Gryphon rugby men find scoring touch in fifth-place game

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Guelph Gryphons ran away with the fifth-place game at the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship tournament Saturday, scoring 10 tries in a 62-14 win over the UNB Ironmen.

The Gryphs scored four tries in the first half and never trailed in the game they led 24-7 at halftime.

Marcello Wainwright led the Gryphs with three tries while Riley DiNardo and Julian Crowe scored two apiece. Getting one try each were Mac Kea, Guershom Mukendi and Dalton Campbell. Aria Keshoofy had four conversions and John Sheridan had two.

Kyle Patterson and Ron Llena each scored a try for UNB. Andrew Peppard converted both.

The win was the first in the tournament for the Gryphs following losses to UBC and Concordia in pool play.

The medal games are set for Sunday with UBC playing the Queen’s Gaels in the gold-medal match and Concordia battling the Victoria Vikes in the bronze-medal game.

  • Guelph Sports Journal