Unstoppable Hawks men’s rugby demolish opponents

Jessica Dempsey
Sports Reporter

Humber Hawks men’s rugby is still undefeated, with a convincing win over Georgian College on Oct. 2.

Humber took an early lead going into the second half of the game up 49-0, and continued on to win with a dominating final score of 87-0.

“It’s right where we want to be, but we still have a lot of work to do. Our goal is a championship and we aren’t really happy until we get that,” said the former OCAA men’s rugby player of the year and captain, Jason Rice.

John Sheridan, outside, had six converts and helped lead the team to victory. Despite the landslide win, he agreed there is still more to be done.

“We like to keep up to par with our intensity and if it drops in the second half, that’s what we don’t want,” said Sheridan.

Head coach Fabian Rayne concurred that the intensity dropped off after a hard first half –something he wants to see the team improve on.

“I thought we fell off towards the end of the game, and that was displeasing. Overall we did well. Justin Tota had a fantastic game,” said Rayne.

Nick Manoukas (wing), Michael Nieuwenhuysen (outside center), Jordan Reid (winger) and Tota (inside) all had three tries to help the Humber Hawks come away with a win.

Keeping up the momentum after a big win is tricky, said Rayne. He said he would try to make sure everyone keeps improving.

“It’s getting back to basics. Making sure they are doing the simple things: passing, catching, tackling. You know, making good decisions. As long as we do that, I don’t think there is a team that can beat us,” Rayne said.

 The men’s rugby team is looking to go, a third season without a defeat:

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