Cowichan Piggies make strides despite loss to Nanaimo

Although they didn’t come away with a win, the Cowichan Piggies improved significantly.

Although they didn’t come away with a win, the Cowichan Piggies improved significantly last Saturday over both their previous First Division men’s rugby game and their last meeting with the Nanaimo Hornets.

The 26-18 final score from last weekend’s game was a better result than the Piggies got the week before, when they lost to Port Alberni 36-0, and also a step up from their 46-10 defeat at the hands of the Hornets in the season opener.

“It was a lot better performance by the boys, for sure,” Cowichan head coach Andrew Wright said.

The score should have been even closer, Wright suggested, noting that Nanaimo converted on a pair of questionable penalty kicks in the last five minutes to add an extra six points to their total.

The Piggies got off to a strong start in the match, taking an early lead on an unconverted try by Gregor Grantham. Nanaimo responded with two tries of their own before Andrew Gudmundseth scored Cowichan’s second, and it was 10-10 at halftime. Darren Sage added a try for Cowichan in the second half, and Jenner Teufel slotted a penalty goal.

Wright was pleased with the confidence his players displayed.

“The boys played well,” he said. “They executed most of our game plan.”

The Piggies will be back on the road this weekend, travelling to Port Alberni for a rematch with the Black Sheep.

“If we play well, I’m confident that we can play with the top teams,” Wright said. “The last game showed we can play with clubs that have more size and experience together.”

 

Just Posted

Column T.W. Paterson: A veteran’s take on Remembrance Day 1941

“We pause for two minutes and we lay wreaths, but what are those in the balance?”

Column Drivesmart: Maintaining a safe following distance

I try very hard to maintain at least a two second following distance when I drive.

Column: Free with purchase: glasses with your alcohol?

One company offered a handy travel case to store your tampons in.

Woodworking workshop at Cowichan Station aims to bring young, old together

Woodworking workshop at Cowichan Station aims to bring young, old together

Education Minister hears arguments for new Cowichan Secondary

Last Friday provincial Minister of Education Rob Fleming hit the Cowichan Valley

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

Most Read