The Roughriders are expecting a rowdy crowd in Winnipeg on Saturday when they line up against the Blue Bombers in the Banjo Bowl.
Rider lineman Brendon Labatte says it’ll be a role reversal from last weekend’s Labour Day Classic when Saskatchewan beat Winnipeg 38-24.
“Definitely, the shoe is on the other foot this weekend,” Labatte told 620 CKRM’s Rod Pederson. “Our offense will have our backs up against the wall just trying to communicate and get everything executed in that noise. It’s not an easy place to play, but the good thing is we’ve known that for the last 6 days. We should be ready for it.”
There’s talk CFL referees may be on the lookout for players faking injuries after the Riders were accused of the tactic in last week’s Labour Day Classic.
As the Riders prepare to visit Winnipeg in Saturday’s Banjo Bowl, D-lineman Eddie Steele says that would be a tough penalty to enforce.
“Football is a fast, physical game,” Steele said. “Player safety first – you know what I mean? I don’t care what people on the outside think. If I’m hurt, I’m not going to jeopardize myself and I’m going to go down.”
The Riders visit the Bombers Saturday at 1:00 on the Cooperators Rider Radio Network.