Gaiters Rugby triumph in New York City

Gaiters Rugby triumph in New York City

The Bishop’s University’s men’s rugby team swept the competition at the New York Rugby Sevens tournament and came home with the Collegiate Cup.

Photo credit : Courtesy of the Bishop’s Gaiters

By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – Just a few weeks after a heartbreaking RSEQ finals loss, the Bishop’s University men’s rugby team finally got their taste of victory. Travelling south of the border to New York City, both the men’s and women’s rugby teams participated in the 60th edition of the New York Rugby Sevens tournament on Randall’s Island on Saturday, Nov. 24. It was a busy weekend for the Gaiters, as 31 student-athletes left Lennoxville at 8 a.m. on Friday morning for a nine-hour bus ride. It was a busy weekend for the Gaiters, as 31 student-athletes left Lennoxville at 8 a.m. on Friday morning for a nine-hour bus ride. The New York Rugby Sevens tournament prides itself to be one of the biggest and fullest one-day tournaments, with over 200 games happening on two dozen fields between 139 teams from all over North America. The men’s team went 5-0 in the men’s collegiate division and crushed their opponents with a tournament total of 194 points for and 22 points against, with tries by Mario Jonker, Duncan Alderdice, and Marius Flour, to name a few. Despite a pair of yellow cards, the Gaiters won their final game 31-5 against the Bakline Mercenaries to take the Collegiate Cup. See full story in the Tuesday, Nov. 27 edition of The Record.

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