Dalhousie and King’s renewed their spirited rugby rivalry with a defensive battle at St. Francis Field on Saturday. Both teams struggled to stay disciplined in the first half with penalties and cards conceded. Ryoma Mbuchi slotted a penalty to take a 3-0 lead at the midpoint of the half, while King’s were two men down. Dalhousie broke through the stout Blue Devils defense at the end of the first half with a converted try to take a 7-3 lead into half time. In the second half, it was back and forth play until King’s forwards wore down the Tigers and touched down for a try and a convert with 10 minutes to go. Dalhousie responded with incisive runs from their backs to win a penalty at King’s 22-metre line. They played for the win instead of a tie, continuing their attack and forcing another King’s yellow card from the Blue Devils. King’s held up a try once while shorthanded, but the Tigers would not be denied a second time as the scored the winning try and convert on the last play of the match.