(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.
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.
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.
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.
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