Being a touring club, SPARTACUS have been to numerous places and played a lot of foreign teams. We have also met and had a few beers with a lot of our rugby friends all over Europe. This time it is Finlands turn, and we are all very excited about this trip. The dates are set to May 7th - 9th. There are still a few places left, and you do not want to miss this! Read more and register here.
Here is a short agenda set up by Ruaidhrí O'Brien
Now that we have so many booked up for this I thought I'd do a draft itinerary to see if it entices any more "maybes" into coming.
Fri 5th May
07:00 Meet in airport. Coffee and breakfast etc..
08:50 Main flight leaves.
11:10 Land in Helsinki. Get to central station and drop bags in lockers, (unfortunately we can't get into our hostel rooms until later). So we'll head across the road to Pickwick Pub - it's a real Cormac special. Bit of lunch to start the day.
16:00 Collect bags from lockers, check into hostel (10min walk), drop off bags in rooms and get ready to head out.
17:00 Head to the Kallio district for some food, fun and drinks.
Sat 6th May
10:30 Meeting on ground floor of the hostel. Find somewhere for breakfast and make our way to the rugby club. Probably drink a lot of water.
12:00 Arrive at rugby club. Change, focus, warm up, plan some back line moves/line out calls that will not even once work out.
13:00 The main event - Spartacus Elite XV v Finland Barbarians!
14:40 Celebrate our crushing victory. Honest, I've had a look through a possible squad and am very excited.
15:00 Some other less important match kicks off - Finland v Hungary.
17:30 Head back to hostel to drop off bags etc. Maybe have a kangaroo court in one/some of the rooms or downstairs.
19:00 Head to Aussie Bar (8min walk) and meet the Finnish rugby lads for drinks. See where the night takes us.
Sun 7th May
12:00 Check out of Hostel. This time is very much exact. It is automatic and there is no reception. We can't get back in after check out time so make sure you have everything. I only book the best places...
12:05 Meet downstairs. Cry for a little bit due to pounding headache. Probably curse the fact you left something in your room and it is now lost forever. Drink water like it's going out of fashion.
12:30 Now good as new, head for some breakfast, brunch and lunch. Time to relax, have a walk around the city if you want or even a casual pint with friends.
17:30 Arrive at airport
19:15 Return flight
19:40 Land in Gothenburg and go our separate ways. Seriously, go home!
If you are on different flights to the main ones can you please send me a message with the times. You prob have already but I can't remember.