The bad weather got going just in time to greet the young players coming onto the main pitch at Calgary Rugby Park. The Calgary Mavericks were playing Edmonton Gold in a men’s U21 curtain raiser match ahead of the international contest between Canada and Georgia (see that match report here).
The temperature plunged to 5 degrees C from its barmy heights earlier on in the week, a situation that is often seen in Calgary. This made for difficult ball handling as hands quickly numbed in the driving rain but Edmonton adapted better, scoring a couple of tries in the first ten minutes. From this great start, the visitors never looked back and the Mavericks were only able to respond with one try.
Final score, Edmonton Gold 42-5 Calgary Mavericks.
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