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St. Lawrence Men’s Rugby to take on Queen’s Rugby as part of Spirit Day 2009


KINGSTON, Ont. (Sept. 08, 2009) – The Athletic Department and the Student Association of St. Lawrence College in Kingston have teamed up to create a new event for this year’s edition of Orientation at the college.

The event is called Spirit Day and all St. Lawrence College students, staff and faculty have been encouraged to wear their colours and show their pride in the school by attending a varsity sporting event. The highlight of the day is a rugby game to be held at the North Field on the St. Lawrence College campus. At 3pm on September 11th, the 2008 undefeated SLC Men’s Rugby team will take on the Queen’s Rugby 3rd XV in a game that should be very entertaining. To date the faculty and the college in general have embraced this newest addition to Orientation by formally making it part of their orientation activities. The event promises to be well attended.

Although he will have his team together for only a couple of days prior SLC Men’s Rugby, Head Coach, Grant Bradley is delighted to have the opportunity to showcase his sport and his program for the entire college. "We actually only being training as a team on Wednesday Sept 9th, so having a game on the 11th is quite a challenge for the boys. Regardless, it is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise the profile of our sport on campus and to help in our way to raise school spirit at SLC. "

Peter Huigenbos, the Head Coach of Queen’s Men’s Rugby, added, "I am very happy that St. Lawrence College has invited us to play in this event as part of Orientation. We have developed a great working relationship between our rugby program and theirs and we hope it will continue for the years to come."

Since neither team will have played in an official league game prior to this match, both coaches plan to use the game as an opportunity to see some of their younger players and perhaps returning players in different roles. Both promise an open and flowing game of rugby that is indicative of the collegiate level game.

For full details on the event contact Brad Greenwood, St. Lawrence College Athletic Director, at 613-544-5400 ext. 1927


Event: Spirit Day at SLC (SLC Men’s rugby to host Queen’s 3rd XV rugby)
Place: North Field, St. Lawrence College, 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON
Time: Kick-off is at 3:10