This past weekend the Toronto Dragons Men’s teams battled against the Bay Street Pigs at Eglinton Flats.
The twos game kicked off right at 1:30 on Saturday with the boys ready to go. The game started off with high intensity and that feeling carried through the whole game. A total of thirteen tries were scored between the two squads. Dragons scrum half, Owen Cumming, was able to score two of the Dragons six. Another member of the Dragons, winger Josh Brooks, was able to score two tries as well. Tyson Campbell, starting flanker was able to score one and finally starting lock Kyle Timmons was also able to score. This was all responded by seven tries from the Pigs to end an exciting game with a score of Dragons 38, Pigs 41.
The first XV kicked off at 3:00 with both sides fired up from the spectacle before. The Pigs were first to the scoreboard half way through the first half, with a try between the posts. It was now the Dragon’s time to respond. The try was scored by starting lock DJ Burns and kicker Tudor Chirila was also able to slot the conversion giving the Dragons the advantage with a score of seven to five. Moments before half time, the Pigs committed a penalty ten meters out from the goal line. The Dragons elected to kick for points. Tudor Chirila was successful once again adding another three points to the Dragons’ tally. Going into the half, the Dragons let the Pigs ten to five. Unfortunately, this would be the end of the Dragons scoring efforts. The Dragons played hard throughout the second half but had made multiple errors in allowing another four tries to be scored by the Pigs. This resulting in a final score of Dragons 10, Pigs 40.
We want to recognize all the hard work these two squads have put in this season to be able to compete at such a level all season long. We wish the first XV luck in their next two play down games. Go get them Dragons!
Photo Credits to Andy Cumming
Updated 19:16 - 8 Jan 2019 by Jim Quattrociocchi