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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore Shows Early Form in 41 – 38 Track Meet   Saturday’s match was merely a minute in when the Westerner’s newcomer, McKinnon, a big unit from the Prairies showed his stuff, fending off a couple of “would-be’s” and a forty metre trundle for first blood. CW appeared stunned however,...


PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

A tip of the Ruggernut cap to Westshore RFC, permitting a special dispensation for CW tomorrow in that they agreed to postpone the Men's Premier match on account of the fact that the Tricolor would have been severely short-handed, given the intention of a large contingent of the boys wanting...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 Where It All Begins!   The Ruggernut - on the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

(Photo credit - BCRU) NO REAL SURPRISES Rugby results from the weekend produced no real surprises, both locally and internationally. Burnaby Lake opened with a win over UBC and this was not unexpected for this pundit, UBC having failed to get out of the gates with any gusto the past...


VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

Perhaps it was only fitting that the UVic Vikes won the inaugural challenge for the Howard Gerwing Shield. Long-time UVic rugby servant, the iconic Howard Gerwing would have been thrilled with the display of power and running rugby the Vikes brought to the day, earning a dominant 43 – 21...


Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Club President, Matt ('The Chaplain') Gordon, Displays the Prize Tomorrow sees CW’s Gala Opening Day culminate in a senior men’s Premier match between UVic and CW, playing for the Gerwing Shield. I could wax at length about Howard owing to a close personal relationship over a period...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...


ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY - A FAMILY AFFAIR - Saturday, September 7, 2019 Next Saturday’s CW Rugby Gala Opening at Windsor Park will feature current National Senior Men and Women who will help host mini and junior sessions, with the day featuring a Premiership match between CW Premier Men vs. the...



Senior Women's Coaching Announcement - 2019/2020 season

Senior Women's Coaching Announcement - 2019/2020 season

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Senior Women

Castaway Wanderers Women’s program is entering its fifth year since it’s inaugural season (2015/2016).   At the outset of the girls and women’s program development, the goals has always been to develop a female pathway from minis rugby through the senior division.  We are pleased to announce...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY EXTRAVAGANZA @ WESTHILLS CW has a healthy selection of players named to the B.C. Reps team that will take on the NSMT in their penultimate game prior to departure for RWC this coming Friday (30th) @ the newly minted Westhills Stadium.  The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m.  The main...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! And can they THREEPEAT??   Castaway Wanderers (CW) 2019-20 Men's Edition begins Club training  TOMORROW, Tuesday, Aug 20th.  Location, due to Windsor Park seasonal maintenance closure, will be at 3957 Gordon Head Rd. (for those of you old enough it is the old...


CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

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

  U11 - Ian Hickman, Dave Hill.  The long and short of this duo is that they offer a balanced approach to ‘rugby instruction’ and ‘rugby play’ which is vital to engaging youth of this age. Hickman’s credentials come from growing up as a ‘footy mad’ young man in New Zealand, while Dave is...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Boys Age Grade Program, 2019/2020 With the aim of continuing to provide an enjoyable and meaningful sporting experience for the youth in our community CW Junior Boys rugby is pleased to announce the leadership group for the 2019/2020 season. For this upcoming season, our coaching team...


AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

Today, we bring you a report from “our man in the field” at the recent U19 Girl’s Western Canada Championships. “The U19 Western Canadian Championships were held in Regina, Aug 1-4th. The Regina Rugby Club sponsored the event offering two great grass, rugby-specific pitches and an inviting,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One Month to Go!  CW Vs Pacific Pride, Yonks Ago (circa 2003- credit, Ron Willems.)The BCRU schedule has been released and pre-Christmas games for men and women can be noted HERE. CW Premier Men open their campaign on Saturday, 7th September – GALA SATURDAY, against UVic at Windsor. The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

So far, a lovely summer hiatus for the Ruggernut, however, news is coming in and it’s back to the keyboard. The most recent news about club registration has been fruitful, so we ask you to spread the word to returnees and newly interested players.   Our Age Grade girls and Boys have...


CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW is pleased to announce its coaching and management line-up for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.   CW Girls Rugby is a well-established program that was started in 2011/2012 with handful of athletes and is now supporting multiple age grades.  This award-winning program (3 Rugby Canada...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

REGISTRATION OPEN   FROM FOUR TO FORTY (on the field!) CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION has gone LIVE for the 2019/20 season for all ages.                   Customarily, this process has not taken place until the end of summer vacation or early September, so it is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

U20's SEEK SUCCESS Men’s U20s @ World Trophy Canada’s U20 Men have a very good chance to redeem themselves tomorrow when they take on Hong Kong.  Their last outing was a poor result, -28 point differential to Portugal.  Despite RC’s spin of; “despite the score line Canada played some...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Vikes and CW Grad, Nick Carson on the rampage Vs Tonga Canada’s U20 Men’s team succumbed by a score of 26 – 25 in their opener yesterday against Tonga at the Tier II World Trophy Competition. Canada are on a mission to earn promotion to the Tier One level of World Competition. CW has a...


Average Joes Win William's Lake

Average Joes Win William's Lake

  CW has been active this summer with eleven current & former players featuring on the “Average Joes” Competitive 15's team. This team ventured to Williams Lake located in the interior of B.C. over Canada Day long weekend to attend the 40th annual Williams Lake Rustlers Stampede...


Pinnacle Achieved

Pinnacle Achieved

The Club takes great joy in offering our congratulations today to Sophie De Goede.  Soph will earn her first National Senior Women's XV Cap against RWC Champs, N.Z. Silver Ferns when Canada plays N.Z. this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in California.  Sophie will join CW's Gabby Senft in the forward...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

ARDRON HEADS UP LONGLIST Tyler Ardron, playing in this weekend’s Super Rugby Qualifying Final, heads up NSMT’s long-list of forty names, as Captain for the upcoming RWC. This long list is not exclusive for those currently injured who may become available. It is with interest that there are...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

KEEPERS OF THE GATE Every little bit counts when it comes to keeping the head above water, regarding the operating costs required to run a rugby club. Each home game, Gord Hawkins and Peter Kilshaw “patrol” the pathway egress at Windsor Park, courteously requesting a “donation’ from attendees...