Rough times still plaguing Piggies

Times are indeed tough right now for the Cowichan Rugby Club’s Dodd’s Lumber Premier Piggies.

The Piggies headed to the Lower Mainland for their latest game and took a big hit from Burnaby Lake, losing 95-10 in the Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League.

“We could only take one team over,’’ said Cowichan coach Chris Evans. “We’re so short of players at the moment.’’

Cowichan trailed 55-3 at the half, giving up eight tries and settling for a penalty at the 12-minute mark by Sean Williams. “They were too good for us all around,’’ said Evans.

It was much the same in the second half, starting at the three-minute mark. “It was just a regular flow from then on,’’ said Evans.

Cowichan scored a try at 22 minutes of the half when J.T. Rowbotham finished off a fine run by Judsen Garside, who suited up to help the team out.

“I’ve got to give credit to the forwards,’’ said Evans. “Not only are they doing their best, they’re turning up without fail every training session.’’

Cowichan hosts Capilano Saturday. If there’s no Firsts game, the Premiers will likely go at 1 p.m. instead.

Cowichan’s Third XV went to Victoria and lost a close one to Velox 32-26. “It was a really good effort,’’ said Cowichan’s Steve Cowie.

Anthony Rukus scored two tries, with one each from Jarod Arnason and Kyle Moss. David Cowie kicked three conversions.

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