Week 6 update
So much rugby!
It was a very busy week on the rugby Pitches in regina, with both Club games happening throughout the week, the Man-Sask tournament being held over the weekend, and the return of the Prairie Super League as well.
Starting with the club matches, the Rogues men faced the Highlanders in a rematch of the mail biting week 1 contest. True to form the game was a see-saw battle that came down to the last minutes once again. After the Highlanders jumped out to a quick lead, the Rogues fought their way back, and lead at the end of the first half. The two traded punches in the second half, and it looked to be anyones game to win with time dwindling. down by a try, the Highlanders showed their experience and depth up front as the forwards pushed over two late tries to win the game. It was another tough loss for the Rogues as the young team is still trying to gel together with many new faces in the lineup. Congratulations to Bryce Mckinnon on his first Cap for the rogues. The ex university footballer has come to the light, and looks to have a very promising career playing without a helmet.
Final score: Highlanders-41, Rogues-35
The weekend was three days packed with fantastic rugby at all age levels. The Man-Sask tournament showcased boys and girls teams from North Sask, South Sask, and Manitoba from U14 to U18. It was a great showing from all the teams involved, and a lot of fun to watch and participate in. We'd like to aknowledge all the coaches, referees, managers, medical staff, rugby club staff, and volunteers that made this weekend a massive success and great step forwards in youth rugby for the province.
Also playing on the weekend, the Rogues Women won one of two matches this weekend as part of the women's 7's circuit. The women fell just short against the Regina Rage whose experience gave them the edge against a very young Rogues team. 4 juniors played on friday for the Rogues; Emily Findlay, Hana Frank, Kaylie McCall and Madison Langmaier all showed great fitness and speed in their two matches on the day. The Rogues women will look to avenge their loss in their next battle against the rage.
Last but not least, Congratulation to Team Sask, and the 7 rogues that represented the province this weekend on their two big wins over Alberta and Manitoba in the Prairie Super League. It was a great team effort in both games, and a showing of toughness to hold on in two close games on very hot days.