Rugby teams advance

The Campbell River/Comox Kickers U18 men's and women's teams both qualified for the Island finals

The Campbell River/Comox Kickers U18 men’s and women’s rugby teams played in the Island semi-finals at Cumberland Village Park last Sunday.

First up, the second ranked women faced the Velox Valkaries from Victoria and and little difficulty on the way to a 44-0 win. Tries were recorded by Lauren Sargent (3), Kristine Osachuk (2), Chloe Baird (2) and Dawson German (1), with two conversions by Osachuk.

“This team is in their first year and includes girls from four different schools and all experience levels. To qualify for the Island finals is a great accomplishment,” said assistant coach Erin Young.

The finals are this Sunday at Cowichan RFC, 11:30 a.m.

The U18 men played their rivals from Nanaimo and came away 56-5 victory.

After a slow start, Trevor Caton and Jackson Locker scored tries giving the lads a 15-5 halftime lead.

The second half started with tries from Callum Passingham and Foster Dewitt and two more from Caton putting the game out of reach for the visiting Hornets.

The men travel to Victoria on Sunday, November 24 at 2:30 pm to take on the powerhouse Oak Bay Castaway-Wanderers in the Island Final.