Critical match for the Piggies this weekend

The Piggies face a series of several important games, starting this weekend, leading them to the play-offs.

Games this weekend

  • 1st Division Men host Port Alberni Black Sheep, 1:00 pm k/o

1st Division Men

The boys are very anxious to resume playing after a weekend off due to snow, and particularly so because this game against Port has big implications.  Port Alberni and Cowichan are the only teams in the Island 1st Division (the Times Cup is a separate competition and as are the mainland cross over games).  This season, the Piggies and Black Sheep play a series of 4 games and the team that wins the series, takes the 2nd seed in the BC Rugby play-offs, while the other takes the 8th seed.

The Piggies and Sheep played twice in the fall and each taken a game.  The point differential favors the Piggies slightly, and as each side is formidable at home, the series could come down to that but the Piggies are going to do their best to avoid that scenario.  The higher the seed, the more home games.  The goal is the BC Finals which will be hosted in Abbotsford again this year so securing as many home games in the lead up is critical.  

Kick-off is 1:00 pm tomorrow!  

Piggie Rugby Fest 

June 22-24 will be the dates for this year’s Piggie Rugby Fest!   This will be the 3rd year for the event and will feature onsite camping, live music, RUGBY, lawn games, beer and of course, rugby (10-aside for men, 7-aside for women)

Before any of that can happen, much organization is required.  The event is being led by Kaelyn Palmer and she needs help getting this thing off the ground.  Volunteers will be needed for a variety of tasks:

  • Organizing and staffing the bar
  • Organizing referees (recruiting and scheduling)
  • Various on site work like greeting teams, security, clean up and more

The event page can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/389762088116075/

If you’re available and interesting in help, please contact Kaelyn Palmer at kaelynpalmer93@gmail.com

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