Cheongju, South Korea – June 24, 2010 — Cheongju’s Chungbuk National University will be the next venue to host the Korea 10s League rugby series. The second of four tournaments will be held on Saturday the 3rd of July from 1pm to 7pm and aims to continue the success of the opening tournament in Seoul.
Six teams are expected to appear in Cheongju, mirroring the turnout in Seoul, including teams from Gumi, Jeonnam and Korea University.
The Korea 10s League is a four round series held in cities throughout Korea aimed at promoting and developing full-contact rugby. Other tournaments are planned for Busan and Gumi later in the year.
10s rugby tournaments have been held in Korea before but this is the first time that a coordinated league has 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 the tournaments.
Each individual tournament is a round-robin culminating in a playoff series. Points accumulated throughout the season will decide the winner of the series.