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All the Best

All the Best

CW wishes all the readers of this site, the very best of the Christmas Season to you and yours.  A special THANK YOU to all of those who financially support us - your efforts are greatly appreciated.   NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE! On Wednesday we predicted Matt Klimchuk's wearing of the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PATHWAY TO THE PINNACLE Today it gives this site great pleasure to highlight Julianne Zussman, a special athlete, a special person and a wonderful ambassador for rugby, specifically Canadian rugby.  This past weekend, ‘Zuss’ as we fondly know her at CW, refereed at the Dubai Sevens.  She...


Hardly Baa Baas First Rodeo!

Hardly Baa Baas First Rodeo!

A very skilled and well coached group of boys, evidently without a club, came together as the Vancouver Barbarians and schooled CW Rugby U19 Boys in a well-played Championship game on Saturday at Westhills.  42 – 7 was the score, amassing a six try barrage in so doing.  A pre-match blog on...


Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

As an annual event, members of the CW community are asked to volunteer to marshal the lighted truck parade route along Oak Bay Avenue. This is a good opportunity for the Club to give back to our host community and to gain profile with our neighbours. The job is straightforward and provides...


BCRU U19 Club Final - A Couple to Watch.

BCRU U19 Club Final - A Couple to Watch.

Let this commentary commence with the fact that a CW player, red-carded in the late going last Saturday in U19 play, has no due date for recourse, aka an appeal opportunity, until a date sometime AFTER Saturday’s Final.  Where is due process in this case?  BCRU Rules & Regs., wake up!  ...


'TIS THE SEASON

'TIS THE SEASON

FRIDAY, 13th December – GUIDO'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON12:00 noon; $35; @ The Temple; proceeds to CW. Guido’s annual gesture of giving back. He provides turkey and all the trimmings, along with libations for an opportunity for players from across the clubs to get together in the spirit of rugby....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Good Day for CW U16 Girls lost to Abbotsford in the B.C. Final, 29 – 44. Down, 22 – 29 @ the half, the girls ran out of steam against a deep bench. Congrats to Abbie. B.C. Champs. Thanks to parents and coaches. U19 Girls. This crew repeated as B.C. Champs with a lop-sided victory...


A Weekend Without Rugby??  Not So!

A Weekend Without Rugby?? Not So!

On Sunday, our U19 Boys will play the VIRU Final at Mc Donald Park against arch rival, James Bay.  The teams have met twice with a win each, strangely enough, at each other's home field.  There was nothing in either game, so this decider should be a cracker.  The James Bay program of boys age...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Chaplain in Presidential mode! CW congratulates third term President, Matt (“The Chaplain”) Gordon.  Matt was re-elected for a third term at last week’s AGM.  A thankless job, requiring considerable “personal” time and support from spouse/partner and family, we are fortunate to have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Chiz at the mine face. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Regardless of the weather, it was a good day for CW visiting the Hub City on Saturday. The venture opened with a men’s “Third Div.” exhibition between the two clubs. Despite being short of two full fifteen a-sides, the clubs mixed and...


Road Trip to the Hornet's Nest

Road Trip to the Hornet's Nest

  CW takes three teams up to the Hub City tomorrow. Premier Women play at 10:30 a.m., Reserves Men k.o. @ 1:30 (advertised BCRU) and Premier Men @ 3:00. There are a few seats left on bus, contact  document.write( 'HUTC' +'H' +'.' ); Departs Windsor...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Wiliams Lake Connection! CW Takes a Brace.   Hi, ho, it’s off to work we go!   With time running out and a Rowers’ lead, it appeared that their season's bagel would be broken.  Then there was McCarthy with his "double brace" to save the day!  BUT, we will get to that.  Apologies for...


Roadie to Rowers

Roadie to Rowers

  The lads take off early tomorrow to travel to Brockton Oval to take on the Rowers. The Divvies (Reserves) will be playing a 1 – 6 opponent. Obviously tough sledding for the Boatmen so far. However, despite being ahead in the standings, nothing can be taken for granted and I suspect...


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.                    ...