Old Rugby Rivalry To Do Battle for top spot.
This weekend the newly reformed senior men’s “Super League” will heat up as the current Atlantic Champions, The Nova Scotia Keltics, travel to the Rugby hot-bed of the Newfoundland Rock.
Both teams have started the championship in perfect fashion with a bonus point win against the New Brunswick Spruce respectively.
Both teams are much changed since the last time they did battle on the Rock one year ago, a result that saw the Keltics crowned Atlantic Champions.
The returning team captain Evan Dicke of Enfield RFC said “Last year was a tough battle, we had been close to winning on the Rock so many times it was great to finally do it last year.” He added “They will be coming for us this year, losing at home wont sit well with such great competitors like the Rock”.
The teams do battle on Saturday at 3pm at the Swillers Rugby Park, St John's and the victor will go into the final two regional games as top seed.
The return fixture will take place Friday June 22nd at St. Francis field in Halifax, built as the curtain raiser for the Senior men’s Canada game V USA on June 23rd at the Wanderers ground.
Squad and staff in full:
Phillip Lanthier, PEI Mudmen
Elliot Kayser, Halifax Tars
Tapiwa Rabwi, Halifax Tars
Michael McNamara, Enfield RFC
Samuel MacDonell, Enfield RFC
Nathan Lake, Windsor Machine RFC
Bryan Campbell, Pictou County RFC
Mark O’Reilly, Windsor Machine RFC
Evan Dickie, Enfield RFC
Axel Lawrence, Windsor Machine RFC
Kelton Dawe, Truro Saints RFC
Samuel Edmonds, Halifax RFC
Liam Carter, PEI Mudmen RFC
Justin Dunn, Enfield RFC
Graham Barry, Halifax Tars RFC
Cooper Coats, Halifax Tars RFC
Briden Hawes, Pictou County RFC
Tyler McLennan, Pictou County RFC
Jordan MacNeill, Pictou County RFC
Brett Johnson, Truro Saints RFC
Scott Marrison, Enfield RFC
Jack Hanratty, Head Coach
Geno Carew, Assistant Coach
Nick Russell, Therapist
Dr John Gillis, Medical
Sarah O’Connor, Manager