Rugby season lifts off

Rugby season is starting and the Nanaimo Hornets are going to be busy bees. The city’s B.C. Rugby Union Island First Division men’s team gets a new season underway today (Sept. 10) with a road game against the Cowichan Piggies.

Nanaimo Hornets player Nick Scott

Nanaimo Hornets player Nick Scott

Rugby season is starting and the Nanaimo Hornets are going to be busy bees.

The city’s B.C. Rugby Union Island First Division men’s team gets a new season underway today (Sept. 10) with a road game against the Cowichan Piggies.

The following weekend the Hornets will hold their home opener, hosting the Port Alberni Black Sheep in a 1 p.m. game Sept. 17 at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park.

The Hornets women, who won the B.C. championship in spring rugby, start their fall season Sept. 24 with an 11:30 a.m. home game against Cowichan at Pioneer Park.