Gryphon rugby men leave Waterloo behind

GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons hit for three ties in the final 11 minutes of the game to claim a 38-14 victory over the Waterloo Warriors in OUA men’s rugby play Friday night at Varsity Field.

The Gryphs had led 19-11 at halftime, but a penalty kick by Waterloo’s Mitch Voralek cut the gap to five points 19 minutes into the second half.

That score stood for 10 minutes until Guelph’s Marcello Wainwright found the end zone for the try that started the late scoring surge by the Gryphs.

Cameron Hurst three minutes later and Wainwright with another try in the final minute concluded that surge. Cody Weese-Burton converted two of those tries.

Erich Milne, Kolby Francis and Jordan Hofstra each had a try for Guelph in the first half while Mario Van Der Westhuizen kicked two converts.

John Henderson had a try for Waterloo while Voralek was successful on three penalty kicks in the game.

The win was the fourth in as many league outings for the Gryphs while the loss dropped Waterloo’s record to 2-2.

The Gryphs are to host the Queen’s Gaels (3-0) Friday at 7 p.m. at Varsity Field.

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