LANGLEY, British Columbia – The No. 4 Guelph Gryphons used a dominant all-phase performance to defeat the No. 6 Memorial Sea-Hawks 38-12 and claim bronze in the bronze medal match at the Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship Sunday afternoon at the Willoughby Community Park Stadium at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C.

Joshua Ince scored two tries, while Ewen Curry, Jacob Ince, and Jack Morris scoring one try each, with Tomas Dallan adding a try and three conversions, and Oliver Alpe adding a single conversion for the Gryphons. Jack McCarthy scored two tries for Memorial with James Clarke adding a conversion.


Guelph’s Josh Ince opened the scoring with a converted try in the seventh minute. Ince got his second of the match at 19:40 to put the Gryphons up 14-0. Dallan added a try at 27:45 to put Guelph up 19-0 at the half-time whistle.

The Gryphons continued their dominance of the match to start the second half and broke the game open with two tries in five minutes. Jacob Ince scored in the 32nd minute, with Ewen Curry adding one in the 36th minute to put Guelph up 31-0. The Sea-Hawks McCarthy got Memorial on the board with a try in the 44th minute to make the score 31-5 for Guelph. The Gryphons answered quickly with a solo run by Morris in the 47th minute to put Guelph up 38-5. McCarthy broke through the line to score an uncontested converted try in the 52nd minute making the final score 38-12 for Guelph.

First Half

GUE – Try, 14 Joshua Ince, 7:00, 5-0

GUE – Con, 11 Tomas Dallan, 7:55, 7-0

GUE – Try, 14 Joshua Ince, 19:40, 12-0

GUE – Con, 11 Tomas Dallan, 20:50, 14-0

GUE – Try, 11 Tomas Dallan, 27:45, 19-0

Second Half

GUE – Try, 12 Jacob Ince, 31:25, 24-0

GUE – Try, 9 Ewen Curry, 36:00, 29-0

GUE – Con, 11 Tomas Dallan, 36:50, 31-0

MEM – Try, 13 Jack McCarthy, 43:10, 31-5

GUE – Try, 22 Jack Morris, 46:45, 36-5

GUE – Con, 21 Oliver Alpe, 47:45, 38-5

MEM – Try, 13 Jack McCarthy, 51:50, 38-10

MEM – Con, 15 James Clarke, 52:00, 38-12


Memorial – 12

Guelph – 38

Players of the Match

Memorial: 9 Lucas Shortall

Guelph: 12 Jacob Ince