Prom on the Pitch: Women's rugby in formal wear

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As if watching women play rugby wasn’t already fun enough – who doesn’t love to see muddy girls tackle each other with competitive glee? – the Akron Women’s Rugby team is stepping it up a notch by hitting the pitch in prom dresses. That’s right – prom dresses. On April 26, the Akron team will host its second annual Prom on the Pitch. Team president Cristina Lalli came up with the idea last year, inspired by other rugby teams that host homecomings at the end of their season. Only Lalli thought it’d be much cooler if the girls actually played rugby in their gowns. “We went to the thrift store and found the worst, ugliest ‘80s prom dresses we could find,” she says…

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