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Westshore Fires on All Fours

Westshore Fires on All Fours

  On a fine January morning, with sun peeking through brewing rain clouds, the CW Premier Women stepped on to their home turf for the first time in 2019 to play their rivals, Westshore. The game began with a “flubbed” kick-off to create the game’s first CW scrum, which saw a huge Westshore...


Men Post a Pair

Men Post a Pair

One that got away! The Reserves started promisingly enough for the hosts when from a tap penalty, Kanty sent Makaroff (former CW mins and juniors!) for a 40m burst and Westshore was under the cosh. After some 4/5 penalties, referee Blackwood issued a “yellow”. From an ensuing scrum, #8...


Hot Time at the House

Hot Time at the House

  Tomorrow promises hot times at the House of Windsor with three senior games.  Starting at 11:15, the CW Women will face current B.C. Champs, Westhore, in what promises to be torrid action.  These teams were very evenly matched in pre-season hit-outs although the combinations of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One of the joys of being the main writer on this site is the fact that there are heaps of stories pertaining to our own players that can populate the site. Unfortunately, oftimes there is simply not the time available to bring readers all of the unique nuances provided by our own players....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"The Boys Are Back in Town" CW will field its three senior teams against cross-town rivals, Westshore, this Saturday as B.C. Premier action resumes.   The Women’s Premier competition will feature six teams this season with the addition of UBC. CW finished strongly last year and have...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Through One Player’s Eyes We recently met up with Ray Barkwill and hit him up with some questions about pro rugby in North America. Ray has often been featured with one story or another on our site and we are very proud that he chose to wear CW colours when he first came west from...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

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

Kelton Dawe is in his second season with the club, having joined us after a brief stint in Vancouver, after arriving from Nova Scotia. He has not always been available due to demands of work but whenever he has been on the pitch he has been very visible in either the lock or back row spots and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

B.C. CHAMPS   REPEAT VICTORS  Anybody who took in the B.C. U19 Men’s Final yesterday could not quibble with the fact that for 80% of the game the victors displayed a style of rugby that was incredibly effective and efficient in such inclement conditions. To risk playing expansive,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

B.C. CHAMPS!   (Déjà vu all over!)  One week later we find ourselves congratulating this side again.  Our heartiest congratulations today to our CW U19 Girls, Provincial Champs.  The girls defeated Abbotsford, 45 – 10 yesterday in Cowichan.  We’ll try to pick up snippets during the week,...


'Chappy' Retains the Chair

'Chappy' Retains the Chair

Matt, in a formal role. Last night, Matt ‘The Chaplain’ Gordon was re-elected to serve the club as President for another term. Matt has given much to Ceedub since his joining some ten years back. During this time, he has been coach, player and administrator, certainly a “giver back”. This...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW YOUTH - U19 ISLAND CHAMPS The U19 Final last Sunday was a rematch of the previous weekend’s road trip for the CW team when they travelled to Comox.  With the wetter conditions, the going was to favour the North Island style of game. As the game progressed, it was clearly evident that the...


This Has A Nice Look To It!

This Has A Nice Look To It!

Today, we call upon The Sage on the Sidelines for a take on the weekend matches. “Saturday past saw CW men on the road for the first time this season. The Lomadome was the venue, facing a Reserve team that sat atop the table, undefeated and a Premier side in the cellar. The coaches, knowing...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

HUBERT HITS HALF CENTURY Today we bring readers a couple of human interest stories, going back into our archives for content for one and pilfering a great story from Rugby Canada’s website for the other. Last Saturday in Marseille, Hubert Buydens suited up in a Canadian jersey for the...


WEEKEND PREVIEW

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Ceedub takes its act on the road this week with their first trip to the mainland where they will take on the storied Meraloma club at Connaught Park. It is a tale of opposite ends of the ladder, with CW tied for second spot and games in hand and a 6 – 0 record and Lomas as cellar-dwellers at 1 –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Oh, what a beautiful morning....!" …….. in the words of Rodgers and Hammerstein. And from the late Tom Browne in his Irish brogue as he coached his grand-daughter in U6 Minis; “Aaah, Macca, it’s just like being in chapel!” CW Rugby hosted some 250 girls and boys, aged 5 – 11 at Windsor...


Three 'Dubs' For Ceedub!

Three 'Dubs' For Ceedub!

It was all CW on Saturday - Men's Premier Action. Saturday saw a hat-trick of home wins for CW rugby. Action began on this glorious sunny day with the Premier Women at 11 a.m.! The ladies fielded a very strong group against what seemed like a fledgling Comox club. Comox continued to...


WEEKEND PREVIEW

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Tomorrow’s scheduled slate of four games has been reduced to three following Westshore’s forfeit in the Men’s Third Division match. The Valhallians need to fill two complete men’s teams for their trip to Nanaimo and simply put, do not have enough players for the third match. This is a plight...


UPCOMING

UPCOMING

A trio of players featured in this photo will be in action on Saturday morning Vs Germany in the KEY Qualifying Match for the last spot in RWC.  Go, Canada - Philly, Hubert and Fraser. The match can be viewed on TSN @ 7:00 a.m. (PST).   SATURDAY at THE PARK 10:00 a.m. Sr Men ISLANDERS...


RECORD REMAINS UNBLEMISHED

RECORD REMAINS UNBLEMISHED

Surreal? On an almost perfect night for ‘Under the Lights’ football, the Vikes and many alum with CW, assembled to do battle. In a match that was far from technically perfect, it mesmerized with its tenseness and all out energy. A throng, worthy of the occasion filled the stand and the...


Under the Lights

Under the Lights

Perhaps on paper, the visitors, CW, might be deemed favorite however UVic are fielding a confident squad, led by their very capable and threatening link at #9/10 – Stewart and Bowd. CW’s newcomer, Hall slots back in at #10 and he will be keen to match his talents with Bowd. The Vikes will...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

For kickers today, CW wants to throw a BIG SHOUT OUT to Surrey RFC, announcing they have raised and contributed $15,000 to the Cancer Society of B.C., over ther past month!  Now that's giving back, 'onya, Surrey. Canada men get down to business! The thirty one players selected to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW traversed the Malahat and wended to The Pigpen on Herd Road, with two senior teams this past weekend.  The Premier Women provided the curtain-raiser against the locals as the skies opened and the winds blew.  The weather proved to not be a detriment to the rugby.  Cowichan has had a...


Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

CW Action, Saturday - Herd Rd., Cowichan Piggies RFC. Premier Women 11:15 a.m.  Island Fall League.  CW at 3 - 2 take on the always tough Cowichan ladies at 2 - 4.  CW had a great tussle with Westshore Women last Saturday, losing by a mere two points, so we can expect this match to be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

My interest was recently piqued when chatting with a club member who was present at the Million Pound Game in Toronto. What on earth was the Million Pound Game? In brief; “marketing of Rugby League in Canada”! Had the Toronto Wolfpack won the match against the London Broncos, they would have...


Local Derby Produces Highlight Reel Stuff

Local Derby Produces Highlight Reel Stuff

Today’s game recap is provided in length given the fact that very few CW fans seemed to (disappointingly), make the trek to the western suburbs.  Deservedly, you missed a cracker – for the second week in a row!  Much of what was predicted by this scribe on Friday came to pass in a classic...