Scottish Scrum Report Vol.6

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What was originally a bye week for much of the Scottish teams turned into a busy two days of fixtures.

Rained out last month, the Men’s first team re-started their match against the Montreal Wanderers this time at South Nepean Park.

The U18 boys tangled with the Ottawa Irish, the Old Boys hosted visiting Belleville and the Scottish were even represented in international action.

Some great action shots of our U18 Men today.

Posted by Barrhaven Scottish Rugby Football Club

Barrhaven’s U18 Men got off to a  roaring start with a resounding 38-0 victory against the ottawa Irish, a complete team effort, but the game started what seemed to be a disappointing trend of injuries for the weekend, a speedy recovery to Shayne McCrindle who broke his foot and hurt his ankle and appears to be headed for a lengthy stint on injured reserve.

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Following the U18’s, the Senior Men’s team took to the field versus the Montreal Wanderers in a game that was previously rained out a couple of weeks ago. The Scottish ultimately lost the game by a score of 55-17, in what has been a tough season for on field results, the young rebuilding team showed some measures of improvement. The biggest loss however, was another player suffering an unfortunate injury, Erick Hanson suffered a broken jaw, more details on how to support Erick in his recovery will become available in the next while.

 

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The Old Boys capped the weekend in a wet and slippery fixture against the Belleville Bulldogs. The Match almost didn’t happen as weather delayed the travelling team, which in turn made sure the playing conditions were less than ideal for anyone but a duck. Barrhaven prevailed 3 tries to 2, with Richie Rudolph rumbling 40 plus yards with an array of moves and contact busting power; and Chris Bjornestad and Derek Little playing tic tac toe on a nifty back and forth exchange for the key plays of the game on offence. Special mention to George Poirier for a fantastic individual try saving tackle to preserve the score which ultimately held up.

The game was called with a few minutes remaining as one of the players for the Bulldogs sustained a broken leg, an unfortunate event, but none the less our thoughts are with Belleville and hopes for a quick return.

 

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Photo Credit Ron Le Blanc

The Scottish Women had a much deserved weekend off, but did manage to make headlines as one of our own received her first international cap.

Natasha Smith ventured to Calgary to play for Team Canada as they took on The New Zealand All Blacks Black Ferns. The All Blacks gave a young scrappy Canadian side all they could handle and ultimately triumphed 40-22, but the experience and exposure were both invaluable for the upstart squad and the Scottish Superstar.

 

Olivia DeMerchant, Amanda Thornborough, LaToya Blackwood & Tyson Beukeboom all touched down for tries, but the All Blacks Black Ferns defeated Canada 40-22 last night at the Calgary Rugby Park. Next up, USA Rugby on Wednesday!Post-game reactions: https://youtu.be/dZCULSSmTMUJuly 1 in Red Deer – http://events.rugbycanada.caGame 3: New Zealand vs England at 4:00pm MTGame 4: Canada vs USA at 6:30pm MT

Posted by Rugby Canada on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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