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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Coach Manning reflects on the “first half” of the season. Castaway Wanderers Coach Scott Manning, Saturday November 28, 2020 at Windsor Park looking over a group of 30 CW Men having a final training session with touch.   (And now some reflections from The Sage on the Sidelines).  “Since...


Weekend Rugby

Weekend Rugby

(Photo credit - Sky Sports) “El Pibe de Oro” - The Golden Kid!  Will this be the inspiration for Los Pumas to overcome an eighteen point spread in this weekend’s Four Nations match Vs NZ All Blacks?  Methinks, not.  Argentina,with ten changes will need more than passion and The Hand of God...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

2020/21 EXECUTIVE CW is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the season, following the recent Virtual AGM - "attendeed" by some 40 virtual viewers! PRESIDENT - Dave ("Bing") Crossley. Dave is a well-known former player, having worn the colors of UVic, Oak Bay Wanderers and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / NSMT

Remembrance Day - The Fragility of Freedom The Menin Gate - Ypres, Belgium.  There are 6,983 Canadian names engraved on this memorial, amongst 50,000 others from the British Empire who disappeared without trace in defence of the Ypres Salient in WW1.  We leave you with thoughts from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

FROM CW MINIS TO THE PROS CW offers its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to former Mini and Age Grade player, Sophie De Goode.  Sophie was recently signed by Saracens RFC and on this past weekend she made her debut from the bench.  Sarries had a big win over rivals, Gloucester, 45...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Last year’s “discovered” hooker, Dave Mallard, has returned home to The Rock and appeared in the first “Covid Rugby” game in Canada last weekend. Dave Mallard and his brother Stephen are seen above, ‘post-match’, Swilers vs Dogs this past weekend. The match was intense with a loss for the...


Grist for the Rugby Diet

Grist for the Rugby Diet

Posted in Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

(Credit NZ Herald and Fox Sports News) Gardner's Blunder We wet the whistle for tonight’s second rugby clash between NZ and Australia with the following “teaser” from the Sydney Morning Herald’s, Opinion piece writer, Malcolm Knox. “What allowed that final passage to happen? The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

Today we introduce our readers to a second Kiwi Contact, former Tricolour Captain, Nathan Stewart. Nate has been in touch, updating his experiences and giving us a further sense about Kiwi rugby. Nate arrived on Feb 21st. in Christchurch and he has been playing Premier Division for the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  (Credit, Sydney Morning Herald.) Hot off the press from our Kiwi correspondent, what rugby addicts have suspected for some time, South African sides have moved to the Northern Hemisphere Pro D League! From Stuff Sport; “New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson didn’t spit out...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Coaching / NSMT

Rob Howley.  (Credit - Mark Baker, Canadian Press.) BIG NEWS on the National Rugby front is the recent appointment of Welshman, Rob Howley to work with Head Men’s Coach, Kingsley Jones, as his Senior Assistant Coach. At the same time Howley will supplement his salary, serving as a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Girls Rugby / Senior Women / Boys Rugby

Gilbert Player of the MonthThe club proudly congratulates Hannah Scherr. Hannah is a loose forward with The Tricolours and she joins Jess Neilson and Gabby Senft as former winners. Rugby – up & running, no pun here! Cohorts in...


Castaway Wanderers - Annual General Meeting - October 8, 2020 @ 8:00pm

Castaway Wanderers - Annual General Meeting - October 8, 2020 @ 8:00pm

  The Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General Meeting is Scheduled for Thursday, October 8th, 2020, at 8PM PDT. All Registered Members of the CWRFC community are invited to participate in the AGM.  Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this meeting will be held via online conference...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Minis / Rugby Club / News / Community

Around Ceedub Belief in rugby obviously has not been lost in recent Covid times, given attendance at opening sessions for senior men and women last week and registration for our upcoming mini program. The fact that players had to be registered prior to any appearance on the pitch indicates a...


