Better but not good enough

1st Division Men 29 – Nanaimo Hornets 45

Cowichan Scorers:

Robin Guisse:  2 tries
Owen Wood:  2 tries
Peyton Eagar: 1 try
Jenner Tuefel:  2 conversions

The Piggies didn’t get off to the start they wanted in the Cowichan Cup competition.  It was a significantly improved effort against league leading Nanaimo but a rocky start put the Piggies in a deficit from which they were unable to recover.  Nanaimo success this year has been years in the making.  After years of close games where the Hornets just could seal the deal, they now have the experience and talent.  This deadly combination showed early, and often, at Piggie Park last Saturday.  

The Hornets stung early, raking up 19 points within the first 15 minutes of the game.  After this initial barrage, the Piggies got stuck in and struck back with a pair of tries from Robin “Two Birds” Guiess from set pieces.  Half time score was 24-10.

The second half started with the backs showing great set of hands, culminating in a try by Owen Woods in the corner.   Unfortunately the moment gained with quickly lost when Nanaimo poured in 3 more tries.  The Piggies managed to salvage a bonus point but scoring two more tries, one more by Owen and one of our newest capped Canada U20 players, Peyton Eagar (Kyle Joe, the other also played Saturday).  Jenner slotted 2 converts to bring the final score to 29-46.

The boys went back to work this week to improve on what was lacking from Saturday’sgame.  The Piggies will travel to Nanaimo this weekend to take on their new 2nd team.  

The numbers are starting to climb at training.  Depth will be essential for the upcoming Div2/Div 3 games in February.  If you have any questions about joining, please contact Coach Boner.  

The schedule for all teams is online.

Premier Women

Training for the women’s premier side starts TONIGHT, Thursday January 26.  First match is at home, February 18 vs CW!

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