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State Department, British Embassy to 'Try Rugby'

A member of the New Zealand ambassador's XV rugby team, in white, runs from defenders from the Combined Services Rugby Team, composed of players from branches of the U.S. military, during a match in Washington in 2012 . (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The British Embassy and the State Department are playing each other in a rugby match on Wednesday. Celebrating the launch of “Try Rugby USA,” the two offices are competing in a touch rugby game, open to any spectators.  

The match will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Georgetown University’s Cooper Field. On the U.K. team is former Washington Redskins linebacker Ken Harvey, as well as embassy staff and British defense staff. The coaches are British rugby coach Tosh Askew, Rugby Union player for London Irish, Nic Rouse, and head coach of the University of Bath Women’s rugby team, Caryl Thomas.