Courageous Clash: NERFU Nor’Easters vs. Canadian Classics

In a remarkable display of strength, sportsmanship, and sheer determination, the NERFU Nor’Easters and the Canadian Classics clashed in a thrilling rugby match that left fans on the edge of their seats. Though the Nor’Easters might not have emerged victorious on the scoreboard, their performance on the field painted a vivid picture of their unwavering spirit and dedication to the sport they love.

The stage was set for the third and fourth matches in the series, with the previous two encounters featuring the men’s players from both sides. This weekend the women took center stage and showed the world what they were capable of. The atmosphere at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton was electric as both teams lined up for their respective national anthems, a poignant moment that celebrated not only the sport of rugby but also the diversity and unity of the players involved.

From the first whistle, it was evident that the Nor’Easters were up against a formidable opponent in the Canadian Classics. The Classics showcased their experience and skill, putting immense pressure on the Nor’Easters’ defense right from the start. However, the Nor’Easters stood their ground, refusing to let their opponents have an easy path to victory.


Starting with this summer series of matches against the Classics, and continuing into the foreseeable future, the NERFU Nor’Easters will be an invitational team akin to the British and Irish Lions or the Barbarians and composed of elite players selected from amateur New England clubs. The hopes of the board are to create a new tradition in New England and expand exciting and unique playing opportunities for our members including possibly national and international tours.


Canadian Classics Rugby is a non-profit organization formed in 1995 by Canadian International Tom Woods to connect and build friendships throughout the global rugby community. Today the Classics not only seek to reunite Canada’s former representatives, but also to supplement them with top provincial, regional, and club players to form outstanding invitational touring sides.