The Junior Beavers took a wee mid-week trip out to Beaconsfield last Wednesday to get warmed up for Club Day. The boys put up a solid effort, but ultimately lost by a try. Thankfully, the good folks at Beaconsfield also helped us out of a red card, so we owe ’em one.
Saturday was wall-to-wall OBBRFC rugby as part of our Club Day festivities. Almost a hundred Beavers and Banshees across five teams took to the field throughout the day, while chili, snacks and fun were free-flowing for the spectators.
Apparently the excitement of the event was too much for any our record-keepers, so apologies if the details below are incomplete and/or inaccurate.
All of our teams were up against some very strong opposition (see: bunch of division leaders) this weekend, so it was generally some tough rugby across the board. All good though: the OBBRFC is well-known for taking one in the chin and carrying forward (something about not how hard you hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep going?).
The Junior Beavers did (handily) defeat the Bytown Blues, however, which marks a first since the inception of our current Junior Beavers squad. Notably, Matt Byrne opened up the scoring in that game, in case anyone was wondering for any particular reason.
Off-field, Club Day was a great hit, and the Beavers and Banshees were cheered on by lots of friends, family, and alumni. A huge round of thanks to those who came out to watch, and to everyone who helped contribute to the day’s activities, such as decorations and the chili lunch. Your engagement is what makes us such a fun and enduring organization to be a part of!
Junior Beavers vs. Beaconsfield: Loss 28-21
Tries: Matt Byrne, Bray Gray, Duncan
Conversions: Bray Gray (3)
Man of the Match: Kieran
Hardest Worker: Bray Gray
Junior Banshees vs. Cornwall Claymores: Loss 44-0
Dame of the Game: Little Malak
Hardest Worker: Kishia
Junior Beavers vs. Bytown Blues: Win 65-12
Tries: Matt Byrne, a whole bunch of others
Man of the Match: Duncan
Hardest Worker: Pierre
Banshees vs. St-Lambert Locks: Loss 54-12
Tries: Amy, Esinam
Dame of the Game: Maggie
Hardest Worker: AMH
Beavers II vs. RCM II: Loss 15-13
Tries: Pouss, Nana
Penalty Kick: Pouss
Man of the Match: Oberholzer
Hardest Worker: Nana
Beavers I vs. RCM I: Loss 55-24
Tries: Kevin (2), Sluggo (2)
Conversions: Miguel (2)
Man of the Match: Sluggo
Hardest Worker: KO