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Middle schoolers entertain a new pitch: rugby

Most of the sixth-graders on South Boston’s Joe Moakley Park on Saturday had never seen a rugby match before. Ten weeks ago, most only knew it was “kind of like football.”

But after a semester learning the rules of the game, four local schools came together for Boston’s first middle school rugby tournament as boys and girls raced up and down the muddy field and squealed “try!” when they touched the ball down in the endzone.

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