Wet Win Moves Rogues Into Second Place

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The Windsor Rogues wrap up a Black Swan in Niagara Rugby Union action on Saturday at AKO Field. Both sides had to contend with the driving rain and wind as Windsor prevailed 17-12 over Stratford.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – With the wind and rain a constant factor, the Windsor Rogues and Stratford Black Swans both forgot what dry socks were as they engaged in Niagara Rugby Union regular season play at AKO Field in Windsor on Saturday. On a decidedly miserable day, the sun was shining for the Rogues as they defeated Stratford 17-12 in very wet conditions.

Windsor took away 4 points for the win while Stratford earned a bonus point for losing by less than 7 points. As a result, Windsor (4-2-0) now has 20 points after six games this season and 2nd place on the Men’s B Division ladder. They trail Norfolk (5-1-0) by 5 points.

The Black Swans (3-3-0), meanwhile, is 3 points back of Windsor in 3rd place as the Rogues get set to travel to Stratford on July 3 for the return match. Windsor returns home to AKO on July 18 as they host the St Catharines Tigers (3-3-0).

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The Rogues and Black Swans have a few days to nurse the bumps and bruises before they meet again on July 3 in Stratford.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.


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Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata