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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Man facing numerous charges after attempting to evade police in stolen car
Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market
Hunters protest shift favouring non-residents
Generals have two chances for Christmas win
Vic High edges Reynolds in junior boys hoop action
A look at 10 memorable Canadian sports stories
Star of the Week: Jack Kendall
Sooke Thunderbirds on the Ice
Bulldogs, Kings face off in mini-series

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.