Gryphon rugby men surprised by Brock Badgers

MONTREAL – The Guelph Gryphons will be in the seventh-place game Saturday at the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship tournament.

The Gryphs were handed a 19-8 setback by the Brock Badgers Thursday at the national tournament, their second loss in as many outings.

Two tries in the first half staked Brock to a 14-3 lead at the intermission.

Cody Burton hit on a penalty kick for the Gryphs to open the scoring in the 13th minute while Jared Collinson had a try two minutes into the second half for Guelph’s other points.

David Froome, Devon Ollson and Myles Maloney each had a try for Brock while Steven Commerford kicked two converts.

The Gryphs had been edged 10-7 by the Concordia Stingers Wednesday.

Guelph had defeated Brock 47-14 in its final game of the OUA league’s regular season Oct. 18 at Varsity Field.

Thursday’s loss put an end to Guelph’s 11-game win streak against the Badgers, all in OUA league or playoff action. Brock’s previous win over the Gryphs was a 20-12 victory at St. Catharines Oct. 16, 2010.

Thursday’s loss also puts the Gryphs in the seventh-place game in the eight-team tournament where they’ll face the UNB RFC Ironmen.

New Brunswick has also lost twice as they were dropped 48-0 by the Victoria Vikes Wednesday and 50-5 by the McGill Redmen Thursday.

Game time Saturday is 12 p.m.


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