Crusaders U14 Boys win Provincial Championship

Last Saturday saw both Crusader U14 league teams reach the Provincial Finals at Fletchers last Saturday.  Lancers faced Oshawa in the 3rd and 4th place decider whilst the Knights played Ajax for cup

Lancers 24  26  Oshawa

A very strong Oshawa dominated the early scrums with our boys tackling hard and rucking in numbers in response, earning an early Cru try.  The hard work in practice shone through with strong teamwork and good communication leading to another score and the boy’s tail was up.  The larger Oshawa pack kept them in the game with two crash try solo efforts just before the turn.  The second half began with a Cru attack from deep and a try under the posts.  Ferocious end to play from both teams kept the score board ticking.  Lancers retained the lead until the dying moments when Oshawa touched down in the right hand corner to snatch the lead on the final whistle.  A huge effort and great performance from both teams


Knights 46  10  Ajax

The final got underway with a Knights kick off and chase into Ajax’s 22.  Knights secured then recycled the ball out wide before touching down.  Both teams turned up to play and the tackling was intense.  All the lads dug deep and played hard and fair,  with some great support running, offloads and counter rucks. The ball moved end to end, with Knights the cleaner finishers.  Fair play to Ajax who kept going ‘till the end