B.C. Rugby

Game Day

Game Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / News / NSMT / Sevens

Gotta love Port Alberni Mayor, Mike Ruttan who has backed his Black Sheep with an offer to Seattle’s Mayor for today’s BCRU DIV 1 Semi-final – a cedar box of sockeye to “no reply”! ‘Onya, Mike. CW says; “go, you good things, Port!” Best of luck to Jas and his lambs today. Glasgow...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Kiwi has flown the coop! RC’s Mike Chu has been rewarded with his service “in the field”, returning to N.Z. with the title of National Coach Development Manager, Mike was a dedicated hard working bloke who was true blue Canuck with his work and decisions. He has been replaced at RC...



Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Just a windup on the Women’s IRB Tourney. It was alluded to that there was a heavy CW volunteer involvement in an earlier blog on this site. Today, we would like to name names, starting with Dave Crossley, Chair of Local Organization – logistics, team liaison, volunteer management,...


Where Will The Fates Fall?

Where Will The Fates Fall?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Giving Back / News / NSMT / Refereeing

Burnaby Put The Throttle on Things! Yesterday, at Windsor, The Tricolors had their fate in their hands but did not get the job done. The day started out with a rambling Laker lead in The Ones, 27 – 7 at the half. The second stanza was nothing short of incredible as a bunch of hard workers,...


Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / Prems

(This game will be televised “live” at http://www.bcrugby.com/live/ ) It appears that Burnaby are coming to Windsor, loaded for bear with a selection that probably represents as good as they can muster. Cejvanovic has joined in from the NSMT’s 7’s; both Gotegote and Dolesau added in the...


Final Match of the Season

Final Match of the Season

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

  In preparation for the Burnaby Battle, we bring viewers the final fifteen minutes of last Saturday's game against the Thunderbirds, how the game was not won by the visitors almost appears a travesty based on this footage.   We have no word about the squad but "go pro" reports Tuesday as...


Blue Collar Performance

Blue Collar Performance

Eighty minute story, short. Fifteen blue collar guys fronted for the full eighty against the (new) league leaders, UBC, on Saturday. Hats off to The Ones, who, despite a lop-sided score produced a gutsy effort in the curtain-raiser. Our man at the park reports; “…despite many tries chalked up,...


Game Day

Game Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Prems / RWC / Victoria BC

REES BOOT Did a little delving after the fact and reckon this postscript blog is a credit to players who have learned how to play together as a club team but wear their loyalty to their schools in their hearts – the epitome that is the very essence of this great game of ours. SMUS fielded –...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

The CDI Premiership and Library Square Cup pick up play this weekend after a lengthy layoff. CW travels to UBC and a stint at the new Thunderbird Stadium. On paper it would appear a “no-brainer” as UBC sit in second place and the visitors are in the basement however with a closer inspection,...


A Patchwork Quilt

A Patchwork Quilt

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Minis / NSMT / Sevens

From a Sevens side that looked almost ‘Dead Cert’ for Olympic inclusion one year ago – injuries and a limited player pool have put Canada on the ‘outside fringe’ to do battle in Olympic qualifying tournaments in June thru September. Top four from IRB Comp are automatics, “regional winners”...


Headed For Hong Kong

Headed For Hong Kong

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Sevens

Ed. apologises for being remiss last week when we gave a HK preview and did not include Branden and Anton, along with our praise for Braydon - my bad, boys!  Our three CW boys will be playng with B.C. U18 in an adjunct tournament.  What an experience!  We wish Branden Schellenberger, Anton...


March Madness Visits Windsor

March Madness Visits Windsor

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems

Perhaps the reader may need to be a little forgiving this week for anything deemed as “overly superlative” but the effort tugged at the strings of this old timer’s heart – the very essence of the game which unfolded on Saturday. In a season that might be summed up as “tough” with yet...


Vikes Visit Windsor

Vikes Visit Windsor

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems / Victoria BC

Unfortunately, the First Div game is on hold - either a "re-sched" or points forfeiture.....no news on this front, suspect player shortage on CW's part.  However the "Big Shoe" will go on with k.o. slated for 2:45. UVic come into this, cock-o-the-hoop, sitting tied for first with...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Castaway Wanderers – Women’s Program Positions Castaway Wanderers is seeking key positions as it moves forward with the creation of a Senior Women’s program for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. CW currently has a well-established Girls Youth program that has seen growth year over year since...


One Way Traffic

One Way Traffic

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Prems

A poor weather forecast did not eventuate and Ravens and The Tricolors assembled to establish bragging rights in both Div 1 and Prems Rugby. The First Div game saw Ravens stalwart, Benz Hendrickson, trundle over for the opening score but that was really all of the Jericho shine in this one. CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Clinics / Juniors / News / NSWT / RWC / Sevens / VIRU Tide Rugby

NSWT SEVENS Heartiest congratulations from the Castaway Wanderers to our women on yet another stellar performance on the IRB World Circuit. The Atlanta Series saw Canada drop their final pool game to England as well as losing their equivalent of Philly Mack, Jen Kish, to injury. What an...


Saturday's Struggle

Saturday's Struggle

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Prems

With just three more home games remaining, CW takes on UBCOB Ravens this Saturday at The Park. This will be a mammoth occasion for both clubs with a mere three competition points separating the teams. These clubs have very similar records in their play this season. Ravens are 3 – 7, CW is 2 –...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Giving Back / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

  – Interview with Captain, “Moose” Bydens who proffers his ever articulate take on things. NSMT NEWS. The boys take a rest and spend time with former CW player, Mesa in Fiji – bula, all. Canada’s NSMT wailed on Junior Japan/Japan A in Suva on Monday. It is hard to know what the goals of...


Downstreaming Disaster!

Downstreaming Disaster!

Couldn’t cross the pond yesterday however looked forward to first viewing of BCRU’s down streamed version of the “match-of-the-day”. Although I was late tuning in, I had missed nothing, as “power had failed”, so it was to be old-fashioned radio the rest of the way. I can’t be too critical, for...


B.C. Rugby Action

B.C. Rugby Action

The Tricolors head to Klahanie with two teams tomorrow to play a make-up, "rainout". The result at the Premier level will have a decided effect on the points table. Let’s start with The Ones. Capilanos are undefeated in this grade and with a match in hand could vault over Burnaby into first...


CW Takes Decider

CW Takes Decider

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Prems

All Wrapped Up With Nowhere To Go! This scribe did not see this one in the flesh but the video is well worth a watch. It was far from an all-time classic. It was an error-filled, whistled-punctuated, close, hard-fought battle between these old rivals. The report will...


Local Derby

Local Derby

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT

Tomorrow promises an interesting offering at MacDonald Park as cross-town rivals meet to ascertain season’s superiority. Going in, CW won back in September, 29 – 14 and James Bay came back with a lop-sided 54 – 17 win in November. Selections will be interesting as Rugby Canada announced...


Correction & Apologies

Correction & Apologies

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / Sevens

Brought to attention by a reader from yesterday's blog regarding U17 player, Gavin Kratz, that the camp in fact begins on Friday and in fact there is no outcome. I apologise to the other players who will be in attendance at the camp, mentioned in a blog on January, 18.  All of these players...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today's kickoff congratulates Rugby Canada on its successful bid to host a leg of the IRB Sevens Circuit next year at B.C. Place Stadium.  The news has been all over the Canadian and rugby world scene since the announcement, so not much to add here. We leave it with this question; Can we fill...