The Port Alberni Black Sheep started the second half of their B.C. Rugby Union season with a 29–13 win over Cowichan Piggies at home, Saturday afternoon.
The game was tied 8–8 at halftime despite Port Alberni pressing Cowichan. The Sheep finally broke the game open in the final 20 minutes as Matt Kelly, Brennan Tourangeau and Anthony Selva all scored tries, all converted by Todd Daradics.
“We worked too hard for our points,” head coach Jas Purewal said.
“They should have come easier. We had a lot of possession and they defended really well.
“I’m happy with where we’re starting with our work rates and our fitness level,” he said.
The Black Sheep host Westshore 2 this Saturday, Jan. 30. Kickoff is 1 p.m.
SCRUM NOTES…The Tsunami Rugby Academy will take over the Black Sheep pitch on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon for its final skills camp of the year for U14–U18 players. FMI: tsunamirugby.ca.