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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Coaching / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

B.C. BEARS SUMMER LONG LIST & SOUTH AMERICA TOUR. C.W. offers special congratulations to Gord Kehoe and Jon Morris who will be travelling to Argentina this summer with the Bears. Keenan Horton was also selected but unfortunately, is in the middle of studies.  Tricolor's, Kenny Goodland...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / VIRU Tide Rugby

Excitement abounds as we welcome the Cherry Blossoms and their record of seven wins on the trot. Coached by noted Aussie, Eddie Jones and assisted by Leigh Jones, the Japanese side features a much more confident group of players than ever before with players who can call New Zealand,...


Bang For The Buck!

Bang For The Buck!

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

What a deal for you if you are planning tomorrow to take in a plethora of men’s talent in action at Klahanie Field to celebrate the 125TH birthday of the B.C.R.U. Kick off will be at 4:00 p.m. Prices; Parking = $5; Youth 12 & under = $10 and adults = $20. Let’s hope such generous pricing for...


B.C. Boys H.S. Playdowns

B.C. Boys H.S. Playdowns

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens

Should you care to make the trip on Saturday to Brentwood for the first of the “mid Island double header”, we suspect you would not be disappointed. At 11:30 a.m. Oak Bay H.S. Barbs take on Cowichan in AAA action. This will be the first of six matches, finishing with Shawnigan playing Glen...


McKecnie Cup Kicks Off

McKecnie Cup Kicks Off

Posted in B.C. Rugby / VIRU Tide Rugby

Fraser Valley Coach, De Scossa, as he likes to do, proclaims his McKechnie Cup holders as underdogs when they travel to the Island to take on The Tide on Sunday. He is a shrewd coach and the underdog card is merely a deflection for his very good team to fly under the radar. Action will begin...


B.C. Rugby - 125 Years Young

B.C. Rugby - 125 Years Young

Posted in B.C. Rugby

This 1966 pic, fielding three, "CW Pre-Cursors" - Don Burgess and Tim Cummings from Oak Bay Wanderers and Tom Browne from Castaways is part of B.C.'s storied history.  Tom, of Irish birth, still coaches CW Minis.  He likens his weekly Sunday stint to "better than attending chapel"...'onya,...


Bonus For B.C. Bears - Argentina in June?

Bonus For B.C. Bears - Argentina in June?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / NSMT / VIRU Tide Rugby

It seems that finally the emphasis placed on the CRC's by Rugby Canada as a pathway for elite senior mens players, is starting to stick on the west coast.  It is a rather unique year for B.C., as we celebrate the 125th year of rugby in the Province and a number of special events are in place. ...


Burnaby Miss Trifector

Burnaby Miss Trifector

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

CW congratulates all winning teams from yesterday's Finals.  We have some measure of empathy for Burnaby Prems, losing a tight one to James Bay.  Burnaby has been in the Final for the past three years, only to be turned away, yet again.  It would have been their club's third big wn for the...


B.C. Finals

B.C. Finals

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

There will be a good crowd and considerable interest at Klahanie Park and Brockton Oval tomorrow afternoon. A huge day for Burnaby in the three ‘BIGS’ – Men’s (at both grade levels) and Women’s Finals and for UBC and Seattle in both the Springs League Divisions Finals. CW congratulates...


They Do It Again!

They Do It Again!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

What a joy to wake up to!  Canada's NSMT team on top of the table going into their Vs England, final Pool match.  Canada opened with a huge win over newcomers, Japan, 52 - 0 and ultimately, it was the differential that placed them in #1 and thei fifth tournament in a row to qualify for Cup...


An Eye On B.C. Rugby

An Eye On B.C. Rugby

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / News

The announcement this week of a new, three year, strategic plan to be implemented by the B.C.R.U., featuring templates of levels of achievement in a variety of categories should be of great interest to clubs.  To implement this plan, the BCRU has hired two Regional Development officers, Tony...


