Rogues File Tort On Queen’s

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Play during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – In the first ever meeting between the Windsor Rogues and the Queen’s Law Tortfeasors, the hometown rugby side proved worthy of the 52-7 victory over their legal rivals, last Saturday evening at Windsor Stadium.

On a decidedly cold and blustery night, over 100 spectators braved the elements to watch the Rogues in a late season exhibition match against the Kingston opponents. Fresh from a trip to Montreal and splitting two matches against McGill clubs, Queen’s Law were ready to see what rugby was like at the other end of Highway 401.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

A large crowd totalling over 100 spectators were on hand at the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

In the wake of the recent World Cup in England and Wales, and the extended distance and time since the end of the Niagara Union season, the crowd enthusiastically supported all the players on the pitch.

In a game described as high risk, the fans showed their appreciation as Windsor struck first, shortly after the opening whistle. In all, the Rogues scored eight tries with Scott Murphy lugging the ball for three of them. Dave Kane, Spencer Bryant, Peter Greene, Jeremy O’Callaghan, and Chris Suchy joined Murphy on the score sheet.

Additionally, Chris Shaw converted six tries for a personal gain of 12 points.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Play during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Tortfeasors refused to register a blank and pushed hard toward the end of the game. They were rewarded with a converted try shortly before full time.

At half time there was a truncated demonstration match of junior players, many of whom were playing for the first time. The excitement of playing was evident on their faces.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

A junior game was play during half time at the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Though the 2016 season is still some months away, the Rogues will now turn to refining their skills. Windsor will participate in a series of indoor practices and instructional sessions at Central Park Athletics each Monday evening at 8:00 pm, starting December 7. All players, grade 9 and up, who are interested in learning more about rugby and the Rogues are invited to join in, regardless of experience.

Contact Windsor Rogues Rugby on Facebook for more information.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Play during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Spectators were bundled up against the elements during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Chris Suchy converts a try late in the 1st half during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Play during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen's Law on 7 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Play during the rugby match between the Windsor Rogues and Queen’s Law on 7 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
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
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