Rugby without the rough stuff

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- When you talk about physical sports, normally I'd say rugby falls right in line with football, but not the relatively new rookie rugby league here in Knoxville, a league which teaches kids k-thru-8 about the sport, without all the tackling says Rookie Rugby League's Gabe Woodson,"it's non-contact so it's really teaching hand-eye coordination hopefully a lot of these skills that they can continue on and carry over into other sports they may play and also build character qualities for these kids."

This is the 4th year for the Rookie Rugby League. The cost is $50 - with that you receive a rugby ball, t-shirt and sack pack.
There are three age groups: K-1, 1-3 & 4-8. Practice starts Wednesday, April 17. Practices are Wednesdays 6:30 - 8 PM. Games are Saturdays 8-11 AM. All the fun takes place at the Tennessee Rugby Park in Karns.

For more information and to register your kids, please visit,