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U11s take on Italy!

Coolmine Rugby Boy’s Under 11’s made the epic trip to Rome last weekend. A total of 31 players travelled to play against S.S. Lazio Rugby 1927. On Friday the group had a fascinating walking tour of the city taking in the culture and history of Rome. On Saturday, a visit to the Colosseum followed by an evening in Gladiator school which was enjoyed by all.

Taking in the sites

The boys did themselves proud in the 3-match tournament on Sunday morning. The team spirit of the trip had obviously bonded the boys well and although a little tired from the holiday excitement, they played great together against the well organised Italian teams. Following the match, the hospitality displayed by S.S. Lazio was fantastic with an al fresco buffet of Italian food. The two teams had further time to get to know each other, organising another impromptu match themselves. Next stop, Stadio Olimpico to watch Ireland’s Six Nation’s encounter with Italy.

A great welcome for Lazio for the lads!

Another successful tour for this great group of boys and we look forward to welcoming S.S. Lazio to our club in the near future.

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