The 2017 season does not get any easier for the Crusaders Sr. Men who travel down the 403 to take on the defending Marshall Premiership and McCormick Cup Champions Brantford Harlequins. The matches take place at George Jones Fields with the 2nd XV kicking off at 12:00 pm and the 1st XV kicking off at 1:30 pm. The two sides last met in an epic battle in the 2016 Cup semi-final where the Crusaders had the eventual Cup champs on the ropes but a controversial call from the Assistant Referee allowed the Harlequins to escape with the win.
1st XV Captain Jamie Leveridge makes his season debut after suffering an off-season injury and hopes to help the Crusaders’ fortunes around. The 2nd XV continue to be led by Mike Sutherland as they come off a dominant victory over rivals Balmy Beach last weekend. Selection for both teams are attached.