Cowichan offers resistance to UVic

Nenagh McCulloch always makes things happen on the rugby field, just like dad Steve used to do in the old days. - Caity McCulloch
Nenagh McCulloch always makes things happen on the rugby field, just like dad Steve used to do in the old days.
— image credit: Caity McCulloch

UVic teams provided a tough challenge for the visiting Cowichan Rugby Club men and women in weekend action.

The Cowichan women knew they faced a tall order against a UVic side fresh from the university season.

“The Vikes came on strong and scored right away,’’ noted Cowichan captain Sherry Spence. “The Piggies knew they had to make every tackle and to communicate very well against this team.’’

It was a back-and-forth game with strong scrums in a driving rain, but UVic ended up winning 17-0.

The McCulloch sisters — Caity and Nenagh — were both exceptional. “Their ability to steal ball in contact really helped the Piggies,’’ Spence pointed out.

Nenagh McCulloch was co-player of the game for her two try-saving tackles, along with Janelle Kerrone, as selected by the Vikes.

The Cowichan First Division men took it on the chin from the UVic Norsemen 67-23 in high-scoring Times Cup action.

Both the women and men are away again this weekend.

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