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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

FOUR to WATCH All Eyes on Nick!  Early in the week we looked at U.Vic’s seniors, so today we mention two freshman who could put a serious stamp on Saturday’s match. We open the batting with Nick Carson, a man of many talents, not the least being his size! We watched Nick handle ball...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A clean pair of heels from JoMo! This Saturday sees the return of Vancouver Rowing Club in Senior Men’s competition. The Reserves kick off at 12:30 p.m., with the Prems at 2:15. CW’s Women Prems kick off against Seattle at 4:00 p.m. for a trifecta of good footie. Two of the three matches...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD PREMIER WOMEN UPSET AT KLAHANIE This was not a Cup Final but what must have been a very satisfying upset for our ladies, posting a 39 – 19 score over the home-team, Capilanos. Caps, in second place in a league which currently looks like, Westshore and the rest, must...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Smother Defense Well, there was no blog on Monday as the Ruggernut was too busy musing the premier men’s stats! So, here we go. CW Men top the table with points scored at a mammoth 517 in 14 games at an average of 37 ppg. On the other hand, our defensive record shows an average of 23...


Three for the Road

Three for the Road

 [With apologies to Albert Finney (RIP)!] This coming Saturday the club will face major challenges with our three senior teams “on the road”. The Premier Women (0 – 2 – 1), buoyed after their first competition points against UBC last weekend will face a very tough, unbeaten,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW ALL OVER! Co-coach of Canada’s U18 Men, Scott with Jacko, Zack, Elvis, Josh and Max Canada’s Maple Leaf Sevens completed the Punta Del Este Tournament yesterday in not too stellar fashion.  This development group went 1 – 5 over the two days, finishing in eighth place out of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

ODDS & ENDS - Up to the Armpits in Christmas Trees! Just a reminder that Tree Chipping will continue this coming Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spread the word. Go, CW! Dates for Your Calendar Premier Season Kicks Off.  Opening Matches will be Vs Westshore...


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...


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,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

V.I. CHAMPS A few words from Coach Spenny The Boys U19 B.C. Final will be held at McDonald Park, this coming Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  The opposition will be the Ravens club from Vancouver, who will also have their U16 side in the Final against JBAA as the curtain-raiser.  The...


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 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...


U19 Men - GAME OFF

U19 Men - GAME OFF

This is the only shot you will see of the U19 men today as their match Vs Westshore has been cancelled.  Enjoy the day anyway!   NSWT 7's - Day #1 @ US stop for Round One of the Series. Bouquets to Ghis Landry, first women to top 1000 points on the Series Curcuit!  Canada had a good...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To Be the Best You Have to Beat the Best This week CW welcomes UBCOB Ravens, recent worthy winners of the inaugural Canadian Club Championship.  Last weekend they were somewhat brought back to ground by the Varsity TBirds, reversing last season’s Premiership Final.  Going into this week CW has...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the game. Earlier this week CW took some flak from some sources for stymying the game.  We would be remiss were we not to respond to such accusations.  It’s good to have a whipping boy.  Whipping boys around the BC Premier League include but are not exclusive to referees, import...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Further scores from the weekend...... From Coach Spenny we have the following report of the U19’s opener against JBA.  This age grade has been increased from U18 to U19, not sure of the reasoning, maybe Head Office has hopes of better retention figures, we’ll see.   “The weather broke to...


The Boys Are Back in Town

The Boys Are Back in Town

Blogs have been absent from this site for two weeks due to the writer’s testing the efficacy of the VIHA medical system and its vagaries.  During this time “heaps” has happened on the National and local scene.   Probably the biggest issue concerns our National Men’s Sevens players...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Dustin Dobravsky watches the fruits of his labors!   All Bears It was a good night for rugby at Klahanie Park last Friday.  The Boys U14 Reps suited up against Washington State.  The American side featured some behemoth thirteen year olds who were matched with a technically stable...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARKWILL HOISTS THE SPOILS! Although Ruck and Maul is taking a summer hiatus, there a few items of interest that have met the eye recently.  First and foremost, the Seattle Seawolves (7 – 2) claiming the initial MLR trophy in a come-from-behind victory over the Glendale Raptors (8 – 1) in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL BARBS - B.C. CHAMPS  (Photo - Brian Kelly, R.C.)  A POTPOURRI OF RUGBY NEWS AND VIEWS Oak Bay H.S. Barbs, emblazoned with the initials of "D.J.", the legendary alum, Dylan Jones, to honour his life, continued to ride the wave of a storybook season last weekend.  The...


Here We Go Again!

Here We Go Again!

Oak Bay Barbs, Jack Carson fires one out.... Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Shawnigan Lake will play Oak Bay HS in the BC Schools AAAA Boys Final.  This will be a repeat of the Vancouver Island Final last week.  We posted a descriptive blog on this one but many missed it due to issues we had...


Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Abercrombie, fearless from an early age when he learned the art of the tackle! Loose forward and Captain, Tom Abercrombie led his Oak Bay Barbs, including a host of CW Mini “grads” to a huge upset over SLS Stags on Wednesday.  Tom tried his hand at tennis and golf after Mini days,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MVP CW congratulates Oak Bay H.S. and CW U18 player, Nick Carson on being selected as the first recipient of the Don Burgess Memorial Award for the Most Valuable High School Player in Victoria for this past season.  The Award was presented following yet, another memorable match between SMUS...