Steve Eastwood

Greg Ashe

It was sad to hear of the sudden passing of Greg Ashe suddenly at home in Calgary, Greg was a standout rugby player who plied most of his playing days with a dominant Ottawa Irish side. At 6ft 5″ Greg was an imposing figure who was highly skilled for a big man and locked down…

Crusader cup run

I don’t think you could have had better conditions for a cup semi final as the Cru were hosted by Brantford in 22 degrees and sunshine and two of the hottest teams in the competition going head to head. The cru showed their intent from the start with a swarming defense limiting Brantfords options and…

Crusader cup run

So it was a cooler weather pattern settling across southern Ontario as the seconds took on the undefeated Barrie rfc, it was always going to be a close match and after a loss to Bay street last week the twos played a very disciplined game. The referee was out of her depth making some dubious…

McCormick Cup Round 1

This weekend saw the CRU travel down the 401 to play the Peterborough Pagans in the first round of the McCormick Cup The CRU were quick to get on the score board after Flyhalf Dan Mathie put a chip kick in behind the defense, which he gathered and offloaded to Andrew Wilson who moved the ball to…

Crusader’s host Toronto Scottish

In the final week of regular season play Cru hosted the Scottish 1’s and 2’s. It was the two’s who in wet and slippery conditions knocked off the league leading Scottish with a gutsy display, handing them only there second defeat all season with a 7 to 5 victory. Great effort by the guy’s and…

Cru At Creek

This weekend saw the ones and twos travel down the QEW to do battle with the Creek. In the second team game the boys were dominant from the start proving to be too powerful in the forwards as they dominated the Creek scrum and lineout. It was a full squad this week with some vets…

Cru hosting Brantford mens first team

Well this week saw the Cru get off to another slow start leaking in two quick tries to the guests before they worked the ball from their own 22 with Canada scrumhalf Andrew Ferguson featuring twice in the movement and fullback Brendan Gilbert breaking tackles and offloading to Flyhalf Dan Mathie who used his pace…

Cru vs Waterloo

This week see’s the Cru in Cambridge with the seconds in a game where the ref would not allow cru to bring on replacement players, which made them play most of the second half with 13 men. But the Cru  hung on and inched out a great victory 25 to 24. The ones went down…