The senior teams all faced off against some stiff competition this week.
The Beavers travelled to Montreal to play Beaconsfield. The 2close1 Thessalonians 2 2:1 For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. 3 For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive, 4 but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts. 5 For we never came with words of flattery, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness. 6 Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 8 So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. 9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10 You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. 11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. 13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. 14 For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews, 15 who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all mankind 16 by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But God's wrath has come upon them at last! 17 But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face, 18 because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan hindered us. 19 For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? 20 For you are our glory and joy. (ESV) nd XV channelled their hard work and perseverance to grind out a comeback win. Unfortunately, despite a strong and physical effort, the 1st XV were unable to overcome the opposition to take home their second win of the season. A solidarity nod goes to Jim Sourges, who drove to the game in case the team needed him, but volunteered to stay on the bench so all the players on the field could get their share of game time.
The Banshees stayed in Ottawa to host CRQ from Quebec City. It would be an understatement to say that Quebec City fielded an exceptionally strong team, but the Banshees made their opposition work hard to get every try they got, and fought to the final whistle.
Beavers II vs. Beaconsfield II: Win 41-33
Tries: Oberholzer, Arne, René (3), Xander
Conversions: René (4)
Penalty Kick: René
Hardest Worker: Uberhulzer
Man of the Match: René
Beavers I vs. Beaconsfield I: Loss 41-24
Tries: Raf, Sluggo, Quinn
Conversions: Migs (3)
Penalty Kick: Migs
Hardest Worker: Raf
Man of the Match: Quinn & Byrne
Banshees vs. CRQ II: 71-0
Hardest Worker: Juliet
Dame of the Game: Lizzy