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Quick RIP rugby program launched in Fiji

October 23, 2018 4:06 pm

As the “Get In to Rugby program” continues to be developed, a new Quick RIP rugby program has recently been launched in the country.

Quick RIP rugby is run by the NZ Rugby Union, a non-contact game to promote excellent ball handling and running skills.

NZ Rugby Pacific Sporting Partnership Project Manager, Tim Gilkson says the game is a step up from tag rugby which is a non-contesters scrum, but teaches the basics of scrummaging and line-outs.

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“It’s seven in the team and it’s a twenty minute game and the rules are very similar to the 7s game and same applies in terms of penalties and kick offs. There’s no conversions so there’s no need for post so it’s can be played in a home field.”

The NZRU is working together with the Fiji Rugby Union has plans to extend the game beyond Viti Levu.

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