The Dragons are using their 10th Anniversary year to re-group and re-build. With a fresh perspective on the game, coach Taua's open play style has been quickly accepted by the team and is proving effective as the Dragons fight for top spot in their division. There is a renewed excitement through the team as all players are making a commitment to learning and improving their on field skills knowing that those efforts will turn into success. This year has also seen a large injection of talent from our junior program marking an important achievement in the development of our junior program. The Dragons are very excited about the maturity that the junior program has achieved with U18, U16 and U14 teams.
Annual Family Day Coming Up
The Dragons family day is coming up on June 22. This always a great day of rugby at our home field in Toronto. All friends, supporters, and family are encouraged to attend.
At 12:00 the U18s kickoff on the North field vs the Markham Irish.
At 1:30 and 3:00 the men kickoff on the South field vs Cobourg Saxons
We'll have food, beverage, and merchandise for sale.
At 2:00, we will have some flag rugby games for minis (children).
Loss for the Dragons in preseason rugby union
Saturday April 20 - The Toronto Dragons traveled to Streetsville to play local rivals, the Mississauga Blues, in a pre-season exhibition match amid scattered flurries. With a mix of new and returning players, and only 3 outdoor practices completed, the Dragons were forced to acquaint and organize quickly. Missing many players away at university, the Dragons looked rusty at the kickoff, giving up 3 tries and a penalty early in the first half. Shortly into the second half, the Dragons found themselves down 34-5. At that point, the team decided that practice was over, and got organized into their systems. With his golden boot, Nick Hails kept the Dragons inside Mississauga's 22. Led by the forwards and man-of-the-match, Jay O'Callaghan, the Dragons scored 2 more tries but time ran out before the team could catch up to the Blues. After 80 minutes, the final score was 34-19 in favour of the Blues. Preparations for the regular season will continue Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30 pm at Winston Churchill park.
Men's Outdoor Training to Begin April 9
The Toronto Dragons men's rugby union practices will begin on Tuesday April 9. Practices run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00.
Pre-season & early season rugby practices will be on the St. Michael's College School side field in downtown Toronto. See the map at http://goo.gl/maps/ficL5 The field is easily accessible by subway at St. Clair West Station.
Practices will move to our home field - Toronto Eglinton Flats - when the field opens in late May.
Two Dragons head to the Hong Kong Sevens
Toronto Dragons men's players Uriah Martin and Orlando Jones will be competing in the Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens tournament March 22-24. Both players will be competing on the national team for Jamaica in Pool F, which also includes Brazil, Georgia, and Japan. The Dragons wish the best of luck to Martin and Jones as they represent their country.