Cowichan rugby stars boost Island

Cowichan Rugby Football Club products played key roles as Vancouver Island won two of the three BC Rugby Cups Competitions held this spring.

Vancouver Island claimed the U20 men’s Dunbar Keg and senior women’s Ruth Hellerud-Brown Cup thanks to victories over Fraser Valley at the CRFC pitch on May 25 and in Burnaby on June 7. The Island U20 men beat Fraser Valley 78-12 in the Dunbar Keg opener at Cowichan, then beat Vancouver 12-7 at Burnaby. CRFC product Cam Hall chipped the ball ahead to Shawnigan Lake School alumnus Ollie Nott for Vancouver Island’s first try against Vancouver, then scored the second try himself. Other Piggies products in the game included Sam Anderson and Gregor Grantham.

After beating Fraser Valley 24-12 in the first leg of the Ruth Hellerud-Brown Cup at Cowichan, the Vancouver Island women clinched the trophy with a 43-20 win over Vancouver at Burnaby. Former CRFC junior Kara Galbraith had a try for Vancouver Island against Vancouver, while current players Sherry Spence and Cassy Stevens also played.

The Island’s senior men’s side fell short of winning the McKechnie Cup as Fraser Valley topped Vancouver 17-14 in the deciding match.

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