Senior Mens Weekend Wrap up June 15

Hot fire and liquid resilience in the face of a determined and measured opponent is the the most simplistic way one could sum up the weekend showing at the Burlington Centaurs Rugby Club. The Burlington Men’s First team was in full attendance against the Stoney Creek Camels. Two teams with a long and storied history facing off. There is little more one would need to seed the imagination with tales of fanciful heroism and bravery. As a witness, it is my duty to record such feats as they were.

It would be a detriment to truth if this humble narrator did not mention the fine showing of the Camels. Indeed, in the first 20 minutes their attack was relentless. The lines that the Creek back-line were slicing would make Tony Montana blush. However, where there was strong attack there was also a stalwart and impressive defense. The Camels put up the first points, but it was plain to see that the Centaurs were unshaken.

After 25 minutes of fast Canadian rugby and two unanswered tries on the board the Centaurs managed to get onto the scoreboard thanks to the human Tomahawk Missile, Andrew Wilson. As the Centaurs retreated beyond half to allow kicking connoisseur Brendan Bryan to dust off his golden boot, it was plain to see that these boys of the Golden Horseshoe had the game under control. ‘March forward,’ once again was the call and some minutes later it was answered as A. Wilson would barrel over the try line once more.

As the half whistle sounded, there was a nod between the teams. A message from across the trenches: The game is on. As both teams stepped back onto the pitch it seemed as though the weather itself had decided to give this battle a wide berth. The second half saw the Centaurs with renewed vigor in their attack. The forwards dealt devastating short range blows, while the backs seized the opportunity to make impressive work of the space they were provided with.

In a moment of frantic energy, our Scrum-Half Zack Shurtleff punched the ball through the Creek line and made a 40 meter break for the try-line. The Creek Fullback all but defeated wrapped his arm around our stout 9’s neck in an attempt to stop the inevitable. Zack went down, but a penalty try was awarded and the thoroughly embarrassed Creek Fullback was sentenced to 10 minutes in the Bin.

In contrast, some minutes later in a dire moment, the Centaurs were on the back foot desperately defending against a Creek onslaught. They punched through and it seemed like open field for the Creek attacker. However, both Matt Woodley and Daniel Mathie managed to chase down and stop what would have been a game changing try.

Decisive action brings decisive victories; and as the Centaurs pushed forwards that is exactly what the crowd that day was treated to. Brendan Bryan would add a penalty kick, even further distancing the Centaurs from their foes.

Womens Match Recap June 8

On what turned out to be a perfect day for rugby, Burlington Ladies hosted local rivals Hamilton at Sherwood Forest Park, playing their first league game on home turf since 2018. Burlington played into a stiff breeze in the first half, choosing to keep the ball in hand and trying to gradually wear down their opponents. Hamilton had a gritty defence however and proved a tough nut to crack for the first 20 minutes as the Centaurs put together phase after phase of heads up rugby, only to be denied by some uncharacteristic unforced errors at crucial times. Finally however the pressure would take it’s toll on the Hornets and after some build up play from the forward pack, centre/flanker Ann Andre would cross for the first score in the right corner. No.8 Ahink Hussein was having a stormer against her former club, consistently turning over ball and making tackle after tackle in what turned out to be a Man of the Match performance. She would pop up for the second try of the half powering through some desperate tackles for the home side’s second try. The Ladies would continue their ball in hand approach as they gained in confidence resulting in fly-half Kiki McShortly scoring from the quick tap penalty under the posts. Cassidy Smith would slot the conversion to bring on the half time whistle and a scoreline of 17-0 in favour of Burlington.

Burlington turned up the heat in the second half producing a performance as good as any this season, eliminating errors and moving the ball from sideline to sideline resulting in a brace of tries for wing Claire Hawkins who finished off in style in quick succession in the right hand corner. The Hamilton side had a few opportunities in the Burlington 22 but were frustrated by the Burlington defence and in particular No. 8 Ahink Hussain who stifled their only try-scoring opportunity with a last gasp tackle in front of the posts. A wonderful break in the center of the field would see the Burlington fly-half McShortly sprint the length of the field for a delightful solo effort which would be converted by scrum half Cassidy Smith. Burlington’s dominance was now absolute and they put the seal on the victory with a pushover try just before the final whistle, No.8 Ahink Hussein touching down for her second try of the afternoon.

