U16 Game Report

U16-17 UK Tour Wrapup

U16 vs York RFC Tour game three brought the undefeated CRU team up against York. What a great home ground and the boy’s were excited as they marched onto the pitch. Both national anthems were played in front of a large crowd with many CRU supporters at the game. Crusaders turned up to play and…

CRU Touring Side – U16 Game 2

Tour game two saw Crusaders U16 play a highly rated Chippenham team, who had previously won their County Cup. CRU started strongly however it was Chippenham who opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes with a well made try. CRU quickly responded and by half time Chippenham held a 12-10 lead. This game was…

CRU U17 Touring Side win one, lose one.

LLandaff RFC. The first challenge for the Crusaders U17 was against a determined  Llandaff side Llandaff put the pressure on early in the first half with our side responding with strong defense. Our forward settled down and started to display their strength in the scrum. A visit from a few of the Canadian players led…

U16- Boys in a nail-biter finish for the TRU Cup Final

A gloomy Wednesday evening at Fletcher’s Fields saw witness to an  absolutely “Brilliant” TRU-Premiership Cup Final – with Crusaders U16s team playing their collective hearts-out in a fantastic battle against a powerful Oshawa-Vikings team. From the kick-off – Oshawa played a strong game of “keep-ball” – with controlled rucking and recycling.  Crusaders braved-up to the…

Aug-22 Play-off games for the Crusaders U15/16-boy’s teams

PIKES – played their Championship Cup final on Saturday Aug-22.  A “sleepy” start from the boys meant their performance was a bit too pedestrian, and allowed the Balmy-Beach team to run in a few scores.  10 minutes into the second-half – the “alarm clock” went-off – and the PIKES started to play.  Suddenly there was…

July-13 – Crusaders host John-Kyrle-School

A warm and muggy Monday evening saw the Crusaders U16-boys take-on the visiting team of John-Kyrle-school – “fresh-off-the-boat” from Ross-on-Wye in England. John-Kyrle played with power and venom from the get-go. A blustering pick-and-go technique from their strong forwards, had the Crusaders team on the back-foot from the start – having to post-up and make…

Another successful League weekend for the Crusaders-U16 teams

SWORDS Saturday July-4 saw Crusaders U16-SWORDS take-on Toronto-Nomads at Eglinton-Flats.  Nomads came out of the gate with all cannons-blazing, with some very-strong crash-play – and put the SWORDS defence to the test – requiring them to man-up and tackle the huge Nomads forwards, as they battered the CRU defensive line.  In spite of being deprived of…

Crusaders Juniors host Rishworth School, from Yorkshire

On a comfortably-warm July-2 evening, our U16s hosted touring team Rishworth school – fresh of the plane – arriving only a day earlier from Halifax in England.  The Crusaders were able to pick a “selects” squad of players – available from each of the three League teams – forming a powerful line-up to face the…