Welcome to Rookie Rugby – A Safe, Non-contact variation of rugby which aims to introduce new players to our great sport, through a safe and fun environment. The game of Rookie Rugby is played with flags to replace the action of tackling. Flag rugby is the preferred method to introduce rugby. 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. The Game incorporates a range of skill development, applicable to all ages. The primary aim is to develop these skills through games and fun exercises. Learn the basics with trained coaches from the Meraloma Club.