Home Openers this Weekend!

Games this weekend:

Saturday, September 30

  • 1st Division Women host Meraloms, 11:30 am k/o
  • 1st Division Men host JBAA, 1:00 pm k/o
  • Neutral site game:  1st Division Men UVic vs Port Alberni, 11:00 am k/o

Sunday, October 1

  • Junior Girls 7s Jamboree @ Westshore RFC, Time TBC
  • Mini Rugby Jamboree @ Campbell River
  • U14 Boys @ Campbell River
  • U16 Boys @ CW
  • U18 Boys host JBAA

Game Reports and Game Previews

1st Division Women 

The ladies traveled to Comox with a skeleton crew of 10 last weekend to start their season.  Not quiet the  start to the season the team wanted but thanks to Comox, the Piggies were able to shake off the summer rust (and Irish beer) and have a run.  This will be a development season for the women’s team as they have several brand new players and many who are trying out new positions.  Last weekend, for example, two new players played senior rugby for the first time; Maddy Pirie played her first game as scrum half and March DeNardi played her first game in the front row!  It’s exciting to have so many new young players moving into the senior ranks this season. 

This weekend the women’s team will lead the Club’s home opener with a match against Meralomas.  This young team is excited to play in front of the Piggie Nation tomorrow!  Kick off time is 11:30 am

1st Division Men

The men also took a young team, notably two teenagers Colten Smith and Zephry Melnyk (who still play on the U18 side), to play Comox last Saturday.  The score was solidly on the side of the Piggies but they had to work for the points.  The Kickers fought hard on the pitch and were great hosts off!  The new season format has given clubs like Comox a chance to step up against larger clubs, which will hopefully grow rugby in the Comox Valley and mid-Vancouver Island.  The Piggies look forward to hosting Comox in December and wish them well this season.  

This week’s game is not only our home opener but it’s a home game against JBAA!  The Cowichan – JBAA rivalry is a rich history of intense, hard matches.  The boys are looking forward to having a sideline full of Cowichan colours and Piggie Pride! 

Wanted!  Coach Boner is looking for a team Manager.  If you’re available to help, please email him for more information.  

Port Alberni vs UVic Division 1 Neutral Site Game

In addition to having the men and women’s sides playing tomorrow, Cowichan will also host a neutral site game between Port Alberni and UVic at 11:00 am.  CRFC has the privilege to be have the double-pitch facilities to host this game and we’re looking forward to hosting both sides!

Junior Rugby – Concession

Junior Rugby parents Diana Weld and Mary Lionas have volunteered to run the concession for the season!  Thank you ladies!

Open = Saturday Sept. 30 – limited menu
Open = Wed./Thurs. each week during practices. 
Open = Sundays for home games (during Saturday games when possible)

The ladies are looking to restock/resupply the concession and for volunteers to help.

Do you have any large pots with lids, stove top and/or electric kettle, oven mits, rubbermaid bins with lids, pump style coffee thermos’s or your TIME behind the counter that you would be willing to DONATE? All funds earned will go back to the club.  Please contact Diana if you’re able and willing to help!

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