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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rugby-huligaanit kohtasivat!

I'm not entirely sure what the above headline means, but I am guessing that it is not a million miles from "certifiable lunatics play rugby on frozen Finnish lake...".

Its March, your north of the Arctic circle, its more sub-zero than anyone with any sanity might wish to become acquainted, so what do you do? Stay warm and snug by the fire... or play rugby?

Faced with that choice earlier this month Jyväskylä Rugby Club, about 200 miles north of Helsinki (or anywhere else, come to that) decided to run a rugby tournament. Lumirugbya is what they called it - Snow Rugby apparently - and some real Lumis from as far away as Luxembourg leapt onto whatever the appropriate transport was in order to get there.

Exactly what then happened is best left to this in-depth report and your own abilities at reading Finnish - though an Italian enthusiast I know with a smattering of the language tells me that the home team came out as winners, beating Helsinki Warriors in the final.


  1. LOVE the picture! Reposted with link love on my blog!

  2. Not exactly correct - Helsinki Warriors didn't make it into the final... it was 2011 champion Helsinki Rugby Club against Jyväskylä Old Boys in the final and the home team came out the winners (with a little help from some players borrowed from other teams!) Great weekend of rugby for everyone involved, really well organised.

  3. This article actually appeared in 2008, though...


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