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KINGSTON, Ont. - The Guelph Gryphons were in the hunt for another win to start the season off at 3-0 and they did not disappoint, dismantling RMC 46-19 in a lop-sided victory.

The scoring started for the Gryphons early in the first half and came often. Nathan Lippert (Oakville, Ont.) opened the scoring with a try, followed by a try by Harrison Brown (Toronto, Ont.), conversion by Sean Gowland (Toronto, Ont.) and another try by Damian Leonard (Toronto, Ont.). By the mid-point of the first half, the Gryphons had already built themselves a 17-point lead.

To round out the scoring for the Gryphons in the first half, Brown cleaned up a chip ahead by outside half Cory Hector (Cambridge, Ont.) and eluded tacklers for a 60 metre run. Having a tough time with the wind on the day, Gowland was able to slot the conversion. The lone convert try by RMC in the first half was near in the dying minutes to put 7 points on the board.

Now with a comfortable 24-7 lead, the Gryphons did not stop the scoring on slot. Adam Maahs (Port Perry, Ont.) opened the scoring in the early minutes of the game with his first try as a Gryphon. The scoring did not stop there, Gowland punched a try in followed by Brown who made his way in for his third try of the game and Gowland was good with the foot for the conversion.

Now up 41-7, the Gryphons let RMC back onto the score board with two tries and a convert. With a lead of 41-19, the Gryphons would not let down and in the dying minutes of the game. Thomas Sobotka (Mississauga, Ont.) pulled a play from the Soccer Gryphons, dribbling the ball ahead of himself, past the RMC defender, and pounced on it for the final try of the game.

Source: Gryphons Athletics

MCMASTER 18, BROCK 6

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock Badgers men's rugby team dropped an 18-6 decision to the McMaster Marauders Saturday afternoon at home.

After coming off a big victory over RMC last week, the Brock Badgers gave a valiant effort, but could not solve the strong Marauders defence.

In the first half, the kickers for McMaster and Brock traded points early on. With the score 6-3 for the Marauders, a lapse in defence allowed McMaster’s Keegan Selby (Lindsay, Ont.) to sneak through, scoring one of only two tries on the afternoon. The conversion attempt was successful by Shawn Windsor (Stoney Creek, Ont.).

In the second half, the Badgers would answer right back as 2007 OUA Rookie of the Year Rory McDonell (Brantford, Ont.) connected on his second of two penalty kicks, bringing Brock to within seven.

Brock then looked to capitalize on the swing in momentum, but it was not to be, as Andrew Housley (Burlington, Ont.) scored McMaster’s second try of the game. Although the convert was blocked, the score proved to be too much for the Badgers.

Source: Badgers Athletics

QUEEN’S 12, WESTERN 12

LONDON, Ont. - Pat Richardson (Vancouver, B.C.) did everything he could to help the Gaels defeat Western but his solo 10 points were not enough to edge the Mustangs as Western and Queen's tied 12-12 on Saturday.

The first half saw the Gaels take a 7-5 lead with Richardson's first try and a conversion by Ryan Kruyne (Dunrobin, Ont.). The second half saw the Mustangs charge back into the game. Richardson added his second score of the game, but the conversion was no good and the game ended in a draw.

Source: Golden Gaels Athletics

WINDSOR 40, TORONTO 5

WINDSOR, Ont. - The Lancer Rugby team earned their first victory of the season as they knocked off the Toronto Varsity Blues by a score of 40-5.

Leading the charge for Windsor was Steve Young (Oil City, Ont.) who ran the ball in twice for a pair of tries and hit 5 converts for a team high 20 points. Also recording tries for the Lancers were Greg Tufman (Woodbridge, Ont.), Andrew Ttooulias (Toronto, Ont.), Matt Bloch (Tecumseh, Ont.) and Tosin Bello (London, Ont.).

Replying with the Varsity Blues lone points was Kasim Baluch, who had a single try for Toronto.

Source: Lancers Athletics

WATERLOO 72, TRENT 0

WATERLOO, Ont. - The Waterloo Warriors posted a 72-0 over Trent Saturday afternoon to notch their first win of the season.

Eight different Warriors scored tries, including two each from Adam Fitzpatrick (Waterloo, Ont.), Richard Lebel (Waterloo, Ont.), and Ryan Black (Napanee, Ont.). Lebel also added three converts to lead the Warriors with 16 points. Derek McCubbin (Foster, Ont.), Matt Winton (Guelph, Ont.), Ben Vandenburg (Centreville, Ont.), and Jeff Labahn (Waterloo, Ont.) added tries in the victory.

Black was crowned the man of the match for Waterloo.

With the win, the Warriors have climbed back into the playoff hunt, currently sitting in fourth spot in the West division, tied with Windsor with five points.

Source: Warriors Athletics
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