McCormick Cup Final rosters named by both Brantford and Markham

September 28, 2018

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McCormick Cup Final rosters named by both Brantford Harlequins and Markham Irish

(MARKHAM, ON) - Brantford Harlequins Senior Men's Head Coach Dave Neill and Markham Irish Senior Men's Head Coach Fabian Rayne have both announced their starting rosters for the McCormick Cup Finals.

The match takes place at Fletcher's Fields on September 29, 2018 at 3:00pm ET. You can also watch the game live at https://youtu.be/4qczVqUdGIk.


BRANTFORD HARLEQUINS ROSTER

1 Cullen Fawcett
2 Tyler Mirco
3 Graeme Mahar
4 Tom Van Horne
5 Josh Van Horne
6 Paul Auzins
7 Jordan Kozina
8 Graham Mckelvey
9 Adam Schouten
10 Steve Piatek
11 Nate Boeyenga
12 Hugh Mcdonell (C)
13 Connor Fitzsimmons
14 Joe Newman
15 Rory Mcdonell
16 Dave Neill
17 Dave Mclean
18 George Bocock
19 Kolby Francis
20 Adam Maahs
21 Mitch Mcissac
22 Casey Bouk
23 Janusz McNeill

MARKHAM IRISH ROSTER

1 Mike Gallagher
2 Dennis Bott “DJ”
3 Patrick Laffan
4 Gavin Howe
5 Jeremy Brownridge
6 Brandon Black
7 Jason Chuck “JC”
8 Alex Jordan
9 Owen Schimpl
10 Jesse Lofthouse (C)
11 Jordan Lofthouse
12 Brian Duncan
13 Lee Keegel
14 Alex Russell
15 John Sheridan
16 Ryan Cochrane
17 Charl Smith
18 Mike Thorne
19 Barry Ward
20 Josh In
21 Mike Sheridan
22 Tim Chapman
23 Liam McGuckian


Full preview and schedule of McCormick Cup Day at Fletcher's Fields can be found below:


September 25, 2018

(MARKHAM, ON) - On Saturday September 29, 2018, Fletcher’s Fields will be host to Rugby Ontario’s McCormick Cup Day – the culminating event for Ontario’s senior men’s rugby competition. The Brantford Harlequins and Markham Irish will meet in this year’s Cup Final and it is bound to be an exciting contest. Also on the docket for this Saturday at Fletcher’s Fields are the Gee Gage Cup final round games, as well as McCormick Cup Consolation and Shield games. Fletcher’s Fields’ will also be running their Women’s Sevens competition.

The Brantford Harlequins are coming off of a stellar season and have their eyes set on a third-straight title. They had a 9-1-0 record on the season, with their only loss coming versus Lindsay. Brantford secured a first-place McCormick Cup seed with a successful Ontario League Playoffs. After a week one bye in the Cup playoffs, they beat Stoney Creek and Balmy Beach to book their spot in the final.

The Markham Irish played in the same division as Brantford and two of their three regular season losses came at the hands of the Harlequins. The Irish had a win and a loss in Ontario League Playoff competition to secure a third-place seed in the Cup playoffs. They then beat the Aurora Barbarians, Crusaders and Burlington Centaurs in the Cup playoffs to get to today’s Cup final.

With these teams playing each other twice already, you know that this match will be a thriller. The rivalry between these two East Premiership clubs will definitely ignite at Fletcher’s Fields on Saturday September 29.

The McCormick Cup Final will be at 3:00pm ET at Fletcher’s Fields Stadium Pitch (Field 1). Entry fee to Fletcher’s Fields is $10 per person at the gate. The Cup Final will also be streamed live at www.youtube.com/rugbyontarioTV.

In other McCormick Cup competition, Balmy Beach and the Burlington Centaurs will play for the McCormick Cup Bronze Medal and the Toronto Scottish and Lindsay RFC will play for the Shield Final. The Peterborough Pagans and London St. George’s will play for the Consolation Final and Barrie plays Waterloo County in the McCormick Consolation Bronze Medal match.

In Gee Gage Cup competition, Balmy Beach Academy takes on the Toronto Saracens in the Gee Gage Cup Fifth place match and the Hamilton Hornets play the Toronto Scottish in the Gee Gage Cup Final. Due to a default, the Gee Gage Cup Bronze Medal game will not be played. Fletcher’s North (Aurora/Markham) has been awarded the Gee Gage Cup Bronze Medal as a result.


SCHEDULE

FIELD 5 | 10:00am – 3:00pm: Fletcher’s Fields Women’s Sevens Competition

FIELD 2 | 11:00am Gee Gage Fifth: Balmy Beach v Toronto Saracens

FIELD 6 | 11:30am Gee Gage Final: Hamilton Hornets v Toronto Scottish

FIELD 2 | 12:30pm McCormick Bronze: Balmy Beach v Burlington Centaurs

FIELD 1 | 12:30pm McCormick Consolation: Peterborough Pagans v London St. George’s

FIELD 6 | 1:00pm McCormick Shield Final: Toronto Scottish v Lindsay

FIELD 1 | 3:00pm McCormick Final: Brantford Harlequins v Markham Irish^ 

^Streamed live on www.youtube.com/rugbyontarioTV.

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WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Joe Schissler

Competitions, Events and Marketing Manager - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006

jschissler@rugbyontario.com


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