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Senior Boys Rugby
St. Peter opens season with decisive win over Colonel By
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Colonel By Cougarr's Thomas Saad tries to break through a tackle during their season opener against the St. Peter Knights on Monday. Fred Sherwin/Photo


The St. Peter Knights senior boys rugby team began their quest for the city championship on Monday with a decisive 26-7 win over the Colonel By Cougars in their season opener.

The Knights dominated possession in the first half which resulted in a pair of converted tries. The first try was scored off a 30 metre run by Jelani Paul six minutes into the game. Miguel Palomino's convert attempt from a sharp angle rang in off the far upright.

Francisco Lazaro scored the Knights' second try 11 minutes later on a highlight reel run in which he ran over the Cougars last defender. Palomino's second convert from directly in front of the goal would make the score 14-0.

St. Peter increased their lead to 21-0 eight minutes into the second half on a try that was set up by another impressive run by Lazaro who eventually got the ball to Dylan McDonald who finished off the play virtually uncontested.

The Cougars only try of the game came off a misplayed ball by the Knights near their goal line. Max Adshead was the beneficiary of the miscue and Josh Tranquil-Doherty provided the convert

The Knights final try came midway through the second half on a run by Jarryd Rushford. The Cougars never threatened the rest of the way and the Knights picked up the win.

It's been three years since the St. Peter Knights last won a senior boys rugby title, and with head coach LeeAnn Napiorkowski back at the helm after spending the past year on a teacher exchange in Australia, the entire team is focused on one common goal to win the city championship.

(Posted 8:30 a.m., April 30)

 

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