OUA M-RUGBY ROUNDUP: QUEEN'S COMPLETE PERFECT REGULAR SEASON

KINGSTON, Ont. - Twelve different players scored for Queen's while Ryan Kruyne (Dunrobin, Ont.) hit 11 converts for 22 points on the day as they Gaels ended the regular season with a 92-20 victory over the Royal Military College (RMC).

RMC started off well taking an early 10-7 lead but the Gaels were just to much for the Paladins as captain Alex Clark (Oakville, Ont.) and Matthew Cameron (Ottawa, Ont.) both recorded two tries.

Queen's would control the play for the rest of the game spreading the ball around getting tries from Graham Whatt (Richmond Hill, Ont.), Dale Lablans (Kingston, Ont.), Dan Pletch (Lucan, Ont.), Alex Nemetz-Sinchein (Vancouver, B.C.), Graeme Diben (Edmonton, Alta.), Kyle Freitag (Alliston, Ont.), Zach Pancer (Unionville, Ont.), Chris Barrett (Vancouver, B.C.), Michael Salisbury (Toronto, Ont.), Thomas Binczyk (Victoria, B.C.) and Scott Kyle (Singapore).

With the victory Queen's finishes in first place with a record of 5-0-1 and will have home field advantage in the playoffs next weekend as they will take on the University of Toronto. Queen's met Toronto in the first week of the regular season were they defeated the Varsity Blues 86-3.

Source: Gaels Athletics

BROCK 81, TRENT 0

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - The Brock Badgers men's rugby team rounded out the 2008 regular season schedule with a convincing 81-0 victory over the Trent Excalibur Saturday afternoon on the road.

The Badgers opened the game in their usual fashion, penetrating the Excalibur defence early and often, opening up a substantial lead in the first minutes of the match. While Brock carried the ball, creative patterns and sharp passing opened gaps for scoring opportunities; yet, the occasional mishandling of the ball allowed Trent some chances as well, from kicks.

The Badgers had a balanced offence led by Jon Cregg (Oshawa, Ont.) with 3 tries, and Rory McDonell (Brantford, Ont.) who recorded one try and six converts for 17 points. McDonell finished the regular season as the OUA leading scorer with a career high 87 points including three tries, 24 converts and eight penalty goals.

Mike Berry (Trenton, Ont.) and Adrian Lui (Oakville, Ont.) contributed with two tries each. J.T. Rowbotham (Lindsay, Ont.), Matt McIlvany (Stoney Creek, Ont.), Richard Huff (Barrie, Ont.), Tom Clancy (Lindsay, Ont.) and Craig Talbot (Port McNicoll, Ont.) all chipped in with one try each, while Levon Kvas-Rothwell (St Catharines, Ont.) and Hugh McDonell (Brantford, Ont.) each had a conversion.

Source: Badgers Athletics

WESTERN 46, GUELPH 23

LONDON, Ont. - The Western Mustangs defeated the Guelph Gryphons 46-23 at London St. Georges Rugby Field on Oct. 18.
Connor Trainor (Vancouver, B.C.) scored three tries for the Mustangs, while Andrew Buxton-Forman (South Africa), Jesse Kliman (Victoria, B.C.) and Cameron Wilson (Uxbridge, Ont.) each scored one try a piece.

Joshua Campbell (Belleville, Ont.) scored a try and added two conversions, and Peter Jawl (Victoria, B.C.) added two conversions and a penalty goal for the Mustangs.

Andrei Dobrota (Toronto, Ont.), Thomas Sobatka (Mississauga, Ont.) and Adam Maahs (Port Perry, Ont.) each scored a try for Guelph, while Sean Gowland (Toronto, Ont.) added a conversion and two penalty goals for the Gryphons.

The Mustangs played a very physical game again the Gryphons, with both sides trying to make plays. The tension in players was evident, as at one point in the game, a fight almost broke out between two teams.

Western responded to attacks by the Guelph with good tackles, physical runs and well-timed passes. However, Guelph did not give up and continued to exert pressure by making plays and scoring tries, which kept them in the game until the very end.

The Western victory was secured when Trainor intercepted the Guelph's pass and scored an easy try late in the game, one of three on the day.

Western ends the season with 4-2-1 record, while the Guelph ended their season with 4-2-1 record.

The Western will play their first game in the playoff against the Guelph at London St. Georges Rugby Field on Oct. 25.

Source: Mustangs Athletics

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Queen's 92, RMC 20
Brock 81, Trent 0
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Western 46, Guelph 23

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