Have you ever experienced something new?
Of course, you have, a good majority of us enjoy trying new things. And if you're interested in local sports, then there is a new experience waiting for you.
The thing about the rugby team here in town is, they believe to have a solution to the lack of consistent events that bring a community together.
"Back home, that's what pretty much every weekend is, everyone will get together and go watch a rugby game," said Drew Chazen a BYU-Idaho student who is captain of the local rugby team. "I think that's what the community is missing."
The Rexburg Yetis are a soon-to-be official rugby team who play and practice at Evergreen Park off Main Street. The team is a combination of members from the community like coach Mark Mocke, originally from South Africa, and students from BYU-Idaho like Chazen, also from South Africa. A combination of the community and University and they need both need your help.
"From my experience of watching American colleges on TV, I was hoping to come to a place where there would be some sports," said Chazen. "Rugby I feel can definitely fill that gap."
The struggle the team faces before becoming an official league team is funding.
"We play teams...who are in leagues we just haven't gotten to that point though," said Mocke. "It's a difficult environment to play rugby from because we have to travel so much, there's a lot of costs involved and we don't have sponsors."
You can go to support the team at Evergreen Park when they play their local games. You can follow their schedule on their Facebook page.
If you are new to the rules of rugby there are plenty of members of the community sitting in the bleachers as well as a sports commentator who are there to help explain the different rules to keep you in the game.
The team is looking for sponsors and support from the community. Their hopes are to one day have an official stadium where they can practice without the interference of weather like rain and snow.