Rugby season over for Alberni’s Black Sheep

Port Alberni Black Sheep men's rugby team's season is over after a 26-18 loss to the Castaway Wanderers in Victoria last weekend.

The fall rugby season is over for the Div. 1 Black Sheep men after a 26-18 loss to Castaway Wanderers last Saturday in Victoria.

It was not the outcome head coach Jas Purewal envisioned.

“We had a little bit of a tough outing on Saturday,” he said. “The guys worked really hard but made too many mistakes.”

Until Saturday’s game, the Black Sheep were competing for a spot in the Times Colonist Cup championship. If they won, they would host the final. At the very least, all they had to do to stay in contention was lose by less than seven points, or lose but not allow four Castaways tries. They lost by eight.

The Sheep were winning 8–5 at one point, but were down 12–8 by halftime.

“We had them pinned in their end for 18 or 20 minutes but we make mistake after mistake” and couldn’t capitalize, Purewal said.

Div. 3 men

The Div. 3 Black Sheep lost 54-12 to Comox at home on Sunday. The Comox Valley Kickers were undefeated this season.

Alberni tries came from Jack Rokotuiwakaya and Jos Kurucz, who also kicked a conversion.

Ladies

The Lady Sheep host Nanaimo and Comox in a mini-tournament this Saturday, Dec. 3 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Argyle Street rugby club.

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