U of M and MSU face off in rugby before the big game on Saturday

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State is extending beyond the football field this weekend.

Friday, the Wolverine and Spartan Rugby teams will square off at Cooley Law School Stadium for the first time for the inaugural "Battle of the Mitten."

The Lugnuts ground crew has been hard at work already transforming the baseball field for a rugby scrum.

The match is set for 7 p.m. and tickets start at $10.