Gaiters Men’s Rugby Close Out Season
TheBishop’s University Gaiters men’s rugby team closed out their season on Friday night on Coulter Field. They beat the Concordia Stingers 38-18 and temporarily held the fourth and final playoff position. Unfortunately for the purple and silver when the Montreal Carabins defeated the Sherbrooke Vert et Or on Sunday the Gaiters were eliminated from the RSEQ University men’s rugby playoffs.
Bishop’s was led by Nicolas Charlton (North Hatley, Que.) who scored two tries and converted four converts for 18 points. He and the Bishop’s offense had struggled entering the contest; they had scored just 15 points in their previous five games. Their offensive explosion came too late in the sea- son as they finish the year with a 2-6 record and 10 points. Montreal’s win on the final day of the season gave them an identical 2-6 record; however thanks to an extra bonus point during the year, they finish with 11 points and grab fourth place.
Montreal will face top ranked McGill while Sherbrooke travels to Concordia for the RSEQ semi-finals.
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