Upset in Marshall Highlights Exciting Rugby Weekend

July 09, 2018


Upset in Marshall Premiership Highlights Marshall and OWL Leagues

Photo Credit to : Jose Romelo Lagman 

It was an exciting weekend in the Ontario Women’s League (OWL) and Marshall Leagues. Many teams are battling for position in the standings as the regular season is winding to a close.

The OWL has been exciting so far as the season winds down. The Guelph Redcoats and Toronto Saracens are still dominating their respective divisions with undefeated records after the weekend. The Saracens defeated the Niagara Wasps handily on the weekend showing they are still one of the top teams in the OWL. The Guelph Redcoats were given quite the game on the weekend, defeating a strong Aurora Barbarians side 55-36 in a high scoring affair. The Aurora Barbarians are looking like the dark horse of the OWL ! as they are 5-2 going into the final stretch of the season and are looking to avenge their OWL Cup final loss last year to the Saracens. The Barbarians had two straight OWL Cups prior to the 2017 loss, so they are no strangers to success in the league playoffs. 

For more details on the Ontario Women’s League including schedules, scores and league structure, go to

In the Marshall Premiership, it was a very exciting weekend as the Lindsay Rugby Football Club knocked off the undefeated Brantford Harlequins with a score of 38-27. Lindsay was in tough going into Brantford’s home pitch but were able to steal a win from the first place squad. The Markham Irish also pulled off an upset this weekend as they took down the top-seeded Toronto Scottish in the East Premiership. It was a hard-fought game at Fletcher’s Fields ending in a score of 26-21. Markham Irish and Lindsay Rugby Football Club look like the dark horses going into the playoffs later this summer as they showed that the top clubs in the premiership have some cracks in their armour.

In the Marshall Championship the standings stayed true to form this weekend as the Burlington Centaurs, Waterloo County and London St. George’s all came away with decisive wins over their opponents securing their spots as top clubs in the division. The Ajax Wanderers lead the East Championship Division with a record of 4-3. They were defeated 47-12 by Waterloo County this weekend. With a loss to the London St. George’s, Oshawa is just narrowly holding on to second spot in the East. Burlington leads the West Championship with an amazing undefeated record (only undefeated team remaining in the league) and Waterloo County holds second spot. The Championship’s West division is looking strong with three teams sitting above .500.

For more details on the Marshall Premiership and Championship League including schedules, scores and league structure, go to


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