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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. ...


PNC #1 Goes To Fiji

PNC #1 Goes To Fiji

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Hats off to the inaugural winner of the Pacific Nations Cup, Fiji.  Fiji routed Tonga in Japan on the weekend, 31 - 21, the differential being reduced by a last minute Tongan try.  Throughout the game Fiji brought greater poise and structure and an edge in pace.  Bula!   Japan toppled U.S.A. by...


Rugby Canada Womens Sevens

Rugby Canada Womens Sevens

Posted in Canada Rugby / Girls Rugby / News / Sevens

CW would like all of our followers to take time to give a vote to NSWT member and Canadian Women's Player of the Year, Jen Kish.  Jen is one of five nominees for IRB's Women's Sevens P-O-Y.  Nominate players are; Kelly Brazier, New Zealand (213) Jennifer Kish, Canada (412) Kayla McAlister,...


Rugby Canada Golfing Extravaganza

Rugby Canada Golfing Extravaganza

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fundraiser / Victoria BC

Rugby Canada and the members of the Victoria Golf Committee invite you to join them for the Rugby Canada Players Championship Golf Tournament, a fundraising golf tournament at Olympic View Golf Club on July 11, 2013. Olympic View Golf Club boasts a variety of golf holes; each an...


CW's Everywhere, Man!

CW's Everywhere, Man!

There is a good CW presence in Canada's Sevens Team recently announced to do battle at the RWC 7's Competition in Moscow, starting on June 28th.  Captain Nanyak Dala is joined by Ciaran Hearn, Mike Fuailefau and Lucas Hammond.  Other members are James Bay's John Moonlight who has been a rock...


NSMT Plays Cherry Blossoms Tough

NSMT Plays Cherry Blossoms Tough

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports

In what could only be described as a chaotic and brutal schedule, Canada’s Men’s Team was nipped 16 – 13 in Japan yesterday.  With a bare three day recuperation period, including a cross-Pacific flight Canada faced an up beat Japanese side that had just drubbed Wales 28 – 3.  The players must...


Ireland Came To Play!

Ireland Came To Play!

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

Ireland laid a 40 – 14 licking on Canada at Toronto’s BMO field, not to mention CW’s Temple, in front of a record Canadian rugby crowd of 20,400 yesterday.  The six try to one final tally was probably representative of events, although as my wife said; “Our Canadian boys always seem to play...


GAME DAY

GAME DAY

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

Barkwill & Woolridge pack down in another uni.  Both men will be on the pitch today at some stage against Ireland and we wish them well.  News of note overnight saw the U.S. put in a pretty lethargic display in losing to the Kingdom of Tonga ("all glory to God") by a scoreline of 18 - 9. ...


CANADA Vs IRELAND

CANADA Vs IRELAND

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Canada has announced the team to play Ireland this Saturday, a game showed live on TSN at 5:00 p.m. (PST). #1 - Hubert Buydens, (Saskatoon Wild Oats/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK #2 - Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON #3 - Jason Marshall, (Atlantique...


Sour Grapes From Tongan Coach

Sour Grapes From Tongan Coach

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

The following article has been copied from MSN News, a story line, post Tongan loss to Canada.  For those who viewed the game and the infractions, it is hard NOT to agree with suspensions meted by an independant Board.   TORONTO - Canadian rugby coach Kieran Crowley has dismissed...


U20's Drop Final To Azurri

U20's Drop Final To Azurri

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Victoria BC

Canada trailed Italy at the interval by a mere four points, 6 - 10 in the JWRC Final.  However, not unlike the Senior Mens game, a massive 52 points were scored in the second stanza, with Canada being on the receiving end of a 23 -45 loss.  From reports a couple of "yellows" against Canada did...


CANADA HANGS ON FOR WIN

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports

  HERE'S THE MATCH VIDEO IF YOU MISSED IT - ENJOY!   Team Canada managed to hang on for 36 to 27 point win over visiting Tonga in their third Pacific Cup match.  This was the second win over Tonga in the past year, probably vaulting Canada over Tonga in world rugby standings.  It was a...


CW CONGRATULATES CAPTAIN CARPS

CW CONGRATULATES CAPTAIN CARPS

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

NSMT's Captain, Aaaron Carpenter reaches the FIFYT CAP plateau today when he leads the boys against Tonga.  This is an outstanding effort and he joins an ellite club.  CW wishes to offer sincere congratulations on this service and also wish him the best of luck in today's outing.  He will be...


