Lancashire ruggers meet Niagara Thunder

The Niagara Thunder will sample some international rugby on Wednesday (June 13) when they take on England’s Lancashire County team in an exhibition match

As part of Lancashire’s 125th anniversary celebrations, the team is touring Eastern Canada. Lancashire County once again won its way through to the County Championship final in England this year, but fell, 27- 6 to Devonshire.

Last Saturday the visitors played the Newfoundland Rock and defeated the Canadian champions, 27-15.

Jeff Prince, Thunder’s head coach, said the game would be a good test against a quality team from overseas.

“We don’t get enough of these opportunities and our young athletes can learn so much from seeing a slightly different approach to the game,” said Prince. “I have the utmost confidence in our young team to do very well and look forward to an exciting hard fought battle on Wednesday.”

The game will be played at the Oakville Crusader rugby club ground on 9th Line in Oakville. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is $10.00 at the gate for non-season ticket holders.

This is the first major home game for the Thunder, who competes in the Rugby Canada Super League. They play the Verdun Quebec (Verdun) Caribou on Saturday, June 30 in Niagara, the Toronto Xtreme on July 14 in Hamilton, the Harlequins on July 21 in Ottawa, and the Newfoundland Rock on Aug. 4 in Burlington.

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