After a two game road stint – The Men’s Teams are back at home for a clash with Balmy Beach RFC.
The Second’s are looking to keep the gun’s blazing from their 31-19 win over Stoney Creek, and list an altered but similar side this weekend to face the Beach. The Cameron Brothers fill out the front row, while Josh Puddefoot centers himself at hooker. Stalwarts Matt Borris and Aaron Mimnagh take the reigns at Second Row, while the back-row becomes occupied by Rookie Jeremy Barlow – earning his first start in the Men’s age grade. Dillion Downer takes the other Flank, While Robbie MacNaughton slides back to No.8 in place of injured Club Captain Johnnie Scrivo.
Kanishka (Be)Almeida, Ruaridh McIntyre, and Taylor Palmer take the Back Three respectively, and have each shown a level of commanding pace and ball movement. Mike Sutherland makes his first appearance this season, paired with Rookie back Scott Leonard. Joe Scrivo and John Varriano take on the half back roles.
The replacement’s are dominated by young talent. Cam Haslam, Rohan Goswami, and Callan Yan will be chomping at the bit to continue their dominate ball carrying and tackling. Chris Arnold and Dustin Nunes provide second/back row coverage, while Nick Jadaa, Nathan Woods, Brandon Rawson, and Troy Nadin round out the backline reinforcements.
The Men in Black are on a hot streak as of late. With their fair share of early setbacks and unfortunate results, the Firsts have been able to learn quickly to put two crucial wins on the board in succession. This week is no different – and only one change was made in the back line for their showdown against the beach.
Ryan Toor, Stephan Lockhart and Noah Morton compose the youthful front row. Chris Reid and Tristan Ruse will take the trench work in the second row – while Ethan Sanders, Cam Sandison and Andrew MacDonald Shore up ranks in the Back Row.
Graham Dobbs reserves his place at 15, with Avery Lecce setting up shop on the one wing. Canada U20 Long-lister Josh Englebrecht fills out the other – in place of injured winger Matt Nicol.
Jamie Leveridge and Brad Watts make their stand in the Midfield this week as usual. Grayson Perry and Andrew Wilson (The only) take the reigns and lead the attack in the half back slots.
Ryan Davies, Veteran Scrummager Scott Delaney, and Kevin Cameron Cover the front row on the bench. Matt Borris, Dillion Downer, and Robbie MacNaughton cover the second/back row; While Kurtley Almeida, Joe Scrivo and Mike Cameron Round out the replacements.
“We are playing against a Quality Beach Side who are always a huge challenge for us” Quotes Coach Rodin Lozada. “We have played well as of late and our confidence has returned after a tough start to the year so it is going to be a great match between two old rivals.”
Kickoff’s Slated for 1:30pm and 3:00pm, and the clubhouse will be in full operation to provide you with your typical and traditional Saturday afternoon Rugby experience. If you can’t make it to the game – we’ve got you covered. Tune into our facebook page at 3:00pm where we will be Live streaming the First XV match!