Loyal St. Albert rugby fans will be happy to know there’s plenty of action coming their way as both men and women have important games coming up soon.

On July 2 the St. Albert Rugby Football Club women take to the field against the Lep Tigers at 7 p.m. The game will be played at Alpine field in St. Albert, located along Akins Drive off Hebert or Boudreau. The SARFC women are making a name for themselves this year with solid play and a ferocious offence.

Coming up the next day is top-notch men’s action. On July 3, in Alberta Cup Premier play, the men vs. Nor’Westers at 7 p.m. at Alpine field.

The same day, July 3, Edmonton Rugby Union second division will face the Clansmen at 7 p.m. at Alpine but may move to Nor’Westers field. Check www.stalbertrugby.com for more information.

The Scona Juventus play host to the St. Albert Impact 2 on Wednesday night in the Outdoor Men’s Div 1B League. The game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. at Forest Heights field. The Impact are challenging for first in the league with a record of 5-1-3. They’ll have stiff competition from the Juventus who bring into this game a record of 4-2-2. It should be a high scoring event with Mark McQuaid of the Impact (nine goals) squaring off against Ryan Marsh, Thomas Lawrence, and Stuart Ireson of the Juventus (six goals each).

Thursday night the St. Albert Impact premier men’s team will contend for first in the division against the fourth place Juventus Scona in the United Cycle Premier Men’s League. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. at Riel’s artificial turf field. The Impact bring dynamic scoring from Haris Kevac, Carlo Patino, and Bruno Zebie into the game and are hoping to get back into the win column after drawing last Thursday to the Victoria Soccer Club.

The St. Albert Sr. Miners are looking to keep their streak alive Wednesday night against the Spruce Grove Slash in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The ball drops at 8 p.m. at Servus Place. The Miners are the team to beat this season with a perfect record of eleven wins and no losses. They are playing the Slash, a struggling team that is still looking for their first win of the season. The Miners last faced the Slash last Wednesday where they won by a score of 9-2.

The Senior AAA St. Albert Tigers are back in action Friday night against the Confederation Park Cubs at Legion Memorial Park. The pitches start flying at 7:30 p.m. After dropping two games to the Park Cubs earlier this season the Tigers rallied to a 4-1 victory in their last encounter and are looking to repeat their success on Friday as the home team.

The St. Albert Crude will be looking to bounce back with a big win over the Edmonton Warriors this Friday at Coronation Arena in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The game kicks off at 8 p.m.

The Crude are recovering from a 17-3 beating by the Calgary Chill last Saturday. The second half of the game was marred by a number of penalties to the Crude including a 17-minute misconduct early in the second period.

The Crude will have to bring renewed discipline to defend their first place position this Friday. The Crude are back in action this Saturday against the Saskatoon-based Saskatchewan Swat.

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