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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TO A MAN!  (Photo; BCRN) Very interesting to note the NSMT’s 7’S were present to a man to offer their thanks and best wishes to their past coach, Damian McGrath, last Friday at JBAA. The coach gave each player a mounted collage of memory, recorded in photo after the team had won their only...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ANOTHER WOMENS' SPECTACLE AT WESTHILLS   Elation, but…..Britt Benn’s face shows the exhaustion and possibly, the frustration of yet, another ‘Home’ underachievement.   A great weekend of Sevens, buoyed by excellent turnouts on both days. The new stands worked well and yes if the same can...


The World in Union

The World in Union

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To the Victors go the Spoils CWRFC would like to congratulate ALL of last Saturday’s Provincial Finalists in the many grades of men and women. The winners achieved their success through hard work and we offer our best wishes to them. It was notable to see teams from all over the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Further Reflection on Saturday – Battles Within the Battle [Pictured, Carter grasps at Clayton, while Gavin sets up and Riley oversees!]  In the FRF it was Carter White against Clayton Thornber.  Both chaps have come up through the CW Minis and Age Grade ranks.  Clay via SLS and Carter...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo, credit to CW's Wendy Norman; see MORE for other match photos) .......AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR   Pre-game, UVic's Martin-Freek took a blow and Findlay started. The game was only three minutes old when CW put their stamp on it and it proved to be indelible. Morra broke out and fed...


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...


Tricolours Best Visitors

Tricolours Best Visitors

It was a good day at the House of Windsor despite the weather conditions varying from deplorable to acceptable. The table was set with a close-fought, well played, Men’s 3RD Div. match between Westshore and CW. The win went to the Visitors, something like 41 – 33, with ALL of CW’s points...


Saturday's a Rugby Day

Saturday's a Rugby Day

A strong men's combination has been selected to face Rowers in the final league game of the season. Rowers went down to JBA last weekend with a score line of 12 – 48 and have to return to the Island again to face a team preparing their game for playoff action. The Rowers have been doing it...


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...


RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

A Front Row Fraternity of Great Substance It was with sadness that we read Ray Barkwill’s Facebook posting last Friday. Slated to be the Rugby World Cup’s second oldest player to compete when the event takes place in Japan, in September, he has been sadly deprived of that honour. At...


A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

WEEKEND MATCHES Men’s Islanders Westshore Men’s 3RDS @ Windsor, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.Women’s Prems Vs Westshore at Juan de Fuca, Saturday, 12:00 noon. CW’s Julia Folk Hits the Big Time (Again). The club would like to give a shout out to Julia Folk this week.  The Tricolours...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bill Visits Victoria The William Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup is coming to Victoria tomorrow.  It will be at the Parliament Building at 12 noon. You can have your photo taken with the trophy, currently held by N.Z.  For young children there will be Rookie Rugby activities on the lawns of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men

MASSIVE SHOUT OUT TO CANADA NSMT VII'S Connor Braid picked up the slack after Nate Hirayama succumbed to injury early in the proceedings at BC Place over the weekend.  Connor, who led the IMPACT Stats last weekend in Vegas, was the second top point scorer in Vancouver and was selected on...


BIG NIGHT Under Lights

BIG NIGHT Under Lights

CW took a pair off Westshore last night at Juan de Fuca. Just comparing the training and playing conditions as attested by the lighting facilities for the two clubs places CW in the ‘Spartan’ category and provides a definite home field advantage but on this night that was not to be. Despite...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TRY! Bonus Point Upset for Hosts CW Premier Women came up HUGE against an undefeated, league-leading Capilanos on Saturday. The Tricolours opening try, courtesy of Natasha Louckes came very early. It was followed in short order after some committed running and quality transfers and so...


"D.J." Back in the Fold

"D.J." Back in the Fold

CW Rugby had to search long and deep to find a picture of DJ Sears-Duru in action. We go back some six years when DJ first came to the west coast as a touted junior prospect with a national team future. Djustice played 2 – 3 seasons with the Tricolours before this prediction came to fruition....


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,...


The Latest

The Latest

Don't be disappointed - a few seats at the door.  Make sure you've got a few twenties for some fun stuff!    Shout out to Ciaran Hearn, a familiar face in a Ceedub uni.  'Hearnia' was with his winning team mates last night in their seven try to bagel, 56 - 0 victory over Chile. ...


A Chilly Welcome to Chile!

A Chilly Welcome to Chile!

  A penny for your thoughts? Coach Jones will try to conjure a selection that can provide a win for the home team at Westhills on Friday evening (7:00 p.m.) when Canada welcomes Chile. Both Chile and Canada have failed to secure a victory after two matches in the ARC competition,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(One that got away!) A Really BIG 'Shoe' What a show this week should be! Men and women will be back at it on the practise pitch tomorrow for the weekend’s matches. Our Premier Women travel to UBC on Saturday and our Islanders Men play Comox at The House of Windsor and the Reserves...


CANADA VS CHILE (ARC)

CANADA VS CHILE (ARC)

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fundraiser / Victoria BC / NSMT / Senior Men

For those regulars OR others who may have recently (like half an hour ago!!) read a confusing blog - NOTE - CORRECTION. (Ruggernut's bad!!)    The four tickets that CW has available are for this game on Friday (not a previously assumed, Saturday!)  The match is at Westhills, k.o. 7:00...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GIRLS RUGBY CONTINUES TO GROW Today's photo features three young CW players who participated along with seventeen team mates at the U12 and U14 levels and 73 other girls from Westshore, Cowichan, James Bay and Comox at a weekend clinic held at Belmont H.S., conducted by BCRU Youth...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PLAYER OF THE YEAR CW congratulates Brandon Schellenberger who has been named the winner of the Phil Mack Award for the Indigenous Rugby Player of the Year. Last year U.Vic’s, Crosby Stewart won the inaugural presentation. We applaud the work that Thunder Rugby and its Patron, Phil Mack,...