Fall Cup Preview

September 20, 2019

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Fall Cup Preview

September 20th, 2019

(WHITBY, ON) - After 14 weeks of competition, the Fall Cup draw and schedule is set! The Fall Cup is a competition introduced by Rugby Ontario in consultation with the 16 Marshall Clubs in 2019. The competition will feature Senior Men’s First Teams that finished outside of the top four in the Marshall 1st League Standings.

Teams will play each team in their pool once. The top two teams in each pool will play for the Fall Cup on Saturday, October 19th at Fletcher’s Fields as part of McCormick Cup day

 

POOL A: Ajax Wanderers, London St. George, Crusaders RFC

The Ajax Wanderers enter the Fall Cup as the top seed in Pool A. The club finished 5th in the Marshall East Division with 34 points, earning a record of 6-8-0 along the way. The Wanderers enter the post-season having won two of their last three games. Ajax will be a tough side to beat on their home field. Four of their six victories came on their home pitch.

London St. George finished the 2019 Marshall regular season with a record of 5-9-0. The club finished with 26 points, good enough for 6th place in the Marshall West Division. Similar to Ajax, London enter the Fall Cup having won two of their previous three matches. However, the club will be looking to bounce back after ending the regular season with a loss to Crusaders RFC. The two clubs met one other time during the regular season, with London coming away with the victory. 

Fresh off their big win over London, Crusaders RFC enter the fall season ready to make a deep cup run. The Cru went 3-11-0, posting 25 total points. The club finished in 7th spot in the West Marshall table.  The Crusaders will look to take care of business in their home matches during the Fall Cup. Two of the clubs three regular season victories came at Crusaders Park.

Round 1 Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2019 

Ajax Wanderers (H) v. Crusaders RFC (A)

*London St. George – BYE

 To view the full schedule click here


POOL B: Barrie RFC, Lindsay RFC, Toronto Nomads

Barrie RFC claim the top spot in Pool B. The club finished 5th in the East Marshall Division, going 6-8-0 during the regular season, recording 35 points. Barrie RFC will enter the Fall Cup battle tested. They have played clubs who will be competing in the McCormick Cup in 3 of their last four matches, going 1-2 against them. They ended the regular season with a 45-25 win over Waterloo County on their home field. 

Like Barrie, Lindsay RFC also went 6-8-0 in the regular season, finishing in 6th place in the Marshall East Division with 30 points. The club were a tough side to grab points off at home this year. Five of the teams six victories came in Lindsay, including a 28-26 win in Round 14 over their Pool opponents, the Toronto Nomads. Lindsay and the Nomads split their regular season series 1-1. 

The Toronto Nomads round out the field for the 2019 Fall Cup. The Nomads accumulated 22 points in 2019, going 3-11-0 during the regular season, finishing in 7th place in the Marshall East Division. The club recorded wins against Lindsay RFC, the Aurora Barbarians and the Peterborough Pagans.  The Nomads will look to get off to winning start in Round 1 when they host Barrie at Fletcher’s Fields, the site of two of the teams three wins so far this season. 

Round 1 Schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2019 

Toronto Nomads (H) v. Barrie RFC (A) 

* Lindsay RFC - BYE 

To view the full schedule click here

ABOUT THE ONTARIO BLUES

The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.


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Dalton Finkbeiner

Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

647-560-4790 x 1006
dfinkbeiner@rugbyontario.com


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