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Extraordinary Rugby

May 06, '09

For the local Cowichan News Leader and Pictorial story on Friday's Brentwood-Shawnigan game, please see Don Bodger's report.

Girls Rugby: Brentwood 41, Vanier 10

May 01, '09

On Thursday afternoon, the girls rugby team took on G P Vanier SS from Courtney, a strong AA team. As expected, it was a very physical encounter from the outset as their big strong athletes ran at us hard and often. Their rucking was effective but our tackling was up to the task and our ball movement created scoring opportunities for Ginny and...

Rugby Season Proceeding at 200 miles/hour

Apr 30, '09

The beginning of the Brentwood rugby season has been incredibly hectic. The boys toured France over Spring Break and impressed French rugby aficionados with their flamboyant and daring style of play. They were victorious over club teams that boasted professional infrastructures and drew talent from entire regions, not simply a school. Since...

Rugby girls score another useful win

Apr 29, '09

On Tuesday, the girls rugby team played a rematch with Stellys SS. Alex Miller, playing on the wing, had a strong game, taking fine passes from Dylan and racing more than 50m for each of her 3 tries. The forwards were active in the loose play with the back row and the props, Lucy and Crystal, making exciting runs through the centre. Martina...

Girls Rugby: another win against Carson Graham

Apr 22, '09

On sunny Monday afternoon, in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the girls rugby team faced Carson Graham SS, one of the strongest AAA teams in the province. The opposition played their 2nd XV (bolstered by some of their better players later in the game) which explains the rather flattering score. Nellie and Geneva ran hard and straight,...

Rugby: Senior Girls play at Velox 7's

Apr 22, '09

Last Sunday, ten of our girls took part in a 7-a-side rugby tournament hosted by the Velox club in Victoria. It is a game based on speed, fitness and skill played on a full field 7 minutes each half. After beating Stellys and Shawnigan Lake School quite comfortably, the girls played heroically against Cowichan losing in the final 7-15. Rona and...

Rugby: girls score impressive win over Shawnigan Lake School

Apr 16, '09

On Tuesday, the girls rugby team, watched by many students and parents, scored an impressive win over Shawnigan Lake School on Gillespie Field. From the opening whistle, they moved the ball about the field quickly and supported one another with a great deal of enthusiasm. The speed of the outside backs was put to good use in the first few minutes...

Rugby girls open the season well.

Apr 09, '09

On Tuesday, the girls rugby team opened their 2009 league season with a convincing win at Stellys Secondary School in Saanich. Led by Rona Mitchell and Dylan Kent, the team moved the ball about the field with skill and precision. They supported one another on attack consistently and scored a number of elegant tries. Newcomers Dani Robb and Andrea...

France Rugby Tour 2009 – Update

Mar 20, '09

Bonjour from the South of France…
DAY 5: Friday, March 20
th, 2009 – Bergerac, sunny and 28°C.
The senior boys rugby team is off to a flying start with a convincing win against Union Bordeaux Begles (39-26) on Tuesday last. Led by captain Nick Philippson, the team played very well, demonstrating...

Girls Rugby: senior team reaches the final of the McGeachy tournament

Mar 12, '09

This past weekend the girls rugby team opened the season by playing in the McGeachy tournament, jointly hosted by Cowichan SS and the Cowichan RFC. On Friday, we played shorter pool games beating Alberni SS 12-5, Vanier SS from Courtney 12-0 and Earl Marriott SS from Whiterock 17-0. We played some skillful, open rugby along with some impressive...

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