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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

IN MEMORIUM:  Connor Braid proudly wore and displayed the name of his good mate, Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones whenever he scored a try at last weekend’s Sevens.  Dylan’s passing last year, came as a shock to all of us at CW and his many friends outside of rugby circles.  Connor’s display of his...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

VANCOUVER SEVENS:  Canada gave it a good show on day#1 only to be beaten up rather handily by Scotland and Samoa on day #2 - an unfortunate ending for the hosts in an event that currently is amongst the premier locations on the circuit.  It is not lack of desire but the difference between...


A UNIQUE WEEKEND

A UNIQUE WEEKEND

  CELEBRATE CW APRIL, 7TH/8TH SATURDAY, 7TH.  Home game Vs UBC @ Windsor Park.  1:00 & 2:30 kickoffs and attend our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner. SUNDAY, 8TH.  Honour the life of Club/Canadian Rugby stalwart, Don Burgess.  Uplands G.C. 2:00 p.m. CW takes...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

7’s HEAVEN – Here’s to all the lucky ones making the trek to see Perry Baker in the flesh this weekend!   B.C. and Vancouver Place are well prepared for over 70,000 fans attending the Sevens show this Saturday & Sunday.   In conjunction with the Men’s Sevens, will be the Canadian National...


Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

The weather obliged for Westshore and CW on Saturday to make the occasion a great rugby day.  Great it was for the Hosts, winning all four matches in fairly convincing fashion.  The Westshore supporters group has grown and they were out in good force to support their men and women. The First...


Westshore Quadfecta – Local Derby

Westshore Quadfecta – Local Derby

Westshore Rugby perhaps may not have sorted their name out fully as yet, following their successful migration from Gordon Head.  We have read game reports that have described the club as Westshore RFC and Westshore Valhallians, a moniker they have not completely shaken.  Oh, well, we at CW...


Hosts Take a Squeaker

Hosts Take a Squeaker

Pullin reeled in on this occasion.   CW Women flexed their muscles yesterday, defeating Seattle 86 – 7.  Not to blow their horn with this mammoth total, for they too have been on the receiving end of such a hiding but indeed, it did show what a difference a couple of players can sometimes...


An Opportunity for Redemption

An Opportunity for Redemption

  This Saturday, the Reserves will play the curtain-raiser at Windsor at 1:00 p.m.  Burnaby lead the competition ladder, scoring a mammoth 502 points.  Last time round, there was a thirty point differential between the teams.  The Home venue will make a difference but the Lakers are a...


Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

This past year, an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership, we added a link from our website and now have a means of effortlessly doing this. (Check it out HERE). Membership comes with a few perks: • free admission to CW home games• 2 events per year with free food and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Weather last weekend made for some pretty rugged matches.  CW’s Premier Women took it on the chin at Carnarvon Park against a very good Burnaby side.  One observer remarked the Burnaby women reminded him of their strong teams of some five seasons ago and they played a game that would...


Lomas Loom Large

Lomas Loom Large

Two BIG games for our Premier teams tomorrow.  Women are at home to a Burnaby team that knocked off Caps at their last outing and will be gunning for the "W" to open some competition table “room” between themselves and CW.  Burnaby will be travelling with a full contingent and stock full...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Magician finds something amusing! This pundit was doing too much grieving to be doing any musing on Monday last!  Last weekend was yet another tedious experience for any Canadian rugby fan.  There were many aspects of the game against the U.S. that may have been deemed as improvements...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  It took the game day video to more closely observe the play of Clay ‘Burger’ Thornber from last Saturday.  This writer wishes to add plaudits to the Burger who was involved with almost as much grunt work as Finnemore, Hard Hat earner on the day.  As denoted on this site some time back, Clay...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Local Derby – A Double to CW It was a dismal afternoon that bore witness to Saturday’s contests at MacDonald Park.  CW’s Reserves (Divvies) got the scoring underway early and the boys stretched it to 17 – 3 at the interval.  This pundit picked up the action in the second stanza with CW...


Conditions Conducive to Mudders

Conditions Conducive to Mudders

TRY!  Moose and Mack not in this week's picture! As of now, it's "game on" tomorrow at the Mac.  1:00 p.m. and 2:30 for the men's matches. CW Reserves (aka Divvies) will field a strong side as they seek to pick up where they left off last week at Windsor.  The Tricolour has a single...


Timely?

Timely?

Canada's starting props on Saturday, in the muck at MacDonald! Was Wednesday’s blog timely or not?  Cancellation of games this weekend is looming large, due to fields being closed!  Received a lengthy response from Bruce Kuklinski in regards to the blog.  Bruce serves as Lower Island...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Topical - B.C. Rugby – State of the Union Real concern coming from BCRU re. growth or lack thereof of the game in B.C.  This pundit will play devil’s advocate today on this issue and start by asking; is it not time to start thinking outside the box?  For years we have done it pretty...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

It was a full slate of matches for CW on Saturday.  For starters, The Islanders (VIRU Men’s 3rd Div.), lost to U.Vic’s Saxons, something like a measure of five tries to two. Matches then transferred to the House of Windsor which stood up to the conditions remarkably well after three...


Loaded For Bear

Loaded For Bear

It was back in mid-November when The Tricolours travelled to Klahanie and had a banner outing.   The Reserves squeaked by with a 24 – 23 win over Caps and the Prems stepped out with a champagne, near flawless game, 52 – 14.  Mucho agua under the bridge since then but Saturday sees CW fielding...


Saturday – A Big Day!

Saturday – A Big Day!

Meet “Big Mike”. Today, we introduce you to Mike Finnemore.  Mike joined CW back in late October from U.K.  He managed one game under the belt before befalling the fate of the BCRU Discipline Committee.  Mike returned to action last week against The Raven and will be on hand against Caps...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Sage Summarises Events at Jericho. It was tough weekend for CW, losing both Battles of Jericho and the women losing to Seattle.  Today, the Sage brings a brief games review.  Before getting to that, it seems as if the women lost their first match for almost two years against The Sarries in...


Facing a Cock-o'-the-Hoop Raven

Facing a Cock-o'-the-Hoop Raven

CW kicks off the “second-half” tomorrow with a roadie to Jericho.  The Prems will be minus Captain Fraser, finally getting some well-earned recognition from Rugby Canada with the call to Europe.  100% behind you, Dougie, go for it!  The Ravens will be soaring high following a quality 26 – 23...


2017 IN REVIEW

2017 IN REVIEW

  It would be most inaccurate and unfair of CW to lay any more claim than that of choice to Julia Zussman and Ray Barkwill. Both players learned the game elsewhere however, having been chosen as the most recent club for them to hang their hats, we are totally proud of their honours earned...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Au revoir, Cam It is with pride that we congratulate, Cam Polson today, announced as a signing with the Seattle Seawolves of the newly formed pro- league, starting in April. It seems appropriate to add a few personal thoughts with this announcement. The Wolves are calling signed players to...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

‘Yama’ - Shataro Yamano No rugby tomorrow so it is with pleasure that we bring you a recent interview with newcomer, ‘Yama’. He has joined the club this year from Japan and his contribution has been mammoth. CW: Yama, where do you live in Japan and when did you commence playing rugby? What...