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Senior Boys Rugby
Knights post impressive win over Colonel By Cougars

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

St. Peter's Dave Pierre gets stood up at the try line by a Colonel By defender. Pierre would end up scoring one of the Knights' eight tries on the day. Fred Sherwin/Photo

The St. Peter Knights senior boys rugby team looked to be in playoff form on Tuesday as they followed up last week's season opening win over the Glebe Gryphons with a dominating performance against the Colonel By Cougars.

The Knights got eight tries from eight different players and Mathew Kiropolous kicked four converts as St. Pete's downed Colonel By 48-14.

The Cougars points came from Rakim Brooks who scored two tries on two terrific runs, and Andrew Mezaros who made both converts.

The Knights didn't score their first try until midway through the first half when Dave Pierre broke across the goal line to give the home team a 7-0 lead after Kiropolous' convert.

They would score seven minutes later on a drive that was capped by Dallas Dunne off a throw-in from just inside the 22 metre line. Kiropolous' second convert of the game gave the Knights a 14-0 lead.

The Cougars answered back on their next possession when Brooks scored his first of two tries on a long run from about 35-metre out. Mezaros' convert would cut the Knights' lead in half. But St. Petes had their own answer for the Cougars, scoring again on their next possession, this time on a try by Kyle Gunn, to go up 21-7 before the halftime break.

Two more tries by Brandon Harvey and Damon Adams within the first 12 minutes of the second half extended the Knights' lead to 31-7.

The Cougars got one back on Brooks' second try of the game, but it did little to stem the Knights offensive wave as they scored on their next three possessions to post a 48-14 win. James Shaw, Raf Huet and Adam Van Vianen scored the three tries for St. Petes.

The difference in the game was ball handling and discipline. The Knights had far fewer knock-ons and the Cougars far more offside infractions. They also held on to the ball longer which often got them into trouble.

The Knights will try to make it three for three when they face the St. Pius X-Men on Thursday, while the Cougars will be looking to get back into the win column against the Lisgar Lords.

(Posted 9:30 a.m., May 6)


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