Men’s rugby ousts Guelph opponents

Gaels recover from loss to Western

The men’s rugby team defeated the Guelph Gryphons 28-0 on Oct. 1 in Guelph. The win came on the heels of a disappointing loss to the Western Mustangs as the Gaels improved their record to 3-1.

Wing Daniel Moor said the team wanted to keep the play tight and eliminate any errors early.

“I thought we played a pretty good game and stuck to the game plan,” he said. “Our game plan early was just to keep it tight, make sure it was clean, not a lot of errors. Defensively we just tried to play solid and come up together.”

Moor said the Gaels’ convincing win was due to the team’s hard work at practice and focusing on their game plan.

“There’s a lot of good teams in the OUA this year,” he said. “We were just able to execute our game plan pretty well.”

A strong defensive effort secured the win for the Gaels as they kept the Gryphons off the scoreboard. Moor said going into the postseason the team is hoping build on their success.

“We have a lot to improve on for sure,” he said. “Offensively, it’s just eliminating errors, making sure the back line is working clean together. ... Defensively, just sticking to our systems. ... We’re just trying to get a little better and keep building.” The end of the season brings the Gaels home for their final three games at Kingston Field. The men’s rugby team said they’ll be taking the end of the season one game at a time.

“We’ve just got to focus on the next game,” he said.

“The biggest game of the season is always the next game, we’re never looking past that.”

The Gaels will play Waterloo on Oct. 16 at Kingston Field. The game starts at 1 p.m.

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