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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Toronto Nomads Women went into their last game with Mississauga knowing that they had lost to this team at the same location in 2016. Two minutes into the game nerves were settled as stand-out outside centre Clare Street broke the line with ease, running in a try under the posts from 50 meters out.

The game proceeded in the same fashion with quality ruck ball being delivered by the forwards, bullet passes from scrummy Grace Riviera and slick work from the backline constantly putting the Blues on the back foot. The first half rained tries, and with a string of successful conversions, the score line blew out into a healthy halftime advantage.

The second half mirrored the first as strong ball carry from all eight forwards provided a solid platform to work with. The Nomads backline only needs an inch of space and you can place a large sum on the fact that a break will be made. The interplay between backs and forwards was great to see with a number of opportunities being exploited, that have not been in the past. This interplay was expertly directed by captain Jennifer Russel in the first half, with Sarah Meng stepping in at fly half for the second, showing deft hands and explosive acceleration.

To mention only a few of the players is sacrilege as all 23 were outstanding. The final score of 99-5 reflects their dominance and maintains their stranglehold on the top of the table.

Next up is Barrie Rugby Football Club at home, a team that is hugely improved from 2016, who will provide stern opposition.


  • Jean B. (5)
  • Clare Street (4)
  • Natalie Rosecky (2)
  • Jasmine Hector
  • Sarah Meng
  • Caroline Aksich
  • Maddy Biggs


  • Clare (5)
  • Sophie Flitt (5)
  • Jean B.
  • Gracie Riv
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2017 Nomads Social Membership Support Roster Packages

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Please help us reach our goal of raising $10,000!

Bronze $200

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt

 Silver $350

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt
  • Ticket to a Toronto Wolf Pack game
  • Nomads Day drink ticket

Gold $500

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt
  • Two tickets to the club event of your choice OR two tickets to a Toronto Wolf Pack game

Platinum $1,000

  • Car decal with Nomads logo
  • Name on Nomads Wall of Honour
  • Special edition Nomads golf shirt
  • Tickets to all 2017 club events
  • A pair of Toronto Wolfpack tickets
  • First Nomad to become a platinum supporter to receive a special edition 7s jersey signed by Lucas Hammond!

N.B. Please only use this page to donate, and not the button on the side of the website. To donate please choose the level you would like in the drop down menu below, and then click “Buy Now,” which will redirect you to PayPal. Alternatively, please send a cheque to Bill Brown. 

2017 Alumni/Social Membership Package Options
Sponsorship Package options

Our rugby club isn’t great just because of the boots on the field. The cheering in the stands and the volunteers who keep things running are equally important to the health and vibrancy of the Nomads. Whether you’re an alumnus, a parent or simply a friend of the Nomads: We want you to know how important you are to our club.

To read Bill Brown’s e-mail with more details on this fundraising campaign, click here.

Fundraiser ends July 10, 2017 to allow us to prep the thank-you packages in time for the season.

Nomads Wins Across the Board!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
The first real rugby day of the season (May 13) saw Nomads wins were across the board! Our 2nd XV took a big fat W with 30-22 victory over the Vikings. The 1st XV smashed Oshawa with an even tighter margin of 27-24 for a cracker game. On the women’s side, the ladies set the tone for 2017 with a 43-5 win over Barrie. See below for Coach Campbell’s cracker review of the the ladies first season game!
1st XV
Tries: Lucas Paulino, Scott McTavish, Emil Borggren
Conversions: Mikey Cody (3)
Penalties: Mikey (2)
2nd XV
Tries: Kyle Makischuk, Mehdi Mohammadi, David Magaya, The Scottish Play
Conversions: Kurt Barrington (2)
Penalties: Mehdi, Kurt

Women XV
Tries: Jean Baker (2), Desaun McLean Josiah (2), Maddy Biggs, Zuzanna Wandas, Grace R,.
Conversions: Clare Street(2), Jean Baker (2)


The first game of the regular season saw the Nomads Senior Women take on Barrie in perfect conditions. The team was made to work hard before the first whistle was even blown. For what must have been a very good reason, the ground staff painted the lines on the field whilst the teams warmed up, casually moving long lengths of string through warm up drills, much to the delight of the coaches.

The Nomads started the game slowly, allowing Barrie to dictate the pace of the game and créate messy ruck ball, legally of course. Patches of brilliance saw several line breaks which were nipped in the bud by some excellent scrambling defence from Barrie. One moment that typifed the first halve was a 5 metre scrum on Barries line. The Barrie scrum halve fed the ball, a monster scrum turned the ball over and was then promptly kicked forward by the Nomads 8 who was keeping an eye out for the opposing players to take the ball. A moment that will no doubt be brought up again on a particular evening.

A breakout try from debutant Jean Baker took the Nomads into the half with a 7-0 lead, with the message being centred around tidying up the ruck ball in the second half, and turning bear/beer hugs into chop tackles.

The second half performance went up 10 notches from the Nomads, tidy ruck ball and strong tackling saw tries being scored in quick succession. Returning Nomad Desaun Isiah crossed for two tries, and back rower Zuzana Wandas broke the line from 30 metres out before dotting down for her maiden try. Constant pressure from the Nomads paid dividends with Jean crossing for her second, and what could claim to be the try of the season so far as Grace Rivera started and finished a 150 metre passage of catch and pass between what seemed like 20 hands at the time.

With Clare Street knocking the conversions from everywhere, and Jean taking the glory conversions from out in front, the score finished with Nomads on top 43-5.

The ladies have a break this weekend, before taking on Missisauga on Junior Nomads Day. Look forward to seeing all of the supporters there!!!!


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2017 Fixtures

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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Touch Rugby at Lamport

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

To register for the 2017 season, follow this link.



Every Saturday until APRIL 8th the Nomads run a touch session at Lamport Stadium (near King and Dufferin). This is open to all senior players, advanced juniors, alumni, friends of the Nomads and prospective players. Just come out and throw the ball around to keep your rugger skills from rusting over this never-ending winter.



Location: Lamport Stadium

Time: Saturdays at 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Cost: $10 a session (covers field rental burden)

Who: Just about anyone keen to throw the ball around


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Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Early bird tickets sale ends Friday March 10, 2017! Come to see Scott savagely come for Nathanaël‘s teeth. While on the women’s side, not-so-little-anymore Anna A. Romero will be taking on new kid on the Nomads block Christine Hardy!

IMPORTANT: please select “Nomads RFC” as you proceed to checkout. BUY TICKETS HERE.


WHAT: Rugby Rumble VIII

WHEN: Friday, 7 April 2017 from 7:00–11:30 p.m.

WHY: Fundraising for youth rugby, seeing your clubmates uppercut each other, open bar

HOW: Buy a ticket! Early bird pricing ends March 10


Rugby Rumble is a fundraising event in support of youth rugby in Toronto. The event features amateur club rugby players square off against each other in the boxing ring.

All fighters train with professional coaches at Headrush Training Centre. Over the past 7 years, Rugby Rumble has raised over $125,000 with all proceeds used to build youth and junior rugby programs throughout Toronto. Rugby Rumble promises to be a memorable event that provides the opportunity to support community sport and experience the camaraderie of the sport of Rugby.

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