Piggies roll into the new seasons with 2 big wins

Courtsey of Don Bodger – Cowichan News Leader Pictorial
Published: September 24, 2013 10:00 AM
Updated: September 24, 2013 2:16 PM

The first two games of the season have been a breeze for Cowichan Rugby Club’s First Division Piggies.

After demolishing Port Alberni Black Sheep 55-5 the previous week, Cowichan went back to work at home Saturday and shut out the Comox Valley Kickers 48-0.

It was another dominant performance by a good young Cowichan team. With upwards of 50 guys coming out to training, “it should be a good year,’’ noted veteran Andrew Gudmundseth.

That’s what’s been happening so far at least.

But there’s always room for improvement.

“Despite the lopsided score, we did squander several scoring opportunities in the second (half) and left a lot of points out on the field,’’ noted returning coach Gord McGeachy.

But it was hard to knock that part of the game for McGeachy, who added he was “happy with the defensive effort in keeping a clean sheet.’’

Robbie McDonnell scored the game’s first two tries, with George Bantin converting one. Chad Evans and Mike Needham completed the first-half scoring, with Bantin adding another conversion.

Owen Wood, Cam Jervis, Cam Hall and Bruce Moss accounted for second-half tries. Hall converted his own try.

McGeachy is looking forward to a tougher test for his team at home against Nanaimo this weekend.

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