Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Korea 10s League Kicks Off in Seoul on Saturday

Korea 10s League Kicks Off in Seoul

The Seoul Survivors Rugby Football Club will host the first round ofthe inaugural Korea 10s League rugby series. The opening tournament will be held at the Jamwon rugbypitch in Apgujeong, Seoul on May 8thfrom 10am until 6pm, featuring expatriate and Korean universityteams from throughout the peninsula.

The Korea 10s League is a four round series held in cities throughout Korea aimed at promoting anddeveloping full-contact rugby. Other tournaments are planned for Cheongju, Busan and Gumi later in the year.

The Seoul Survivors expect eight teams to converge on Jamwon this Saturday including squads fromKorea University and Jeollanam province.

10s rugby tournaments have been held in Korea before but this is the first time that a coordinated leaguehas been developed in order to provide rugby players with the opportunity for year-round competition against other competitive sides. 10-a-side rugby requires less player numbers and resources to run,maximizing the amount of teams and players, both foreign and Korean, that can participate in thetournaments.

Each individual tournament is a round-robin culminating in a playoff series. Points accumulatedthroughout the season will decide the winner of the series.

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