This past Sunday was truly a rugby day at Village Park, Cumberland as the Kickers took advantage of the superb conditions and appreciative crowd to beat Nanaimo Hornets 35 - 8.


Steve Hextall and Troy Mader exploited their opportunities each scoring twice thereby putting the Kickers out in front 20 - 3 at the half. Play transformed into a defensive tussle for the rest of the game providing occasion for forwards Shane Stuchbery, Jeromy Grootendorst and Andy Eaton to each notch a try. Jamie Kerr replied for Nanaimo. None of the conversion attempts were successful.


Many thanks to Michelle Hamilton for the images below.


The Kickers will face a stern test in the VIRU Fall final facing Velox, Sunday, Dec 11th, 1:00 PM at Village Park.


The Kickers Rugby Club invites all those men and women interested in playing rugby to attend training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30 the club’s Fallen Alders facility on the Royston/Cumberland Road. For more info, visit our website at

The club gratefully acknowledges our team sponsors, Investors Group and Wedler Engineering; along with our club sponsors AFC Construction and Continual Palingenesis – Social Media Solutions. Many thanks also to Bayview Chiropractic, Fluid Bar and Grill and Yummies & Gyros for their community way dollars (cw$) contribution. Without this support rugby would not continue to flourish in the Comox Valley.