Doubleheaders aplenty

1st Division Women 29 – Bayside 25

CowShore Scorers:

  • Jenna Bugden, 1 try
  • Dani Rob, 1 try
  • Jamie Russell, 1 try
  • Laura Russell, 1 try
  • Tyson Beukeboom, 1 try and 2 conversions

The Women’s XV hosted their first home match of 2019 with a strong side, with bodies to spare. The strength of numbers and presence of key players was evident from the start as Jenna Bugden scored on the opening play of the game.  From there, the game settled in, with both team trading possession and scores.  Cowichan lead into the half and never looked back.

The players from both Cowichan and Westshore are quiet pleased with how quickly they are coming together.  A win in their second match is a great indication of success to come this spring.

1st Division Men 21 – Bayside 29

Cowichan Scorers:

  • The pack, 2 penalty tries
  • Ty Benson, 1 try
  • Owen Woods, 1 conversion

The saying “game of two halves” would be very appropriate for last weekend’s game against Bayside.  The Piggies second match against Bayside was a significant improvement over their last match in the fall – and, within the game itself, the Piggies showed improvement.  First half errors gave Bayside four of their five tries and denied the Piggies a couple chances to score.

Come the second half, it was a different game.  The pack was utterly dominate, pushing the Sharks around all over the park.  So much so, the Piggies were awarded not one, but two penalty tries.  Cowichan has always prided itself on a strong forward play. Our size isn’t as great as many teams but our technique is strong thanks to a legacy of coaching from Gudy and others.  The team struggled in this area in the fall, uncharacteristically, so it is wonderful to see this part of the game coming back.

In the end, the Piggies come back fell short but not for a lack of effort.  Going forward, the boys need to be ready from the start and not leak easy points at the beginning of the game

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