Check out the Brantford Harlequins video (by Atomic Spark) promoting Junior Rugby (special thanks to our sponsor Investment Planning Council)
Q-Meta Cup – Rugby 7′s Tournament
Held Saturday, October 5/13 @ George Jones Field (Brantford Harlequins)
Congratulations to our inaugural champions!!!
U15 Women’s Oakville Crusaders
U18 Women’s Brantford Harlequins
U16 Men’s Upright Rugby Canada Rogues
U18 Men’s Bill Crothers R.F.C.
CLUB HAS TICKETS FOR WORLD CUP QUALIFIER – Email firstname.lastname@example.org or see Kim Carpenter for more details.
Canada vs. USA
Saturday August 24th
Kick-off @ 4:00pm
Come see CANADA’S National Men’s Team on Saturday August 24th as they take on the UNITED STATES at BMO Field in TORONTO, ONTARIO.
The second leg of a two-game aggregate series brings traditional rivals the USA back to BMO Field this August. With 2015 Rugby World Cup Qualification up for grabs, don’t miss what is sure to be another hard fought battle!
ALL FANS are encouraged to be part of #REDNATION by dressing in RED and flying your flag high. Authentic #REDNATION gear can be found at the store.rugbycanada.ca
Stay connect and up to date with the latest Rugby Canada news. Follow @RugbyCanada on Twitter and become a fan of Rugby Canada on Facebook.
Upright Rugby Canada is once again hosting July rugby camps in Oakville, Markham & Brantford for aspiring junior rugby players!
Upright Rugby has developed some of Ontario’s top current junior national players, including current U20s, Sawyer Herron and Djustice Sears-Duru, as well as Danielle Spice and Charli Mocon (NWJT-U20)
Their sessions are ideal for U12s, U14s, and U16s, boys and girls, and offer full 5-day camps as well as specialized 3-day camps.
Updated Schedule for Harlequins Mini Tournament – July 27th
George Jones Field, 22 Powerline Road, Brantford, ON
July 27, 2013
George Jones Field
22 Powerline Road
Senior Men – Game Day Report July 13th
The Harlequins Men’s 2nd team took the field Saturday with some familiar faces back into the line up to face a tough Oshawa Vikings squad. The Quins got off to a rough start, giving away a lot of possession and getting away from the game plan and allowing the Vikings to score three quick tries to put them behind early. After a wake up call from some of the senior players, the Quins looked to get back to the game plan, with Eric Lickers and Ethan Langs making some ground in the forward pack and Centers Dylan Yanky and Ryan Blunt going on some strong runs, before a series of Brantford possession saw them get the ball over the line and
score to close the gap. As half time neared, both teams played back and forth, but the half ended with the Quins down 19-5. At half, a few changes were made to allow some players some rest before their cover duty with the 1st team, however the continuity and committment seemed to be lacking in the 2nd half, as the game got away from the Quins and the Vikings were able to score a handful of tries to which the Quins were only able to come away with one tally. Final score Oshawa 60, Brantford
10. Look for some talent to be distributed into the 2nd team line up in the next few weeks to bolster the side who need a bit more polish over 80 minutes, which will come from some hard work at training over the next month.
The Quins Men’s 1st team was missing experience at several key positions on the weekend, and the club had to rely on some depth to fill the roster. With several players playing out of position, the game plan was simple. Attack hard and fast, and keep the game simple. With the undefeated Quins facing a dangerous 5-1 Oshawa team, the boys needed full commitment from the entire side in order to keep top spot in the league. The game started well, with Brantford pinning Oshawa deep in their end, before centers Mike Penczak and Jordan Kozina created a turn over which saw the Quins attack from 10 meters out and Tyler ‘Ya Eh’ Mirco carry the ball over the line to open the scoring. Oshawa responded with some strong play of their own, with a strong boot from their fly half putting Brantford on their heels before a missed tackle saw the Vikings tie up the score. With a bit of momentum, the Vikings got the Quins off their game plan, and another defensive mix up saw the Vikings pull ahead with another quick try.
Keeping solid composure, a noticeably more mature Harlequins side buckled down and began to string together some solid phase play, with Eric Moyer and Lucas Mcivor attacking holes in the line and breaking tackles, while quick ball was distributed through the centers putting the ball deep into Oshawa territory before a few grinding phases on the Viking goal line saw the Quins over again. This pattern repeated itself again and again, as the quins took a 4 try to 2 lead into the half time. With plenty of fresh legs on the bench and a feeling that the game plan was working well, the Harlequins took the field in the 2nd half and again went on the offensive attack, with a lot of quick ball being supplied by a hard working forward pack, and attacking lines through the centers saw breaks up both sides of the field and the Harlequins over the line several more times in the 2nd half. With the scoreline tilting well into the Quins favor, captain and Canadian Rugby League international Steve Piatek began to pin the Vikings in their own
end with some well placed kicks. The pressure kept up as the Harlequins went to the bench, seeing 20 different Harlequins take the field for the 1st team, the game ended with a favorable 60-23 scoreline in favor of the home side.
Thanks to all who made it out this weekend, a great crowd really got behind the Quins and gave the teams the extra edge to keep the pressure on for 80 minutes. The 7-0 Harlequins now head to Peterborough to face the middle of the pack Pagans, who are always strong at home.