Success Home & Away

Premier Women 40 – Capilano 36

Cowichan Scorers

Rebecca Kerswell –  1 try

Tyson Beukeboom – 1 try

Natasha Smith – 2 tries

Kelly Russell – 2 tries and 5 conversions

Cowichan travelled to North Vancouver last weekend to play Capilano RFC.  Going into the game, Caps and Piggies were tied in the standings so it was a must win to stay in 3rd place. 

As all Piggies, past and present, know road games are tough.  Especially when the bench is short.  That was state of things for the ladies last weekend as fewer players were available to travel and Captain Laura Russell was forded to take the game off to rest a injury from the Westshore game. 

So a little creativity with the starting line up and with only one (super) sub Micha Howell, 16 determined ladies played a hard hitting game.

Capilano game is very a much forward pick and go style, trying capitalized around the ruck.  The Piggies countered by playing an expansive game.

It is really exciting to finally see our game plan come into play. With some foucs on defence, we will be ready to take on top team Westshore at home in 2 weeks.

Player of the game went to Rebecca Kerswell playing fullback and Tyson Beukeboom filling in at 8…. as well as being the bus driver!  A woman of many talents is our Tyson!

The ladies will take a rest this weekend along with all BC clubs so as to take in the Canada 7s.  If you’re there or watching on TV, be sure to watch out for the Piggies proudly representing CRFC!

Next game:  hosting Westshore Velox, k/o 11:30 am 

1st Division Men 20 – Port Alberni 0

The highly anticipated rematch between the Piggies and the Black Sheep turned out a little different than expected.  The game was defaulted in advance of the match because the Sheep were unable to field a side due to key injuries in their match the weekend prior.  

Despite their nickname, Port Alberni aren’t sheepish when it comes to a challenge and came down with 13 intrepid souls to have a go.  It was a well fought game by both sides.  Cowichan jumped out to an early 3 try lead, which were countered by a quick 2 from Port and a final 1 by the Piggies before half.

The weather benefit the Piggies as it enabled them to play the expansive game, which drained Port’s short bench (even with a couple of Piggies to help boost their ranks).  The Piggies added 3 more tries to Ports 2 in the second half.  The final score on the field was 47-27, the official will be 20-0.

The Cowichan Cup portion of this season has been positive for the Piggies.  After struggling through the fall Times Cup competition, the Piggies now find themselves with a 3-1 record, tied with Nanaimo (depending on the tie breaking formula, the Piggies will have the point differential advantage but Nanaimo has the head-to-head advantage).  Regardless, the objective is clear – keep winning and defend their Cowichan Cup Championship from 2016.

Like the Premier Women, the boys are off this weekend.  

Next game:  hosting Westshore Velox, k/o 1:00 pm

Mini Rugby

The littlest Piggies returned to action last weekend with a jamboree at Windsor Park, hosted by CW.  It was a great turn out and we look forward the coming spring season.

Over 40s host Ebb Tide

April 2, 1:00 pm

The Ebb Tide will return to Piggie Park for a ‘run’ against Over 40s Piggies. Undoubtedly bodies will be needed so if you’re up for it, contact Gordy

St Patrick’s Day Party

March 18, 8:30 pm onwards

One of our favorite days/parties of the year is coming up – St Patrick’s Day!  Please join us for a celebration of everything green on March 18, following the home double-header against Westshore Velox.

The McCandless Family will be in the house for what is certain to be a fun night!

Tickets will be $10 at the door!  Guests are welcome.  Wear green!

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