FINAL SCORE: Burlington Ladies 41 – Hamilton Ladies 0

Womens Weekend Wrap Up June 1

Burlington Ladies made the 2 ½ hour journey west to Sarnia on Saturday looking to build upon their credible tie versus Waterloo the previous week and did so, producing a hard earner victory to register their first league win of the season. The Sarnia Saints have made a slow start to the season and were looking to register a first home win against an improving Burlington Ladies squad.  The first half began with the Burlington side on the front foot, reproducing their game of possession and control from the previous weekend, and testing the Saints defence. With the Burlington pack creating momentum up front fly-half Katelyn Carey would take advantage to leave three defenders and a pair of shorts in her wake to touch down on the right hand side. Carey would double this tally 5 minutes later, bursting through the midfield gap and sprinting half the length of the field to score under the posts for her second try., which was converted by Claire Hawkins. Saints came back into the game shortly thereafter after a bizarre succession of 9 penalties against the away team on their goal-line, the passionate defence finally breaking on the 10th attempt to allow a score under the posts for the home team. The conversion brought the score to 17-7 and it was game on. Saints would score another out wide catching out the Burlington defence to bring the game to within one score. Just before the half however Laiken Littlejohn would steal a try after a scrappy lineout, pouncing on a loose ball to power over. Half Time: Sarnia 12 – Burlington Ladies 17

 

After the break, the Sarnia team would continue the see saw scoreline with the left winger outpacing the Burl defence before offloading out of a desperate Emily Gastaldini tackle to her inside support for the opening score. The remainder of the half was all Burlington however as Ketsia Kamba single handedly took hold of the game in loose play, breaking tackles and charging through opposition defence on multiple occasions to provide a platform for the backline. Direct running from Terri Burns and Laiken Littlejohn, compounded by ferocious rucking from the second row combination of Red Melon and Jade Breau would open up the defence once more to allow Captain Karey to scoot in for her 3rd and 4th tries. With the Burlington front row dominating the scrummage, and turning over ball at will, full-back Emily Gastaldini produced a delightful hop, skip and a jump to outwit the cover defence to score her first try of the season in the left hand corner. Gastaldini would convert her own score to bring on the final whistle and put the seal on an excellent road win for the Burlington Ladies, who continue to improve each week, a testament to the hard work and commitment they are showing this season both on and off the training field.

 

Final Score: Sarnia Saints 17 – Burlington Ladies 48

Womens Weekend Wrap Up May 25

Burlington Ladies travelled to Waterloo looking to build upon their fine performance versus London last week and did so, earning a creditable 31-31 tie in what turned out to be a thrilling game of rugby union. The Ladies got off to a flying start, dominating possession for the first 20 minutes, resulting in a fine try for outside centre Amber Aquin after excellent work by the powerful Burlington forward pack. Aquin converted her own score for a 7-0 lead. Waterloo came right back into the game however with a score under the posts after some poor Centaurs tackling in the midfield allowed a free run in. The try was not converted however and the score after 20 mins remained 7-5.  County began to exert a dominance behind the scrum despite many offensive tackles from American import Rebecca Trapp and added to their tally with three more tries to take a stranglehold on the game. Crucially however Burl would respond on the stroke of half-time. Getting back on the front foot, repeated powerful carries from Trapp, Aislinn McNally, Laiken Littlejohns and Ketsia Kamba finally provided a perfect overlap which was executed perfectly for Amber Aquin to barge over in the left corner for her second score. Half Time: 26-12.

Despite the scoreline, the half time feeling within the Burlington camp was that the game was within reach and they ladies came out strongly in the second half dominating the forward exchanges. Burlington captain Katelyn Carey would take full advantage, throwing a dummy and accelerating through a gap to finish off a wonderful solo effort in what turned out to be a Man of the Match performance. Not to be outdone, good defensive play then saw the indefatigable Laiken Littlejohns steal possession then turn on the afterburners running a full 60 yards to outpace the opposition cover and score under the posts. The conversion followed to level the game on the 60th minute. Like two pugilists exchanging blows Waterloo would pull ahead once more, their right winger outpacing the hesitant Burlington defence from 50 yards out to score in the corner. Not to be denied however the Centaurs Ladies rallied late and with fly-Half Katelyn Carey pulling the strings behind a once more dominant pack, soon to be married Amber Aquin would go over for an impressive hat-trick to secure a 31-31 tie.

After the final whistle, visiting coach Jonny Goldie said: “The girls are pumped. Any one of them could have been the MVP today as they all played a stormer. That performance illustrated a growing confidence within the group which is great to see. The girls are improving every game and most importantly are enjoying themselves whilst playing some excellent rugby. They have two happy coaches right here.”

