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Cowichan possesses too many weapons
The Cowichan Rugby Club’s First Division men put points on the board Saturday like they were going out of style.
The Piggies racked up 10 tries and gave up nothing to visiting Velox Academy in a 68-0 whitewashing at the Herd Road Grounds.
“The boys put a fantastic 80 minutes together,’’ noted coach Gord McGeachy.
“From the opening whistle we were able to dominate possession, save for a few occasions.
“Scoring was a bit slow to get going. Lots of possession did not immediately translate into points, but we were able to run in three first-half tries.’’
“On average, we were a much smaller team but we beat them technically in the forwards and outskilled them in the backs,’’ Cowichan’s Andrew Gudmundseth indicated.
Cowichan took a 21-0 lead at the half and “the second half is where the first half’s hard work paid off,’’ according to McGeachy.
Cowichan ran in seven more tries.
“It was a complete team effort with the forwards really dominating play up-front and the backs getting plenty of scoring chances,’’ McGeachy observed.
Mike Rae was player of the game for his two tries and numerous tackles. Louis Gudmundseth, Gabe Farrell and Mike Needham also had two tries each, with singles from Rob McDonnell and Cam Hall.
Owen Wood made nine of 10 convert attempts.
Cowichan took it on the chin from the UVic Vikes in Island Women’s Division action, losing 85-10.