Women’s rugby preparng for fall season

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If you thought rugby was just for gay men, the Atlanta Harlequins are out to prove you wrong.

The lesbian-friendly women’s rugby team gathered returning and prospective players on Aug. 3 for a primer about the sport at the athletic field of Walden Middle School in Atlanta. The team opens its twice-a-week practice schedule — Mondays and Wednesdays — tonight at 7:30 p.m.

imageThe team launched in 1984 as the Southeast Harlequins Women’s Rugby Football Club and change its named to the Harlequins in 1999. They open a five-game season on Sept. 12 in Philadelphia. Home games are set for Sept. 19 and Sept. 26.

View the Project Q Atlanta photo album from the event.


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