Wanted - Players!

Wanted - Players!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Juniors

2014 PROVINCIAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS   UNDER 15 VANCOUVER ISLAND RUGBY UNION – SOUTH ISLAND TIDE U15 BOYS   Head Coach: Shane Muldrew                       document.write( 's' +'hanem' +'uldre' +'w@yah' +'oo.ca' +'' ); Assistant Coach: Jake...



Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape

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

The day was a magic one for rugby – sunny, firm surface, testing breezes, not to forget the “MacDonald Slope”. Fans were amassed in number and we must editorialize that it would be great to see such “home” support on a regular basis at Windsor. Two evenly matched teams promised to make this...


CW Falter At Penultimate Step

CW Falter At Penultimate Step

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

There are very few games in a season when an observer can be completely knackered just from "merely looking on" and so it was this past Saturday.  The writer can only imagine just how gutted the CW boys must have been post game.  Thanks to both teams for giving the contest your utmost and...


Game Day

Game Day

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

      What role will goal kicking play in today's outcome?  Enjoy the match and "Go, you Tricolors!"...


Local Rugby Stars

Local Rugby Stars

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / NSMT

We start by recognizing the achievements of CW and Canada's, Gareth Rees and his selection to the National Sports Hall of Fame.  The photo displayed here is the jubilant Rees after his successful conversion to defeat Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.  Gareth's achievements for Canadian Rugby are many...


Semis Lineups

Semis Lineups

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

  Vs.                    1. John Braddock                                                                          1. Nick Wallace 2. Andrew Tiedemann                                                                    2. Noah Barker 3....


Two Steps To Title

Two Steps To Title

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club

CW "travel" to MacDonald Park on Saturday to take on JBAA in one of two CDI semi finals.  Both clubs have contributed heavily to the Canadian Sevens campaign, closing out in Glasgow and London.  JBAA - Moonlight (c.), Mack, Braid and White; CW - Kleeberger, Fuli and Scholtz.  CW wishes Canada...


One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / NSWT

KEENAN HORTON CROSSES FOR #11 & RUNNER UP FOR TALLY TOPPER   This week, we revert to an excellent report from the B.C.R.U. communications man, Andrew Smith, who saw the match.  Unfortunately, (maybe, fortunately, for CW players, the club was unable to have a scribe at this one.)  Watching...


B.C.R.U. Recognized as Provincial Union of the Year

B.C.R.U. Recognized as Provincial Union of the Year

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / News

">   Castaway Wanderers offers their congratulations to the officials, member clubs, volunteers and players who are part of the B.C.R.U.  At the R.C. Annual Awards Dinner on the weekend, B.C. was recognized for this prestigious award.  Congratulations, all.  ...


Road Warriors Define Their Own destiny

Road Warriors Define Their Own destiny

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

Tomorrow CW goes on the road to control its own destiny for the upcoming playoffs. A determined "second half" has put the boys in a position where they are not reliant on the outcomes of other matches.  This being said, it is still not a "piece of cake" as to what the playoff picture may be. ...


One More Step

One More Step

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

“Hard earned” was predicted and hard earned it was! For much of the day CW was out of synch and a determined Loma provided testy opposition. It looked like it might be easy when Mike Fuli almost “waltzed in” on the first attack but he stepped out of bounds. A seeming, almost complacency and...


Monday's Ruck & Maul

Monday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSWT

Retina Ready We apologise to those supporters who view our site via Apple mediums, smart phone or IPads. Sometimes our photos will be “pixelated” due to a feature of Apple related to photo size that is not automatically a corrective feature of web sites, in lay terms, that is my best shot at...


Preview of Final Home Games

Preview of Final Home Games

      Tomorrow, the Lomas visit Windsor at the end of what must seem like a nightmare to current and former players of this long and storied sports club. Their demise this year has served notice to all clubs as to how fragile our existence at the Premier level might be. It would appear...