Junior Championships

The ever-strong Cowichan Junior Rugby program brings home two more championships – and hopefully more to come!

Junior Girls

U16 Girls

Vancouver Island North U16 girls took on Abbotsford in the BC finals this past weekend and came away with the championship.  The team was made up from clubs from the north island but predominately made up of Cowichan members – 16 of them in fact.

The Cowichan players made there presence know on the squad with Mia Eagar being named as a co-captain along side Akira Le from Comox.  The game was played over at UBC, and it was a very well matched game. North was very powerful at the beginning and scoring 2 quick tries in the first 10 min. From there the game settled down and was played back and forth. North earned a couple of penalties, from which they were able to capitalize.   Half time score 15-5.

The Norths forward pack was very powerful, stealing multiple scrums and #8 Deanna Cvitanovich (one of the 2nd generation Piggies on the side) crashed over the line 2 times. 

Abbotsford made it interesting by scoring in the last 15 min of the game. making the score 20-15! But the North responded when #15 Mia Eager and Mikayla Brennan-McCann (who also scored a try for the team) at inside centre were able to kick the ball down the field in a chase to relieve the pressure in the final minutes of the game.   Cowichan’s Skye Koyote came on as an impact sub at half, sealed the deal by powering over the try line to make it 25-15.

The final whistle blew moments after the restart, sparking the celebration – made even sweeter knowing the girls had knocked off the BC Champs from last year. The most exciting part is the bright future of girls rugby in Cowichan.  10 of the 16 players will be able to play U16 for 1 more year, and perhaps the most critical pieces is the Cowichan team has girls from 7 different schools in the Valley!

U18 Girls

U18 Cowichan had 5 girls join with The North to play in the consolation round against Capilano.  Cowichans Madi Jumeau also knows as MJ was a co-captain for the team, played #8 and earned player of the game, having scored 40 metre try. Alongside MJ, Haley Berg had a strong game playing prop.

The U18 had a tough season because of a lack of competition.  The only games they got to play was against the South Island (who ended up winning the BC finals over Abby). 

Regardless, congratulations to these Cowichan Piggies who kept working hard to become better rugby players.  We look forward to seeing them move into the senior squad in the future.

Junior Boys

U16 Boys 62 – Castaway Wanderers 12 – Vancouver Island Championships

The U16 boys took to the field against long time South Island rival CW to claim the Island Championship. 

It was a little bit of déjà vu for the piggies. The past three years it has been Cowichan and CW in the Island Final with Cowichan coming on top all three years. Only difference this year was we got to play at home. Not sure what the archives will show but we can’t remember the last time a team has won it three years in a row. 

It was another solid match for the boys who opened the scoring early in the match after some continued pressure and never looked back. They cruised into half up 38-0. 

Credit to CW, they played a very physical game and had some brilliant runs to keep it entertaining. 

The boys will travel over to UBC next Sunday to play in the provincial championship against north shore rival Capilano. 

U18 Boys 22 – Castaway Wanderers 45

The U18 boys travelled south to Oak Bay on their quest for a second straight Island championship.  Unfortunately for the boys in Black and Green, CW had other plans.  

The Piggies opened the scoring quickly, only to be matched by CW quickly after.  From there the game went back and forth until the later part of the second half when CW pulled away.  CW moves onto the BC Championships next weekend at UBC.

Congratulations to the boys and coaching staff.  We look forward to seeing these young men making the next step into the senior ranks.

Christmas Social Events

Ugly Sweater and Tree Decorating Party

Thursday, December 7, 8:00 pm – midnight

Dust off that Ugly Christmas sweater and stick around after training on Thursday night (or if you aren’t scheduled to train on Thursday just come on out!) The tree will be decorated and festive beverages served.

Club Christmas Party

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 – 1:00 am
Tickets are $5 but if you bring an apply but free if you bring item for the food bank!

Put on your fancy pants and warm up your vocal chords because Christmas is coming to Piggie Park!

Santa Comes to CRFC!

Sunday, December 10, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Santa Clause arrives in a fire truck at 200.  Please arrive early with a wrapped gift for your kids to put in Santa’s bag.  Please bring an appy to share.

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