Saint Mary's vs Temple - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Another newcomer to the CRC, St. Mary’s took on the hometown favorite Temple Owls. The Gaels are certainly a team to watch and expected to top Pool A. Saint Mary’s methodically worked through Temple’s defense for the opening try. With the conversion, The Gaels made it 7–0 less than two minutes in. A kick over the Temple defense and offload to Aaron Matthews sent Matthews away for the Gaels’ second converted try. Consistent support and perfectly executed offloads made it three first-half tries for St. Mary’s. The conversion was just off to end the half.

In the second half, St. Mary’s continued to keep the scoreboard ticking. Three tries and one conversion in just over four minutes turned the match into a route. Temple had a great chance for try with 80 seconds left, but a pass down the chain failed to hit the unmarked wing to finish off the movement. Immediately after that mistake, Lenny Ramos sprinted away for yet another and, mercifully, final St. Mary’s try. Saint Mary’s 41, Temple 0.