|BLUES BEAT URUGUAY IN FINAL TOUR MATCH
|Sunday, May 13, 2012 - Submitted by Garth Gottfried
The Ontario Blues have defeated the Uruguayan national team 27-16. Known as 'Los Teros,' Uruguay hosted the Blues in Montevideo, which was Ontario's third and final game on their South American tour.
Playing at the Montevideo Cricket Club, which is one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world, and the oldest in South America, Los Teros scored an early penalty for the first lead, 3-0.
Ontario soon struck back from a lineout with Dan West running in from 25 metres out. Steve Piatek converted from the touchline for the Blues to take the lead 7-3.
Soon after Piatek landed a penalty for Ontario to increase the lead to 10-3 just 20 minutes into the game.
By the break, the home side landed another penalty goal to make it 10-6 for the Blues.
Very early in the second half, the Blues benefitted from a try by Ryan Macsween. Another Piatek conversion from the touchline stretched the lead to 17-6 for Ontario.
One more try wide out, this time by hooker Ray Barkwill, put the Blues well up at 24-6, in the 55th minute.
Uruguay increased the pressure, which was withstood by the Blues until the 64th minute. Tom Dolezel was sent to the sin-bin. Two minutes later, the same fate befell Mike Scholz and Ontario were down to 13 men.
Los Teros scored an uncoverted try to make it 24-11, but the Blues were able to score while shorthanded, Piatek slotting another penalty to make it 27-11.
With the first sin-bin over, the Blues were still vulnerable as Uruguay notched another unconverted try to make it 27-16, which was the final score.
BLUES vs URUGUAY
1 Tom Dolezel
2 Ray Barkwill
3 Mike Pletch
4 Luke Tait
5 Brett Beukeboom
6 Mark Macsween
7 Alistair Clark
8 Seb Pearson
9 Kyle Armstrong
10 Steve Piatek
11 Ryan Macsween
12 Mike Scholz
13 Dan West
14 Lucas Hammond
15 Craig Marshall
16 Creag Johnston
17 Doug Wooldridge
18 Rob Brouwer
19 Scott Dunham
20 Cam Stones
21 Ryan Tomlinson
22 Rory Tomlinson
23 Liam Underwood