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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Brandon, 'The Director', Schellenberger - in the office! A DAY TO REFLECT AND GIVE THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE FOR US   It was a good start by Westshore at Windsor on Saturday, no doubt, expected by the home club. After a few recycles Jones or Klaver (WRFC) was hit with a...


Six Try Improved Effort

Six Try Improved Effort

CW "hard men", Clay Burger, first try of the day! Two seventeen point halves gave CW a solid 34 - 7 victory over Westshore today.  Clayton "Burger" Thornber celebrated his return with the opening tally providing the winning "pot" to his bidder, yours truly, The Ruggernut.  It was...


Baby Steps

Baby Steps

  Welcome back, Burger! Baby steps it must be to get back into the hunt.  CW faces tenth place Westshore tomorrow at the House of Windsor, k.o., 2:30.  Westshore sits at eleven points with CW, barely out of the basement with eight. The forward pack has a different look again this...


Auction Nite at the Temple!

Auction Nite at the Temple!

  A great opportunity for supporters and friends to come & have a week's end ale, a slice of pizza and a barrel of laffs.  Tomorrow afternoon at the weekly Happy Hour session, Brandon ('The Queen') Gerhardt will be hosting a Grand Player Auction for Saturday's game Vs Westshore (at Windsor). ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SERVING NOTICE - CWRFC AGM Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General MeetingThursday, November 21st at 8:00 p.m.Discovery Sports Club714 Discovery Street, Victoria. Agenda items : Review of the Club’s Finances, President’s report, election of Executive, and any other business. GIRLS...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / RWC / News / Fifteens / Boys U18

We all have a bad day! Brickbats to Owen Farrell and most of his English team mates for their actions at the Silver Medal Presentation at RWC on the weekend. With the exception of two players, they all, including the coach, chose to either remove their medal, hide it inside their jersey or...


Eight Try Shellacking!

Eight Try Shellacking!

The writer's M-o-M, Tomas Eton, proves hard to pull down.  (Credit- Wendy Norman) Despite CW being the first and last on the score board, there was a deluge of a torrent of eight James Bay tries across the line in between! The header describes the day.   It was very difficult to follow up...


Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

  Captain Flies High! CW travels across town tomorrow to take on the Bays at MacDonald in three games. I would be remiss by omitting credit to both clubs for fielding three senior men’s teams on the same afternoon. Both clubs have had some lean patches, with the Bays being...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / RWC / Community

What Makes CW Website Click?   This header is no pun about Facebook “likes”! One of the main drivers of our site’s popularity is the many wonderful action, and otherwise, photos we are able to host and use in our blogs. This art was initiated by the late Ron Willems who, although not...


Bagel Broken!

Bagel Broken!

A perfect fall day at The House of Windsor was witness to three very entertaining games of rugby yesterday. CW’s Premier Women dropped a tight result to the Cowichan ladies, 33 – 37. The powers that be were very satisfied with the effort in this one.   A Kapi 'don't argue'! The...


Changing Face of Club Rugby

Changing Face of Club Rugby

  It’s been two years since Lomas visited The House.  At that time we celebrated the return of ‘Jab’ Sinclair and the Orange and Black after a conspicuous absence from and a hard-fought return to, ‘The Bigs’.  Recently, it was brought to The Ruggernut’s attention that Lomas and Kats may...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / RWC / Refereeing

A Fantasy Figuration RWC 2023 – A fantasy of the future. TIER I (Top 16 finishers from 2019) Four Pools organised as follows;       POOL A                                POOL B                                   POOL C                              POOL D#1 & 8 ranked.                    ...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / RWC / News / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Believe it or Not “A Team Behind a Team” This was spotted on Rugby Canada’s website last week.  It took 44 people to produce the NSMT’s results in Japan??  Hard to imagine.  Nearly always the optimist, I cannot help sounding cynical with this one!    The following are the main cast...


Saturday Scorelines

Saturday Scorelines

Bam Bam Bradley forces the issue against The Birds! Women's Premier Vs Comox (A); 30 - 43 Men's Islanders Vs Comox (H); 31 - 31 Men's Premier Reserves Vs UBC (A); 23 - 29 Men's Premier Vs UBC (A); 17 - 29 Looks like a weekend of "close but no...


The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

The boys take their act on the road again this weekend when they visit the Point Grey Campus to play a very strong UBC program.  It is unusual to see the Birds not on top, that being said, they have not lost a game either!  It will take a super human effort to produce a W in this environment...


CW Girls at the Kamloops 7s tournament - Thanksgiving weekend

CW Girls at the Kamloops 7s tournament - Thanksgiving weekend

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14 / Girls U12

While many of us were enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, there were over 50 teams of boys and girls (age grades U14 to U19) battling it out in Kamloops over this past weekend.  It was a wonderful weekend of rugby in a tournament that keeps growing year over year.   Kudos to BC Rugby's Darcy...


Gold Standard

Gold Standard

Posted in Canada Rugby / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT

Last evening I finally caught up with what many have described as being the above standard for RWC, Japan d. Scotland.  What a cracker it was with a deserving result for the hosts.  Japan’s meticulous preparation was rewarded with this outcome.  Now we are down to the “business end”, can we...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

A SILVER LINING? Today’s Ruck & Maul sees the return of The Ruggernut! The lead in is to remark about the incredibly amazing beauty of Atlantic Canada at this time of year, specifically, Cape Breton Island. The writer has been far removed from rugby however noting that many score...


Rugby Thanksgiving !

Rugby Thanksgiving !

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Juniors / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14

Even though there are no senior men's or women's games on this weekend, there is plenty of rugby action at home and afar.   On this Saturday, it is the Turkey 10s tournament at Windsor for teams young and old.   There is still lots of opportunity to sign up a team or show up to play.  As...


On the road - Burnaby

On the road - Burnaby

The Premier and Reserves travel to Burnaby.  For the Premiers, it is repeat of last year's semi-final and will prove to be a strong test for the team.   Prem Reserves will hope to continue from their strong performance vs the Norsemen a few weeks previous.  Best of luck to the CW Men's team...


Expectations Met !

Expectations Met !

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Senior Women

Windsor Park played host to 3 entertaing games this past Saturday.   The games started with the UVIC Saxons vs CW 3rd divvies.   The writer was not present for the game, results suggest a spirited match. The second match featured the CW senior women's team vs Nanaimo as part of the development...


Expectations Galore

Expectations Galore

The Pacific Pride will be the opposition tomorrow at the House.  CW welcomes Coach Cudmore and the boys.  We cannot tell you a whole lot about the Pride squad as a number are from out of Province.  There are a couple of RC U20 lads, some of whom will be elligible for that team again next year....


ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News

Brickbat hurled The Ruggernut's way today, along with "What about Chris May?"  Fair point.  Mayzer served as Captain of the Pride for the program's first two years and then suffered a serious injury, ultimately forcing him to forego the game he loved and was very good at playing.  To the best of...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT / Senior Women / Senior Men

Pride ‘grads’, Ken Goodland, Garth Cooke, aided by Hank Williams and Jerry Cordle seek to show The Pride a thing or two – back in the day! COMBO – FPP   Ceedub – One of Many Beneficiaries of Former Pride Program Today’s header states a mouthful!  The initial Pacific Pride program...