FIRST PHOTO: Novice rugby player Steve Savou, 9, attempts to elude Kaya Phillips, 13, (left) and Josh Ruidas, 10, last week at Lahaina Recreation Center during the first practice for what their coach hopes will be the island's newest rugby team.
SECOND PHOTO: Coach Finau Hafoka gives pointers to his young players last week at Lahaina Recreation Center. He said he hoped to share his knowledge of the sport and convey that it is a good time. "I'm just trying to show them that rugby isn't rough. It's fun," Hafoka said.
The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photo