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...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

The Ontario Blues have announced their starters for tonite's contest at Langford. It is a side with heaps of talent and a strong Tricolored flavour. In the front row, recent adoptees and Team Canada victors over the U.S., Barkwill and Woolridge will be joined by Dolezel and they will line...


CW's Fall Cause

CW's Fall Cause

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Victoria BC

Castaway Wanderer's Community Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin is very pleased to announce the Club's volunteer initiative for the Fall.  Each year CW supports a unique cause.  This season, it is blood donorship.  There have been members of the rugby community requiring blood transfusions and...


Vancouver Island - A Big Game

Vancouver Island - A Big Game

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

B.C. Bears' Sean Ferguson on the fly.   B.C. Bears go into action against Ontario Blues this coming Friday evening at Westshore Stadium, 7:30 k.o.  It is unknown at this time if any NSMT players will be on show, so this site will bring selection details as soon as we know.  The Bears...


Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / RWC

Apart from those countries which qualified from NZ in 2011, Canada has become the FIRST country to qualify for the next RWC to be held in England in 2015.  The "return" match against The Eagles was certainly not pretty but as the header tells, the boys got the job done, winning 13 - 11...


Home Cooking Should Do The Trick

Home Cooking Should Do The Trick

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Coach Crowley has gone with the same starting selection for Saturday's "return" match against The Eagles at Toronto's BMO Field, with the exception of injured players, Hamilton and Cudmore.  Ray Barkwill gets his chance to start and won't dissapoint but will need to harness his "chirpiness" to...


Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Burkie Joins Board R.C.    Rugby Canada is all A-Twitter with the announcement yesterday of B.B.'s addition to the Board. Brian  Burke was "appointed"  (Vs. volunteered/elected/nominated).  The patter is that Burke will bring a positive profile, although the opinions are polarised in the...


In Pursuit Of Bill

In Pursuit Of Bill

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Rugby Club

Joy at home with tweets of support from Simon Pacey in the east to Kenny Goodland in the west, former NSMT players supporting and congratulating the current crop on yesterday's win!  It was a tough start to the day for this writer as his beloved Wallabies received yet another "clinic" from the...


Canada Announces Strong XV

Canada Announces Strong XV

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Rugby Club

Coach Crowley has announced a very strong starting XV to play the U.S. in South Carolina this Saturday.  Andrew Tiedeman gets the nod to replace Hubie at loose head and Ryan Hamilton starts ahead of Barkwill.  The locks, Jab Sinclair and Cudmore bring a welcome edge, a mongrel that maybe has...


Let's Start At The Top

Let's Start At The Top

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

After watching Canada open the scoring within two minutes of the k.o. after a sixty meter scoot by Jessica Dovanne, evading some three or four English tacklers and convert.....the downstreaming left lots to be desired!  Did manage to get "the lightning break" when players were forced to leave...


R.C. Goes Super Bigtime @ Red Nation!

R.C. Goes Super Bigtime @ Red Nation!

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Harry Jones and Tyler Hotson rang the bell today at the T.S.X. as Rugby Canada has now "gone...


B.C. Bears Growl

B.C. Bears Growl

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

BC Bears open their CRC campaign tomorrow at UBC (7:00p.m.)  It will be like a home coming event for CW as Buckley, Thornber and Morris let's add CW Mini and Jr grad, now with UVic, Luke Mc Closkey who will line up for the Bears with Franklin, Sampson and Gilmour on the other side with...


Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News

Rugby Canada has announced its squad to play U.S. Eagles for early inclusion into the next RWC to be held in the U.K.  The squad has notable strong inclusions - van der Merwe, Cudmore and MacKenzie, players who were not available for the summer series of tests.  It will be devoid of Bydens,...


Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Things seem to be getting more and more challenging at the club level as the difficulties of developing and "keeping" players seems to be ever increasingly frustrating.  Oftimes it seems that talent is snapped up into a more and more demanding international fifteens and sevens program. ...


How About These Ladies?

How About These Ladies?

One cannot produce enough superlatives about our Nat's Women.  After a close loss to the home team, U.S.A. the other day, the women were given a reprieve by their "friends", England who came up with a close win in an upset over the same and previously undefeated, U.S.A.   The Maple Leafs had...


Go, You Good Things!!

Go, You Good Things!!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

Maple Leafs medal in Cali,...


Day #2 @ the World Games

Day #2 @ the World Games

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

The day opened with a solid win for Canada over Brazil by a scoreline of 26 to 7, with Hammond adding a singleton.  The boys then went up against the Argies, always a tough go in  South America - Rosario, Sao Paulo, Rio OR Cali!  Los Pumas 19, Canada 7 (3 tries to one).  So the boys were bound...


Canada Women Torch England (Again!)

Canada Women Torch England (Again!)

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

Canada's National Women's Team yesyerday defeated Englnd 29 - 25 at the Nations Cup being held in Colorado. The victory featured four good tallies.   This is a four country event similar to that featuring U20 teams last month.  The national squads of U.S.A., South Africa and England are...


Hubert Back to N.Z.

Hubert Back to N.Z.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Canada's loss has become Manawatu's gain with the news that Hubert Buydens has finally inked a pro contract.  In this writer's opinion, the man that most consistently stood out in the last RWC games for Canada was Big Hubie and it seems that he has finally received just reward with a two...


U20 Women Go Undefeated

U20 Women Go Undefeated

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / News / Rugby Club

The Womens Nations Cup for U20 play goes to .... CANADA!  The girls went undefeated in matches against the U.S.A. (2X - 27-3 in the Final!!), Great Britain and South Africa.  Go, you good things! Back in Canadaland, the B.C. Mens U19 team won the Age Grade Championships with a hard...


Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Womens Rugby has hit the headlines again in the rugby world!  WoooWeee!  The Women finished in third place at the recently completed World Student Games in Kazan.  They overcame Great Britain, 36 - 0 for the bronze medal.    Meanwhile, the Womens U20 team has posted an undefeated 3 -...


Youth International Sevens - Huge Success

Youth International Sevens - Huge Success

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

Canada's NSMT has lit up the Sevens world with a very successful winter campaign and if the action on show at UVic yesterday is any indication, the torch has been successfully passed down to our youth. Pictured is the B.C. Mens U18 team, winners in the Final over Ontario and featuring CW's...


PRC's RESULTS

PRC's RESULTS

A weekend of rugby wound up at UBC yesterday.  Champs were determined in Boys and Girls U18 and Boys U16 catgories as teams from around B.C. battled for the titles.  In the Girls U18 Div, Fraser Valley nipped the Vancouver Island Tsunami, 12 - 7.  These teams have had some classic contests...


CW Men Go 5 - 1 @ RWC

CW Men Go 5 - 1 @ RWC

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

Are these boys happy or are they wot?!??  Canada's Men knew they were in tough being in a Pool with the Kiwis and unfortunately, the campaign  did not start as well as the group had hoped, with Coach John, stating the opening stanza being about as poorly as the group had performed on the...


Canada Performs To The Max

Canada Performs To The Max

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

This news is not straight off the pitch as we had hoped to bring it to readers but we have been off the airwaves today, so it may be stale but let's revel in the successes of Canada's Men's & Women's teams at the RWC in Moscow.  What a way for the rugby fans of Canada to celebrate Canada Day. ...


SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

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

Canada's Men's & Women's teams take to the pitch today in Moscow in RWC action.  For the men, UVic's  Nate Hirayama has been handed the captaincy for the campaign, always a chance as often Yak comes off the bench as an impact sub,  'onya, Nate - all the best to you and the boys from Ceedub. ...