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Times Colonist Cup handed over to Cowichan

Owen Wood and company took care of Velox in the Times Colonist Cup game. - Andrew Leong/file
Owen Wood and company took care of Velox in the Times Colonist Cup game.
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

It seemed like a tall order but the Cowichan Rugby Club's First Division men didn't want to fall short.

The Piggies went to Velox needing to win and also secure a bonus point for scoring four tries or more to lock up the Times Colonist Cup. Miraculously, they managed to do that with no problem, beating Velox 24-5.

"We got off to a great start, scoring our four tries in the first 20 minutes,'' noted Cowichan coach Gord McGeachy.

The first three were of the spectacular variety from long range, starting from deep inside Cowichan's own half.

Owen Wood got Cowichan on the board with an early try and also converted. It wasn't long before Andrew Wright followed suit with two tries that originated with Cowichan ball-handling far from the Velox posts.

Robbie McDonnell capped off the fourth try following some nice grinding work by the forwards and that was it for the day.

"As the day went on, conditions got worse and ball-handling became very difficult and the mistakes became plentiful, but some great defence allowed us to hang on and only concede one try the rest of the way,'' summarized McGeachy.

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