THE new rugby season got under way on Saturday and at Stevenson Park there was an entertaining practice game between Dungannon and local Kukri Division I rivals, Clogher Valley.
Coaches from both clubs watched with interest and due to the enforcement of social distancing regulations there were stewards all over the place as everyone tries to adjust to the new normal.
The competitive season does not start until the 26th September and the AIL rounds lie dormant until the new year. Hence there is time to get used to the Covid regulations.
This coming weekend there is another practice at Stevenson Park when Dungannon host Banbridge.