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Author: myUNB News

Posted on Nov 7, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The UNB Reds Rugby team claimed its 4th ACAA championship banner Saturday with a tightly contested 22-17 win over the STU Tommies.

These two great foes did not disappoint the many fans who braved the heavy downpour at College Field. Both teams played and thrilling, hard-fought match in the ACAA final with the Reds coming out on top.

The Tommies came out of the gate flying, scoring an early try to get the game going. But the Reds came right back with two tries of their own from Taran Price to take a 12-7 lead into halftime. UNB came out in the second half much stronger scoring two tries to push their lead to 22-7. However, the resilient Tommies did not give up. They fought back and were able to score two tries to make it a 5 point game with minutes remaining. Unfortunately for STU, time was not on their side as the referee signaled the games end before they were able to make a final attempt.

Saturday's victory marks the 4th consecutive ACAA title for the UNB Reds dating back to 2015. Olivia Cormier (UNB) and Kristen Bulman (STU) were selected as the Supplement King Players of the Game.

Following the championship game, the ACAA women’s rugby awards banquet was held at the UNB Student Union Building. Backfield centre, Maggie Grimmer was named ACAA Women’s Rugby most valuable player, marking the fourth consecutive year a UNB player has been chosen for the conferences top honour. Head Coach of the Reds, Kevin Wilson was named as the ACAA Women’s Rugby coach of the year for the first time in his career. While, Grimmer along with teammates Amy Andrews, Emily Cusack, Olivia Cormier, Taran Price, and Julija Rans were named to the ACAA All-Conference team.

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