This past weekend the Burlington Centaurs hosted all 4 teams at home at Sherwood Forest Park.
Special thanks to President Andy Maunder for co-ordinating the Centaurs Annual Pig Roast and Kaityln Sharpe, Emily Fretts and the women’s team for putting together the raffle prizes and the Hawaiian Luau.
Jon Goldie and The Plaidz put on a great show upstairs at the clubhouse after the games as The Centaurs 3rd XV hosted the Trinidad & Tobago U20 National Team on their Canadian Tour.
The Burlington Centaur Women’s team dominated over Norfolk for the last women’s home game of the season. The Burlington women displayed aggressive rucking, strong scrummaging and great backplay to run up the score on Norfolk and hold them to a shutout for as the Centaurs defeated Norfolk 69-0. Excellent performances from positions 1-18 have the women in a tight race for 2nd place in the NRU B League.
Centaur Shelby Holland pushes off a Norfolk defender while being supported by Katelyn Carey. Photograph by John Guilfoyle.
The Burlington Centaurs Men’s 2nd XV hosted Fergus Highland at home on an overcast afternoon. The Centaurs played a tough game that saw both sides crossing the try line and answering back with scores. Unfortunately the Men’s 2nd XV were unable to capitalize on some key opportunities and the Centaurs 2nd XV lost to Highland to a score of 15-23. Try scorers: Bryan Hannon, Tim Morton, Don Hammond
Centaur Tim Morton running with the ball through the Fergus defence. Photograph by John Guilfoyle.
The Burlington Centaurs Men’s 1st XV hosted Fergus Highland for the Centaur’s last regular season home game of the season. Fergus started the game off with possession of the ball and the Centaurs played some tight defense holding off any significant Fergus territorial gain. The Centaurs were able to force a Highland penalty and Brendan Bryan was easily able to slot the posts. Soon after on a Fergus turnover the Centaurs were able to score on the outside. With the momentum in favour of the Centaurs, as the Centaurs continued to cross the try line for the bonus point with the team playing some strong defence to hold Fergus to a shutout. Scoring on the day were Zack Shurtleff with two tries, Matt Woodley, Josh Jones and Danny Jenkins each with one try as the Centaurs 1st XV defeated Highland 34-0.
Centaur Jeff Brownson powers through a tackle to bring the ball to deck and set up a great platform leading to a try. Photograph by John Guilfoyle.