This Saturday has both Comox Valley Kickers teams playing at Cumberland Village Park.
The Comox Valley Kickers Men’s team faced off against Brit Lions and won 52-24. With this win, they are now ranked #2 in the BCRU Division 3 Men’s League. Nate Bice scored a hattrick, with Nick Gilmour, Devon Moore, Sebastian Lambert, Steve Hextall and Derek McCubbin adding a try each. Converts were scored by JB Nikkel (5) and Kyle Hall (1).
“It was a good, hard game of rugby. Brit Lions were strong in their sets, but we were able to hold our own. We really shone in our attack lines. Everyone was working hard. We were quick to the rucks, had support, and played aggressive,” says Captain Brandon Hudson.
“There are only two more games left in the regular season and we have good momentum right now.”
The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s team hosted James Bay and lost in a lopsided game, 22-96. Emma Jacobi and Natalie Nguyen both scored twice with Christina Speck adding 1 conversion.
“It was a tough game. We haven’t played in the last 3 weeks due to scheduled byes and weather. We were rusty and it showed. As the BCRU Division 2 Women’s league is a developmental league, the variation of rugby played changes depending on how many numbers a team has. We were playing 10-a-side rugby which unfortunately is not our strong suit. Without the extra players, there is a lot of open field. We got beat outside; they were very fast, and we could not cover,” says Coach JP Lussier.
“We will look to put this game behind us, refocus, and grow from this.”
Next week both the men and women host two teams from the mainland at Cumberland Village Park. The men play Langley RFC, and the women play United RFC.
Both the men’s and the women’s teams are continually recruiting players. No experience necessary. Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cumberland Village Park. Everyone welcome. For more information, please visit comoxvalleyrugby.ca.