Senior Men Vs. Tonga

Senior Men Vs. Tonga

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Coach Crowley has announced his squad of 23 players to go up against Tonga this Saturday at Queens University.  A delayed telecast of the match will be aired on Rogers Sportsnet World @ 6:00 p.m. (PST). Canada’s Roster for Tonga – Name, (Club/CRC Team) Hometown   #1 - Hubert Buydens,...


Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Some days are stones but yesterday was a four diamond day for Rugby Canada’s Men’s Program.  The Men’s U20 team scored a solid; four try victory over Uruguay, 36 – 15.  This put them at the head of Pool A and they now play Italy on Sunday to see who gets promoted back to the World Tier One...


Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

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

Coach Crowley has named his squad to take on the Fijians this Wednesday at BMO Field, Toronto, KO., @ 3:00 p.m. PST.  The Fijians defeated Japan handily last week and pose a problem for the Canadians.  If you watch French, English and Super XV rugby, you would be constantly amazed by the size...


I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!

"I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!"

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

Sydney Swans, winners of the Australian Footbal League (aka Aussie Rules), last season, currently sit in third place after ten games so far this season.  This is due in no small way to the league-leading "mark" taker, Canadian NSMT, Victorian and former CW-er, Mike Pyke.  Pyker was the talk...


SOME RECENT SCORES

SOME RECENT SCORES

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

CANADIAN U20:  Let's start with the most exciting!  Canada's U20's wailed on Japan with a six try performance, 39 to 15. Jake Webster from Ontario scored a hat trick, O'Leary added more points from the boot and Hammond played competently @ # 9 whilst Peter Van Buren was amongst the reserves. ...


BC BEARS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF

BC BEARS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

A strong triad of coach-management has been named for the upcoming summer season of CRC's.  Head Coach is Burnaby's, Jim Dixon, a man of eclectic rugby background and experience, who along with Kris De Scossa has been the mastermind of Burnaby's resurgence over the past three seasons.  He will...


MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

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

  Fuailefau and Scholz have been chosen to play, along with a couple of other Canucks including Pat Parfrey, for a Barbarian-style team against top English club, Saracens, this Friday Night as a  Fundraiser for Bermudan Youth Rugby.  The encounter will be filmed by UK's Total Rugby.  In the...


CANADA U20's OPEN WITH A

CANADA U20's OPEN WITH A

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Line-ups

"Irish /Canadian", Shane O'Leary from Limerick notched fourteen points with the boot as Canada opened their WJRC with a win over Tonga by a score of 24 to 6.  Tonga always has huge tough boys at this age group and two years ago, Canada suffered a loss to them.  It was good to read of solid play...


BITS & PIECES

BITS & PIECES

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

CANADA NSMT 16 - USA 9.  (FRF in action - Tieds and Hubie at work.) Canada Senior Mens Team defeated USA in the opener of the Pacific Nations Cup today in Edmonton.  Conditions were inclement as the boot of Connor Braid accounted for eleven points and Canada's John Moonlight scored the sole...


Match Preview - Canada vs USA in Edmonton, Alberta

Match Preview - Canada vs USA in Edmonton, Alberta

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby

  CANADA VS. USA: IRB PREVIEW Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Submitted by IRB Communications Ahead of Canada’s Pacific Nations Cup opener against the USA this Saturday, the IRB has released their official match preview document. This will be the inaugural PNC match...


Girls Sevens takes off in Victoria !

Girls Sevens takes off in Victoria !

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Sevens / Victoria BC

  Girls rugby is getting focus in both the province and locally as the BC High School Boys and Girls Sevens competition is underway in Vancouver this weekend.   Locally, girls rugby has received a big boost with its first ever Girls Sevens league boasting a total of 8 teams including the...


CW gets recognized at Rugby Canada Awards Dinner

CW gets recognized at Rugby Canada Awards Dinner

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Rugby Canada launched its First Annual Awards Dinner, Saturday night April 13th at The Westin Bear Mountain Hotel in Langford, B.C.   CW Rugby players with the National teams were well represented and two CW players received special recognition.   Prop Hubert Buydens was named the winner of...