The Nanaimo Hornets are well-positioned for the stretch run as rugby playoffs approach.
The Nanaimo RFC men’s firsts (6-4) take to the pitch in Cowichan Cup league play this Saturday (April 6) against last-placed Velox Academy (2-8) at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park.
With two games left, both against teams lower in the standings, the Hornets have the inside track at second place and a home playoff match.
The team is also optimistic because of productive training sessions lately and good player numbers.
“We’re looking strong at the end of the season, which is great, because ultimately that’s the be all and end all, right?” asked Nick Scott, player-coach. “You finish on top, you play the finals and you take it home.”
GAME ON … Saturday’s match is a 1 p.m. start at Pioneer Park … The Hornets women play the Brit Lions on the road that day in Vancouver.