All five of the Beavers and Banshees teams played back-to-back(-to-back-to-back-to-back) games on TERP’s front pitch on Saturday as part of our Club Day festivities. A huge thanks to everyone that helped to come out and make the day such a success, especially the people who helped contribute towards the chili lunch fundraiser.
The Junior Banshees played the Ottawa Ospreys (née Indians), who showed up a bit shorthanded. Our girls took turns throwing on opposition jerseys to make sure that there was still enough rugby to go around, and they scored a bunch of tries (both for and against us). It was a fun start to Club Day.
The Senior Banshees then faced off against their cross-city rivals, the Ottawa Irish. When these teams met last month, the Irish showed up with an exceptionally strong squad. Although the same was true this time around, the Banshees shaved some 40ish points against them off the scoreboard, even though many of the ladies were playing out of position. Nappy got a few minutes of gametime, as well, and noted “They never gave up – it was the hardest working Banshees team I’ve played with in decades… definitely can’t fault them for a lack of effort.”
The Junior Beavers hosted Kingston, who also travelled to Ottawa a few players short. The Junior Beavers had no hesitation about throwing on a few Kingston jerseys to keep the game alive. Rucks were near perfect and the Beavs took home a win against a very strong opposition.
The Senior Beavers 2nd XV played Westmount’s reserve squad, with help from returning Beavers alumni Matt Haynes and Clint, as well as coaches Dorken and Norton. 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) s handily took it to Westmount, with scrums so overwhelming the ref decided to switch to unopposed scrums for ‘safety concerns for the other team.’
The Beavers 1st XV ended the day with a game against the Westmount Is. The young team (except starting 10, Shaggy) put out a lot of hard work in the gruelling heat, but were unfortunately able to capitalize on a win, even though they swiped up an offensive bonus point along the way.
Junior Banshees vs. Ottawa Ospreys: Win 20-0
Tries: Many players… still trying to track em all down.
Dame of the Game: Emma
Hardest Worker: Hannah
Banshees vs. Ottawa Irish: Loss 70-7
Dame of the Game: Juliet
Hardest Worker: P2
Junior Beavers vs. Kingston: Win 32-15
Tries: Kieran (3), Jake, Blaise, Liam Massey
Hardest Worker: Blaise
Man of the Match: Sean Brownrigg
Beavers II vs. Westmount II: Win 39-14
Tries: Matt Arnold, Lucas, Moe, Brayden, Kevin, Catton, TJ
Conversions: Skye, Moe
Hardest Worker: Matt Arnold
Man of the Match: Brayden
Beavers I vs. Westmount I: Loss 42-25
Tries: Walshy, Carrots, Cummer, Migs, Robbbie
Hardest Worker: Shaggy
Man of the Match: Steve