Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scholz's Late Try Lifts Canada Past Uruguay in Americas Rugby Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Scholz's Late Try Lifts Canada Past Uruguay in Americas Rugby Championship

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Scholz's late try lifts Canada past Uruguay

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LANGFORD, B.C. - A late game try from Mike Scholz gave Canada a 17-10 victory over Uruguay on the first day of competition at the 2013 Americas Rugby Championship on Friday.

Canada got on the board first as Adam McQueen knocked down an early penalty goal to put the host team up 3-0 less than twenty minutes into the game.

Ten minutes later, Jack Fitzpatrick pushed his way across the line to give Canada the 10-0 lead following the conversion from McQueen.

Joaquin Prada pulled Uruguay within seven points as he knocked down a penalty goal to trim the lead heading into the half. Uruguay scored an early second half try from Pablo Bueno to pull even with Canada.

But Scholz's try in the final moments of the game sealed the victory for the Canadian squad.

"It was a great effort," said Scholz. …

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