Port Alberni Black Sheep

Port Alberni Black Sheep coach Jas Purewal, centre, talks to son Gavin, right, and another Black Sheep player during a home game against Cowichan Piggies on April 7, 2018. (PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS WILSON, ISLANDWAVEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM)

Port Alberni Black Sheep coach earns B.C. Rugby award

Jas Purewal named Jack Patterson Memorial Trophy recipient

 

Port Alberni Black Sheep David Symington, left, and Conner Alexander chase down Cowichan Piggies’ Louis Gudmensmith during the Black Sheep’s home turf victory Saturday in Div. 1 men’s rugby action. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Port Alberni Black Sheep earn first win of 2019-20 rugby season

The Black Sheep are on the road to play the Comox Valley Kickers on Oct. 26.

 

Two Black Sheep team up to take down one of the Castaway Wanderers during a game on Saturday, Sept. 21. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

New season kicks off for Port Alberni Black Sheep Rugby Club

Sheep fall to Castaway Wanderers at home

 

A pair of Black Sheep players team up to take down a UVic Norseman during Vancouver Island Rugby Union action on Saturday, Jan. 19. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
A pair of Black Sheep players team up to take down a UVic Norseman during Vancouver Island Rugby Union action on Saturday, Jan. 19. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
A Black Sheep player is taken down by two Cowichan players during rugby action on Saturday, Nov. 24. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Black Sheep fall to Cowichan Piggies in exhibition action

Port Alberni Rugby Club lacked organization, says head coach Jas Purewal

A Black Sheep player is taken down by two Cowichan players during rugby action on Saturday, Nov. 24. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Black Sheep player Owen Hawkins takes down a Bayside player during a game on Saturday, Sept. 29. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Black Sheep player Owen Hawkins takes down a Bayside player during a game on Saturday, Sept. 29. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Port Alberni’s Jordan Kurucz gains possession during a game against James Bay Rugby on Saturday, Sept. 15. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Port Alberni Black Sheep hang on to win season opener

Sheep face James Bay Rugby Club in first game of the season

Port Alberni’s Jordan Kurucz gains possession during a game against James Bay Rugby on Saturday, Sept. 15. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Port Alberni rugby fans will be treated to some high-level rugby this Saturday, May 12 as the Tsunami and Tide face off at the Black Sheep rugby pitch at the top of Argyle Street. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO

High-calibre rugby coming to Port Alberni

Black Sheep to host Tsunami vs. Tide in senior men’s competition

Port Alberni rugby fans will be treated to some high-level rugby this Saturday, May 12 as the Tsunami and Tide face off at the Black Sheep rugby pitch at the top of Argyle Street. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO
Port Alberni Black Sheep Cody McClary dives to avoid a tackle by an Abbotsford player during a BC Rugby Union game in Port Alberni on Saturday, March 24. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Comeback falls short for Port Alberni Black Sheep

The team travels to Westshore this weekend

Port Alberni Black Sheep Cody McClary dives to avoid a tackle by an Abbotsford player during a BC Rugby Union game in Port Alberni on Saturday, March 24. ELENA RARDON PHOTO
Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Cody McClary makes a hole in the Cowichan Piggies’ defence on a drive to the end zone, Saturday afternoon in BC Rugby Union action. The Black Sheep beat the Piggies 26-15 to improve their record to 3–3. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO

Black Sheep beat Piggies on home turf

Port Alberni now 3–3 in BC Rugby Union play

Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Cody McClary makes a hole in the Cowichan Piggies’ defence on a drive to the end zone, Saturday afternoon in BC Rugby Union action. The Black Sheep beat the Piggies 26-15 to improve their record to 3–3. LAURIE SMILLIE PHOTO
Port Alberni Black Sheep's Dane Dentoom can't quite catch a pass due to the Nanaimo Hornet glued to his side

Hornets’ dominance stings Black Sheep

The Black Sheep lost 49–24 against the Nanaimo Hornets during a home game last Saturday

Port Alberni Black Sheep's Dane Dentoom can't quite catch a pass due to the Nanaimo Hornet glued to his side
LAURIE SMILLIE Special to the News                                Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Dane Dentoom can’t quite catch a pass due to the Nanaimo Hornet glued to his side, Saturday afternoon in a BC Rugby Union match in Port Alberni. The Black Sheep lost 49–24.

Hornets’ dominance stings Black Sheep

The Black Sheep lost 49–24 against the Nanaimo Hornets during a home game last Saturday

LAURIE SMILLIE Special to the News                                Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Dane Dentoom can’t quite catch a pass due to the Nanaimo Hornet glued to his side, Saturday afternoon in a BC Rugby Union match in Port Alberni. The Black Sheep lost 49–24.
Troy Dhillon of the Port Alberni Black Sheep gains some yardage with John Symington running in support.

Black Sheep lose championship in ‘heartbreaker’

The defending champs, Alberni Valley Black Sheep Rugby team, fell short of Times Cup in Nanaimo Saturday.

Troy Dhillon of the Port Alberni Black Sheep gains some yardage with John Symington running in support.

Port Alberni Black Sheep lose to Westshore

The Black Sheep will play a rescheduled TC Cup final against Nanaimo in Hornets territory on Feb. 11.

TC Cup final postponed for Black Sheep rugby

Saturday’s snowstorm has forced the Vancouver Island Rugby Union to postpone the TC Cup championship.

Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Ty Shannon drags a couple of Castaway Wanderers on his back while gaining yardage for the Black Sheep late in Saturday’s TC Cup semifinal 46–34 win.

Port Alberni Black Sheep headed to TC Cup final

The Black Sheep rugby team are headed to Nanaimo on Saturday for the TC Cup championships.

Port Alberni Black Sheep’s Ty Shannon drags a couple of Castaway Wanderers on his back while gaining yardage for the Black Sheep late in Saturday’s TC Cup semifinal 46–34 win.

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.

Port Alberni Black Sheep beat Cowichan Piggies 36–0

The Black Sheep face Comox Kickers this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at the rugby pitch at the top of Argyle Street.

Asaeli Rokotuiwakaya crosses the goal line ahead of a Nanaimo Hornet defender to score the go-ahead try for the Port Alberni Black Sheep near the end of the first half

Black Sheep in tough as playoff round opens

The Port Alberni Black Sheep played spoiler against the Nanaimo Hornets on Saturday.

Asaeli Rokotuiwakaya crosses the goal line ahead of a Nanaimo Hornet defender to score the go-ahead try for the Port Alberni Black Sheep near the end of the first half