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Where Did It Go??

Where Did It Go??

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News

Looking for the game?  We were too!  The Canada Vs N.Z. Maori match will be aired live on Ch #5 and #225 (HD), TOMORROW  at 10:00 a.m.  Rugby Canada has used its perogative of NOT announcing the lineup until tomorrow as this is not a certified "International Test"!  One wonders what difference...


Young Guns Lead The Way

Young Guns Lead The Way

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

A feast of rugby takes place tomorrow.  It all starts at 10:00 a.m. PST when Canada plays NZ Maori in Toronto.  Unfortunately, at this late stage, we are still unable to procure a starting XV for the Maple Leafs but we know for sure there will be some Tricolor connections involved.  We wish...


NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

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

CW ("ex") and Toronto Nomad, Lucas Hammond (Ed. - Aplogies to Lucas, as we hear he has transferred to UVic this season), has been announced as Captain of the Canadian team to play in the upcoming North American Caribbean Rugby Association Sevens, to be held in the Caymans on November 9,10. ...


Overseas Update

Overseas Update

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News

Former Tricolor, 'Jab' Sinclair tastes the nectar of victory! It’s been a dream start to their Ospreys careers for Jeff Hassler and Tyler Ardron. Both signed in the offseason to provide depth at the Welsh region and both have more than achieved that goal only weeks into the season....


Canada Squad Announced

Canada Squad Announced

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups

Ardron on the fly Vs Maori   Rugby Canada announced today the squad of twenty six players for final selection for the NZ Maori game in Toronto next weekend.  The squad is as follows; Tyler Ardron, (Ospreys/Ontario Blues) Lakefield, ON Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues)...


Rugby On The Horizon

Rugby On The Horizon

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / Sevens

Canada's National Team players - men and women have an extremely heavy schedule on their plates over the next month with some players having to perform double duties at both sevens and fifteens play.   The men start on November 3rd when they take on the NZ Maori All Blacks, featuring six...


Pane Cracked But Not Shattered

Pane Cracked But Not Shattered

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Led by the Captain, Kleeberger, Canada put up a far better showing in last night's final ARC encounter than their midweek performance against the U.S. The set scrum was much improved with tight head scrum wins "book-ending" the encounter, far better tackling at the defensive line and for the...


A Window Of Opportunity?

A Window Of Opportunity?

Posted in Canada Rugby / Line-ups / News

With what appears to be a stronger side on paper, Canada will hope to cause a monumental upset in tonight's final ARC encounter against Argentina.  The locks have been beefed up, with Morrison partnering Flagg who had a good game in the opener against Uruguay, the back row looks bigger and...


Dryworld Is Everywhere

Dryworld Is Everywhere

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

  It is with great pride that CW can now announce its relationship with Dryworld Industries, joining other prominent rugby bodies, Rugby Canada and BCRN.  As published elsewhere on this site, Co-owner and CW faithful, Matt Weingart, yesterday presented a pair of Dry Feet to John...


ARC's Continue

ARC's Continue

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

  Pretty much yesterday's news now but a few words from this fan.  U.S. were bigger and better.  This was a win the red, white and blue would relish, rubbing some salt in with their three tries. I missed it in the flesh but watched "downstream" and it was a disappointing Canadian...


Worthy Effort Falls Short

Worthy Effort Falls Short

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

CW's, Ciaran Hearn in full stride Vs Spain   Canada gave another Sevens memorable effort at the 'first-up', Gold Coast Tournament yesterday when they were nipped by France in overtime in the Bowl Final, 14 - 19. Points earned in this opener have the men placed tenth of the sixteen teams on...


Wraps Off At Westhills

Wraps Off At Westhills

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

CW's, Mike Scholz crosses for the winning points Vs Uruguay.   Victoria's second hosting of the Americas Rugby Championships opened with a pair of games at Langford's Westhills Stadium last night.  Overall impressions...the event has been heavily marketted and a good crowd was present,...


Permutations Drop Canucks to Bowl

Permutations Drop Canucks to Bowl

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

Canada suffered two dismal spells of luck during the past 24 hours, losing both its Sevens Captain and XV's Captain to injury. At the Gold Coast in Oz, Canada opened against the always tough, Fiji.  Our boys respect but are no longer in awe of the opposition on the circuit and held the...


