Winding Down

Games this Weekend

Saturday, April 2

  • Premier Women @ UBC, K/O 11:30 am 
  • 1st Division Men host Westshore Velox, K/O 2:30 pm

Sunday, April 3

  • 3rd Division Men host Comox Kickers, K/O 1:00 pm

Premier Women 10 – Seattle 48

Last weekend, the ladies hosted Seattle at Piggie Park.  Depleted of several of their starters – Laura, Brandi and Tyson at the Rugby Canada West camp and Jenna and Carolyn out with injuries, the Piggies were not able to steal the game back from Seattle.  

Interestingly, Seattle went into last weekend’s game with a play-off spot and came out in 5th place due to key wins by Caps over Burnaby and Westshore over CW.  A single point separates the teams from #2 to #5, so the battle for play-off spots will go down to the final two weekends of play.  

The ladies will be traveling to Vancouver to play UBC this weekend.  UBC plays on an exhibition basis as they are unable to participate in play-offs.  The T-Birds have a respectable record 2-3 record and should be a good match for the Piggies as they wind their season down.

3rd Division Men 7 – Westshore Velox 29

The Piggies had the pleasure of playing the first ever night game at Westshore last Thursday.  In spite of the cold windy and rain, the turn out was excellent, even if the score line wasn’t great for the Piggies.  

This weekend, the 3rds host Comox in their last regular season game.  Comox has had a strong season and is currently trailing the Piggies by a single point.  The Piggies must win to hold a home date in the play-offs.

1st Division Men 33 – Nanaimo 42

A disappointing result in home-date play-off implication game in Nanaimo last weekend.  The Piggies came out flat and dug themselves into a hole from which they were not able to recover.  A win may have secured a home play-off date for the Piggies but the loss makes it less likely… though not impossible.

This weekend the Piggies will host league leading Westshore Velox for the first time in 2015-2016.  Their 2nd and 3rd XVs have visited but not their 1st XV (strangely enough).  

The Piggies must come out firing this weekend.   They are capable – we witnessed it from them in the fall – but they will need a determined and focused effort.  A solid win (hopefully with a bonus point) is needed to build momentum for the play-offs…  and if the Black Sheep beat the Hornets (without a bonus to Nanaimo), the Piggies could steal 2nd place and a home game in the first round of play-offs

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