Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Good afternoon rugby fans, all across the NOBS World.   Big event last Sunday at the Cru, with the 4th annual Dave Burnett, East / West Oldboy’s game.  

  Great turnout of players for the final game on the rugby calendar.  They came from as far east as Peterborough and as far west as Brantford!  The south side of the Cru upper north field was packed with a boisterous crowd, who kept both players and referees on notice.  Under ideal conditions for a rugby game, referee Peter Kijack got things underway.  It was evident from the start that this would be a hard fought battle.  The East had come up short in the first 3 games, with only a tie to show for.  Back and forth the combatants  went; both sides exchanging trys, big hits and big runs.   When the dust had settled on the pitch, the East had come away with their first victory by a 6 to 5 try score. 

  In the clubhouse afterwards, we were honored to have the Burnett family join us as we renamed our East / West game to the Dave Burnett, East West Oldboy’s game.  Many thanks to them for coming out.  The food as always was top drawer; thank you Sue and Jill.  Thanks also to Dave Nelson of the Cru, who not only did a fine job behind the bar, but went above and beyond the call of duty to have the field lined. 

  See you all next year, Da Thug



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