The quiet before the storm

1st Division Women

The women were supposed to play Ridge-Meadows this Saturday but R-M called in a default last night.  Their next , and last regular season game will be April 25th against United RFC at the Piggie dome. 

United is also undefeated so that match will decide the final league standings and play-off position.  At this point, the worst the Piggies can do is 2nd place which means a home game in the first round against either Meralomas or Nanaimo (depending on their final few games). 

An interesting distinction in the women’s league is the lack of bonus points.  The bonus point system had a significant impact in the men’s standings this year where and had the same system been in place for the women, our girls would be miles (and miles) ahead in the standings owing to the overwhelming number of tries they’ve scored this season.   But given the disparity that occurs in BC Women’s rugby, it’s probably a good thing bonus points aren’t used…. 

3rd Division Men

The 3rds will play their last game of the season at home this Saturday @ 2pm against Velox.  The last match up was a bit one sided in favor of Velox so our mighty 3rds will be looking to restore the balance and end the season on a high note.

The lads are looking to the Piggie Nation to be out in force as there won’t have be another game at Piggie Park for a few weeks following this one!

1st Division Men

The 1sts are idle this weekend but will be returning to action next weekend for the Cowichan Cup semi-final in Port Alberni.  More on the match up next week.

High School Rugby

The high school season is well underway and both Cowichan and Kelsey have had early success so far.  Craig Schmidt continues to lead the Kelsey side, and Club members Kent McNutt, Jake Teufel and Rogi Yong have stepped up to lead the Cowichan program.

Cowichan and Kelsey played two weeks ago, with Cowichan coming away with the win.  Importantly though, a big crowd of club members attended the game.  This support was meaningful to the boys as it showed the importance of linking the schools to the Club. 

Coaching high school team is a daunting task, particularly one like rugby that requires so many players.  Our thanks go to Craig, Kent, Jake and Rogi for keeping the programs going and making the all important linkage to the Club

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