A member of the Castaway Wanderers grabs for the Black Sheep’s ball runner during a Div. 1 men’s rugby game on Saturday at the Port Alberni Black Sheep rugby club on Argyle Street.

Alberni sheep shy in win column

The Port Alberni Black Sheep Div. 1 men’s rugby team were on the losing end of a 14-10 score to Castaway Wanderers on their home pitch

The Port Alberni Black Sheep Div. 1 men’s rugby team were on the losing end of a 14-10 score to Castaway Wanderers on their home pitch, Saturday.

Todd Daradics scored a penalty goal and a conversion, while Jack Rokotuiwakaya had a try for the Black Sheep.

The game was halted at one point when a Castaway player was smacked in the forehead and experienced tingling in his fingers. An ambulance was called and he was transported to West Coast General Hospital as a precaution.

Games on tap

The Div. 1 Black Sheep men are on the road this weekend in Cowichan but return home Saturday, March 23 for a 1 p.m. tilt against the Velox Valhallians. Then at 2:30 p.m. the Comox Valley Kickers play the Velox Academy team, also here in Port Alberni.

Teams will take Easter Sunday off, and the Sheep have a bye on April 6. They will play in Nanaimo on April 13 for their final league game.

The semi-final game pitting the No. 2 and No. 3 teams takes place April 20 (location TBA).

The Black Sheep are tied for third with Cowichan in Cowichan Cup play.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Just Posted

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Alberni wrestler heads to University of the Fraser Valley to compete

Ravi Manhas is one of 10 recruits signed to the Cascades for 2018-19

Taxing Vancouver Island

Big Read: find out which communities are paying the lowest and highest taxes on Vancouver Island

UPDATE: Construction on Hwy. 4 halted after tree crashes into traffic

Trees are being cleared along the highway between Port Alberni and the Tofino-Ucluelet junction.

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Murder of Paul Bennett – a respected Peace Arch Hospital worker and ‘champion of sport’ – ‘not random’

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim’s family

Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

Amalgamation fails in North Cowichan and Duncan

North Cowichan says yes, but Duncan says no

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Most Read