June 1, 2009

A stubborn and feisty group of young Crusaders fought hard to upset the higher seed SJR Eagles in JV playoff rugby action at Maple Grove Rugby Park on Monday June 1st with a score of 17-15.  

After a rain delay and a quick try by the Eagles, the Crusaders settled down and slowly chipped away at the SJR lead and field position. With tenacious tackling and solid forward play the Crusaders worked for enough possession to allow tough running backs to cap the win in the dying moments. The late try was converted and gave the Cru the victory with no time on the clock.  SJR had beaten both SPHS JV teams in regular season but the Crusaders got better every week and saved their best until the playoffs. 

Well done Crusaders!