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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TWO DECADES OF AUSTRALIAN CONNECTIONS It has been suggested around CW circles that in this 21st century, the Antipodes – Australia and NZ, have provided the club with a number of fine players and it would be interesting to see where they are now. Today, we go to Australia first up. Of the...


SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

It being a Saturday, it's time for a rugby story ! SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS A feature of www.cwrugby.com has been a series of blogs we have run on the club’s Unsung Heroes. We would like to expand this idea by seeking to learn about some of the club’s successful old boys and the relationship...


Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

“The roots of the present lie deep in our past.”   Keeping with this theme in these Covid times, today we bring you a ‘Golden Oldie’, David Clarke.  Clarkie was an original Castaway, having come from the U.K. via Montreal and Cowichan and is one of a handful from his era who can be...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Crusader Elation – Photo Credit – Hannah Peters (Getty Images), Rugby Pass News. Well, the big game in NZ was by far the best of the four on display in the Antipodes, this past weekend.  The rugby played in the two countries was of a stark comparison – ponderous, poor skills in wet...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

We kick off today with a feature on ‘one of our own’, Chloe Hill-Huse. Chloe has been feted on this site before but today we reproduce a recent cover page article posted by World Rugby – heady stuff.  With permission from World Rugby we reprint the story.   CHLOE HILL HUSE ON DEVELOPING AS BOTH...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Quiet Transition In Covid times at CW there has been a major event – apart from no rugby.  Three-term President, Matt Gordon has transferred the torch de facto, to nine-year Board member, Dave ‘Bing’ Crossley.  Dave will be the second of the past five Presidents who played with the Oak...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Photo credit: SuperRugby.co and Getty Images - Hurricanes, 2016.   NZ Super Rugby Enters Prepare to Play Phase This morning, direct from Wellington, our correspondent pinged us the news that the five NZ Super Rugby teams have now entered the Prepare to Play Phase, with Highlanders hosting...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

What did it look like?  We include this screen to show evidence of the Zoom Room on Saturday last.  Fun to see all those looking in and to try to keep pace with the text Chat to-ing and fro-ing.  Today we recognise the rest of the winning crew.   PREMIER AWARD WINNERS WOMEN: Forward of the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The roots of the present are deep in the past!  Assistant Coach, Captain Ken,  2009. (Yonks ago, at least it seems like it, in times when a decade is as a day or a day, as a decade!) Unfortunately, the wind makes hearing complex in the early stages of the tape, listen closely to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TEN YEARS OF TALENTED TENS For a rugby club in B.C.’s Premier League to be a solid contender there needs to be a number of key components.  Although CW has only claimed the prize on one occasion in this decade, with the exception of the 2015/16 season, the club has often been a contender as far...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News

Rugby – Cash-strapped Around the Globe! The Coronavirus has been and will be the cause of many small and some, large businesses going under.  We alluded last week to those folk who have supported the CW cause and repeat the need to support those who support us wherever possible.  Today, we...


Vale - Jason Chikites

Vale - Jason Chikites

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Jason Chikites It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of one of our CW Alumni. Jason Chikites passed away suddenly on March 27, 2020 at his home in Vernon BC. He was 45. “Chiks” was a prop with immense talent and skill and could beat defenders with a dummy, a chip kick or...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Always will be a Future Much has occurred since our last posting. We have mustered a few items related to B.C. rugby that many may not be aware of and thought they might at least provide a distraction. Firstly, our own Club President, Matt Gordon has given a very clear statement as to...


The Latest - Rugby Canada Suspends All Activity

The Latest - Rugby Canada Suspends All Activity

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community

CW wishes to make the following known to all club members and the rugby fraternity. As per edict from RC; "On March 13, 2020, Rugby Canada announced it has made the decision to suspend all sanctioned rugby activities nationally effective March 14 until at least April 10. These activities...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Last Monday we commented that it was not possible to laud the efforts of any one man over another at last weekend's Sevens however we congratulate whoever the selectors were for the above team!  Nailed it with Nate and Harry's inclusion!  As for Isaac earning Impact Player of the Tournament,...


SO PROUD!!

SO PROUD!!

                                     (Photo credit - Nigel Reed, CBC Sports)                                                     (Photo credit - Daryl Dyck - Province newspaper.)Every rugby fan in Canada must still be on a total high following the weekend Sevens stop in Vancouver.  The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today we recognise four very special athletes who have graced the House of Windsor with their special skills and personalities in days past. We join RC in honouring these four of the recently announced seventeen inductees to the Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame. Mandy Marchuk, Britt Waters and...


Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Cometh the Hour, Cometh 'The Queen'! Scoring commenced early in this one with CW crossing on their first foray into Westshore territory. The hosts responded with some hard running and testing of tacklers and easily tied the affair. About mid-half, Kanty scored after a deft little dummy and...


Myriad of Matches

Myriad of Matches

  Tomorrow sees CW fielding five senior teams. The Men’s Islanders are slated for an early 10:00 a.m. kickoff at McDonald Park. At 11:00 a.m. the Women’s Reserves take on the visiting Comox Kickers at Windsor Park. Comox sit 1 – 1 whilst our CW ladies are 0 – 2. The Reserves get their second...


BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

(Complete credit to Rugby Canada for this interesting interview.) CW’s Josiah Morra (NSMT 7’s)   What was your pathway to the National Team like? I started my seven's journey with the Toronto Rugby sevens team down in New York. Ever since I played in my first elite tournament I knew I...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's, Karen Paquin, doing the hard yards! Plenty of rugby going on all around the world but nix at Windsor Park with yet another forecast for the weekend not exactly rosy! SIX NATIONS – Expected wins by Ireland and Wales but an upset in Paris where the Jones Crew (aka England) took one on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEVENS SUCCESSES Despite the cancellation of many of the matches in B.C., it was a lively weekend of rugby. CW’s Premier Women travelled to UBC. The Thunderbirds have graduated to the Premier Division and are the current National XV’s University Champs. The club has mustered a very...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

LET'S PUT SEATS IN THESE SEATS! First in, best dressed! CW is pleased to announce an early push for our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner, returning to the Union Club on February 29th. Organise your table of ten or purchase an individual ticket for this, ‘not to be missed’ event. Tickets...


One Way Traffic at Starfire

One Way Traffic at Starfire

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

  This writer has synthesized the twitter feed of last night’s game from the SeaWolves for the following report. The game was not shown however the scoring parade was denoted accurately and often! Seattle scored early and followed up soon after from a rolling maul from the lineout and...


Ian "Macca" Maclean - inducted into BC Rugby Hall of Fame

Ian "Macca" Maclean - inducted into BC Rugby Hall of Fame

CW is very proud to announce the induction of our very own, Ian “Macca” Maclean, to BC Rugby Hall of Fame. He is to be inducted this coming Saturday evening, at St. George's school and there will be many club colleagues present to support and celebrate alongside him and his wife Frances....