Statement of Intent. Click here to view PPS Sport Statement of Intent.


Extra-Curricular Sports Code of Conduct:

All players and parents are required to agree to follow the PPS Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct. You can view this here: Pillans Point Extra-curricular Sports Code of Conduct



Coaches hold the team practises and are present to coach during games.

Managers are responsible for team logistics & organisation e.g. correspondence of practise and game times to all members of the team; key point of contact for PPS Sports & Events Co-ordinator.

Managers are also responsible for collecting the team's shirts at the end of the last game; cleaning them and returning the set of shirts to the office 7-10 days after the last game.

These roles can be shared across parents if required. Without parents volunteering for these roles; we are unable to submit teams.

Referees will be provided by the BOP Rugby Union.