Knights post impressive win over Colonel By Cougars
By Fred Sherwin
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.
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 Knights got eight tries from eight different players
and Mathew Kiropolous kicked four converts as St. Pete's
downed Colonel By 48-14.
Cougars points came from Rakim Brooks who scored two tries
on two terrific runs, and Andrew Mezaros who made both
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'
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.
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
more tries by Brandon Harvey and Damon Adams within the
first 12 minutes of the second half extended the Knights'
lead to 31-7.
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.
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.
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.
9:30 a.m., May 6)
www.orleansonline.ca's main page