Rugby & Beer, a match made in heaven!

Wow, what an event!  Our deepest thanks to Red Arrow Brewery and everyone who attended – particularly the Port Alberni Black Sheep – the launch party of the Piggy Pale Ale.  It was a great evening of food, music, beer and more beer!

1st Division Women 5 vs Castaway Wanderers 48

Well it didn’t quiet turn out like we’d hoped.  Cowichan went to Oak Bay missing several key players and simply couldn’t keep up with the swift backs of Premier-bound CW.

This game was the last of the Premier-1st Division mash-up schedule for the Piggies.  From here out, they will resume playing 1st division sides – finishing off with Island match up and then moving to the Province wide competition.

1st Division Men 25 vs Port Alberni Black Sheep 25

The men’s home opener against the Black Sheep, though ended up in a tie, wasn’t as even as the score suggests.  Possession favored Piggies throughout the game but leaky defense and 16 points left on the table from missed converts and penalties ended up costing the Piggies their first win of the season.

Scoring was spread nicely between the forwards and backs, and there was enough of it to secure a bonus point.  Congratulations to Kyle Joe for scoring his first Senior Men’s try!

Games This Weekend

1st Division Women @ Nanaimo Hornets, 11: 30 am @ May Bennett Pioneer Park

The Ladies will be looking forward to playing their long-time rivals Nanaimo.   The last match was in the BCRU Semi-Finals and it was a close, hard fought battle.  More of the same is expected on Saturday.

1st Division Men @ Nanaimo Hornets, 1:00 pm @ May Bennett Pioneer Park

The Men are featured in the VIRU game of the week, for the second week in a row (details below).  Nanaimo started their season out with a tight win over CW a few weeks back.  Last season they were the kings of close loses and collected a lot of bonus points as a result.  The Piggies will be looking for their first victory and expect another close, hard battle against the Hornets

 

VIRU - Game of the Week - October 3

 

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