Game Reports & Previews

3rd Division Men

The 3rds game this weekend has been changed to Windsor Park.  Dave Hopps is organizing the team for the week as Finny is unavailable.  Please let Dave know your availability via the Facebook group or email him directly.

The 3rds were unable to field a team last weekend so are hoping for a big turn out this weekend!

1st Division Men

The 1sts are official on a roll!  Travelling to Comox last Saturday, they came away with a decisive victory of 47-5!

Scoring came from Peter Budina (2t), Chad Evans (2t), Rob McDonnell (2t), Carlin Hamstra (1t).  Hamstra also converted 5 of those tries.

This weekend brings a home game against Nanaimo.  Nanaimo is currently in 2nd place, immediately above the Piggies in the Cowichan Cup competition.  With the Piggies starting to gel, they have the Hornets in their sights – and beyond!

1st Division Women

The ladies would love to have more people out to practice so we can be more competitive but, as is, are having a great time with those are coming out!  If anyone knows of any women that are interested in coming out, but worried about not being able to commit to full time, being new to the sport, or having not played in a long time, they shouldn’t be.  The team understands that family and careers take priority for many and just ask for a minimum of one practice per week and games as frequently as possible, and we have many players who have started new as adults, rejoined after a long hiatus, and some that don’t even speak English as a first language and have learned from scratch!

The ladies will be travelling to Vancouver to play Meralomas this weekend.  Always a great trip, no doubt the team will bond and come home stronger than ever!

The Joe Tournament

Last weekend saw the start of the high school rugby season – 8 high school teams, 6 girls and 2 boys – via the Joe McGeachy Memorial.  The conditions were muddy and the competition fierce.

The boys match, now becoming a regular event between Cowichan and Ladysmith.  Two teams with different playing styles coached by Ron Glass and Gordy McGeachy respectively.  It was an exciting match!  As it was an exhibition game, the outcome wasn’t recorded (though I’m sure the boys playing know the score).  MVP was awarded to Cowichan player Brock (whose last name escapes me).

On the girls side, the final had Cowichan playing Brentwood.  Like the boys game, it was a very close match all the way through.  In the end, Cowichan pulled away to defend their title.  Cowichan fullback Leah was award MVP.

As always, this event wouldn’t happen without happen without Ron Glass, Brad and Alana Skene, and all of the coaches from the various schools and, of course, the referees.  The McGeachy family thanks all of them, plus the Club for letting us hold the entire event at Piggie Park!

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