match report: provincial Quarter-Final
Saturday was a rugby day this week in Regina, as the Rogues took on the Grads in the Sask. provincial Quarter-Finals. It was with heavy hearts the Rogues took the field this week, as we lost one of our orginal members only a few days prior. Greg Hanwell, a huge supporter of Regina Rugby, passed away after a battle with cancer, on Wednesday August 22nd. Many of the Rogues alumni, along with family and friends came out to the club to show their support for Greg and the game he loved.
On the pitch the both teams came out looking to make a statement. The Rogues fired first with a quck try, courtesy of Marcus Hall. However, the Grads came right back with their own try on a clever blindside move from Peni. The teams traded blows in what was a scrappy and physical first half. After 40 minutes the score was 29-24 for the rogues. Determined to show their class the Rogues came out in the second half with a renewed sense of pride, and hard work to back it up. Focusing on defence, the Rogues managed to shut out the Grads in the second half, and with a stable platform to work from, they scored basically at will. Man of the match went to Jon King, for giving all the talented players the ball.
Final Score: Rogues-94 Grads-24
A goodbye and goodluck is also in order, to Mitchell Novak, as he starts his career at the University of Victoria. We wish him all the best and can't wait to welcome him back for next summer.
Next up for the boys is Semi-Finals September 8th, in Saskatoon. The rogues face off against the Badgers at 6pm.
see you there!