Captain Tieds Leads Canada Against Uruguay

Captain Tieds Leads Canada Against Uruguay

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

    CW's Club Captain, Andrew Tiedemann has been selected to lead the NSMT for their contests in the upcoming ARC's. Andrew will have Gorvorchin (BLRFC) and Jake Illnicki (Williams Lake) starting as FRF, Flagg (CW), Morrison (UBCOB), Kleeberger (CW), Coughlin (JBAA) McQueen (Balmy Beach)...


Gathering Of The Establishment

Gathering Of The Establishment

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

This week sees a FIRST for Canadian Rugby as the International Rugby Board (IRB) aka Gods of Rugby, gather in Vancouver for a week of meetings; a general meeting of the Board and its sub-committees.  As pictured, it is a propitious time to announce the ground-breaking for additional facilities...


Canada At The Gold Coast

Canada At The Gold Coast

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

The Maple Leafs landed in Brisbane yesterday in temperatures hovering around 30 deg., to play in the opening round of the Sevens Circuit.  The squad  includes a number of CW "connections" and will be captained by UVic's, Nate Hirayama. Senior members are; Ciaran Hearn, John Moonlight (nb....


Los Pumas Vover A Windsor Park

Los Pumas Vover A Windsor Park

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

CW Minis & U14's will take advantage of watching an International team train when Argentina takes to Windsor Park this coming Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and next Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  On Wednesday, the U14's will train after Los Pumas at 4:30 and Coach Shane has asked as many as possible to take in...


Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

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

Coach Crowley has announced his 25 man roster for the upcoming ARC's to be held again at Westhills Arena in Langford, starting October 11th when Canada takes on Argentina at 6:00 p.m.  It is a very interesting mix of players, predominantly coming from the recent CRC  Competition, an...


That Other Code

That Other Code

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

This time last year, our site was all agog with the news that CW and NSMT's player, Mike Pyke was playing in the Australian Rules Football Grand Final.  Not only was Mike playing, he featured predominantly and was feted widely in The Land Downunder when his Sydney Swans won the title.  One...


Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

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

CW is very happy to announce that Ro Hindson, of the former unamalgamated Castaway RFC was inducted to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame last week.  Hindson who played his rugby with UVic, UBC, UBCOB and a lengthy stint with Castaways, still has a strong affinity with CW RFC.    His blond flowing...


Off To Oz

Off To Oz

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Sevens

  Despite the unavailability of players such as; Mack, Trainor, Ardron, Duke, Hassler, O'Toole, De Goede, Kleeberger and Scholt, Geraint John has selected a solid squad for the trek to Oz.   Nate Hirayama from the Vikes will skipper the side which will include vets, Moonlight, Dala, Hearn...


CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Rugby Club

Looks like Fuli and Zac could be on opposite sides of the ball on Saturday!   Adam Kleeberger and Mike Fuailefau have been selected for the Bears as they take to the road for a hoped for, measure of respectability, this weekend.  The Bears ( 1 & 3) play the Prairie Wolf Pack (2 & 2) in...


Americas Rugby Championship

Americas Rugby Championship

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community

Rugby Canada will host the IRB Americas Rugby Championship 2013 in October at a time when the sport is enjoying unprecedented interest and growth in North America.   Hot off the back of Canada’s qualification for Rugby World Cup 2015, the four-team six-match IRB-funded international...


Recapping The Weekend

Recapping The Weekend

Scotty ('The Bus') Franklin, on the rampage at Gordon Head.  Relishing his return to #8, Scott had a solid game, being named MoM.  (Game photos posted - credits, Ron Willems.) The two matches at Gordon Head produced somewhat stereotyped results, with CW opening up big leads and the home...


All The Latest

All The Latest

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

D DAY FOR DONORS....... tomorrow (Friday 13th...nothing suspicious about that!!) is the last day for CW's Blood Drive.  Congratulations and thanks to NSMT guys, who give blood on and off the field - Adam Kleeberger, Connor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, Pat Kay, John Moonlight, Mike Fuli and Connor...