Balmy Beach Wins 2022 McCormick Cup
October 3rd, 2022
(Whitby, ON) - On Saturday, October 1st, Rugby Ontario hosted McCormick Cup Day at Fletcher’s Fields. The day featured four Senior Men’s rugby matches, including three cup final contests: The Gee Gage Cup, The Fall Cup and the McCormick Cup.
The main event was the McCormick Cup Final, which say Balmy Beach defeat the Toronto Scottish 24-23 in a thrilling match that came down to the wire. The win gives Balmy Beach 16 Senior Men’s Provincial Championships, tied for the most all-time in Ontario. Congratulations to the Beach of a fantastic season and well earned McCormick Cup victory.
Rugby Ontario would like to thank our McCormick Cup Match Official Team! Head Referee Talal “Moe” Chaudry, Assistant Referees Michael Jones and Stephen Stothers Robertson and fourth referee Jake White. Thank you for you efforts all season!
The McCormick Cup was not the only hardware Balmy Beach took home on the day. The Balmy Beach 2nd XV defeated Lindsay RFC 52-26 to win the Gee Gage Cup. It is the second consecutive Gee Gage Cup title for Balmy Beach who won the cup in 2019, the last time it was handed out. In the Fall Cup Final, the Peterborough Pagans defeated the Crusaders Rugby Club 31-21 to win the championship. In the McCormick Cup consolation final, the Aurora Barbarians beat the Oshawa Vikings, claiming 5th place in the McCormick Cup competition.
The day marked the conclusion of the Senior Rugby season in Ontario. Thank you to all the players, coaches, volunteers and supporter for all your efforts this year. We will see you in 2023!
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