Knights open rugby season with win over Glebe Gryphons
By Fred Sherwin
St. Peter Knights senior boys rugby team kicked off their
season with a workmanlike 19-5 win over the Glebe Gryphons
St. Peter Knights' James Shaw takes on a pair
of Glebe Gryphons before passing the ball
to Dallas Dunne for the team's first try of
the game. Fred Sherwin/Photo
James Shaw set
up the opening try by Dallas Dunne 15 minutes into the
first half. He then scored his first of two tries 10 minutes
later. Brett DeSnayer's lone convert of the game would
extend the Knights lead to 12-0.
one and only try came shortly after the halftime break
and capped their only sustained possession of the contest.
Knights answered right back with Shaw's second try of
the game off a scrum five metres out from goal.
Knights are determined to make it through to the city
championship this year for a chance to win back the title
they last held in 2013. Shaw's older brother John was
a co-captain on that team. Another brother, Billy, won
the championship as a member of the Knights in 2011.
Shaw wants to continue the string of a championship every
second year with a title of his own and a trip to the
OFSAA provincial championship in June.
looking to do what Knights do best, play rugby, and make
it through to the city championship," says Shaw.
junior boys team is also hoping for a shot at a city championship.
They kicked off their season with a 40-15 win over the
Ashbury Colts led by Roman Cannell who scored four tries
and kicked four converts for 28 points.
Quinn Nadon and Pierre Hardy Gouombus scored the Knights
other two tries and Aidan Bennett added a convert.
teams will be at it again next week with the senior boys
taking on the Colonel By Cougars and the St. Pius X-Men
while the junior squad will face Colonel By and Sir Wilfrid
Peter's girls team will also see action next week after
winning their season opener by forfeit over the Ashbury
Colts. The lady Knights will see action against the Merivale
Marauders in their quest to win the city championship
for a third straight year.
10:30 a.m., April 29)
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