Jonny Goldie

General Meeting May 28

 

As discussed in the last executive meeting, we would like to hold a General Meeting with the membership on Tuesday, May 28th after practice.

To review with the membership:

• Club Objectives for 2019
• Club Finance Update
• Breakdown of Division Registration
• Brief Division goals/recap
• Upcoming Social Events – volunteers required
• Sherwood Revitalization

Mens Weekend Wrap up May 11th

The Sr. Men’s 2019 rugby season kicked off this past weekend at an unfamiliar location to most. Despite the venue change, this was a historic day for our club as it was our first official matches in the Marshall premiership. Though the opponent was a familiar one, for many this was their first test in the top league of Ontario.

 

With London taking the first match of the day. The 1 XV team kicked off at 1500 hours on a gloomy May afternoon. The two sides split the season series last year with London snapping the Centaurs unbeaten streak at home last summer. In front of a large home crowd the Centaurs wasted no time getting on the board early. Within the first minute, A. Wilson charged down a failed clearing attempt by the St. George skipper, guzzling up a loose ball and crashing across the line, 5-0 home side. From the onset, the Centaurs set the pace of play, the ball coming fast from the base of the ruck and the whole pack went to work. It also didn’t take long for the backline to realize the speed mismatch, with Woodley and Hughes having multiple long scampers. A few mistakes saw London earn some possession and territory, using their size and experience. Having said that, it didn’t take the Centaurs long to answer back after another long break, and by the half time whistle the Centaurs were in control, 24-12.

 

The second half seemed to slow the pace a bit, both teams still housing match fitness as the season gets going.  With multiple Centaur debutants getting their first run-around with Blue, White and Orange. It is worth noting standout and MOM, J McNaughton as he displayed many talents including tidy ball in hand and off-load game.  At the final whistle, the Centaurs took the game in a comfortable 43-26 win. As the holiday weekend approaches, the Centaurs will head into the bye week 1-0. Plenty of ironing and cleaning up to do prior to our next test.

 

 

Senior Men/Women Opener Today – Venue Change

Senior Men/Women Season Opener Today!

Due to the rain the city has closed our fields . We are moving our matches to Notre Dame High School;

2333 Headon Forest Dr, Burlington, ON L7M 3X6

Women Kick Off @ Noon
Men 2XV Kick Off @ 1:30
Men 1XV Kick Off @ 3:00

Try Rugby May 15th!

Come try out a fun and exciting session of children’s rugby! No obligation required! If your child enjoys their time, the complete summer program is just beginning! Ages 3 to 12 are welcome to come out, non contact flag – ( U5 / U7 / U9), flag + intro to contact: (U11 / U13). We are a diverse, family-friendly volunteer-based organization, with a passion for sport and rugby, serving the communities of Burlington and Halton for 45 years!

We are located at Sherwood Forest Park @ 5270 Fairview St in Burlington, just off Appleby and Fairview. All are welcome!

More information and registration for the full summer program at http://centaursrfc.com/junior-rugby/ As always, looking forward to old friends and new friends alike! Our motto as always, “Friends Through Rugby, Friends Through Life!”

Senior Womens Head Coach Announcement

We welcome back Jon Goldie to the Centaurs as the new Women’s Head Coach! Jonny is a longtime club member and recently was the Canadian Men’s Head Coach at the Rugby Classic’s tournament in Bermuda with their historic win over the South Africa National Classics Team. The Centaurs are proud to welcome Jon Goldie back into the Centaurs organization and look forward to him leading the Senior Women’s Team in the upcoming 2019 rugby season!

 

Hiring: Senior Women’s Head Coach

The Burlington Centaurs Rugby Football Club are currently searching for a head coach for the 2019 season. The Burlington Centaurs Senior Women’s team competes in the Niagara Rugby Union A division. The Centaurs home is Sherwood Forest Park located in Burlington, ON.

Job Description

The Senior Women’s Head Coach will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • To recruit potential players from high schools, colleges and universities
  • To identify and develop the talents of players
  • To promote Burlington Centaurs RFC through on-field performance
  • To create an effective game plan, based on the opposing team and available players
  • To execute the game plan on game day
  • To organize practice sessions that develop technical, tactical and mental aspects of the game
  • To ensure that coaching sessions facilitate team and athlete development
  • To create a positive and enjoyable team culture
  • To develop a coaching environment that contributes to athlete development on and off the field
  • To ensure the health and safety of the athletes at all times

The Head Coach will also have to demonstrate the ability to work effectively with fellow coaches, the club Executive, volunteers and captains. The Head Coach will work with the Director-Women’s Game to select the coaching staff.

