Durham rugby final put on ice

The Durham men's rugby team huddles during a game Sept. 9. Photo credit: Durham Athletics

An icy Saturday left the Durham College men’s rugby team frozen.

The team was set to play against the Georgian Grizzlies in the OCAA Men’s Rugby Championship this weekend. The championship was postponed due to weather conditions from the night before.

When the teams arrived at Thompson Rugby Park in Oshawa, a layer of ice covered the grass. The majority of ice was removed off the field but there was worry over players being injured by remaining shards.

Chris Cameron, sports information and special events coordinator at DC, UOIT, said the decision to reschedule the game was made to ensure safety.

“The game was determined not to be safe by the officials and coaches,” Cameron said. “They determined it to be played at a later date.”

The rescheduled game date is expected to be this Saturday, but a formal announcement is set for Tuesday.

Both teams enter the final with regular season records of 5-1. Durham finished first in the East Division, Georgian was in top spot in the West Division.

The Lords have scored 307 points in their six games and allowed 129.

By comparison, Georgian has scored 382 and surrendered 92.