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First team managers report

It was another fine day for rugby at Crusader Park with the CRU fielding six sides on the day. It started off with the senior women’s teams vs Waterloo county, both teams coming out as the runner ups in the early games. The men’s fourths came away with a convincing win over their Waterloo counterparts on…

U14 Lancers dominate arch rival Oshawa Vikings and Archers come from behind to win

Just three league games into the season and the U14 Lancers remain the only unbeaten team in the Ontario Blue Division.  After defeats of Balmy Beach (29-5), Toronto Nomads (85-0) and a touring provincial U14 side from Newfoundland (44-29) it was time to finally play last year’s finalist and arch rival the Oshawa Vikings for…

Sun Downer Party

With the season now in full swing The Crusaders are having the first sundowner party of the year  straight after the first team game at 4:30 this Saturday. With the 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th’s all at home as well as the ladies teams this will be an awesome day of rugby. With live entertainment on the…

First Team Managers Report

Well it was a spectacular day for rugby at Crusader park on Saturday as the CRU hosted the Aurora Barbarians in perfect conditions. First up the thirds got out to an early lead with Toby Sharland crossing the line twice in the first half while the defense held the visitors scoreless for the first half.…

Old Swinford Hospital School Plays CRU U18

Friday night saw double header action at Crusader field as Old Swinford arrived on the first stop of their Canadian tour. The tourists 1st team started strong and got out to an early lead. After the initial push by the visitors our boys pushed back and began to put Swinford under pressure. The U18 team…

Crusaders vs Burlington Centaurs Exhibition Match

Well it was a Thursday night friendly fixture with Burlington RFC and with a better turnout from the Crusaders as most players were available. The game started in typical fashion with the hosts keeping the CRU men in check for the first fifteen minutes, but eventually the cracks in the Centaur’s defense began to show. It…

Fab Fours strike again

The Fours travelled to St. Catharines to face the Tigers in a sunny and warm afternoon. Crusaders played a simple and effective game obtaining ball possession through the forwards and capitalizing with the backs… well several backs were actually forwards playing as backs. In the first half, the Fours managed to break the Tigers defensive…