Homestand & Last Calls

A very busy weekend for Piggie rugby!

Saturday, October 14
  • 1st Division Women host Bayside Sharks, 11:15 am k/o
  • Comox Kickers host Bayside Sharks 2, 12:00 pm k/o (neutral site game)
  • 1st Division Men host Bayside Sharks, 1:30 pm k/o
  • Last Call at the Hearn’s Clubhouse, 4:00 pm onward (details below)
Sunday, October 15:
  • Mini Rugby Jamboree, Comox, 11:00 am k/o
  • U14-16 Girls @ Nanaimo, 11:30 k/o
  • U18 Girls @ Nanaimo, 1:00 pm k/o
  • 14 Boys Festival – Cowichan, time tbc with coaches
  • U16 Boys @ JBAA, 1:00 pm k/o
  • U18 Boys host CW, 2:30 pm k/o

1st Division Men

Cowichan 39 – JBAA 24

Cowichan Scorers:
Jenner Teufel: 1 try, 1 convert
Noah Dobson:  2 tries
Kyle Joe: 1 try
James Paterson
Andrew Gudmundseth: 1 try
Darren Sage: 1 try
Owen Wood: 1 convert

The Piggies’ first home game of the season was a game with a quick start, a shaky middle and a sold finish.   Captain Jenner Teufel opened the scoring on the first possession of the game and converted his own try.  From there, JBAA turned the tables on the home team and poured in for three tries in a row, jumping out to a 19-5 lead.  The Piggies regrouped in classic Cowichan fashion by establishing forward dominance and strong penetrating runs form the back line.  Tries from Andrew Gudmundseth and Kyle Joe evened the score at half time.

Bolstered by a strong bench and the return of veteran players Robbie MacDonnell and Peter Budina, the second half was almost all Cowichan.  Tries from Noah Dobson (2), Darren Sage, James Paterson, and a convert from Owen Wood rounded out the scoring.  All in all, a great effort by this young team to extend our winning streak over JBAA to 5 years in a row (we think). 

This past week, the guys had the pleasure of a coaching session by Canadian coaches and Piggie Alumni Tony Medina and Gary Dukelow.  The wealth of experience and knowledge these two bring is immense and the team is looking forward to employing their learning this Saturday against Bayside.

Bayside isn’t a team Cowichan has seen much of in the past decade.  The Sharks from South Surrey have had trajectory not unlike Cowichan, having once competed in Premier but set that aside to focus on 1st division.  The new BC Rugby competition format is giving clubs of a similar creed  the opportunity to face each other in-season – which is great!  The Sharks are an unknown side to the Piggies, and visa versa, which should make for some interesting rugby tomorrow!

1st Division Women 

Cowichan 5 – Meralomas 34

Cowichan Scorers:
Kaelyn Palmer –  1 try

The women hosted Meralomas last Saturday in the first of the two home opener games.  Meralomas pounced on the under-staffed Piggies early  – scoring five tries in the first half.  The Piggies found their feet, and an extra body, in the second half and held the visitors to one try and adding one of their own.

The second half of last weekend’s game was a positive sign for this young team.  With many more games to play, this resilient group will improve and the results will come.

This weekend, the ladies will be first game of our first true doubleheader (and possibly only) of the season, hosting the Bayside Sharks.  It’s a rare treat for CRFC to host an entire mainland club and the women’s team are looking forward kicking off the day!  

Last Call at the Hearns

Following the home-stand, the The Hearn family will be hosting the “Last Call” event!  Please RSVP now as space is limited.

Date:  October 14th @ 4 pm onward
Location:  3216 Gibbins Road
RSVP:  Annie McGeachy 250-748-1501

**There will be a small CRFC cash bar – we cannot run the Interac there

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