A Look at Saturday
This week, CW takes four senior teams on the road – simply, an unthought-of possibility this time last year! Our Men’s Islanders will play Rowers II in an exhibition, Women Premier, Men’s Reserves, Men’s Premier all at Klahanie Park against and always tough, Capilanos club.
CW Premier Men. To date’s results favour The Tricolours heavily but again, all of this is out the window – it is Caps at Home! From game reports, Glen McKinnon is having his usual stellar season as Caps got to 26 – 29 late in their last outing vs UBC. It is likely they will be bolstered by the return of Courtney at prop after concussion protocol. Scott Rogers in the centres and loosie Waggott, will present other threats. Zaruba played last outing however he has been named as a member of the Centralized Sevens however we note Braid likewise, is starting for James Bay, so one could expect Zaruba to suit up, more likely than not in the centres.
CW will combat this with a solid front row upon whose shoulders much will be relied. The backrow of Newhook, Stewart and Leask remains intact however, the locks are a new combination, with Hohert and Yama pairing up. A lot of grunt work will be asked of this pair. The backline selections remain the same as last outing and should have a great battle with their counterparts. I suspect Coach Manning has spent considerable time this week ensuring the difficulty of the challenge of Caps at Home is well understood, all records aside. It will be a good roadie for the club, wish we had some new benefactor to help defray expenses but lots of guys are playing rugby and that’s all good. Go, CW!
Women's Premier Coach, Mandy Marchak has been selected for the Canadian Women's Rugby League Nats to play in the Women's World Cup in Australia. Just another feather of the many in Mandy's cap. Go, Canada and 'onya, Mandy.