Richard Topping

U16 ‘SELECTS’ vs John Kyrle School (UK Tour), 17th July

John Kyrle School overpowers the Crusader Tiger StripesMonday saw the Crusaders “Selects” team take on the touring-team, visiting from south-west England. In the impressive Tiger stripe jerseys for the first time for many, Cru shot out from the gate, cannons-blazing. Deklan Williamson capitalized on a loose ball. Surging up the middle and quick hands from the ensuing…

U16 Arrows and Pikes vs Aurora, July 14th

Cru U16s Quell the BarbariansCrusaders took on an (as-yet) unbeaten Aurora-Barbarians squad on Friday evening.  In the ARROWS game – defensive pressure – strong counter-rucking and sublime handling allowed Crusaders to take command of the game and score some well-worked tries.  Multiple phase, unselfish off-loading was key to the Cru-team’s success in getting behind the…

U16 Swords at Mississauga Blues, July 8th

Strong U16 team performance results in convincing win against Mississauga BluesSwords travelled to Mississauga-Blues on Saturday-morning – to take on our local-rivals. Sunny, but breezy conditions made for perfect running-rugby-weather and the Cru team came “ready-to-play” Crusaders showed some great inter-play right from the first kick- turning-over loose ball, finding space out-wide and touching down…

League Season starts well for each of the Crusaders U15/16 Boy’s Teams

Swords vs North-Halton Highlanders; Arrows and Pikes vs Barrie RFCThe TRU League opening round saw the SWORDS team at home to face North-Halton Highlanders, and they took the game to the visitors from the get-go.  The Crusaders coaches were impressed with what they saw – the team inter-play was well-executed – showing some great cohesion,…

Cru U14s at TRU 7s Final

On a cold wet Sunday morning the two Cru U14 sevens teams return to Fletcher’s Fields for the final weekend of the 3 weekend series. Going into Sunday the Cru teams were placed first and second in the pool play with a final pool game before the championship playoffs. The Lancers started the day with a…

U14 Boys make a solid start to the Toronto 7s Series

Lancers win 3-0, Knights 1-1-1Sunday 2nd was the opening weekend for the Toronto Sevens Series tournament. With a strong squad of junior and senior players, the U14 Boys entered two teams into this event. The Lancers are playing more fluid and connected sevens, dominating the opposition and comfortably winning all three games: 39-5 against Toronto City, with tries…

U14 Boys – Finalists at the Q-META Sevens

U14 Boys dominate and win their pool and advancing through to the cup final… Saturday 17th was a dismally wet day with heavy rain starting just as we started warming up for our first game at the Q-META Cup Sevens tournament in Brantford. With a strong squad the U14 boys spirits and enthusiasm were high for…