The British Embassy and the U.S. Department of State are celebrating the launch of 'Try Rugby USA', a campaign to grow international community outreach and youth development around Rugby in the U.S., with a friendly match at Georgetown University's Cooper Field.
Playing on the UK team is Ken Harvey, a former Washington Redskins player. Other members of the UK team consist of British Embassy staff and British Defence staff. Tosh Askew, who has coached England U19s for 5 years and won Grand Slam in 2004, Nic Rouse, rugby union player for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership, and Caryl Thomas, head coach of the University of Bath Women’s rugby team and has played for Wales Women in the Six Nations Championship and in two World Cups (2010, 2014), will coach the UK team.
Playing on the US team includes Whitney Stowell, President of Washington Irish RFC, and Chris Howard, a Tiger Rugby coach. Other players will include U.S. Department of State staff. James Walker, founder of Tiger Rugby, will coach and play on the US team.
The event is open to the public and free to attend. Parking is extremely limited, public transportation is recommended.
Learn more about Try Rugby USA here.