Temple vs Clemson - Collegiate Rugby Championship

Men’s Pool D, Temple v. Clemson: Clemson started the match on the wrong foot with a dangerous tackle leading to a yellow card. Even down a man, the Tigers roared with a try for Hunter Dawsey just to the right of the sticks. Drew Dommel added the conversion, putting Temple behind the eightball just two and a half minutes into the match. The Owls got a converted try of their own, two minutes later, when Ryan Liebau found space. On the ensuing restart, Brennon Adams looked to be free for a Clemson try, but was caught just inside the twenty-two and his offload went cleanly to Tim Groff of Temple, ending the Clemson attack. That soon opened things up for Temple with a try from Carson Delaney. As the half came to a close, Grant Weston added five points for Clemson to knot the contest. Dommel’s conversion then gave the Tigers the two-point lead.
Two minutes into the second half, Adams broke free down the right wing for a try in the corner for Clemson. Dommel’s conversion was just wide right, keeping Temple within striking distance of Clemson. Temple benefitted from a yellow card on Clemson’s Mike Jasinski with two minutes to play. Jerry Rosser fended a tackle and managed to get the crucial try for Temple. The conversion tied the match at 19–19. Still down a man, Clemson fought into full time to break the deadlock. The final phase of play saw a total reversal of fortune for Temple as a turnover inside the Clemson ten-meter line gave the Tigers the match. On full time, Clemson 26, Temple 19.