What could possibly be more exciting than an all out battle between a bunch of big strong men? Nothing comes to our mind. For all those who agree, Charleston will host the 2010 USA Rugby South Championships on Sat. May 1 and Sun. May 2 at Ansonborough Field. Eight teams from across the south will compete in the USA Rugby South Division II and III Championships.

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, the weekend long championships begin with the four Division II teams facing off to determine which two will move on to the finals on Sunday, and the carnage continues as the four teams in Division III get their chance at 1 p.m. At 10 a.m. Sunday, the Division III winners will compete against each other, and the Division II preliminary winners will battle it out at 1 p.m. The winners of these two matches will the advance to the USA Rugby National Sweet 16 and Round of 8 in Columbia, S.C. on Sat. May 22 and Sun. May 23.

The Charleston Outlaws, our home rugby team, hosts the event, and they hope to continue their undefeated record in their match against New Orleans on Saturday. Admission is free, so come cheer on your team.

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