The position of Head Coach will report to the Director-Women’s Game.

Qualifications

  • Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
  • Experience working with senior rugby teams
  • Knowledge and understanding of the development of the team and individual performance
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Able to work in fast paced and flexible environments
  • Demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Demonstrates a coaching philosophy that aligns with the club and other teams
  • Personally Accountable
  • Excels in working in a team environment
  • Effective planner and organizer

Sad News- Trevor Knight

It is with sad news that the Centaurs announce the passing of past club president Trevor Knight. Trevor joined the Centaurs in the mid-70s, having come from Cinderford, England.

Trevor was a talented soccer player and had come to Canada to play for a semi-pro team. After he parted ways with soccer, Trevor switched to the sport of Rugby.

 

For the Centaurs, Trevor was a talented player and played in the backs in all positions. He was awarded the Endeavor Shield in 1980 and the Endeavour Cup in 1983.

He served as the Rugby clubhouse manager and served as Club president in 1987-1988.

Trevor was also a knowledgeable backs coach and through his direction the Centaurs won the Junior Provincial Championship.

Trevor worked in Burlington at Fisher Ludlow on Appleby Line before being transferred to Michigan.

After a game around the clubhouse you could always find Trevor with a Rye & Coke in his hand and he would be sure to greet you with an “Alight Son”.

 

Trevor you will be missed.

 

2018 AGM Recap

Thank
you to everyone that attended the Centaurs AGM held last night at the
clubhouse.

We
had a great season and we reached many of the club’s goals both on & off
the field. 

After
being promoted this season the Senior men finished a very strong 2nd
in the league and setting a club record competing in the McCormick Cup
semi-final game.  

Coach
Chris Kelly was recognized by the Burlington Sport Association for Champion of
Sport and Cam Hogg was recognized by Rugby Ontario as the Club Player of the
Year.

Moving
forward the club continues to grow especially with our Junior/Mini Division and
the Centaurs Rugby Academy thanks to the foundation being built by Alex Rappos,
Bill Clayton and Clayton Gillis.

The
Club also welcomes Jacob Smiley who will be working with us as our intern from
the Niagara College Sport Management Program.

Thank
you for the hard work and dedication over the years by club executive members
Jeff Ellis, Mark Chesser and Davy Jones who will be stepping down this year.
 

We
would like to congratulate and welcome the new 2019 Executive Members of the
Burlington Centaurs Rugby Club.

Please
feel free to reach out to us anytime to get involved with our great club.

“Friends
through Rugby, Friends through Life”

2019 Burlington Centaurs Executives 

Club
President – Nick Manz

Director
of Administration – John Guilfoyle

Director
of Finance – Peter Ratcliffe

Director
of Facilities – Andy Maunder

Director
of Games – Tim Morton

Director
of Social – Terri Jones

Director
of Senior Men – Dave Wilson

Director
of Senior Women – Rebecca Rosa

Director
of Juniors – Alex Rappos

Centaurs Hogg Wins Rugby Ontario award

This past Saturday, Rugby Ontario hosted there annual awards banquet. Our very own Cameron Hogg was the recipient of the Senior Mens Club Player of the year.  Congrats Cameron and well deserved.

Awards Banquet Wrap Up

It was a packed house this past Friday at the Burlington Lions Club. Centaurs, friends and loved all came out to celebrate a fantastic year for the club.

Ceri
Jones Womens Rookie Of the Year – Holly Baker

Women Most Improved – Olivia Cook

Women Coaches Award – Amber Aquin

Women Coaches Award – Steph Passmore

BOTY Award – Jeff Brownson

GIMP – Louis Hinshelwood

Rookie of the Year – Ryan Matthews

Ironman Award – Colin McLeod

Most Improved – Graeme Francolini

Berties Award – Lee Cranmer

2nd XV MVP – Kyle Wilkins

1st XV MVP – Cam Hogg

Junior Endeavour – Laiken Littlejohns

Endeavour Cup – Trevor Atkinson

Endeavour Shield – Alex Rappos

Annual General Meeting, December 4, 2017

This is the official notification of the upcoming Annual
General Meeting, to be held on Tuesday, December 4 at the Clubhouse at 7:00 pm.

Under Section XII (a) the purpose of this meeting is for receiving
reports from each member of the Executive Committee, election of new officers
and such other business as may be noted on the notice for the meeting.

