Over two busy days last week, Cowichan Secondary’s boys rugby program earned five wins in five games.
Last Thursday, Brock Gowanlock and Ethan Burke scored tries and Kyle Joe kicked a conversion as Cowichan came from behind to defeat Brentwood’s second XV 12-10.
Brentwood took the lead early on by exploiting Cowichan’s defensive lapses, and led 10-0 at halftime. Cowichan found the gaps in Brentwood’s game in the second half, however and took advantage of their scoring opportunities. On Friday, Cowichan hosted Salmon Arm Secondary for a series of sevens contests, with the Cowichan boys earning the sweep.
Cowichan won 22-0 and 10-8 in two development games. Amish Dobson scored three times in the first game, Cam Modeste scored once, and Joe slotted a conversion. Dobson and Chase Gunderson had tries in the second game.
The Thunderbirds also dominated the seniors games, winning 25-0 and 32-7. Gowanlock, Brandon St. Clair, Josh Jones, Alucious Gray and Mike Hubscher had tries in the opener. Gray scored two more in the second game, with Burke, Nathan Yu, Raul Corpas-Navas and Seth Davis also scoring, and Jones kicking a conversion.
The T-Birds will host Nanaimo District Secondary for a senior XV battle this Thursday at 3 p.m., and on Friday will try to defend their championship at the Westhills Sevens tournament in Langford.