Saint Mary's vs Dartmouth - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Alongside Life-Arkansas State, Dartmouth vs. Saint Mary’s was one of the most anticipated matches on Day 1. Dartmouth, winner of the 2011 and 2012 CRC represents a long tradition in the CRC. Saint Mary’s, on the other hand, is in its first ever CRC, but carries its own distinguished history of success in both XVs and 7s.

In the second minute of the match, CRC experience showed through for Dartmouth with a try from Struan Coleman and conversion by Ollie Englehart. Dartmouth stole the following restart but failed to hold possession for long. The Gaels took off running but failed to finish off with a score after an intercept pass gave Dartmouth a reprieve. A little later, St. Mary’s was on the receiving end of a yellow card. Despite playing the rest of the half at a disadvantage, St. Mary’s refused to allow any more points.

Thirty seconds into the second half, the Gaels strolled in for a Dylan Audsley try under the post. Holden Yungert added the conversion for the tie. A second St. Mary’s try come just over a minute later with an interception score by Ronan Murphy. In the eleventh minute, Audsley added his second try of the half. Yungert chipped over the conversion to move ahead by twelve. A Hat trick for Audsley finished off the monstrous half for the Gaels. Yungert added two more points to make it St. Mary’s 26, Dartmouth 7. With that result, St. Mary’s advances to the quarterfinals in its first year at the CRC. The two-time champion, Dartmouth, will be left to watch the remaining results to see if the quarterfinals or the plate await on Day 2.