Unbeaten Hornets take pitch

The Nanaimo Hornets Div. 1 men’s rugby side (7-0) hosts James Bay this Saturday (Nov. 19).

The Nanaimo Hornets will finish first no matter what, but they want to end the regular season the right way.

The Div. 1 men’s rugby side (7-0) hosts James Bay this Saturday (Nov. 19).

Coach Clive Stocks said players are really embracing the coaches’ vision this season and have worked as a team.

The Hornets have been a high-scoring squad all autumn.

“Everything has been working on attack. Even our defence has been very aggressive…” Stocks said. “We’ve got a very strong forward pack which has been producing a great platform for our backs to run with the ball.”

This Saturday’s match is expected to be a tough one.

“James Bay has always been a very dominant team and like to tell everybody how dominant they are,” Stocks said. “So we have to man up and make sure we meet them on our front foot, moving forward.”

GAME ON … Nanaimo and James Bay play Saturday at 1 p.m. at May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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