Also, under Section XIII (a) 
“Members in good standing, and only members in good standing, may make
proposals or nominations, vote on any matter under discussion or stand for
office.” This means that if you owe any monies to the club, including
registration or the bar, you are not in good standing.

All Executive positions are open for election and all  incumbents are willing to stand again.

Nominations for these positions must be duly nominated and
seconded. Nominations can be forwarded to the Director, Administration, or added
to the poster that will be displayed in the clubhouse.

If you are unable to attend, you may submit a signed declaration designating another person to register a proxy vote on your behalf. This proxy vote, see attached, can relate to specific questions, or be general and apply to all questions. This declaration must reach the Director, Administration, John Guilfoyle, prior to the count of the vote at the meeting. Please see the link below for the proxy sheet

If you have questions regarding this notification, contact
any member of the Executive, or John Guilfoyle specifically at johnguilfoyle99@gmail.com.

Last years minutes can be seen below;

McCormick Cup Round 3 Recap

The Burlington Centaurs (10) Cup run has unfortunately come
to an end. The squad returned to “The Square” to face the battle tested Markham
Irish (3). The semifinal berth would mark the farthest the Centaurs Sr. Men
have ever been. And also, would make them 1 of the 4 teams left in the province
which included Brantford and The Beaches. Nevertheless, the Cinderella story
has finally come to an end as they fell short 57-20 to the home side. The Irish
were a well-structured, big and aggressive side which pressured the Centaurs
for a full 80-mins. The Irish set-piece and forward controlled attack caused
problems for the Centaurs which infiltrated their defense.

Tries were scored by Josh Jones, Zach Shurtleff and Tim
Morton. Brendan Bryan also had one penalty and one conversion. Noteworthy
mentions also include A. Wilson, J. Tanner, Jeff Brownson and T. Atkinson who
battled for an entire 80 mins in the losing effort.

Though the season was filled with a lot of highs and some
lows, the club culture is moving in the right direction. Many thanks to our
coaching staff, travelling fans, many alumni and committed players who
continued to train even though they were not selected in the 23-man roster.

McCormick Cup Round 2 Recap

The Burlington Centaurs (10) history making season persisted as they travelled to ‘The Square’ in a McCormick Cup Quarter Final against the Toronto Scottish (2). The Toronto Scottish were coming off a week one bye. The Scottish had another stellar season in the Premiership, sporting an 8-2-0 record, losing only to the Markham Irish and the Brantford Harlequins. A true David vs. Goliath matchup, the Centaurs were making the trip playing with house-money as they had the only upset of Round One.

As kick-off loomed, it felt as though the sun was at its
hottest. With clear skies and a slight breeze, the referee blew his whistle and
the Quarter finals were underway. The game initiated with a ferocious tempo and
it was the Scottish who looked untidy early on. The Centaurs defensive line
speed wreaked havoc for the home side as a clearance kick gave the Centaurs
early ball possession. The Centaurs pack took control initially, led by the
revolting and dynamic back-row, D. Wilson, A. Wilson & Hogg. Multiple
phases building pass the gain line had the Scottish defense clambering. As the
visitors inched closer to the try line, newly position prop Colin Mcleod would
not be denied as he muscled his way over two defenders touching the ball down
for the first points of the game. A miss conversion kept the game at 5-0 and
the underdogs had drawn first blood.

Though somewhat rattled, the Scottish kept their composure
and started to apply some pressure on the Centaurs. The Centaurs defense
continued to cause chaos up the middle of the field; yet, the Scottish were
able to move the ball wide and with some timely offloads they scored in the
corner, the game was tied 5-5. Un-phased the Centaurs upped their work rate
which was wearing down the Scottish pack. Credit to the Centaur pack as their
scrums and Lineouts wore down the large Scottish front 8. As the game unbolted,
spark-plug halfback Zack Shurtleff identified a mismatch as he stepped a
Scottish front rower, which produced a line break. Backing himself he was able
to outpace the opposing 15, touching down in the corner, 10-5 Centaurs after
the first 40 mins.

