The St. Albert Rugby Football club hosts the Rockers in today’s second division women’s playoff match at 4 p.m.
Two points separated fourth-place SARFC (5-5, 11 bonus points) and the fifth-place Rockers (6-4, five bonus points) in the Edmonton Rugby Union table.
In league play, the Rockers beat SARFC 17-10 June 10 in Leduc.
The winner scrums down in the Sept. 16 semifinal at the first-place Grande Prairie Sirens (9-1) or second-place Lep/Tigers (8-2).
The Edmonton Rugby Union final is Sept. 23 at 12:45 p.m. at Ellerslie Rugby Park.
SARFC won the ERU championship in 2014.
For the first time in several years, SARFC fielded two women’s teams and a number of second division players rucked and mauled in the SARFC (2-8-1) debut in the Alberta premier league.
Today at 3:30 p.m. the St. Albert Gregg Distributors Sabres and Sherwood Park Flyers face off in exhibition action at Go Auto Arena.
The teams played Sunday in Sherwood Park and the Sabres won 9-1.
The preseason continues next week with four games in five days at Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre, starting Wednesday against the SSAC Southgate Lions at 7 p.m.
The Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League season opener is Sept. 23 against SSAC at 1:45 p.m. at Akinsdale Arena.
Sunday’s semifinals in the St. Albert Men’s Soccer League will determine the finalists for the playoff cup and third place trophy in the two-game aggregate format.
Kickoff times at Larry Olexiuk Field are 1 p.m. between the Forest Park Rangers (14-2-1) and DV Youngmen (7-8-2) and 3 p.m. between the Impact Alumni (12-3-2) and Chester City (8-9).
The finals are 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Salisbury field and Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. (third place) and 3 p.m. (playoff cup) at Larry Olexiuk Field.
A new SAMSL champion will be crowned as Prestige Worldwide failed to qualify for the semifinals after finishing third in pool A in the playoff round robin.
Meanwhile, Forest Park is coming off a 0-3 showing at the Alberta Soccer Association Tier III championship last weekend in Calgary.
Last year’s playoff cup finalist failed to score a goal in losses of 3-0 to the Gladiators (11-2-1 in division 3B in the Edmonton District Soccer Association), 8-0 to Evolution FC (silver medallist from Calgary) and 3-0 to Calgary Celtic FC (bronze medallist).