Backing Blue: UCEAP Scotland Students Go to the Rugby!

UC students studying in Scotland attended one of the most popular events in the sport of Rugby, as the Scotland national team took on Italy during the 6 Nations Tournament in late February.

cropped-20150228_1316151.jpgStudents studying at the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and University of St. Andrews all showed their support at the match with UCEAP Scotland t-shirts that included the words “Alba gu bràth”, the Rugby team’s Gaelic slogan meaning “Scotland the brave”, on the back. For many of the students, this was the first rugby game they had ever attended and observing the atmosphere around the city of Edinburgh on match day was an exciting and unforgettable experience!

PhotoGrid_1425135026824“It didn’t matter that I didn’t always know what was going on – the mood was electric and I could really feel the energy of all the Scots supporting their team!” –Trevor Fritz, UCEAP Scotland student

Unfortunately, the boys in blue came in just behind Italy, with a final score of 19-22. However, UC students still came out absolute winners with plenty of new insights on the sport of Rugby and another exciting cultural experience to add to their UCEAP adventure!