Oct 27, 2008
With the win, Western advances to play OUA powerhouse Queen's on Nov. 1 in Kingston, Ont., in an OUA semi-final.
In Western's win over Guelph, head coach Tony Roes was impressed with the squad's complete team effort.
"It was by far our best game of the season," Roes said, nothing the game was scoreless until just after the 20-minute mark.
Western built a 21-0 lead by the half on three quick converted-tries and didn't let off the gas pedal in the second half, scoring 24 points en route to victory.
Colin Brown (Toronto, Ont.), Andrew Buxton-Forman (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) and Conor Wade (London, Ont.) added a try each in the victory
Source: Mustangs Athletics
Photo credit: Craig Glover
BROCK 51, RMC 9
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock Badgers men's rugby team advanced to the OUA semi-finals with a 51-9 home victory over the RMC Paladins on Saturday afternoon.
The Badgers opened the game just as they would any other. Quick ball movement through the backs allowed a short grubber kick to be chased down by Rory McDonell (Brantford, Ont.) and touched down in the corner for the opening points of the match. Not to be outdone, RMC drove right back down the field, putting Brent McIntyre (Orleans, Ont.) in position to kick a penalty through the uprights, making it 5-3, Brock on top.
That would be as close as RMC would come on the day, however, as Brock’s offence took over from there.
Highlighted by a near complete field run by Matt McIlvany (Stoney Creek, Ont.), dished off to be finished off by Mike Berry (Trenton, Ont.), the Badgers proved to be too much to handle for the visiting Paladins. Adding to the score sheet for Brock were Hugh McDonell (Brantford, Ont.),
Matthew Alexander (Oshawa, Ont.), and Levon Kvas-Rothwell (Perth, Australia).
Brock will now take on the first place McMaster Marauders in the OUA semi-finals next weekend in Hamilton.
Source: Badgers Athletics
QUEEN’S 70, TORONTO 3
KINGSTON, Ont. - Scott Kyle (Singapore) led the Gaels with three tries as Queen’s advanced to the OUA semi-finals with a 70-3 victory over the Toronto Varsity Blues.
Weather played a role in the game with torrential rain falling most of the day. At times there was three inches of standing water pooling into the end zones which made for tough playing conditions.
Eight different members of the squad scored tries in the victory including Graeme Whyte (Whitby, Ont.) and Chris Barrett (Vancouver, B.C.) who both had two.
Toronto was held in check for the entire game and did not move the ball past the Queen’s 30-yard line until the second half. Toronto has failed to record more than six points in a game against Queen’s since 2004 when they scored 15 in a 17-15 loss.
Ryan Kruyne (Dunrobin, Ont.) was solid again kicking four of the possible 11 converts.
Queen’s will now host the semi final match next Sat., Nov. 1 as they will take on the Western Mustangs. When the two teams met in the regular season back in week three both teams battled to a 12-12 draw. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Source: Gaels Athletics
October 25, 2008
Queen’s 70, Toronto 3
McMaster 34, Waterloo 3
Western 45, Guelph 0
Brock 51, RMC 9