WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED
Officials from both Cowichan and CW clubs have arrived at the most prudent decision for the weekend, that being, cancellation of both games. Given Provincial travel requests regarding essential travel only, the fact that the Malahat is still one-lane, in a major state of disrepair and the Mill Bay ferry would present a major hurdle, added to the fact that gasoline availability is extremely restricted, we have a perfect storm. Unfortunate, in that the Divvies were hoping to keep their undefeated record intact and had selected a strong combination based on availabiliy. Their strengths centered around a very strong FRF, led by the hooker and veteran, Mikey Crawford, Captain Hohert and a back row of a speedy pair of flankers, Dring and Peters, anchored by #8 Gerhardt, returning from his #10 cameo the past two matches. The backs would have been anchored by the return of Winser to provide calm and leadership to basically, a bunch of newcomers, all of whom have shown considerable worth in recent matches.
The senior women’s team were very keen to take on The Piggies. The weather forecast is for clearing however the expected, heavy state of the 'Pig Pen' would not trouble the ladies, in light of the recent rains, our women’s team has shown they were ready to slop in the mud with the Piggies. After a strong performance by the forwards against Nanaimo, the CW pack was ready be a force to reckon with in the set piece. Veteran front row players like Kelsey Mackinnon and Adrienne Shepherd along with impressive former Hornet, Maddy Berry and Captain Louise Erickson were ready to rumble to make an impact in open play.
The backs had a pair of wily speedsters, with Celine Boulanger and Emily Samek, who each touched it down in Nanaimo. If the game had eventuated, our informant predicted; "if the weather permits quality ball transfer,The Piggies will be watching the Tricolours fly past!" (Ed. A bold prediction, indeed, pity it could not come to fruition.)