By Demi Priestyeski
(MISSISSAUGA, ON) – The Windsor Rogues played their first match in a series of a pre-season warm-ups to prepare current players for the upcoming season. The pre-season is also designed to help the clubs test out new players to identify where they can best fit into the respective squads.
Windsor travelled to Mississauga with a mixed group of veteran and developing players and found the hosts to be very well prepared for the encounter.
The Rogues started very strong and were a good match for the hosts but, not long after kick-off, two players were injured and Windsor had to play short for the remainder of the game. Hence, the Rogues found themselves on the back foot for ¾ of the match, and did well to keep the score to four tries to one.
Windsor dropped the game by a final score of 22-5.
Man-of-the-Match for Windsor was the outstanding out-half Spencer Bryant.
The Rogues have a second pre-season game on May 30, in the form the Ambassador Cup against their old rivals Detroit RFC.
There will also be a festival of rugby coming to Windsor Stadium on May 7, when two Michigan sides visit the city for a round-robin style tournament. More details to follow in the near future.
Windsor Rogues will play in the Niagara Rugby Union’s B division this year.
- May 28, Windsor at Kent
- June 4, Stratford at Windsor
- June 11, Windsor at Brantford
- June 18, Niagara at Windsor
- June 15, Windsor at Bruce
- July 9, Wilmot at Windsor
- July 16, Windsor at Norfolk
- July 25, Windsor at Burlington
- August 13, Grimsby at Windsor
- August 20, Kent at Windsor