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Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

When will he ever learn?? England’s captain, Dylan Hartley, sent from the field once again last week. The disdain on Eddie Jone’s (face in the crowd), kinda said it all! Hartley had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he swung a ‘haymaker’ which made some contact, arguably...


Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

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

Not too long ago we made an appeal for funds for Gerald Steenkamp, a former CW player and coach, to seek the maximum medical assistance for his dire health condition. Gerald ended up pursuing alternative medicine for his battle, something he was extremely grateful for however, as is most often...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men

Men’s Sevens Cape Town proved to have some very positive highs and disheartening lows for our boys on the weekend. Mooner led the boys out for his fiftieth tournament – a historic feat, ( "CW's" ) Pat Kay crossed for the country’s 2000th tally vs England, amongst his 37 other points scored for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Men

                                                                                                                     Yesterday's blog finished with compliments to last year's grads who came back to Windsor to cheer on this year's counterparts. Today we continue this story line.  We...


Is This the One?

Is This the One?

It has been a rewarding “first half” of rugby for CW with The Ones finishing in third spot and the Prems in second – the only Island club with both teams in the playoffs! Of course, these placings pose a challenge on Saturday, with The Ones needing to travel to Port Alberni whilst the Prems need...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Nicholas bags a hat trick! CW U18 Boys have once again made their way to the B.C. Championship Finals. CW is defending Champ and this year’s version will seek to follow last year’s feat when they play Cowichan RFC in the Final next Sunday at Windsor Park. Yesterday, the lads defeated...


Upcoming Rugby Engagements

Upcoming Rugby Engagements

This weekend; Today, Canada’s NSMT are playing Samoa at time of posting. The downstream is interrupted but you could try www.worldrugby.org Canada will be bolstered by the return of Jamie Cudmore and Philly Mack gets the start at #9. Hearn returns to the centers with Blevins, a combination...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Zuss on the scoot! Well, it was a bit of an error prone game, some inconsistencies from the ref, although she did apply them equally to both teams! We applaud Canada’s NSWT effort in their 20 – 10 loss to N.Z.’s Black Ferns, 3 tries to 2, this morning (our time). A further try under the sticks...


#1 Vs #2, NZ Silver Ferns Vs Canada

#1 Vs #2, NZ Silver Ferns Vs Canada

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / Senior Women

Tomorrow, 5:00 a.m. HERE You've gotta love the resolve described in this video! (Compliments of R.C.) DUBLIN — Canada’s senior women’s head coach Francois Ratier has kept the same starting XV for Wednesday’s titanic clash with the New Zealand Black Ferns. After beating Ireland...


Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Anton on his way to a hat trick! Katie McNally goes hard!   We preface this week’s game reports with a shout out to Erich Eichhorn from Allsports Media. Erich has kindly provided us with a couple of game pix as our main man, Ron Willems, is successfully recuperating from surgery and will...


First Up - Canada Women

First Up - Canada Women

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSWT

The picture tells the story.  The ladies looked sooo good - hard running, retention, great lines, solid sets and as usual - Zuss added a brace! ...


A New Captain Canada

A New Captain Canada

DTH van der Merwe will carry the honor of the Captaincy for the first time against Romania. This is a very well-deserved honor for this young man who has given yeoman’s toil and blood for the Canadian cause and leads by example. CW wishes ‘Deet’ and his boys “all the best”. A CW Six Pack...


Deserving Honors

Deserving Honors

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / B.C. Rugby / NSWT

Today’s second posting honours debatably, the finest female rugby player in Canadian history, Heather Moyse. Heather was inducted this week, along with many other outstanding International rugby players, into the World Rugby Hall of Fame, joining fellow Canadian, Gareth Rees. We quote a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Andrew Goodmunseth on the go.... Cowichan RFC Ambush CW! Cowichan RFC laid a reality check on the visiting CW Ones last Saturday at Herd Road. The Piggies were full value for a convincing 46 – 19 win, rounding out an “up-Island trifecta” for the weekend. At one point, Cowichan had two men in...


A Tale of Two Halves aka Temporary Table Toppers!

A Tale of Two Halves aka Temporary Table Toppers!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

Last night at UVic it was a game of two halves with The Visitors, a team which could control its own destiny, doing just that by the end of the night. It was good to see CW do that and also to finish with a flourish, both aspects we have not witnessed in recent seasons. The Vikes opened by...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A tip of The Ruggernut's cap to StFX Women CIS Champs CW Rugby congratulates St FX Uni on their victory over Ottawa Gee Gees at the CIS University Championships, 27 – 19 on Sunday last. The Victoria faithful – dedicated rugby fans were conspicuous by their absence at most games, with the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Prems / News / Fifteens / NSMT

Last week our site made some prognostications about professional rugby in Canada. Fortuitously, our guesswork has been answered, mere days later! We bring you two sources (lengthy in content but both pov’s without you having to search), from Rugby Canada and a response tweet from Head Honcho...


CW/Westshore Split a Pair

CW/Westshore Split a Pair

Well and truly smothered! It was a throwback to over a decade ago when league rugby returned to Carnarvon yesterday – and a huge thanks to the neighbours who retrieved some balls booted over their fence – hope you enjoyed the games! Decimation of the Windsor site saw CW playng at Carnarvon...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CIS action begins tomorrow at UVic. The UVic Women, led by prolific point-scorer, Jess Neilson, member of CW’s Premiership winning team and Coach, Britt Waters who dons The Tricolor each week will both play a huge role as to whether UVic will be able to retain the title they won last year. Other...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / NSWT / Prems / Senior Men / Senior Women

NSMT’s Twelve Tries Check out this utube show of the tries scored in Uruguay in the recent PRC’s. The one we love features CW’s Anton Ngongo, on debut, pop passing to Raymondo Barkwill for another Barkwill classic. Speaking of Ray, you will note his close attendance in all of the tallies when...


Deja vu, all over!

Deja vu, all over!

Lucas in di-sguise with stripes on! This Saturday, UVic will return to The House of Windsor for a replay of three weeks back, led by the likes of Lucas Hammond. Hammond has made the tough choice of declining to return to the NSMT’s 7’s program but rather to continue his education and get on with...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

MIA for a number of seasons, following a major leg fracture, fans can expect the return of Dalsin to Windsor this Saturday. A Full Slate for Saturday CW will have two women’s teams on the road this Saturday, U18 Girls at the Kamloops Rugby festival and our Premier Women at Seattle. The Prems...


Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Captain Wooldridge drives for the line! With seven players who have suited up for The Tricolours this season, missing on duty with NSMT’s XV’s or VII’s, CW will rely heavily on the contribution of two former Vikes captains, Dustin Dobravsky ( #8 ) and Remi Ancil as they travel cross-town...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sevens Seek to Right the Ship Rugby Canada has confirmed speculation by many of the appointment of Damian McGrath as the new Men’s 7’s coach.  The players have a week to sign contracts and it will be back to work this week, in the most literal sense of the word, be it verb or noun!  Hopefully,...


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The final reports from an undefeated weekend have come to this blogger’s desk. From the Westshore Women’s Premier match; what is becoming the hallmark of Ceedub women – a complete team effort with an emphasis on defence was once again the mainstay in their win, a total commitment to the tackle...