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February 18, 2020
Posted by crob

Saturday February 22, 2020

12:45pm Capilano Premier Reserve Men at Nanaimo Premier Reserve Men (May Bennett Park – Nanaimo)
2:30pm Capilano Premier Men at Nanaimo Premier Men (May Bennett Park – Nanaimo)

Saturday February 29, 2020
11:15am Richmond 3rd Division Men at Capilano 3rd Division Men (Klahanie Park)
11:15am Richmond Women at Capilano 2nd Division Women (Klahanie Park)
12:45pm Capilano Premier Women at Seattle Premier Women (Starfire Stadium)
12:45pm UVic Premier Reserve Men at Capilano Premier Reserve Men  (Klahanie Park)
2:30pm UVic Premier Men at Capilano Premier Men  (Klahanie Park)

Capilano RFC Match Reports – Saturday February 15

The Capilano 2nd Division played at home against Bayside. I was unable to watch this match as I travelled to the Island with the two Men’s teams. BC Rugby has the score as 62-12 in favour of Bayside. Both Capilano Women’s teams are off this coming weekend before returning to action on February 29th.

Click here to read the match reports provided by CW

Caps drop two close ones at CW:
Capilano had to play on Saturday to make up for a field closure two weeks ago that saw Windsor Park closed. Caps had a bye weekend last week while CW played Nanaimo at Cowichan. As things turned out it likely gave CW the advantage as the Capilano team hadn’t played for three weeks following a win against Meralomas. Nevertheless we were treated to two well played close games in the Premier Reserves and Premiers.

The Premier Reserve game was won by CW 18-13
Caps opened with an early try by Ryan Scott. The conversion missed. A penalty to CW led to a lineout and a score by number 11 Harrison King who looked threatening throughout. CW made the conversion to take the lead 7-5. CW scored again following another penalty and a lineout. The ball went wide right and the winger scored in the corner. The conversion missed but CW had a 12-5 lead. Caps next try was scored by Jordan Henderson, a former CW product, who saw a gap from his inside center position, took it and scored. The conversion missed but the score was narrowed to 12-10 in favour of the home side. It was now half time and it had been good even rugby, and hard work by both sides.

In the second half CW was threatening and Fish had to clear from near the Capilano line several times. CW were awarded a penalty and went for posts. The kick was good and extended the CW lead to 15-10, still any ones game. CW made another kick at goal and it was now 18-10. Caps narrowed the lead to 18-13 with a penalty kick by Fish but they were unable to get it any closer and CW won the game. Thanks to the referee.

The Premier Game: Won by CW 25-19
This was a very competitive game that could have gone either way.

Caps had the advantage in the scrums as the game went on. CW did a good job containing the Capilano rolling maul that has led to many tries this season. CW answered with a good rolling maul of their own, they also had the best of the lineouts. There were mistakes both ways as the pitch was quite greasy. It looked decent at the beginning but when the rains came down it deteriorate fast. As was the case in the Reserve game Caps struck early but CW answered.

The first score of the game was by Caps Jordan Reid Harvey, Glen McKinnon had charged over the gain line and Jordo finished it off. The conversion missed, Cap kicker Jeremy Simon doesn’t miss many but said he had problems with the mud and his plant foot. CW answered on a run by King. The conversion by Devillers was good and CW had the lead. Caps seemed to be taking a lot of penalties and CW kept pinning them deep. CW cashed in following a line out with their second score by prop Quin Horton. Now down 14-5 Caps fought back Jeremy Simon did a nifty inside pass to Johnny Franklin that showed promise but was stopped. Next Chris Robinson did a nice chip kick that was taken in by Kiwi Phil Le Leivre, who normally plays 15, but today played on the wing. Simon made the conversion and it was now 14-12. A successful penalty kick stretched the CW lead to 17-12. A deep re start kick by Jeremy Simon went out near the CW 25 meter line. Caps couldn’t capitalize. CW number 21 took a yellow card for a no wrap tackle that perhaps could have been a red. CW did a good job slowing things down and taking time off the clock. Caps did manage one score while the opposition was a man short. Jordan Reid Harvey got the ball down for his second try of the game. This tied the score at 17 each and the conversion gave the Caps a 19 17 lead. Lock John Humphries scored what turned out to be the winning try for his club. CW also added a penalty kick to extend the lead to 25-19. Caps fought back and looked like they might score but time ran out. Both teams went to the CW Clubhouse for beers and food. As always the hospitality was great. Thanks to CW and congratulations. Thanks to the referee. Next week it is off to Nanaimo. Go Caps

John Langley