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Men win fourth straight

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The Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team headed to face the Mohawk Mountaineers on Saturday at the Mohawk Sports Park.

The Grizzlies continued their dominating play this season as they took the lead early and didn’t look back in an 81-8 victory.

Bradford native Nana Ntim continued his excellent play this year, leading the team with three tries.

James Hulbert (Aurora) has taken the reins of the Grizzlies kicking game and scored one try and was successful on eight converts.

Brandon Inniss (Toronto), along with last year’s Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) rookie-of-the-year Jake Boulding (Barrie), each posted multi-try games.

Georgian’s other tries were scored by Jordan Henstra (Barrie), Donovan Jacko (Brampton), Joshua Michalik (Barrie), Noah Spicer (Aurora), and Liam Wilson (Orillia).

The win gives the Grizzlies a sweep in the season series with the Mountaineers.

Georgian has not lost to Mohawk since returning to Division 1 rugby in 2011, a stretch of nine games.

The Grizzlies are off to a 4-0 start to the regular season as they continue to sit atop the OCAA’s West Division standings.

Georgian will be back in action Friday when they host the Durham Lords in an exhibition match at J.C. Massie Field starting at 7 p.m.

Durham is playing exhibition matches this year as they prepare to re-join OCAA league play starting in the 2018 season. 

Friday’s game is open to the public.

The Grizziles have two remaining regular-season contests. The first of those will be on Oct. 12 when they travel to take on the Seneca Sting.

Georgian will then host their regular-season finale on Sunday, Oct. 22 when they take on the Sheridan Bruins, who are currently the only other undefeated team in the West Division. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. at J.C. Massie Field at Georgian College’s Barrie campus. Tickets will be available at the door for $5.