Mid-Season Reflections

The fall portion of the season hits the midway point this weekend and the Piggies are as busy as ever!

Games/Events this weekend

Saturday, October 28
  • 1st Division Women @ Nanaimo Hornets, 11:30 am k/o
  • 1st Division Men @ UVic Wallace Field, 1:00 pm 
  • Halloween Party, 8:00 pm onward
Sunday, October 29
  • Cowichan Mini Rugby Festival – Piggie Park, 11 am – 1:00 pm
  • U14 Boys Festival @ Westshore, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (approx end time)
  • U16 Boys @ Port Alberni, 1:00pm k/o
  • Junior Girls vs Nanaimo, 12:00 pm k/o

Halloween Party Saturday

From 8:00 pm onward!  Costumes required!  Tickets at the door will be $10

Junior Girls 7s Championships

This past weekend Cowichan sent a team of 14 girls off to Kamloops for a BC 7’s U16 girls tournament.  Cowichan started off the with wins over Prince George, Capilano, and Salmon Arm and finished off the day with a tight loss to Abbotsford 19-15. 

Sunday the Piggies played the first game of the day, losing the Kootneys 15-12.  The girls bounced back with a win over Bayside in their second game.  The victory over Bayside put Cowichan in second place and playing for the Gold Medal game.

Abbotsford came in 1st and should have played for gold but unfortunately they had too many injuries so couldn’t field a team.  The Kootenay team was the next up so the Pigiges had a chance at redemption in the Gold medal game…. and they made the most of it.  The girls had a wonderful game 29-5 try scorers for the final game were Mia Eager, Maxine O’Leary (2), Jaxon Baker, and Deanna Cvitanovich 1 try 1 convert.

MVP of the tournament went to Mia Eager.  Mia is such a powerful runner and is always exciting to watch.

Coach Sherry Spence believes this will be the first of many gold medals for this talented, hard working group.  Congratulations to all the girls and Coach Sherry.

In addition to the U16s, there were 3 U18 Cowichan players who played for the Comox Kickers for the weekend. That division was very experience and the ladies didn’t end up where they would have liked to in the standings but the 3 cowichan players had awesome tournaments.

Also joining the u16 team, were a group of u14’s who played for a North Island team. This was such a great experience for these young rugby players  Many of these girls are first year players and competed against older and more experienced players.  The U14s didn’t end up winning, but there were some stand out moments from each of the girls.

It is safe to say that Junior Girls rugby at Piggie Park is looking very exciting for the future.

The girls will move to play 15’s rugby now and have a home game vs Nanaimo this weekend.

1st Division Men 15 – Port Alberni Black Sheep 25

A short staffed Piggies team made the trip over the hump to Port last weekend.  The result wasn’t a surprised given the challenge of a long road trip, a tough home team and a lack of subs.  

This weekend the boys head south to resume the Times Cup competition vs UVic Norsemen.  The Norse are near the top of the Premier Reserve standings and have always been a challenges for the Piggies with their swift, attacking style.  Having dropped the last two games, the Piggies will look to return to the winning track and even their record at this midpoint of the season.

Junior & Mini Rugby

Junior and Mini Piggies will be all over the Island this weekend – from Piggie Park to Port Alberni to Westshore.

Cowichan will be hosting a Mini Jamboree on Sunday from 11 am onward.  The U16 boys travel to play the new Port Alberni side and the U14 boys are playing in a festival at Westshore.  

The U18 boys played a rare weeknight game under the lights at Westshore on Wednesday.  The Piggies came away with a dominating win and are looking solid at the midpoint of the season.

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