Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Cup...

For those of you wondering, here is an image of the Founders' Cup --prior to engraving -- which will be on offer each time our A-side plays Catholic Memorial.
The scores of each match will be engraved on the base and the trophy will be retained by the winning team. Our Club has a 1-2 record against CMHS. This past spring we lost by only 2 points and were only 5 meters from scoring the winning try at the final whistle.
This should be a very competitive and very friendly rivalry.
I am confident that we can kick-off the season by bringing home some hardware after August 30, 2008 match against CMHS. Practice starts soon!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rugby Season Kick-Off/Recruitment Picnic

We will be holding a recruitment/season kick-off picnic. We'll be getting together, having some food, playing a little touch rugby, demonstrating some contact skills, and sharing the details for the very exciting Fall 2008 Season.

WHO: NEW and Returning players.
DATE: Thursday, August 7, 2008
TIME: 6:00 to 8:30
LOCATION: Wirth Park, Picnic Area 3

Remember, no experience necessary. Come find out what it's all about.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our Own Bledisloe Cup....

Well the terms have not been finalized, but the Bruisers have been challenged by Catholic Memorial High School to formalize our rivalry by the exchange of the Founder's Cup -- a rivalry modeled on the Bledisloe Cup, a competition between neighboring rivals New Zealand and Australia -- who exchange a trophy each year based on test matches between the two nations.

While the formal details are still be negotiated, this new competition will result in the exchange of a trophy between our two clubs and formalize a great cross-town rivalry -- even if the games are "non-conference games" or the games are played during the Spring season.

If things work out, our pre-season match up with Catholic Memorial should be the inaugural match of this new competition.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Brookfield Takes 2nd Place at Lakefront 7s

The Bruisers had a bruising weekend, as 8 of its finest, battled through the Lakefront 7's bracket against St. Charles, Il and two squads from Vernon. The Bruisers defeated Vernon 1 in the opening match, but suffered an injury in the final minute as the match ended. Brookfield, now out of substitutes, put up a stiff resistance against Vernon's second side, but suffered a second injury, and played with a 6 person side. But even out numbered, Brookfield rallied to put points on the board during its loss to Vernon 2. In the final match, Brookfield faced a fresh and fit St. Charles team which swept the competition.
The final results came out today and Brookfield took second place, with it's 1-2 record, based on point differentials! Go Bruisers!