This past weekend saw the Barrhaven Scottish host their first club day of the season. It was also the first weekend that games were played on our home pitch at South Nepean Park. Twin Elm Rugby Park was a great temporary home field but the players were fired up to step back onto their true home pitch.
The next generation of rugby players began the day by showing that the Minors program is clearly in good hands. The endless energy and smiling faces of all the kids and coaches provided a great introduction to the day.
By 11:00am the Juniors took the pitch for a training session and combined with the smell of BBQ, the distinct sound of beer cans opening and the sun beaming down, the club day festivities were truly underway.
The Scottish welcomed the Town of Mount Royal RFC who sent both their Senior Women and Men’s teams to challenge the Barrhaven teams.
The Senior Women’s team walked to the field in true Scottish fashion, as they were lead by the Barrhaven Legion 641 flag bearers and live bagpipes. The ladies continued their winning ways and are showing that last years championship was no fluke. They hustled their way to a 32-17 victory and ran their win streak to four straight to start the year.
The Senior Men’s 2nd team were next to take on the visiting team from la belle province. Despite having a half time lead of 10-7 they ultimately fell 20-10 in a hard fought match.
The Senior Men’s first team capped off the action on the field for the first club day of the year in a very scrappy match. The penalty filled game saw a level of intensity not yet seen this year with the final score being 28-10 in favour of TMR. The rematch later this year is sure to be interesting.
Massive thank you goes out to all those involved with Saturdays festivities and we hope to do it again later this season.
Check back next week for another summary of everything Barrhaven Scottish Rugby.
Files submitted by
Phil Selig & Michael McLeery