U16 Game Report

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,…

The 2016 U15/16-boys season comes to an end “in-style” – with a win at the Rugby-Ontario 7’s Championship

In the cool and dewy morning-conditions of November 5th, the Crusaders U16-7’s-team were not at their “best” for their opening game vs Toronto-Nomads. Several ball-handling errors and players becoming isolated, allowed the Nomads team to capitalize, with some well-worked opportunistic scores. The Cru managed a couple of hard-earned tries late-on, but finished on the wrong-side…

U16 Boys are crowned TRU-7’s Champions

A cold and damp day at Fletcher’s was insufficient to quell the Crusaders U16-boys enthusiasm for the abridged format of the game.  The third weekend of the 3-week series, saw Crusaders finish in #1-spot in the pool stage, with comprehensive wins over Toronto-Scottish, Mississauga-Blues and Oshawa-Vikings – to make it a “perfect” total of 11-wins…

Crusaders U16-boys – Success at the TIRF 7’s tournament

September-25 saw the U16-boys compete in the TIRF 7’s tournament at Sunnybrook park. The games in the pool stages proved tough battles for the Crusaders team, who were initially a little too-casual in the tackle, and allowed the Aurora-Barbarians team to pull out an early-lead in their first-round game, but a stiffening-of-the-resolve gave opportunities to…

Crusaders U16-Boys are crowned Provincial Champions

Fletcher’s Fields in Markham hosted the Rugby-Ontario Junior cup finals day on Sunday Aug-28. By virtue of winning the Toronto-Rugby-Union Cup on Friday evening, the U15/16 ARROWS team had qualified – along with the Winners of the Niagara (NRU), Eastern and Western regions of the province. Game-1 against Sarnia saw Crusaders score in the opening…