Homecoming Weekend

In honour of the 1996-1997 Rounsefell Championship team’s induction of the North Cowichan-Duncan Wall of Fame November 14, 2015, Cowichan RFC is a homecoming weekend November 13-15 and all members past and present are invited!

Homecoming Schedule of Events

Friday, November 13:

Get together at the Lion Rampart (aka the Brig), 6777 Beaumont Ave, Maple Bay, cocktail hour and beyond!

Saturday, November 14:

  • Premier Women host Burnaby Lake RFC, 11:30 am K/O
  • 1st Division Men host Castaway-Wanderers, 1:00 pm K/O
    • A luncheon to honour the 96-97 Champs will be held following the 1st Division Men’s match.
      North Cowichan-Duncan Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, TIME REQUIRED Cowichan Golf and Country Club (tickets required, available at Cowichan Aquatic Centre of North Cowichan Municipal Hall)

Sunday, November 15:

  • Mini Rugby Jamboree @ Westhills Stadium, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • U14 Boys @ Westshore Velox, 11:30 am K/O
  • U16 Boys host Capilano 2, 11:45 am K/O

Game Previews – November 14, 2015

Premier Women

The women will be hosting their first match since moving up to Premier division. The Piggies will be hosting Burnaby. The Piggies will be fielding a full side this weekend and are excited to avenge last weekend’s loss.

1st Division Men

The Piggies will host CW in Times Cup action this weekend. Cowichan would like to thank CW for agreeing to move this game from Windsor Park to Piggie Park to accommodate our Homecoming events.

CW sits 5th in the Times Cup standings but are within striking distance of 4th place and the last TC play-off spot. The Piggies are currently sitting in 3rd place, having been bumped by the Hornets victory over Port Alberni last weekend. The Piggies and Hornets are tied in points but the Hornets hold the most-wins tie breaker with a 4-2 plus 3 bonus points record to the Piggies 3-2-1 plus 5 bonus points.

CW will likely bring a ‘true’ 1st division side as their Premier team is playing UVic in Victoria. Regardless of who shows up on the day, a firm victory this weekend is essential for the Piggies to regain the higher spot in the standings, and critically, a home game for the TC play-offs later this month.

Game Reports – November 7, 2015

Premier Women 0 Burnaby Lake 47

The ladies went over to Burnaby last Saturday for their first BC Premier game. Unfortunately it didn’t go as well we’d hoped. In the week leading up to the game, 8 starting players were lost due to flu or work commitments. We made the trek with 16 players, in the torrential downpour. Arriving later then expected, the we had to forego the all-important warm up so necessary in the rotten weather.

The game saw a lot of scrums, and was very slow. Burnaby ran up the score with back to back tries at the beginning. The Lakers had a solid front row but after one of there props went down which evened the scrum out. After that the game was played back and forth in the midfield.

The score does not reflect how Cowichan played. The 2 new second rows, Brittney Brown and Sinead Mallison, had suburb games. Then there was Alicia Parker who played the full game on wing, and by the end of the game we went down to 14 players and she was covering both ends.

Burnaby gave player of the game to Sherry Spence and Rebecca Kerswell

1st Division Men 46 Comox Kickers 0 (Exhibition)

On a wet and windy day, Comox showed up with 13 players, luckily we had our biggest turn out of the season with 28 bodies ready to go, which allowed everyone to get lots of playing time.

Things started slowly as we tried to force the play in very trying conditions. Lots of poor decisions lead to lots of poor passes, which lead to lots of dropped balls. Coupled with this was a lot of lazy defense which lead to a lots of penalties against us. Eventually we started to figure things out and started running in try’s.

James Patterson lead the way with 3 and many others hit the score sheet as well. A great social was had afterwards with the Comox boys enjoying a few songs around the piano for quite a while.

Junior Rugby Results – November 8, 2015

Sunday was a jam packed with youth rugby!

The U14s hosted a jamboree-style All-Island event with mini-games between Cowichan, Castaway-Wanderers, James Bay and Westshore Velox. Results have not yet been reported but undoubtedly a good time was had by all!

The U18 hosted Abbotsford and came away with a comprehensive victory. BC Rugby News was on hand and awarded the coveted BCRN MVP Hoody to Jamie Largue who scored 4 tries!

And special thanks to Badger for opening the club for Caesar Sunday!

 

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