Two East Kootenay rugby rivals butt heads in the first game of the season this weekend.
The defending champion Elk Valley Bulls travel to Cranbrook on Saturday taking on the Rocky Mountain Rogues.
Rogues forward Mike Hardy says they’re seeking redemption.
“We’re not too happy with the way our season ended last year and the outcome so we’re looking forward to getting this season series started with Fernie.”
Hardy says they expect a tough opponent in the Bulls as always.
“We don’t know a lot about them as far as their turnover, I imagine they’re going to have a lot of the same faces.” explains Hardy. “I think we’re just going to have to play our game, play a solid 80 minutes, keep our mind on the task at hand and give them our best.”
The game gets started at 1 PM at College of the Rockies field.
– Mike Hardy, Rocky Mountain Rogues forward