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Georgian men's rugby team hosts Fleming for OCAA bronze Saturday in Barrie

Henry Do of the Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team fights his way through the defence on the path to scoring a late-game try against the St. Lawrence Vikings last weekend in their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) semifinal match at J.C. Massie Field in Barrie. The Grizzlies lost to the Vikings and will now face Fleming College for the OCAA bronze medal. KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

Henry Do of the Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team fights his way through the defence on the path to scoring a late-game try against the St. Lawrence Vikings last weekend in their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) semifinal match at J.C. Massie Field in Barrie. The Grizzlies lost to the Vikings and will now face Fleming College for the OCAA bronze medal. KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

Henry Do of the Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team fights his way through the defence on the path to scoring a late-game try against the St. Lawrence Vikings last weekend in their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) semifinal match at J.C. Massie Field in Barrie.

The Grizzlies mounted a thrilling last-minute comeback attempt, with two consecutive tries in the final minutes, but ran out of time and fell 28-24 to the Vikings.

With the loss, which ended Georgian’s long winning streak, the Grizzlies will now play for the OCAA bronze medal on Saturday in Barrie.

Georgian will host the Fleming Knights beginning at 1 p.m. at J.C. Massie Field.

It will be a rematch of last year’s OCAA gold-medal game, which the Grizzlies won in a close battle, 19-14, in Peterborough.

But this time Georgian will have home-field advantage.

The game also features the two teams who finished in first place in their respective divisions, but lost in the semifinals.

Georgian will be looking for a men’s rugby medal for the third-straight year, something that has never happened in school history.

The Grizzlies have earned gold and silver in each of the last two seasons. Fleming, which went 5-1 in the regular season, fell to the Sheridan Bruins in a close 22-19 match last Saturday.

The Knights would also like to repeat as a medallist for the second-straight season. Something will have to give between the two teams as one team will go away empty-handed.

Tickets to the bronze-medal game at J.C. Massie Field are $10 at the doors.