U16 Game Report

U16-ARROWS are TRU Premiership Champions….

Friday August-26 saw the TRU-finals-day at Fletcher’s Fields. U16 Arrows faced a tough Oshawa-Vikings team in the Premiership cup final. The CRU boys were keen to “show-their-stuff” but understandably had a few “butterflies” as they faced the kick-off. The game began at a high tempo. Both teams testing each other for any weakness. Fifteen minutes…

The U16-SWORDS bring home the “prize” – TRU Championship Winners

PART 1: U16-SWORDS – make it through to Championship Final with an excellent display The Crusaders SWORDS team faced another hot and humid day for their semi-final match-up against Ajax-Wanderers. A pre-game pep-talk from Coach-Bill had the team fired-up and ready-to-play. No idea what he said – but it put the boys in exactly the right-frame-of-mind,…

Crusaders U16-boys teams “advance” in the Play-offs……

Friday Aug-12 saw Crusaders-ARROWS take on Mississauga-Blues for the Premiership-division Cup quarter-final.  In spite of the very hot-and humid conditions, Crusaders played through the “soupy” atmosphere to control the game.  Good interplay between the forwards and backs meant for a good balance of forward rumbles (to draw in defenders), and slick hands (to exploit the…

Crusaders U16-boys come through with two good League wins

Saturday Aug-6 saw Crusaders U16s take on Markham-Irish in league games for both the TRU Championship and Premiership-division fixtures The SWORDS went into battle with limited squad numbers this week, with so many boys unavailable with vacations, recovering from previous-knocks, or away Junior-Blues-training camp etc.  This only served to strengthen the resolve of the team,…

U16-Boys game reports from Thursday July-28

The ARROWS came out “cannons-blazing” at home against Mississauga-Blues in a re-match of last Friday’s close game away to the same team.  Having previously squeaked a 14-12 win, the ARROWS were eager to show them the true CRU skill and energy, that previously had seemed a little lacking last week.  Right from the kick-off the…

Crusaders U15/16 Boys teams manage three wins on the hottest weekend of the season so-far

Crusaders-SWORDS took on Mississauga-Blues on a lush, green and soft field (a nice change!!!), at Mississauga-Valleys on Friday evening.  The heat and humidity of the day thankfully started to subside – and allowed the Crusaders players to show their stuff.  Excellent tackling and ruck play gave the Crusaders team the lions-share of possession, but resolute…

U16-boys “SELECTS” game vs. Worthing RFC

Monday evening (July-18) saw Crusaders U16s hosting the touring team from Worthing-RFC in England.  A much anticipated visit from the strong West-Sussex-based team.  Crusaders picked their in-form players from their 3 TRU-league-teams – This allowed the coaches to put a strong-squad onto the field, albeit a little disrupted, as many of the players had not…

U16 Boys begin their season in great form

For U16-Boys Games June-25:- A great “start” to the U15/16-boys season for the Crusaders teams:- PIKES opened their season campaign, hosting a strong North-Halton team.  A bit of a shaky-start for Crusaders – resulted in the PIKES having to knuckle-down, and play a more controlled game.  With good interplay and solid support, the PIKES came…