Rogues Drop Pre-Season Opener In Mississauga

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

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