Strong Selection Sits on Shelf
Liam Chisholm in full stride.
The weather has put a damper on rugby at The House and across the board this weekend. CW Women were on the hunt for their first victory over visiting UBC Thunderbirds. The women had posted a strong line-up for the match with the Lizzie Adams’ led squad featuring a few “new” but old names on the bench; Chanelle Edwards-Challenger, Tasha Loucks and Frelen Gorst. New to the club this year, Rosie Lang had been moved from the lock to front row spot anchoring Hazel Domingo and the returning Ada Okonkwo, on paper a solid combination. So, the ladies will have to postpone it to another day to assess the bench-mark of their work.
The Premier Men posted an interesting combination for their contest against Rowers, with the intent of returning to the winning column. Most interesting was the return of Chiz. Liam has been out for a long spell but has put some hard hours to repatriate his back and led others with the weights program. Fawcett seems to be keeping Jackie out of a starting spot, a challenge relished by the later, I’m sure. With the return of Kelton in the backrow, Bradley pops up in the centers, a not unfamiliar spot and the combo with Shelly would have been mouth-watering. Adibe returned and Hall held his spot. Of interest was the expected return of “the Troubadour” – Josiah Morra. (We include the line-up here.) BCRU has announced all games being transferred until next Saturday.
REFEREE LEVEL 1 COURSE - VICTORIA
Following the experience, Kevin was quoted; “We are desperately trying to recruit and train new referees for rugby in BC. This was an awesome development tournament for our next generation of referees. All the referee societies in BC pitched in and made it possible. They spent a weekend of socializing, learning and practising. From what I saw they killed it in all areas.”