Capilano - November 2018

November 01 2018

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Capilano Match Reports for Men's 3rds and Women's 2nds by John Langley

With the Capilano Men and Women Premier teams on another bye week and the 3rd Division Men on the road in White Rock, the Caps Women 2nd side were the only team on home soil today.

The Capilano 3rd Division Men won a close contest against Bayside 33-27.

The game had to be played with uncontested scrums as Bayside has a shortage of Props due to injury.

The game was a good spirited contest. Caps came out gunning and scored first but Bayside responded through their hard running backs. The game was back and forth with both sides trading tries. Caps scored the last try and won. Caps thank Bayside for the game and their excellent hosting. Beers and Food are always welcome and make the rugby experience unique! Thanks to Bruce Bowman for the information on this game.

Capilano 2nd Division Women win 45-7

The Second Division Capilano Women hosted BC Champions the Scribes that handily defeated Caps in last year’s final. The Cap Women wanted to erase the memories of that game and they did so today. Scribes came out strong and looked like they would score but Caps turned over a ball on their 5 meter line and the ball went to a newly arrived player Elisse who went end to end to score. Elisse wasn’t listed on the Caps starting roster and she wore number 14. She looks like she will be a great addition to the club.

Caps were led by number 10 Heather Muir who just arrived home from New Zealand on the Stormy Exchange. Heather looked impressive and the program was obviously good for her game. Caps tries came in bunches and the converts were successful with number 9 Mia Hill opting to drop kick Sevens style. Gen Bittorf scored the second try for Caps, Elisse broke away to score again and it was 21-0. That was the half time score.

Number 8 for Scribes was, I thought their best player and she almost got away but kicked ahead and the ball went to touch. Lindsay Nicholson came on for Caps and she scored on a long run down the wing. Heather Muir went blindside and outran the cover. With only the fullback between her and the goal line she stepped back inside and scored under the posts. The score was now 35-0. Caps number 15 Abbey Doucet made an amazing run and avoided many attempted tacklers before finishing under the post. Frenchy scored the final try for Caps.

Prop Natalie Beliveau was binned after a punishing run so Caps were down a player. Scribes took advantage and scored a nice try, which was converted. Caps had to be happy with their performance and they have a number of players that look capable of playing on the Premier side in the near future. Thanks to the Scribes for the game and thanks to the referee.

The Capilano family has sadly lost three former players and supporters recently. Alan Codyre passed and his legacy is posted on the Capilano website with an excellent tribute by Denny Maynard, Kevin Davies and Ian Sellers. Please take the time to read this.

Also Tom Yano passed away. Tom was a Snowcap who played previously with Vancouver Rowing Club. Tom was a real gentleman and a great friend of the late Bob Weston. Tom played several years for the Snow Caps as a hooker or flanker. He was a great team mate and a pleasure to be around. He was an excellent addition to the Snow Caps on and off the field.

The latest loss is also very sad. Brent Mahood passed. Brent had a massive heart attack and despite the best efforts of the medical professionals, who worked on him for over an hour he passed away. Brent was the son of Capilano legend Alex Mahood and those of us who played with Brent enjoyed his sportsmanship, athletic ability and attitude. Brent’s son Robin also played for the Capilano top side. Our hearts go out to his wife Denise and the rest of the Mahood family.

These three members of the Capilano family will be remembered in the near future.

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