The Half-time talk was concise – Keep the energy up, maintain
possession, sustain the defensive line speed. With all the pressure on the #2
ranked side they came out hot to start the second half. Hard attacking lines
and ball possession awarded them with a penalty under the posts. The kick was
good, and the gap was reduced, 10-8 Centaurs. As the game went on tactical subs
and attrition came into play. Fresh off the bench, Tim Morton executed an out
the back pass towards the Bryan brothers who were able to spring dangerous
winger Matt Woodley. Woodley known as a finisher, completed the score with a
great step and spiteful fend off, 15-8 visitors. Although, there was a good
portion of the half left, the current score overwhelmed the home side as
frustration stepped it resulting in an increased penalty tally. One of the
penalties was in B. Bryan’s range as he made it a 2-score game with a
successful conversion, 18-8. Centaurs

As time wound down, both teams dug further into bench looking
for energy. The Scottish play then turned sporadic and the Centaurs stout
defense closed all gaps. Punishing tackles at the breakdown and in the centre
of the field kept the home side on their back foot. A costly turnover gave
Burlington possession and fate was in their own hands. After consecutive slow
balls the referee gave Shurtleff the nod and the ball was punted into the
sidelines. David had slayed Goliath, final score 18-8 Burlington Centaurs.

A very proud moment for some travelling alumi as well as some longtime Centaurs who have never experienced such a bitter sweet victory and birth into the Semifinals. It truly was 23-man club effort for the Centaurs who laid their bodies on the line against one of the top teams in the province. Big thanks to everyone who made the effort to travel down. With the triumph, the Centaurs continue their road to the cup as the playoff bracket has them returning to Markham to face the Irish. With only 4 teams left a win will reward the Centaurs a McCormick cup final birth.

McCormick Cup Round 1 Recap

For the first time in a long time, the Centaurs found themselves in a McCormick cup game. The cup seeding had the Burlington Men (10) make the long journey up Highway 7 into the Kawaratha’s to take on the Peterborough Pagans. (7)

 

Peterborough and Burlington are the classification of contrasting storylines going into the McCormick Cup Playoffs. The Peterborough Pagans have found themselves relegated to the Marshall Championship for the 2019 season, after only one year in the Premiership (2-8-0 record). The Burlington Centaurs – on the other hand – were able to dominate in their first year in the Marshall Championship, going undefeated for a good portion of the season and they ultimately finished with an 8-2-0 record. The Centaurs narrowly missed out on promotion after a tough overtime loss to Waterloo in the Ontario League Playoff Championship Final. Though the narratives differ, everyone knows cup rugby brings out surreal enactments and it’s a gamble for vengeance.

 

The Centaurs got off to a great start, rolling through phases enroute to the opening score of the match from skipper Jeff Brownson after some innovative backline play down the far touch line. A second and a third try followed to put the Centaurs comfortably ahead. However, the Pagans would respond with a kick-off retrieval and some patient possession, working the ball over the line for 7 points and making their own statement in the contest. The Centaurs scored again, some more attractive play from the Wilson’s and scrum half Zach Shurtleff giving the Pagans defense trouble – and despite a last minute threat on their goal-line at the end of the half, the under dogs huddled on the sidelines ahead at half time– but the lead was anything but comfortable.

 

The half-time chat – it’s going to take another 40 minutes of hard work – all gas and no brakes. The home team took advantage of some second half substitutions, rolling in subs early and often, and played a structured and very physical game. A couple of rest weeks may have caused fatigue for the road warriors. During the opening stages of the second half, it was all Pagans. Some unanswered tries by the home team proved a pesky opponent, answering back in kind to keep the game within reach. Fatefully, kick-offs which have been an issue all season for the Centaurs sealed the deal. A great catch and run by Brian Woodley ignited at 75 Metre try finished off by Ken Warring in the corner. Though the home team added another score before the final whistle, they could not close the gap, 48-36 Burlington Centaurs. The high scoring, shootout provided an exhilarating substance for the home fans and a few of the Centaur Travelers.

It was a really great club effort for the Centaurs who dug deep into the trenches to pull out a long road win. Big thanks to everyone who made the exertion to travel down, including the run-on’s who helped fill the bench and our supports. With the victory, the Centaurs draw a tough quarter final match up against the second best team in the province, the Toronto Scottish. Again, the Centaurs will travel into enemy territory at Fletchers field this Saturday, Kickoff 3pm. The road to the cup continues and the men will remain the underdogs throughout the playoffs as they were the only upset in the first round.

Memory Book: Centaurs through the years

“Through the Years”

Our memory book was released on Saturday at our 45th Anniversary Banquet and sales were very brisk, so much so that we may need to print more. We are running out of copies!

If you want your copy and you are at the club, pay through the computer. Or, you can eTransfer $40 to Jeff Ellis at:

45th@centaursrfc.com.

When we see your name in the system we will deliver your copy to you.

If you have questions please contact:

johnguilfoyle99@gmail.com.