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Home Team Christens New Turf

Home Team Christens New Turf

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

Pundit; “Well, we didn’t deserve to win that one.”….. fellow fan; “Well we didn’t deserve to lose it, either!”  For CW it was that kind of game.  Actually, neither team took this match by the scruff of the neck.  Leading 12 – 10, late in the contest, CW had the chance but whilst the conversion...


Sunday is Junior Men's Day

Sunday is Junior Men's Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U14 / Boys U16 / Boys U18 / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News

U16's, Tom Eason on the breakout! A hat trick of games for CW's lads manana.  Kicks off with the U14's travelling to Westshore for the semis, winner will probably go to B.C. Final. This is not to assume the other semi-finalists, Cowichan and James Bay, as we know with rugby, it's never over...


Monday's Musings - Students School Visitors

Monday's Musings - Students School Visitors

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

The events of Friday night put rugby into the far corners of our mind and we send our deepest sympathies to the families of those victims of yet another atrocity perpetrated by radicals.   (Game reports, compliments of The Sage).Friday night there was also a game under the lights at...


Doing The Lite Fandango

Doing The Lite Fandango

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

CW will be introduced to Rugby By Lights tomorrow evening at UVic's Centennial Stadium, kicking off at 6:15 p.m.  The coaches have managed to assemble a fairly strong combination which should give the students their sternest test so far this season.  The Tricolours will see the return of...


Rugby Gods Give One Back

Rugby Gods Give One Back

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

In the curtain-raiser yesterday at Windsor, the Velox were bolstered by a couple of players “coming down” and opened a worthy 14 – 7 lead over The Ones at the half.  The insertion of Coach Winnie at the half was the stabilisation factor that kept scoring from either team taking place in the...


Westshore Velox Visits CW

Westshore Velox Visits CW

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

Westshore is a club that is improving with every outing and will cause a shock before too long.  At the Premier level they battled the Vikes fairly close last weekend and it took CW time and a good effort to overcome them last time round.  The Velox are bolstered by some new names for...


VIRU WOMEN'S FALL FINAL

VIRU WOMEN'S FALL FINAL

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

The early play ebbed with positional advantage to Velox as their big pack ground out the yards.  It was about fifteen minutes in when they forced their advantage and following three or four sequences, the fullback burst some twenty meters for opening blood, 7 – 0.  The hosts were buoyed and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

U14 Boys:  CW welcomed JBAA to the VIRU Junior league yesterday in their first (ever?) age grade U14 match.  This is the Bays first attempt at this age level as far back as can be remembered and no doubt, in traditional James Bay fashion, will grow into a force to be reckoned with.  It is great...


Saturday's Scores

Saturday's Scores

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

The table was set nicely by the Tricolour Women when they defeated Cowichan 38 – 17 in the VIRU semi-final but it was UVic that enjoyed the banquet after their Norsemen thumped The Ones 57 – 0 and the Vikes won the Premier game 36 – 22. The Cowichan/CW battle was arguably, closer than the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Boy’s Youth teams were in action this past weekend.  The U16’s defeated an old nemesis from Vancouver, Bayside and the U18’s had a good 40 - 22 win, over Abbotsford.  A good start to your season, lads.   Irish International, Shannon Houston (with Anna Wray and Meagan Gibbs), recently...


CW 1sts and Women's teams to Nanaimo this weekend

CW 1sts and Women's teams to Nanaimo this weekend

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

The season is upon us with Castaway Wanderers vs Nanaimo Saturday September 12th.The 2015/2016 CW Women’s team will play their first game with Kicko Off 11:30 followed by CW Div 1 Men’sn team with a 1pm kick off. It is great to see a Women’s team again in CW colours. Their training sessions...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

OFF TO ENGLAND – PLAYER PROFILE BRANDON SCHELLENBERGER With CW’s U18 Boys preparing to travel to the U.K. later this summer, we thought it would be appropriate to profile a few of the lads and we start with Brandon. Brandon first started playing rugby at Middle School at Colquitz, he...


