September 7th, 2013 – Barrie, ON – The Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team had their final tune-up for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) season Saturday afternoon when they hosted the Fleming Knights at the Barrie Sports Complex.
While the visiting Knights took the contest 12-10, the game was more about getting some experience for first year players to understand the collegiate level and to develop some chemistry with veteran players.
The players battled in some wet conditions, but were able to impress their coaches who were looking to make their final decisions on the roster.
“I was pleased with the effort from our guys today,” said Grizzlies Rugby Head Coach John Daggett. “These guys really worked hard all week right through today’s first (and only) exhibition game and we are excited for the regular season to begin.”
Georgian opens up their six game OCAA regular season next Saturday when they travel to face the Mohawk Mountaineers. The Grizzlies will play their first home game on Saturday, September 21st when they host the Conestoga Condors at 1pm at the Barrie Sports Complex.