Loss to Concordia puts Gryphon rugby men in fifth-place game

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Guelph Gryphons will play in Saturday’s fifth-place game at the Canadian university men’s rugby championship tournament.

The Gryphs surrendered a pair of tries in the second half as they were defeated 19-5 by the Concordia Stingers to complete pool play Friday.

Guelph lost both of its pool games while Concordia had a win and a loss to advance to Sunday’s bronze-medal match against the Victoria Vikes. The UBC Thunderbirds won both of their games and are to play the OUA-champion Queen’s Gaels in Sunday’s gold-medal game.

The Gryphs never led against Concordia as the Stingers opened the scoring with a converted try before Marcello Wainwright added a try for Guelph 12 minutes later. However, the conversion was no good.

Lucas Hotton, Malcolm Baird and Moritz Wittman each had a try for Concordia. Jonathan Banks kicked two converts.

The Gryphs are to play the UNB Varsity Reds in the fifth-place match.

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