Hornets host Piggies

The region’s best rugby rivalry hits the pitch this coming weekend. The Nanaimo Hornets meet the Cowichan Piggies on Saturday (March 23).

The Nanaimo Hornets try to move the scrum during a match this past fall at Pioneer Park. The team has a home match this Saturday (March 23).

The Nanaimo Hornets try to move the scrum during a match this past fall at Pioneer Park. The team has a home match this Saturday (March 23).

The region’s best rugby rivalry will hit the pitch this coming weekend.

The Nanaimo Hornets meet the Cowichan Piggies on Saturday (March 23) in a Div. 1 Cowichan Cup matchup at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park in north Nanaimo.

The sides met earlier this month in Times Cup play, with Cowichan prevailing 27-25 in that match at Herd Road. Both teams scored dominant wins last weekend, with Nanaimo hammering Comox 54-19 and Cowichan shutting out Port Alberni 31-0.

This Saturday’s tilt starts at 1 p.m. and admission is free.