February 15, 2020. Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Castaway Wanderers Premier Division men put on a strong showing with a 25-19 win over the third place Capilano Caps at Windsor Park Saturday afternoon in BC Rugby Union action.
With the win, the now 6-5 Castaway Wanderers jump two spots in the standings and take over fifth place in the Premier Division while Capilano holds onto a comfortable third spot in the BC Rugby Union, suffering only their second loss of the season at the hand of the tri-colors on Saturday.
Capilano would get out a quick lead with an early try only minutes into the match before the home side would answer, with Josiah King doting down the ball to give his team a 7-5 lead with a successful conversion.
The Castaway Wanderers would put the ball in the hands of Quinn Horton to carry the ball in off a set piece to pull out in front with a comfortable 14-5 lead, however the Caps would respond before the end of the first half, scoring a try to make the game interesting with the Castaway Wanderers holding onto a 14-12 first half lead.
Castaway Wanderers, scoring the first points of the second half off the boot of Devillies , would go up 17-12, before Capilano with the answer, would get across the line after a CW yellow card, to take only their second lead in the game going up 17-19.
The Castaway Wanderers would regain the lead on a Johnny Humphries carry courtesy of teammate Sawyer Herron to go up 22-19. Devillies, splitting the uprights all game, would kick another penalty kick to make it a 25-19 Castaway Wanderer lead.
Capilano would challenge the home side lead with less than a minute remaining with a huge maul inside the CW twenty-two metre mark, but a fortunate penalty scrum awarded to the Castaway Wanderers would result in a kick out of touch to end the game, giving the Oak Bay team the hard-fought victory.
In earlier action , the Premier Reserve Castaway Wanderers would defeat the Caps 18-13 in another entertaining matchup, leapfrogging over the an idle Merloma team and into fourth place, one point behind the Norseman of UVic.