VICTORIA, B.C. – It was a hard fought contest, but the visiting Comox Valley Kickers men’s rugby team couldn’t get past the home team Uvic Saxons on Saturday.

This was the Kickers second game of the season. Previous matchups were cancelled due to low numbers of opposing players.

Curtis Card and Brandon Hudson scored tries for Comox Valley. The Saxons came out on top 52-10.

“After a month of not being able to play rugby, it felt good to get on the pitch,” said flanker Jesse Ramsay.

“We were stronger in the scrums and ran well when we had possession but at the end of the day, we got beat by their speed. They swung the ball wide quickly and we were unable to adjust our defensive line.  As we get more games under our belt, we can continue to build our team chemistry and work out the
kinks.”

Player recruitment for the team is ongoing. Practices are held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cumberland Village Park. Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary.

Flyhalf Curtis Card looking to pass the ball. Photo courtesy Natalie Nguyen.

Flanker Brandon Hudson gets tackled by two Saxons. Photo courtesy Natalie Nguyen.

Inside Centre Jaco Roos running into contact. Photo courtesy Natalie Nguyen.

Prop Scott Wells crashing the ball. Photo courtesy Natalie Nguyen.