The Comox Valley Kickers travelled to Duncan and delivered a commanding performance in their final game of the regular season, overpowering the Cowichan Piggies with a 55-14 victory.

From the outset, it was evident that the Kickers came prepared to dominate on the field. Their relentless offensive onslaught and a rock-solid defense proved too much for the Cowichan side to handle. Despite the home team’s valiant efforts, the Piggies found themselves continually on their back foot and scrambling on defense.

The Kickers executed their game plan and showcased exceptional teamwork throughout the game, moving the ball well and executing their plays with finesse. Their fluid passing and relentless pressure allowed them to consistently break through Cowichan’s defense.

Setting the tone early was Lock Kristin Johnson who scored the first try of the game. Fullback Cali McKay’s spectacular performance of three tries and four conversions earned her Best Back of the game. Strong scrums and powerful runs earned Jessica Leck the Best Forward of the game. Additionally, Jess Nikkel and Sienna Stigant demonstrated their prowess as formidable wingers, utilizing their speed and evasion skills to cross the try line three and two times respectively. However, it wasn’t just individual brilliance that propelled the Kickers to victory. Every member of the squad contributed to the team’s success, whether through solid set pieces, precision passing, or hard tackles.

Despite the lopsided scoreline, Cowichan never lost their fighting spirit. They continued to battle tirelessly, scoring a few tries of their own and keeping the game competitive.

The atmosphere at the Cowichan Valley Rugby Club was electric, with fans from both sides cheering on their respective teams with fervor. The match served as a testament to the growing popularity and competitiveness of women’s rugby on Vancouver Island.

As the final whistle blew, the Kickers celebrated their well-deserved victory, capping off their regular season campaign in style. With momentum on their side, they will now turn their attention to the upcoming playoffs, where they will look to carry on their winning form.

Coach JB Nikkel commended his players saying, “Each week we find ourselves growing stronger as a team. Each week we find better outcomes. Each week we find out more about ourselves on and off the pitch. We have just an amazing team, and it’s great to see that we are finding our own way to add value to the team. What a way to finish the regular season.”

Next Saturday, April 13 is a scheduled make up weekend. On April 20th, both Comox Valley Kickers Women’s and Men’s team have home field advantage and will host teams at Cumberland Village Park for quarterfinals.

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The Comox Valley Kickers RFC is continually recruiting players.  No experience is necessary.  Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cumberland Village Park.  Everyone welcome. No experience is necessary. For more information, please visit or email