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Feeling the Need to Watch a UK Sporting Event? Try Rugby.

I like to imagine the song from the end of The Breakfast Club is playing in that one guy’s head. Photo via Dave Redden Photography.

Serious question real quick: Why are you reading this?  I mean seriously.  Even though today is Final Four day, we really have no real vested interest in the games, and even if we did, they don’t start until later tonight.  For now, though, it’s a sunny day outside, it’s opening weekend for Keeneland, and if your friends don’t dance, well then they’re no friends of mine.

If you’re in Lexington, not a Keeneland fan (or maybe your best bowtie is at the cleaner’s), and need a fix for some type of UK sporting event, there is a rugby game going on in, like an hour and a half.  So don’t worry about that shower you were needing to take at some point this weekend, just throw on a scrum cap and head to the Pitch around 1 pm.  You might see something like this:

Seriously, there isn’t a lot going on in UK sports at the moment; we’re in that weird beginning spot between the two “big” seasons where there are no huge games and we’re not sure how to schedule around that yet.  We’re used to having something to do with our Saturdays.  Well, now you can.  If you like seeing guys carrying a ball and getting tackled, or even if you just want to be outside and yelling at somebody, go watch some rugby.  Just don’t call it “Diet Football,” or they might murder you.

Plus they’re playing Vanderbilt, and really… ruck those guys.

Article written by Corey Nichols

7 Comments for Feeling the Need to Watch a UK Sporting Event? Try Rugby.

  1. Tom Jurich
    11:39 am April 6, 2013 Permalink


  2. Tom Jurich
    11:54 am April 6, 2013 Permalink

    I have a tiny penis, and I hope the university doesn’t catch on to all the funds I spend on officiating, drugs and transvestite prostitutes.

  3. SeoulCat
    12:02 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

  4. Michael
    12:13 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    You should probably have a write-up about the Montverde-St. Benedict’s game at 1 pm rather than Rugby. lol Considering that it features Dakari Johnson and D’Angelo Russell against some top talent.

  5. Dakari Johnson
    12:17 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    I will get 15 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks as usual. Dominate the other scrubs.

  6. coach
    10:55 pm April 6, 2013 Permalink

    The video is Rugby League. The University Of Kentucky’s Division One SEC team play Rugby Union. With there win over Vandy today they finish out there SCRC season number 3 in the east and number 4 in the conference. Well done Cats.

  7. Scipio
    11:01 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Division One SEC team ? Guys in that photo look like you found them on the street. Where are real UK sports at ?