B.C. Rugby

Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

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

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.  In what has been a particularly rocky start to the season, certain individuals have stood out.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will recognize some of these "Unsung Heroes".    The first is Gord Kehoe. Gord's hometown is Alliston, Ontario, where he entered...


Numbers Belie Tale Of The Tape

Numbers Belie Tale Of The Tape

Excitement is in the rugby air as another CDI season kicks off.  The state of the CW Nation appears hale with 58 senior men registered.  These numbers are every bit as healthy as the past three seasons, yet it is a problem that the club is having to field two senior teams.  CW is struggling to...


Fruitless Trek Crosstown

Fruitless Trek Crosstown

In horrendous weather conditions, CW dropped a pair of results to James Bay yesterday.  The Ones found themselves down 10 - 18 at the interval and failed to make any inroads in the second stanza, losing 17 - 33.   The Prems had a plot that could have and some might say, should have, succeeded...


Old School Values Come To The Fore

Old School Values Come To The Fore

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

At practise last night an oleo of talent worked hard, ranging The Park.  Players will need to exhibit the value of selflessness before the starting XV is jig-sawed to take the pitch on Saturday.  Loyalty to the Tricolor and pride of performance will be much needed values as players will...


Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Coach Crowley has announced his 25 man roster for the upcoming ARC's to be held again at Westhills Arena in Langford, starting October 11th when Canada takes on Argentina at 6:00 p.m.  It is a very interesting mix of players, predominantly coming from the recent CRC  Competition, an...


Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

CW is very happy to announce that Ro Hindson, of the former unamalgamated Castaway RFC was inducted to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame last week.  Hindson who played his rugby with UVic, UBC, UBCOB and a lengthy stint with Castaways, still has a strong affinity with CW RFC.    His blond flowing...


Students School Hosts

Students School Hosts

A case of "all tied up and nowhere to go"   UVic visited Windsor Park yesterday and gave a clinic to the Hosts, winning the curtain-raiser 53 - 0 and taking the main game 45 - 10.   "Scores perhaps did not accurately reflect the extended periods of possession by CW.  Unfortunately, The...


Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems / Rugby Club

This Saturday, Doug Tate brings a solid group of Vikes to Windsor Park.  The Vikes appear to be a stronger combination on paper than that XV that took JBA apart last week.  It is a group that could include as many five or six "grads" from CW's Junior and Mini ranks however, it is just a duet,...


B.C. Youth Sevens Program

B.C. Youth Sevens Program

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Juniors

The picture tells a story....a big time crowd welcomes the teams in Las Vegas. Head coach of the BC Elite Youth Sevens Shane Thompson has announced a series of ID Sessions as the program begins to build towards the 2014 Las Vegas International Youth Invitational in January. A program...


CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

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

Looks like Fuli and Zac could be on opposite sides of the ball on Saturday!   Adam Kleeberger and Mike Fuailefau have been selected for the Bears as they take to the road for a hoped for, measure of respectability, this weekend.  The Bears ( 1 & 3) play the Prairie Wolf Pack (2 & 2) in...


Recapping The Weekend

Recapping The Weekend

Scotty ('The Bus') Franklin, on the rampage at Gordon Head.  Relishing his return to #8, Scott had a solid game, being named MoM.  (Game photos posted - credits, Ron Willems.) The two matches at Gordon Head produced somewhat stereotyped results, with CW opening up big leads and the home...


All The Latest

All The Latest

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

D DAY FOR DONORS....... tomorrow (Friday 13th...nothing suspicious about that!!) is the last day for CW's Blood Drive.  Congratulations and thanks to NSMT guys, who give blood on and off the field - Adam Kleeberger, Connor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, Pat Kay, John Moonlight, Mike Fuli and Connor...


Season Opens With Cup Action

Season Opens With Cup Action

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

This Saturday The Tricolors take to the pitch at Gordon Head against the Velox Club in the VIRU Barnard Cup opening game.  1ST DIV. kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and the Main Game is at @ 2:45 p.m.   It will be an interesting contest, possibly the last between these two teams played at Gordon Head...


Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Sevens

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Grizz Open Their Account - 40 - 18.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports

  CW thanks Mark Bryant of BCRN for posting this to UTube.   Plaudits to all players on the pitch tonight for a positive effort to play both constructive and entertaining rugby.  This comment is not to negate the intensity of the defensive effort witnessed on Friday but tonight's Bears...


CRC's Resume Tomorrow

CRC's Resume Tomorrow

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Line-ups / News / Victoria BC

Clubmates from last season, Burger and Barkwill did battle on Friday. The Canadian Regional Championships come back to Westhills Stadium tomorrow when the B.C. Bears play The (Atlantic) Rock at 4:30 p.m.  A casual fan wonders just how Rugby Canada (or whomever), could sanction a...


CW Pre-Season Goings On...

CW Pre-Season Goings On...

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW reminds all past, present and prospective players that training commences this coming Tuesday at Windsor Park in Oak Bay at 6:15 p.m. New players are especially welcome and any potential players should browse this site to get a sense of our club.  Go to; Calendar for all training dates...


Ontario Blues Stay Undefeated

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC

  Video of Lucas Hammond's tally after he sought work from his "off wing" when McKenzie had worked the blind side twice in the opening moments in last night's 11 - 7 Ontario win over hosts, BC Bears.   This was a game that failed to meet any pre-match hype.  Ontario's dominance at the...


...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

The Ontario Blues have announced their starters for tonite's contest at Langford. It is a side with heaps of talent and a strong Tricolored flavour. In the front row, recent adoptees and Team Canada victors over the U.S., Barkwill and Woolridge will be joined by Dolezel and they will line...


Pucker Leads The Blues

Pucker Leads The Blues

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Daypuck On The Fly Yonks Ago!   Ontario Blues will include a couple of faces familiar to Victorians on Friday night.  Derek Daypuck is rumoured to lead the squad, so there's life in the old dog yet!  Pucker, a very accomplished player, owner of 17 Canadian caps, adopted CW for many seasons...


Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Sevens / Victoria BC

Learn From The Masters.   King Of Sevens, Waisale Serevi will be present in Victoria on Friday, September 6th to offer a Specialist Training Camp for interested sevens playing youth, ages 7 - 12 and 13 yrs and older.  Serevi's magic is known to many, leading Fiji to two RWC Championships in...


B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Adam "The Beardo" Kleeberger is the major newcomer to the Bears side announced to play Ontario at Westhills Arena, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.   Kleeberger last played for BC in 2011 prior to his departure for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. One of three iconic Canadian...


CW's Fall Cause

CW's Fall Cause

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Victoria BC

Castaway Wanderer's Community Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin is very pleased to announce the Club's volunteer initiative for the Fall.  Each year CW supports a unique cause.  This season, it is blood donorship.  There have been members of the rugby community requiring blood transfusions and...


Girls Registration is Open !

Girls Registration is Open !

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

Girls registration is open for the 2013/2014 season !    It has been a busy off-season for the Castaway Wanderer girls with many of the girls representing the Island and their Province in summer competitions.    Many of the CW girls also turned out for the Victoria 7s as well.  Congrats to...


Vancouver Island - A Big Game

Vancouver Island - A Big Game

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

B.C. Bears' Sean Ferguson on the fly.   B.C. Bears go into action against Ontario Blues this coming Friday evening at Westshore Stadium, 7:30 k.o.  It is unknown at this time if any NSMT players will be on show, so this site will bring selection details as soon as we know.  The Bears...