As manly as Rugby is, there is usually little room for beauty. Broken bones, banged up faces and blood are all common occurrences, but Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & the Beast is out to change that. The body slamming action will take a break at 2:30 p.m. and go from beasts to beauties for an exclusive “Warning Track” Fashion Show, produced by Phoenix Fashion Week.
After rising from the dugout, models will walk the perimeter of the stadium wearing shorter springtime attire to kick off the season.
From bold statement pieces to neutral basics, Phoenix Fashion Week leads the fashion industry in Arizona. The mission of the organization is to bridge the gap between designers, both national and international, and to expose the world to Arizona’s style.
Rugby starts at 11 a.m. with Arizona’s High School Rugby Championship, followed by the USC Trojans against the NAU Lumberjacks at 1 p.m. After the fashion show the ASU Sun Devils will go play the Ohio State Buckeyes at 3 p.m.
Rugby fans can also test their strength against Travis Bagent, the World Arm Wrestling Champion. In addition, some of the Valley’s fanciest cars will be on display thanks to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale along with local dealerships and auto clubs.
The Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & the Beast Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale, 480.423.1212, therugbybowl.com, Saturday, April 18, $10 adv, $15 dos