Piggies back in action on Saturday

After two idle weekends, the Cowichan Rugby Football Club is ready to resume action this Saturday with a pair of home games.

At 11:30 a.m., Cowichan’s senior women, the reigning B.C. champions will begin the provincewide First Division regular season by hosting their arch-rivals from Nanaimo. The Hornets won the last meeting between the teams, an exhibition game in Nanaimo, but Cowichan has been gaining momentum and adding veteran players to their ranks since then.

After going 3-0 to begin Times Cup play, the Cowichan men will begin the Cowichan Cup season, also against Nanaimo, at 1 p.m. The Piggies squeaked out a win in their last meeting with the Hornets 28-27. The winner of the Cowichan Cup will move on to the provincial First Division semifinals.