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TUMBLER – Jake Robinson loses his balance during Alberta Cup action with the St. Albert premier men's team. The winners of the last three Labatt's Cup provincial championships host the Nor'Westers today at 4 p.m. at the St. Albert Rugby Football Club. The St. Albert third division men and the Nor'Westers kick-off the doubleheader at 2 p.m.

The St. Albert Rugby Football Club hosts the Nor’Westers in today’s doubleheader.

Kickoff times are 2 p.m. for the third division men and 4 p.m. for the Alberta Cup premier men.

The SARFC thirds (2-1) are ranked third in the Edmonton Rugby Union table and the Nor’Westers will play their first match of the season.

Last weekend, the thirds lost 48-12 to the first-place Axmen (3-0) in Edson and the SARFC first division team, winner of three consecutive Labatt’s Cup provincial championships, dropped a 13-12 decision to the Rams (1-2) in Calgary. The firsts (1-1) led 7-3 at halftime.

The Nor’Westers (3-0) are the top team in the Alberta Cup table and last year in the Ken Ann Cup north final lost 41-38 to the firsts.

The Nor’Westers were one of only two teams to beat the firsts last year, 38-36 with a converted try on the last play of the match after trailing by 12 with about 10 minutes remaining.

Meanwhile, the Alberta Women’s Premier team scrums down today at the Lep/Tigers (2-1) at 2 p.m.

SARFC (0-2-1) fell 48-24 to the Saracens (2-1) in Calgary last weekend.

The season debut for SARFC was the 59-12 drubbing by the visiting Lep/Tigers.

The St. Albert Midget A Zone Rams are back on the floor next week after a break in the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council schedule.

The Rams (4-4-1) play the Edmonton Warriors (3-5) Monday at 7:30 p.m. at George Hughes Arena and Wednesday host the first-place Parkland Posse (7-3) at 8:30 p.m. at Kinex Arena.

The last game for the Rams was the 10-6 loss to the Posse on May 25 in Stony Plain.

Registrations are being accepted for the 26th annual St. Albert Kids of Steel Triathlon on June 11

This year’s triathlon is also a junior draft legal event for the Canada Summer Games qualifier and provincial junior championships for 16- to 19-year-olds and is also the youth (14-15) provincial championship.

Youths from four to 19 can compete as individual or with a team on a swim-bike-run course that varies in distance according to age group.

Teams are divided into grades 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and junior/senior high school divisions.

The junior elite (16 to 19) and U23 divisions consist of the 750-metre swim, 18.4-kilometre bike and five-km run.

Visit www.stalbertkidsofsteel.com to register.

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