2023 Preseason Schedule – Save the dates!

The Club is pleased to announce the 2023 Preseason schedule for our Senior Men’s Program. Kick off times tbd.
Our full Marshall League Schedule will be released in the next few days.
A challenging set of fixtures against a traditional rival and two of the top junior programs in the last few seasons, who have both graduated a number of athletes to their Senior ranks.
  • The Vikings Rugby Club of Oshawa travel to Cru Park on April 22nd with two sides for a return match from Preseason 2022, where the Cru snuck out a victory.
    The Vikes, led by Coach Paul Connelly have been one of the strongest programs post pandemic in the province and will be a stern test out of the gate.
  • April 29th the club rights a wrong by visiting the Ajax Wanderers Rugby Union Football Club . The club hasn’t had a side in Ajax since the U18 Division Final July 2019 on their Club Day. A victory for Oakville when an Ajax maul was held up over the goalline at the whistle, to end an incredible game of Rugby.
    With many of the students back that week from school, a few players will know first hand what a tough away fixture this will be. Its wrong to have this long a gap between games with the Wanderers. Ajax have also had very strong Junior sides in recent years and strong feeder schools, so a big test.
  • Finally our traditional last preseason game against Balmy Beach Rugby for 3 games at home on May 6th. Not much to say here, the Beach are again defending McCormick Cup Champions, and preseason or not, these games will be fiercely contested.
The club is currently exploring the possibility of matches against Balmy Beach Women’s Rugby and Balmy Beach Junior Rugby on the same day. These will be confirmed at a later date.
More on the Cru Women’s Preseason plans shortly.