Rugby world cup game held in Danville

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) In Danville, fans of the rough and tumble sport of rugby were in for a treat. This weekend was the 37th SoFi MBA Rugby World Cup.

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More than 10 teams of men and women came from around the world to compete. And this year, for the first time ever, the women's team that won the silver trophy got to keep it. Typically the prize rotates among winning teams.

"This is a big deal, people that participate in the tournament really get in love with it and they want to come back. Their engagement with the tournament is amazing," Vinicius Torres of the SoFi MBA Rugby World Cup said.

This is the 18th year the game has been held in Danville. The committee will begin planning for next year in October.