Exhibit of Things to Come

Stingers Men’s Rugby Team Starts Pre-Season with Victory

  • Photo by Dylan Maloney

  • Photo by Dylan Maloney

The Concordia Stingers men’s rugby team began preparations for the upcoming 2012 season with a 15-5 victory over Royal Military College in exhibition play on Sunday at the Concordia Stinger Dome.

Alex Desourdy, Kyle Sutton and Jimmy Bang all scored tries for the Stingers.

Some impressive defense by the Stingers prevented RMC from scoring on several occasions. RMC eventually managed to get on the scoreboard, but Sutton and Bang put the Stingers ahead for good.

Head coach Clive Gibson was happy with the effort, but felt the team still has work to do before the new season starts in late August.

“We played with a great deal of courage, I was glad to see that,” said Gibson, who is entering his 16th season as the team’s head coach. “It was a good demonstration of Stinger pride.”

“The first half was solid, we saw signs of the game plan we’ve been working on all winter,” he added. “We started to fall apart a bit in the second half, fitness was becoming an issue. When the university invests in a facility like this there should be no excuse of being out of shape after winter. Overall it was still a terrific effort.”

Winger Fred Kacou, who is going into his second-year, was also happy with what he saw from the team.

“It was a good game, we played with determination,” said Kacou. “They beat us in by a lot in August but this time we played well as a team and came out on top.”

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