Both Comox Valley Kickers RFC teams achieved impressive victories while on the road this past weekend, solidifying their positions as formidable contenders in their respective leagues. Both teams currently sit third in the standings, with records of 5-2-0 for the women and 5-2-1 for the men.

Women’s Rugby Team Crushes Competition in Victoria

The Comox Valley Kickers Women’s Rugby Team showcased exceptional skill and teamwork as they journeyed to Oak Bay, a suburb of Victoria, earning a resounding victory at Windsor Park that left their opponents stunned.

At first glance, the Castaway Wanderers (“CW”) looked formidable, boasting a significant advantage in numbers. However, as the game unfolded, it became abundantly clear that sheer numerical superiority was no match for the cohesive unity and strategic prowess of the Kickers. Despite facing what appeared to be overwhelming odds, the Kickers remained undaunted, executing their game plan with precision and determination resulting in a 65-5 victory.

Right from the start, it was evident that the Kickers meant business. With a relentless offensive onslaught and a rock-solid defense, they held their opponents scoreless in the first half. The Kickers’ forwards and backs worked in perfect harmony, overwhelming CW’s defense.

As the second half got underway, the Kickers showed no signs of slowing down. While their opponents managed to score a solitary try, it was a mere blip in an otherwise flawless performance from the visiting team. The Kickers continued to pile on the pressure, leaving CW’s defense scrambling to keep up.

The scoreboard told the story of the Kickers’ dominance. Sophia Julien proved to be an unstoppable force, crossing the try line an impressive four times, while Sienna Stigant added to the onslaught with three tries of her own. Contributions from Kristin Johnson, Maddie Yule, Chloë Speed, and Cali McKay further solidified the Kickers’ grip on the match, with each player adding a try to the tally. McKay successfully converted 5 kicks.

As the final whistle blew, the Comox Valley Kickers Women’s Rugby Team celebrated a well-deserved victory.

“Each week, this team is growing and becoming a force to be reckoned with. We only have three regular season games left until playoffs start. I’m impressed with the commitment that these ladies have given to the team, and I couldn’t be prouder of every one of them,” says Coach JB Nikkel.  

Men’s Rugby Team Triumphs in Gritty Road Victory

In a test of endurance and skill, the Comox Valley Kickers Men’s Rugby Team embarked on an early morning ferry journey to the mainland, determined to secure a crucial win in their latest away fixture against United RFC. Battling both the elements and their opponents, the team displayed unwavering resolve and determination, ultimately emerging triumphant with a commanding 27-7 victory.

The journey to victory was not without its challenges, however. In the first half, the Kickers dominated possession but struggled to break through the opposition’s defense, managing only a narrow 5-0 lead at halftime. The second half began with a sudden turn of events as United was awarded a penalty try, granting them a 7-5 lead early on. However, rather than succumbing to the pressure, the Kickers rallied together, determined to reclaim control of the match. The Kickers were especially strong in the set pieces, pushing back the United pack in the scrums and disrupting most of the defending lineouts. In addition to precision passing and relentless attacking, the Kickers surged ahead with standout performances from Derek McCubbin who scored two tries while Kyle Hall, Devon Moore, and Brandon Hudson scored a try each. Hall successfully added one conversion.

“I’m very proud of the team. Traveling to the mainland to play against a solid United club was a big test for us. The result is a direct reflection of how hard the men have been challenging themselves to improve. We’re headed in the right direction and excited for a home stand against a tough Ridge Meadows squad this coming weekend. We’ll be ready,” states Coach Tim Quek.

The Comox Valley Kickers Men’s team is back in action on March 9 to face off against Ridge Meadows. This is a make-up game, with their previous one being postponed due to snow. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:45PM at Cumberland Village Park. The women’s team has a bye.

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