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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...


Kudos to Rugby Canada

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Rugby Club

It is great to report Rugby Canada "thinking outside the box".  Last week, RC's Steve Lancaster, newly appointed, Kiwi Manager of High Performance and Mike Shelley, SMNT U20 Coach, visited the CFL trials for players selling their wares to the various Canadian scouts.  This UTube Total...


South Africa Takes Home Prize As Sun Sets On Edo

South Africa Takes Home Prize As Sun Sets On Edo

Posted in Canada Rugby / Sevens

Despite winning the Shield at Tokyo, Canada Mens Sevens squad dropped two places on the overall table, with both Australia and England vaulting back into the top ten.    Day#2 saw the boys lose to Kenya, 5 -17 and drop to the Shield Competition.   After a 35 - 0 drubbing of Spain, they...


Tenuous Start To Tokyo

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Canada found the going tough in their opener at the Tokyo Sevens.  Everyone wants a part of the "top ten" and hosts, Japan, containing names such as Loti Toquiri and one or two other of non-Japanese lineage, showed no respect in their 14 - 10 win over Canada in the tourney's opener.  Japan...


The Weekend That Was!

The Weekend That Was!

The curtain draws on a very interesting weekend.  Firstly, congratulations to the NSMT Sevens, marginally being nutted by Samoa 7 -12 in the Plate Final at Hong Kong.  The boys earned 12 MAJOR points, moving up the ladder to ninth place, vaulting the more illustrious 'Poms'.  An excellent...