Port Alberni Black Sheep host TC Cup semifinal

The Port Alberni Black Sheep host Castaway Wanderers this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in their first home playoff game in three years.

The Port Alberni Black Sheep host Castaway Wanderers this Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. in their first home playoff game in three years. And head coach Jas Purewal is hoping to extend the Black Sheeps’ appearance in TC Cup post-season play.

“Basically, we’ve had a clean table except two losses,” Purewal said.

The Sheep have an 8–2 record this season, losing their only two games to Nanaimo Hornets—who are hosting Westshore in the other semifinal game this weekend.

Port Alberni started their season with a 34–11 victory over Castaway Wanderers, and if the Black Sheep stick to their game then Purewal said they can win this weekend.

“If we can execute what we do best, I’m confident we can have a solid performance on the weekend.

“We played some really good rugby this year for periods of time. Our discipline is our Achilles heel,” Purewal added.

“We’ve had big penalties in every game.”

The Sheep are also facing a few injuries and players missing from the lineup because they are out of town. They used their bye last weekend to rest some and practice.

“We had a good long session last Saturday; it’s very promising,” Purewal said.

TC cup scenarios

If the Black Sheep win their game and Nanaimo wins theirs, the Sheep would travel to Nanaimo next weekend for the TC Cup final. If the Sheep win and Westshore upsets Nanaimo, the TC Cup final would be played in Port Alberni on Dec. 10.

SCRUM NOTES…Saturday’s kick-off is at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Black Sheep Rugby Club, at the top of Argyle Street.

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