Press Release for August 3, 2017
(August 4, 2017, St. John’s, NL) With the successful completion of this past weekend’s GSF Sevens Tournament, Newfoundland Rugby is turning it’s eye’s back to the fifteen a side game this weekend with the following matches:
Friday, August 4, 6:30 pm: Dandulk RFC are in St. John’s on their first transatlantic tour in ages to take on the Swilers RFC at the Swilers Rugby Club, kickoff at 6:30 pm, Friday, August 4. Dundalk RFC, from Dundalk, County Louth Ireland, an unknown side are bringing over thirty-five players. The Swilers, defending Al Charon Cup champions, Goodyear Cup and Sully Cup Champions are still shaking off their own transatlantic tour to Italy back in February, where they went undefeated in three games against Italian Clubs. Should be a great game between these two clubs!
Friday, August 4, 6:30 pm: The Dogs RFC of Mount Pearl host the Baymen RC of C.B.S. in the first game of The Sully Cup Division. The Baymen are fresh off of winning The Collins Cup for the Summer League. The Sully Cup is the Men’s B division championship and runs from August until September. The match kicks off at 6:30 pm, Friday, August 4, at the Dogs home field behind Mount Pearl High School, 50 Ruth Avenue, Mount Pearl.
Saturday, August 5, 2:00 pm: The women’s division continues with the Baydogs hosting the Swilers RFC, at the Dogs Field behind Mount Pearl High School, 50 Ruth Avenue, Mount Pearl. The Swilers women are fresh off of winning The Chatter’s Salon Cup for the GSF Sevens the weekend before, so the baydogs will be looking for revenge. Kickoff is at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 5.
Sunday, August 6, 5:00 pm: Finally, in the marquee matchup of the weekend, Cork Constitution FC, are in town from Cork, Ireland, to play an exhibition match against the regional representative team, The Atlantic Rock on the Rock’s home turf, the Swilers Rugby Club, 100 Crosbie Road. Kickoff is at 5:00 pm, Sunday, August 5. The Atlantic Rock will be lead by Pat Parfrey of St. John’s and features the best players from all Atlantic provinces plus Quebec. The players will use this game to stretch their legs before continuing the remaining pool play of the Canadian Rugby Championship. The Rock will be looking to bounce back after losing to the Ontario Blues 24-17 on July 22, in Truro, N.S.. They take on the B.C. Bears next Sunday, August 13 in and the Prairie Wolf Pack, Wednesday, August 16 leading into the Bronze and Gold medal games, on Saturday, August 19, all of which take place in Calgary, AB.