Sunday - Must Be Minis Day!

Sunday - Must Be Minis Day!

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / News / Girls Rugby / Mini Rugby U12 / Boys Rugby

NOT QUITE HOWEVER WE HAVE GOOD NEWS!  OUR FALL REGISTRATION IS FULL.  GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF SPACE WE HAVE FOR PLAY AT WINDSOR, OUR COHORT SIZE FOR SANCTIONING HAS BEEN RESTRICTED TO SIXTY.  PLAY WILL COMMENCE ON SUNDAY, 27TH SEPTEMBER.  WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING REGISTRATION OPENINGS...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TWO DECADES OF AUSTRALIAN CONNECTIONS It has been suggested around CW circles that in this 21st century, the Antipodes – Australia and NZ, have provided the club with a number of fine players and it would be interesting to see where they are now. Today, we go to Australia first up. Of the...


RUGBY RESTART @ CW

RUGBY RESTART @ CW

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

CW Rugby is pleased to announce that the registration process for the 2020 Fall Program is now open! Many hours have been spent by CW administrators to ensure CW Rugby’s return to play meets all the criteria of the BC Rugby Union, Rugby Canada and the BC Health Office. We invite you to watch...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

BUST THE RUST! This site is pleased to announce that Phase 3 Return to Play comes into effect on September 1st.  From BCRU, President Annabelle Kehoe, comes the following; The Ruggernut congratulates the club’s COVID Sub-commitee responsible for compiling the RTP material over...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Senior Men

Long time, no post!  Our last blog was a bio on Dave Spicer.  Today, the Doc features again.  This time with tight lines.  Past Pres, Chris (‘Oldspice’) Spicer bid on the Kinglsey Grant day fishing trip at the club's most recent fund-raiser.  Spice, being no chopped liver, won this bid last year...


SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

It being a Saturday, it's time for a rugby story ! SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS A feature of www.cwrugby.com has been a series of blogs we have run on the club’s Unsung Heroes. We would like to expand this idea by seeking to learn about some of the club’s successful old boys and the relationship...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Girls Rugby

THE NEXT STEP Recently our roving reporter caught up with a number of CW young ladies who have just graduated from High School. The girls were asked a few generic questions as to their rugby involvement and their future. Most of the young ladies have followed the club pathway from U14 to U19...


Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

“The roots of the present lie deep in our past.”   Keeping with this theme in these Covid times, today we bring you a ‘Golden Oldie’, David Clarke.  Clarkie was an original Castaway, having come from the U.K. via Montreal and Cowichan and is one of a handful from his era who can be...


Return to Play Planning Update

Return to Play Planning Update

Posted in Prems / Victoria BC / News / Community / CW Postings

We want to let the Castaway Wanderers RFC faithful know that significant work and coordination is taking place to get Rugby moving again in a positive and safe direction.  Regular Zoom calls; document reviews; drafting of key information in support of a return to CW Rugby; and much more have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby

HIGHLANDERS Brains Trust (Credit to All Black Rugby - Getty Images)   Those Kiwis!   Well, it was with bated breath last week that we awaited outcomes but this week we were left positively gasping – and this all for free!  Super shout out to TSN.  The CANES/BLUES contest was of an even...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Crusader Elation – Photo Credit – Hannah Peters (Getty Images), Rugby Pass News. Well, the big game in NZ was by far the best of the four on display in the Antipodes, this past weekend.  The rugby played in the two countries was of a stark comparison – ponderous, poor skills in wet...


Return to Play Planning begins !

Return to Play Planning begins !

Posted in Men's Reserve Div / Prems / Victoria BC / News

CW members,  BC Rugby launched its ‘return to play’ plan this week. You can review the plan yourself by clicking this link:  http://www.bcrugby.com/returntorugby/ There is a long road ahead to getting back to rugby as we have known it pre-pandemic but this is a huge step forward for rugby and...