Saturday is a Rugby Day
The “second half” opens this weekend when CW Women travel to Cowichan on Saturday. The last time these two teams met, a real contrast of styles, based on team strengths was on display. CW used their speed advantage to record the W. Since that match, Cowichan has chalked up a win over Capilanos, the side that defeated CW prior to Christmas. With CW fielding a number of out of town players it will be interesting to see who is a returnee and how effective their training has been over the Christmas break. These factors, along with the fact that CW is no longer a “surprise” and teams will have devised plans to counter the CW Speed Machine will make the outcome interesting. Final comment; it is a game well-won to knock off any Cowichan team at Herd Road. Go for it, Tricolor gals!
The men will play two exhibition matches against the Gabe Fulcher coached, UBCOB Ravens on Saturday. We brought news that Fulcher was announced Head Coach of the B.C. Bears during the week and the coach held a successful roll call with interested players at UVic on Monday last. The Ravens led by seemingly ageless forwards, Tom McKeen and Garett Garbe, add Morrison, a couple of Irish imports, Kol Hendrickson, possibly Jamie McKenzie and you have a squad of some quality. For CW fans it will be interesting to see which faces grace the field. With a huge call on players for Rep rugby upcoming, it will be a real challenge for the club to field teams and be competitive. With adversity comes opportunity and it will be great to see young players backing themselves. The Ones kick off at 12:45 and Prems at 2:30. Both games take place at Windsor with post-game activities at The Temple.