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The Flint Rogues Rugby Club will commence their 45th season with an away test against the Detroit Tradesman on March 25th. With the first match less then two months away, winter conditioning has begun with determination.

“We had some close games in the fall,” said Rogues hooker Matt Miller, “If we were conditioned the way we needed to be…those close games would have gone in our favor.”

The Rogues wrapped up the fall part of the season with 2 wins and 6 loses. Flint started strong, winning two of their first three games only to drop the last five. The Rogues held close loses to Kalamazoo and Detroit Tradesman-D3.

The Division III season will resume April 8th at home against the Tri-City Barbarians, then conclude with an away match at Traverse Bay Blues on April 15th.

Another match of interest will be the Rogue Cup on May 6th. The “border battle” against the Canadians will be at Longway Park, where Flint will attempt to reclaim the cup from the Windsor Rogues.

The Rogues are are also looking for new players. No rugby experience is necessary, just a passion for Flint. The Rogues are currently conditioning at Insight Health and Fitness, located at 4500 Saginaw St, Flint MI. Presently, Insight is running a special for the rest of January; a low $20.17 for sign up, then just $1 per day. Contact us at on our Facebook page or Twitter for more information. All are welcome.