PAC NATIONS CUP OPENER

PAC NATIONS CUP OPENER

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

After watching Australia’s Wallabies nip RSA’s Springboks as a curtain-raiser, it was certainly anti-climactic, sticking out the Japan/Canada match, won by Japan, 20 – 6 with a lone try. It was a frustrating game for Canadian players; the ref (who was short of his “A” game); one assistant ref...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

Medal Mania at Pan Am's. Canada’s Women’s Sevens second home-soil appearance for this season, was pure gold as they routed the U.S., 55 – 7 to win the first-ever Women’s Pan Am title. The side surrendered only a mere nineteen points over six games in the competition.  One simply cannot find...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

CRC’s MAC TIER CUP CHAMPS Prairie Fire and CW’s, Adam Bontus Hoists the Trophy High Despite it being “old news” we will offer our two bits on the recent CRC Championship.  Congratulations to the Prairie Fire who knocked off four time winners of the MacTier Cup, Ontario Blues, 33 – 25.  Under...


Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Line-ups / News

The British Columbia Rugby Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Annabel Kehoe as the new Chief Executive Officer of BC Rugby. Prior to joining BC Rugby, Kehoe was the Director of Business Development at Rowing Canada Aviron, where she was tasked with...


Friday Fun Facts

Friday Fun Facts

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / NSWT

Where in the world is Jake?  A noted absence from the B.C. Bears announced squad for CRC’s was the name of Jake Ilnicki.  Transpires, that with a little bit of sleuthing via Riley, we found him turning up as a regular front row starter with Sydney’s oldest established First Grade club,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the Game Photo, CW’s, 'Yak' (Nanyak Dala) and 'Puck' (Derek Daypuck) pictured, “giving back”. Rugby Canada recently posted the fact that the game of rugby is growing in leaps and bounds, although this may be hard to fathom when clubs are having trouble (CW included) finding numbers...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / Clinics / CW Rugby / Victoria BC

BCRU AGM: The AGM has been and gone.  We did a little digging and found it was rather poorly attended, e.g. only three VIRU clubs being represented in person; Fraser Valley having only one club represented in person and proxy votes being the order of the day.  Not a great idea to have this...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

CW Women Show the Way This past weekend, CW women created club history when they entered in the Abby Sevens, not only playing but taking top honors with convincing wins over Burnaby, Meralomas and Bobcats, a Velox amalgam, in the 1st/2nd place match!  Wow! Heady stuff!  Following this triumph,...


Game on! Castaway Wanderers launch Senior Women’s program for 2015-16 season

Game on! Castaway Wanderers launch Senior Women’s program for 2015-16 season

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Coaching / Girls Rugby

Oak Bay – Today, Castaway Wanderers Rugby Union Football Club (CW) President Don Swainson announced the storied club will field a senior women’s team for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. Interest in girl’s and women’s rugby has never been stronger. With last year’s unbelievable accomplishment...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Oh to be…… ……………a fly on the wall. The upcoming BCRU AGM, June 21st will see as its central issue debate and voting on the following, very cleverly, word-smithed motion, relating to the inclusion of Seattle Saracens in the CDI Premier League for the 2015/16 season.  The gist of the motion...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / VIRU Tide Rugby

Weekend Recap Canada’s DTH Van Der Merwe went seventy minutes with Glasgow Warriors (no bench-warming this week!) and pitched in with yet another tally in post-season, when they upset Munster 31 – 13 in the Final of the Pro12 League.  DTH has scored two beauties in the playoffs and the...


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / VIRU Tide Rugby

Best wishes to the VIRU Crimson Tide who take on a predominantly Burnaby Lake side, representing the Fraser Valley today @ 2:30 @ Windsor Park.  There will be a strong smattering of Tricolors in the side – Braddock, Evans, Ilnicki, Allen, and both Hortons – a meteoric rise for young Teagan –...


McKechnie Cup Comes to Windsor

McKechnie Cup Comes to Windsor

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

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