Friday, April 22, 2016

Rugby in Argentina!

On March 20, 2016, thirty-two players, two coaches, and Father Paul Mariani arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina to spend their Spring Break week touring, playing, volunteering, and adventuring with the locals. Their week consisted of many admirable and exciting events. On Monday, the team traveled to the local rugby club of Liceo Naval to participate in a practice session with a former Argentinean national player. On Tuesday, the SCUTS traveled to an orphanage located outside the city where they played games with the excited kids and donated clothing from SCU’s very own Bronco Kidz All Sports Camp. Following the trip to the orphanage, the team won their first match 34 to 21 against Cuidad de Buenos Aires. Excited about their first win, the team was given the day off on Wednesday and they opted to further explore the city’s culture and traditions by visiting the local art museums and opera house. Thursday came with their second and final match against Liceo Naval in which our SCUTS lost 24 to 22. Friday, being another day off for the team, was a day for celebrations in the neighborhood of Boca for Good Friday and Easter. On Saturday, the team traveled back to Liceo Naval to watch their men’s team play in the division one of rugby in Argentina. On Sunday, the team accompanied by Father Mariani, attended Easter mass at Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires (the most famous Catholic church in Buenos Aires) before departing to return back home after a long, but worthwhile trip.  Campus Recreation congratulates our SCUTS Men’s Rugby program for their successes in Buenos Aires and wishes them well on their future endeavors. The team was sure to take lots of photos of their trip so check them out!