Opening Weekend – 2019/2020

1st Division Men 36 – Port Alberni Black Sheep 33

Cowichan Scorers:

  • Robby McDonnell: 1 try
  • Danny Hamstra: 1 try
  • Bruce Moss:2 tries
  • Louis Gudmundseth: 1 try
  • Robin Gusse:1 try
  • Owen Wood:  3 converts

The Piggies came out strong last weekend, scoring a quick 21 in the first 20 minutes. Not to be denied at home, the Black Sheep took control of the momentum and came within 9 points by half time.  Fighting the weather and the resurgent Sheep, the Piggies took back control to finish with two scores in the last 10 minutes.

Thanks to Chris Wilson for driving the bus over the hump!

This weekend the boys travel to Bayside.  A perennial powerhouse and reigning BCRU 1st division champions, Bayside will be strong and ready to assert their strength in front of their home crowd and new club house.  


1st Division Women 10 – Comox Kickers 33

Cowichan Scorers:

  • Carolyn Gudmundseth: 1 try
  • Tyson Beukeboom: 1 try

The women’s side also hit the road last weekend for their opening game.  The Piggies are a very mixed side of players with little (to none) playing experience to veterans.  Last season, the Piggies had to amalgamate with Westshore due to low numbers but this fall, we’ve got enough bodies to operate a pure Cowichan side.  This part of the season is exhibition which gives the team plenty of opportunity to learn and grow together.  

The ladies have a bye this weekend and return to action on the 28th when they host Comox in a rematch.

Celebration of Life – Howard Gerwing

Family and friends of our dearest Howard Gerwing will be celebrating his very well-lived life on Sunday Sept. 29, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Mellor Hall, Cowichan Exhibition Grounds 7380 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 6B1.

Howard was a true friend of rugby.  His influence and impact ranged from UVic, to Velox/Westshore and in his twilight years, here at Cowichan.  We are honoured to call him our friend and are grateful for his support.  He will be dearly missed.

A full obituary can be found here:  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/duncan-bc/howard-gerwing-8821390

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