Lit­tle rip­pers

Hawke's Bay Today - - Local News -

To­mor­row the Napier Black & White Rippa Rugby tour­na­ment kicks off at Tareha Re­serve, Taradale and will see 400 kids from 16 schools com­pete in three age groups, years 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. Hast­ings schools get their turn next week at Ron Giorgi park, Flaxmere, on Thurs­day and Fri­day to ac­com­mo­date the 1320 par­tic­i­pants from 19 schools. From Black & White Rippa Rugby tour­na­ments 10 lucky teams from through­out Hawke’s Bay are in­vited to play as cur­tain-rais­ers on McLean Park be­fore each Mag­pies Mitre 10 Cup home game. An ad­di­tional event is held to find Hawke’s Bay’s best Rippa Rugby team, which will re­ceive an all­ex­penses-paid trip to Welling­ton to rep­re­sent the Bay at the NZRU-run Rippa Na­tion­als.

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