The team has arrived safetly back in Fredericton. After 4 days in BC at the Canadian Rugby Club Championship. Not the result we wanted going 0-2 but being 4th in the country is still a great accomplishment. We took away great learning and know what we have to do moving forward.
It was great to have Loyalists living in BC come and watch..Jebb Sinclair, Allen Furlong, MJ Jordan, Joel Gillis, Pat Patrick Gill Rod MacDonald, Barry Calhoun to name a few and some flew out, Simon Pacey and Tim MacAfee. All the comments on FB Live, private messages to the team ans players were awesome and over 5000 people watched the games.
Men's B Playoff time!
The Saint John Trojans travel to Fredericton this Saturday for provincial semi final action. 1pm KO. Hope to see a great crowd on the berm!
A #tbt in recognition of 12 years since the Loyalists attended the first and only National Club Championship. They will return to the show in 3 weeks time at Klahanie park in Vancouver to take on the Brantford Harlequins,No'r Westers and UBC Old Boys.
The Loyalists went 2-2 beating U of Manitoba Wombats and Balmy Beach while narrowing losing to UBC Old Boys and Stratcona Druids in both matches. Malcolm Reeves garnered "Most Tries of the Tournament" honours, while JB Watson, Pemelika Fiaui and Jebb Sinclair were picked up for NA4 East team and Adam Mcloskey was picked up for the West team.
John B. Watson Ryan Jackman, Andy Nash, Joel Corcoran, Ron "Izzy" Hansen, Brett Richardson, Jesse Allaby, GJ McIntyre, Pemelika Fiaui,Farmer Hayward, Jebb Sinclair, MJ Jordan, Leo Foster, Wade Yeo, Brent Rowney, Simon Pacey, Chris Aaen, Scott MacAfee, Hosam Mobarak, Aaron Furlong, Malcolm Reeves, Rob Johns, Roy Hickey, Adam McCloskey, Chris Fudge, Calvin Nash, Keith McAlpine and trainer Katrina Saffarek
Very busy week past and coming so let's get right to it.
Big thanks to the huge crowd that came out for the full day of rugby at the club on Saturday. In the two league games the club came out on top with the Women beating the Irish and the Men's A side topping the Mudmen in Maritime Elite League action. In exhibition action the Men's B side drew 22-22 with the Mudmen. Beautiful day of rugby and great crowd supporting the teams from berm.
Saturday was also the last day of flag rugby for the year. This was another banner year for the program with over 220 kids taking part. A massive thanks to the full crew of coordinators and coaches who make this such a success. Feedback from parents is incredibly positive and the smiles on the kids faces tell their story. Thank you, thank you, thank you.…
As Blake's posts below shows our touring side to St.Pierre et Miquelon was much appreciated from the hosts. Tim Comeau was nice enough to provide a first hand account of the trip from the tourists perspective. Take it away Tim:
I am always hesitant to use the terms once in a lifetime opportunity when describing something, but for this tour I must. Back in January or February of this year we were approached to put together an 18 person touring side to go and play St-Pierre et Miquelon XV side. They specifically requested a squad that included three women and 3 players over the age 40. When they approached us it sounded too good to be true. All we need to do was arrange our own drives to and from Halifax and pay for own food and refreshments and…Continue