John Abbott College rugby report

The John Abbott College Islanders men's rugby team triumphed after playing host to Dawson College last Sunday, November 13, for the CEGEP Rugby Cup.

In the first half, with a strong wind blowing, Captain David Pelosi led from the front and scored the game's opening try. Mitchell Khury scored an unconverted try right before half time as well, making the score 12-0 for Abbott at the half.

The second half opened with assistant captain and fly-half Sam Montminy kicking a penalty to go up 15-0, despite Abbott being down a player with backrower James Thompson in the sin-bin for a dangerous tackle. Dawson scored a well-constructed try of their own with the man advantage, but once back at even strength, Abbott began to run rampant.

Powerful running from Dane Hintermueller and Andrew Knopp allowed the creative play of Montminy and Liam Tordan to create the space for back-to-back tries from Luca Fedele Thompson to make up for his earlier yellow card and Michael Bergeron to score a pure winger's try with both power and pace to wrap up a 39-7 victory.


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