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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sevens Spectacle   Congratulations, Bianca! Today we offer a shout out to both our Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams who finished 3rd and 4th respectively in Paris.  Unfortunately, for the Women the win over France was still not sufficient to nab third place overall in the HSBC Series.  For...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

With a number of recent blogs on this site referring to “pathways” of players, today we bring an article to our readers from Dave Crossley.  Dave has been very active in developing girl’s rugby and also with the commencement of the Women’s program at CW Rugby.   WHERE ARE THEY NOW? “Having...


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,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Canada U20 Men’s Team Today, CW wishes to offer our congratulations to a number of young men who have been selected to represent Canada in the upcoming (June 12 & 16) North American Qualifier against the U.S.A. in Houston.  We gave Schellie a shout-out on Monday after his play in the Trial...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW congratulates Sandro Fiorino on the recent announcement of his selection as Head Coach of our NSWT’s XV’s program.  There will be an upcoming trial game between East and West as he starts to compile a “long list” of talent.  Our CW female program would like to congratulate the CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Captain, Nathan Stewart snags lineout ball. Regional Rugby. Lower Island Crimson Tide men nipped Combined Tsunami (Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Cowichan and Campbell River), this past weekend, 40 – 38.  Nate (above), was joined in POrt Alberni by club mates, John Braddock, Liam Chisholm,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Headed To New Zealand   The latest has Anton ‘The Magician’ Ngongo off to N.Z.  Anton will ply his trade with Oamaru Old Boys Club in North Otago.  Ceedub wishes him all the best and we throw in this body of work that could not fail to impress most coaches.  The Magician has worked hard on...


Our Man in New Zealand

Our Man in New Zealand

Had word recently from CW’s, Jordan Ford, giving it a go in Canterbury.  Jordan had the first half of the season at the House of Windsor but as many young men are wont to do, packed his bags and headed to the Mecca of Rugby Football – N.Z.  Jordan has picked up with Timaru and from his report,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PUTTING THE SEASON TO BED   This writer has to thank all those who dressed for the Men’s Prems this season for a job well done.  One firstly thinks of the multiple-season stalwarts, Braddock, Thornber, Heppy and Ollie and a few others with not as much seniority.  Then one reflects on the likes...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

BARNARD CUP WINNERS.  2017-18.   It is with our deepest sympathy that we offer the most sincere condolences to the family of Elliot Eurchuk, for their recent loss.  Circumstances of this sad loss can be read HERE.  We offer the President’s message which summarizes matters for our CW Family, I...


....And Then There Were Four!

....And Then There Were Four!

OMG....Shut the front door! Heartiest congratulations to CW Men and Women Premier teams, both qualifying for the final four.  The Men turned the tables on UVic with a 45 – 37 win and the women had a fantastic victory over Burnaby, 53 – 29 on Saturday.  Indeed, CW is one of two club sides...


Authors of Our Own Demise?

Authors of Our Own Demise?

Those darn Vikings! A word of THANKS, from the Captain.   “Last Saturday it was bums in seats, this Saturday it was boots on ground.”  Captain, Nathan Stewart has responded graciously on behalf of the club’s players for the generosity of CW’s patrons.  Yesterday, our two men’s...


Canada (and CW) Commonwealth Games History

Canada (and CW) Commonwealth Games History

The show was very young when Canada opened the scoring against South Africa, Caroline Crossley crossing for the first ever try in the inaugural Women’s Sevens. They went on to “bagel” RSA, 29 – 0.  Their second match, saw a somewhat unheralded, Kenya give them stiffer opposition with the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Little Master in action   Our game report labelled Gus Boyd-Porter as “The Little Master”.  Indeed, an honour.  Clive Churchill, the original and still, one and only, played rugby league for South Sydney Rabbitohs in the 50’s.  Sydney’s southern suburbs were a tough place to reside...


Oh What a Night!

Oh What a Night!

CW Rugby wishes to thank its many patrons, sponsors of major open auction items, friends and fans who participated in the weekend’s Annual Fun(d)raiser event. A successful night of fun and friendship it was!  The tenor of the evening was set with a wonderful jersey presentation to the club by...


Playoffs Loom Large

Playoffs Loom Large

The Magician returns! CW ‘s Men’s and Women’s Prems face their penultimate matches this weekend as the BCRU Premiership playoffs loom large.  Coach Dovanne has mustered a strong women’s side to put out against the Sarries, a club that has had little success on the field of late.  That being...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The recent announcement by R.C. of its approach to RWC qualification has become a hullabaloo of controversy amongst B.C. rugby fans.  Samantha Shorter, President of BCRU, recently replied with an open letter to RC, a letter which articulately expressed a B.C. viewpoint, a position which...


Path to the Playoffs

Path to the Playoffs

Loopy Celebrates the Hardware! CW’s path to the playoffs received a speed bump these past few days with the public announcement by Rugby Canada and personal note to affected clubs that it has selected a group of Centralized Players, solely dedicated to winning the repecharge and inclusion in...


Dust 'Em Off!

Dust 'Em Off!

Dust off the golf clubs and put yourself and foresome into this picture!  Simple, with a bid on one of a number of golf packages at local clubs, on the block at the auction at our upcoming Dinner and Fundraiser held this year at Victoria's Union Club.  Time marches on. Book your...


Four on the Road

Four on the Road

Ceedub faces the burden of travel this weekend as all four senior teams face crucial matchups as the road to the playoffs escalates.  The women travel to Capilanos to face the second placed team.  An upset victory could put them in the driver’s seat, playoff-bound.  Last time the teams met...


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...