This writer also has a playing history against the Loma, going back some forty years with the Wanderers and battles with the brothers Sturrock, Dick Layzell, Gus Fumano, Jim Burnham and Jim Ryan to name a few. Since their return, the boys from Connaught have not looked out of place, recording four wins. Their victory this past weekend against Caps at Klahanie, serves notice of their competitive ability. With a Kiwi head coach and Jebb as his side-kick, they have attracted a notable sprinkling of ‘international’ rugby troubadours!
Sadly, Ben departed from us eight years ago and he has been missed dearly by many. I learned from Ben over a beer, that as a young man he always aspired to be a writer but instead he ended up in a career in law. This career no doubt enhanced his rugby missives and I bow to him as The Master – a true Renaissance Man. He always wrote objectively, insightfully and eruditely with exact structure and precision with his choice of words. R.I.P., Ben, I miss you around the B.C. and Canadian rugby scene.
WEEKEND SCORES: CW congratulates Cowichan Rugby Club on their VIRU Boys U16 Championship on Sunday. The Piggies had a solid 55 - 12 victory over our lads. A good season for both clubs and it is to be hoped that the competition at this level can be ramped up. Cowichan will represent the Island at the B.C. Final next weekend. The boot was on the other foot at the U18 Final when CW took this match with a 45 -22 win over the hosts, Cowichan. Our boys will travel to Vancouver next week for the Provincial Final. The club congtratulates the players and coaches and thanks parents for their support, in many cases, a culmination of years of minis and age grade matches!