KINGSTON, ONT. - Rori Wood’s try in the 17th minute of the first half proved to be the game-winner as the UBC Thunderbirds defeated the Guelph Gryphons 57-19 in the 2021 U SPORTS women’s rugby consolation semifinal on Sunday in Kingston, Ont.
Wood put the Thunderbirds up 26-0, touching down for the lock’s second of two tries on the day after a long run by UBC’s All-Canadian fly half Savannah Bauder put the T-Birds deep in Guelph territory.
With this win, UBC finishes fifth in the U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship and ends their season with an overall regular and post-season record of 9-1.
Bauder led the T-Birds with six converts and a try, while Madison Gold, Florence Symonds, Shoshannah Seumanutafa, Kally King, Piper Logan and Mackenzie Carson all notched a try for UBC in the match.
Guelph’s Adea Elliot, Kendra Cousineau and Maddie Hobson scored tries for the Gryphons in the losing effort, while Cousineau also kicked two converts on the day.
Guelph finishes sixth in the U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship and ends their season with an overall regular season and post-season record of 6-3.
Nike Top Performers
- UBC: Rori Wood
- Guelph: Natalie Armatage
UBC 57 – Guelph 19
UBC – Try, Madison Gold (Savannah Bauder convert) 1’ 7-0
UBC – Try, Rori Wood (Savannah Bauder convert) 8’ 14-0
UBC – Try, Florence Symonds (Convert unsuccessful) 13’ 19-0
UBC – Try, Rori Wood (Savannah Bauder convert) 17’ 26-0
UBC – Try, Shoshannah Seumanutafa (Savannah Bauder convert) 29’ 33-0
GUE – Try, Adea Elliot (Kendra Cousineau convert) 39’ 33-7
UBC – Try, Kally King (Convert unsuccessful) 43’ 38-7
UBC – Try, Savannah Bauder (Savannah Bauder convert) 47’ 45-7
UBC – Try, Piper Logan (Convert unsuccessful) 52’ 50-7
GUE – Try, Kendra Cousineau (Kendra Cousineau convert) 64’ 50-14
UBC – Try, Mackenzie Carson (Savannah Bauder convert) 69’ 57-14
GUE – Try, Maddie Hobson (Convert unsuccessful) 70’ 57-19
As the official Rugby Ball Supplier of U SPORTS, Gilbert Rugby Canada will provide match balls and other prizing to the 2021 U SPORTS Women’s Rugby Championship Presented by Queen's University from Nov. 10 - Nov. 14 at Nixon Field.