Sheep play Piggies in semis

The Port Alberni Black Sheep will host Cowichan Piggies in the semi-final of the Cowichan Cup this Saturday, April 18.

The Port Alberni Black Sheep will host Cowichan Piggies in the semi-final of the Cowichan Cup this Saturday, April 18 at the rugby club on Argyle Street. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

Despite how well the Black Sheep have been playing this season, Cowichan is no pushover, coach Jas Purewal said.

“Of all the teams we’ve played they’ve given us difficult matchups,” he said. “We’ve got one win and two really close losses to them. They’re the only team that has a better record.”

The key for the Black Sheep will be to keep up their speed and produce a faster ball, Purewal said.

“Cowichan is notorious for fast scrimmages. If we can match up there we should come up on the right side.”

SCRUM NOTES…The Cowichan Cup final will be April 25. The winner will host the B.C. finals vs. Seattle on Vancouver Island May 2.

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