CAPS CLOSE THE CURTAIN FOR MEN
Pictured is Johnny Humphries making his return for the season with the Divvies tomorrow. He will join Harry Seymour and a couple of others for a solid selection. The backline is an interesting selection, anchored by veteran Gerhardt in the centres. We will await to see if it can break the bagel. Kickoff @ 1:00. Burgers on sale!!
The Premier side sees the return of Grady Bowd for his farewell appearance for the season before his departure for MLR. There will also be a renewal of a lengthy connection with the Neslon Bay club from Australia, via Alberta, with the selection of loosie, Ben Peper. This connection goes back almost two decades to Casey Dunning. Ben has earned his start after his replacement of Gord Kehoe last week caught the eye. The pack, which gave The Pride plenty last week has been retained. The backs have been reshuffled slightly with the return of Bowd. Rio Apt earns a deserved start on the wing and Griffiths and Mitchell look a potent pair in the centres. Jack Shaw moves to the wing, enabling Sandner to replace him as custodian, a potentially enterprising "back three".
Capilano/CW encounters are always intense affairs with tremendous respect from the two storied clubs, and this promises more of the same, as Caps grapple with their season and have not hit their straps as yet. Their side features the usual customers. Fans are very familiar with the likes of De Freitas, Hayes, McKinnon in the forwards, Chris Robinson, Maloney and a pair of Franklins in the backs. Many of these stalwarts have been doing the rounds for many seasons, a fact which just maybe catching up, althogh we have assumed this in the past, to our dismay!
There will only be one more opportunity to view quality rugby this year and that will be on Sunday when CW age grade teams take to the pitch for a number of VIRU Finals, commencing at 11:00 a.m. with the U14 Boys. Go, you good things!