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.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
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.”READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
“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.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
Reported By Mike Dunn, KYW Newsradio.