This Saturday: Teton Tens draws rugby teams from all over the region

(Jackson, Wyo.) - This Saturday, 17 rugby teams from Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Colorado will compete Jackson Hole for the 16th annual Teton Tens Tournament. The traditional rugby match has 15 people on each team for a total play time of 80 minutes. The Teton Tens Tournament will have teams of 10 each playing 10-minute halves for 20-minute matches. Each team gets at least three matches and as many as five. "For the summertime, it is easier for teams to put together 10-12 players than a full size team, so that allows us to draw in more teams who may not have full commitment in the summertime, but still want to come to play in Jackson," said Jackson Hole Moose Rugby President Alex White. "Since the games are shorter, they are faster moving and pretty exciting," he added. [image: Inline image 1] *Photos* *h/t Jackson Hole Moose Rugby / Pitchengine Communities* The event will also include a Rookie Rugby Expo for the kids. The Rookie Rugby matches will occur between the tournament matches. "There will be flags and balls for the kids to learn about the game and see how it feels," said White. "It would be really cool to expand the sport to youth in the area." The Teton Tens Rugby Tournament runs from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the fields near Jackson Hole Middle School. There will be a social at Miller Park after the tournament. The events are free and open to the public. "You may not understand all of the rules, but it is a really fun game to watch and it is very exciting," said White. "We are always looking in new players and people who are interested in coming to watch the games, so feel free to grab the Moose players to ask questions." *Feature Photo: h/t Jackson Hole Moose Rugby / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening