Fall 2017 winds down

The Piggies are entering the penultimate weekend for the senior men, last for the women and play-offs for the Juniors.

Games this weekend,

Saturday, November 25

  • 1st Division Women @ Bayside RFC, 11:30 am k/o

Sunday, November 26

  • U16 Boys host Port Alberni, 1:00 pm k/o – Island Play-offs
  • Mini Rugby Jamboree @ Comox, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

1st Division Men 

The Piggies hosted the Black Sheep from Port Alberni last weekend in Times Cup action.  For those who have lost track, the Piggies are competing in two (and a half) leagues this season. 

For those keeping track:  the Times Cup is a competition between all Island 1st division sides and includes clubs like ours and those who compete in Premier(which is almost all clubs except Cowichan and Port Alberni).  The other competition is a BC Wide 1st competition (sort of) where we play clubs like Bayside and Abbotsford.  This is not a full blow Island-Vancouver-Fraser Valley competition because of travel costs, most like 2/3 island vs 1/3 mainland.  The last piece is a mixture of 3rd division-level games among Island clubs.    The combination of these fixtures means all the clubs are playing on a weekly basis, with a heavy mix of competition.  

Anyway, back to last week…  the Piggies, idle for a few week and looking for revenge after a lose in Port, didn’t disappoint.  Another solid performance with a nice balance of scoring between forwards and backs.  

Cowichan Scorers:
Kieren Laurdsen – 1 try
Danny Hamstra – 1 try
Louis Gudmundseth – 1 try
James Patterson – 1 try
Jenner Teufel – 1 try, 2 conversions

This weekends weekend has been cancelled as CW isn’t able to fill the side, owing to Premier/Premier Reserve commitments.   The next game for the Piggies will be December 2, hosting Comox Kickers.  There is a possible reschedule against Westshore before the Christmas break – TBD.

1st Division Women

Story courtesy of Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley Citizen

A shorthanded Cowichan team faced the top First Division women’s side in the province last Saturday, and the results were not in Cowichan’s favour.

Due to low numbers for the home squad, Cowichan played 14-on-15 for the majority of the match. Cowichan’s lone try came from youngster Mia Eagar, who took a quick ball from Brigitte Reid, who recently joined the team after the end of the UVic season. Spence and Eagar were named the players of the game.

Cowichan expects to give Abbotsford more of a challenge next time, when Canadian internationals Tyson Beukeboom and Laura Russell should be back in the fold.

The women will head to Surrey this weekend to face Bayside.

Junior Rugby

The Junior Piggies from Mini to U18 are having a great fall season so far.  The U16 and U18 boys teams have been dominate, the U14 boys are getting better with each game, as are the junior girls.  The minis had a jamboree at CW last weekend and it was a riot of colour with most of the island clubs participating!  

The U16 boys teams will be heading into play offs this weekend, followed by the U18 boys the following weekend.  Best of luck to the boys and coaches!

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