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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  The countenance of a happy man! The Don, Raymondo and Ruggernut share a post-game laugh. Ray undergoes knee surgery this week and we wish him luck for a successful operation and speedy recovery. CW travels to Klahanie with three senior teams this Saturday. There will be room on the bus...


Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

  Schellie at work!   Watching the Braves makes the writer wax nostalgic, harking back to coaching an undefeated Braves team in 1976, containing names such as Gary Hirayama, Hank Edmunds, Graham Taylor, Don Carson, Kane Straith, Jim Burnham, Ian Bousfield, Peter Bull, Billy Treloar, Al Kave...


Women Suffer Setback

Women Suffer Setback

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / B.C. Rugby / NSWT / Senior Women

Congratulations to CW’s; Olivia DeMerchant, Karen Paquin, Brittany Waters, and Julianne Zussman, as well to Caps; Andrea Burk on their selection to the NSWT to play two tests against the U.S.A. next week in San Diego. Both clubs were missing players however Caps came in very focussed...


Titlists in Town - Consecutive Tripleheader

Titlists in Town - Consecutive Tripleheader

Premier Women open the bill against Capilano, a team they leap-frogged in the standings last week. Our women have set their sights on the playoffs, so this will be another must-win. Despite missing some members last week, the team performance was meritorious with Paquin leading the way. A...


Try!!

Try!!

Make a bid on your favourite player Vs UBC on Saturday tonite at The Clubbie, 714 Discovery, 8:30.  The Tricolor starting lineup Vs The Birds is as follows; FRF: #1 John Braddock #2 Ray Barkwill #3 Jack Sponarski #4 Cam Polson #5 Connor Turner #6 Riley Ilnicki (C) #7 Nathan Stewart #8 Haydn...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 A SPECIAL EVENT Despite this being late notice, CW would like to invite as many supporters that can be present to The Temple tomorrow evening, 8:30 p.m. following the men’s and women’s practise. There will be a showing on the BIG screen of the controversial Pool match from the Sevens,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY IN REVIEW Paquin - a masterful game. CW Premier Women were great value on Saturday for their 39 – 19 win, minus a number of players. It was 17 – 7 at the half when Britt Waters excused herself to go coach the Jess Nelson led Vikes to the National Unis 7’s Championship. Congrats...


Triple Header at The House

Triple Header at The House

Saturday’s action kicks off at 11:15 a.m. when The Tricolour ladies face Burnaby. Two weeks back, these two teams had a doozy at Burnaby, with CW coming on late, from behind to get the W. Ne’er-the-less, Burnaby earned another bonus point to top the heap with eight. Tomorrow, CW will be minus a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

.....and we get to see her at all home games!!  Nominated Canada Women's Player-of-the-Year, CW's Julianne Zussman.  You beauty! When the scrumming machine breaks down, what do you do? “You push hard, I’ll push hard…..” CW Prem Women Eight" Vs a ‘CW Men’ Tight Five! What a club! Copped...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

Newcomer, Connor Turner - a force to be reckoned with! Connor Turner is a newcomer to CW, a real find! He has shoved alongside of Polson, Hohert, Horan, Evans and McLean. Finally, it looks like he and Thomas have the lock on the lock positions. Connor has earned our Unsung Hero recognition....


The Sage Reports

The Sage Reports

This week we welcome The Sage back for his always, different perspective of the game. Div One: Tries: Brendan Gerhardt, Kyle Hohert, Marcus Hall and Grant Baird. Goals – Gerhardt – 1 pen., 4 conv. There were two main story lines in this match.  Firstly, a full eighty minutes of battle The...


Divvies Defy Pundit!

Divvies Defy Pundit!

CW’s First Div boys served up a liberal dish of crow to The Ruggernut last night! Down 26 – 3 to the Norsemen, they raced back with 28 unanswered points to pinch the match – a fabulous result. Story will follow as The Sage was on the sidelines.   A Day of Comebacks The ladies went ahead at...


From Eight to Eighties

From Eight to Eighties

The fabric of CW culture is based on this catch phrase. Last week we referred to the inventor of the Tetley Kicking Tee, when introducing Mark Wyatt. Let’s introduce you to the real Don Burgess. Burge achieved many notable feats on the rugby pitch for the Oak Bay Wanderers, the Crimson Tide,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Late Out of the Gate! Everywhere else it’s been announced but we save the best til last! CW offers our heartiest congratulations to Caroline Crossley who has been selected for the NSWT Sevens Vegas Version, upcoming this weekend. “Cross” does not get to wear the Tricolour very often these days,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Great Auction Item - Tickets for Two – Vancouver Sevens Two seats in 7’s Access Area, level 200, center section. These are special “reserved” seats which offer direct access to the Players Entrance and Exit Tunnels. Access ticket holders will also have exclusive access to view...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Women Reign Supreme Hats off to our NSWT Sevens – winners at Sydney Sevens. The ladies knocked off U.S.A. in the “North American Final”, played in front of a sold out audience. The win now moves Canada women into third, from sixth place overall, in the series to date. There were a number...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Doug “The Iceman” Fraser Cometh (the hour, cometh the man), pins his ears for a ninety meter scoot to cinch victory. ** Very poor crowds at Wellington Sevens, once the highlight of the circuit, the past two years have seen a diminishment of notable proportions.  Maybe IRB will review...


Adversity Aplenty

Adversity Aplenty

Who Let the Dogs In?  It was rather a bizarre Mullet Tour for the boys to Seattle this weekend. After a 5:00 a.m. rising for a 5:50 departure, the group was delayed for nearly three hours at the border crossing, compliments of yet, another Executive Order. Upon arrival, the teams mutually...


The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

CW Men take their Premier and Reserve teams on the road to challenge Seattle at Magnussen Park tomorrow. By some quirk of scheduling, CW has drawn away games in succession to the Sarries, perhaps a mistake but one which costs CW some added $$ despite players paying for overnight...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Kicks OFF With Good Style The Tricolors travelled to the Hub City on Saturday to play the first match in the VIRU Island Div II League.  The boys came back to The Temple with a 35 - 3 W under their belts.  Doff of the cap to Brian Kim and Kyle Horan, named M-o-M. A good start for this...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Island rugby recommences this Saturday when CW Div 2 travels to Nanaimo to battle the Hornets. Comox will visit Westshore in the other match in the newly formed VIRU Div. 2 League. Looking at BCRU Leagues for the spring, it appears that there is slow growth in the number of teams playing –...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women

Lizzie Adams on the fly for B.C. Today we introduce readers to Lizzie Adams. Lizzie with such a “newness” to our Women’s Premier program, many of us need to be introduced to the players – Lizzie Adams, in her first season with the club has been described by one of her team mates as: “the...


Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

When will he ever learn?? England’s captain, Dylan Hartley, sent from the field once again last week. The disdain on Eddie Jone’s (face in the crowd), kinda said it all! Hartley had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he swung a ‘haymaker’ which made some contact, arguably...


Piggies Double Up Tricolours

Piggies Double Up Tricolours

Posted in Game Reports / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Boys U18

Gutted but good effort! Cowichan RFC brought a strong compilation of SLS, BC, topped off with locals, to Windsor Park, Sunday last for the B.C. U18 Boys Final.  Not only was it a strong team, their lads played very well.  They had good size in the pack with talented backs – highlighted by...


A Day of Tough Outcomes

A Day of Tough Outcomes

(Photo credit - John Richardson) For the second week in a row, the weather failed to cooperate. Regardless, a good crowd was mustered by start of play at MacDonald last Saturday. Action began very favourably for CW with a couple of very focussed and strong drives, five or six retentions,...