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American National Rugby Team Faces Ireland At Stadium In Northeast Philadelphia

USA Rugby Team Honored At Philadelphia City Hall (Credit: Mike Dunn)

USA Rugby Team Honored At Philadelphia City Hall (Credit: Mike Dunn)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Your thoughts may be on the Phillies’ spring training game, but in the Northeast section of the city on Saturday, rugby will be the sport of the day with the match kicking off at 4 p.m.

Martin Memorial Stadium on Cottman Avenue will be the site later this afternoon of a rugby exhibition between the American National Rugby Team and the Ireland Wolfhounds.

Both teams were honored at City Hall earlier this week. Councilman Jim Kenney says they represent the best of two countries. “They come from every section of the nation of Ireland, and every part of the United States.”

“On behalf of Rugby League Ireland, and the Irish Wolfhounds Rugby League team, can I just say what a pleasure it is to be here today in Philadelphia,” says Gordon Matthews, manager of the Ireland Wolfhounds.

Tickets are available at the gate for $7. Children under 18 are free.

Reported By Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio.

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