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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...


Scholtzie Returns

Scholtzie Returns

Sorry about the reso - after all, he is larger than life! CW takes on UVic on Saturday at Windsor in two matches - Ones Vs Norsemen @ 1:00 p.m. and Prems Vs Vikes @ 2:45.  On paper it appears to be pretty even as both teams strive to get a leg up on Barnard Cup standings.  James Bay lead the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A CW Homecoming This coming weekend will see the return of many former CW Juniors and others who have spent countless hours at Windsor but now ply their trade with UVic. The Vikes will likely feature names from the following; Macbryan Bos, Jeff Nishima-Miller, Joe Erlic, Morgan Tate, Fergus...


A Super Saturday at Windsor

A Super Saturday at Windsor

Rugby fans will be the guaranteed winners this coming Saturday at Windsor Park with three games of action on the pitch including the defending women’s Premiership Champions CW, taking on Cowichan R.F.C. and ending with one of the most storied rugby rivalries in Canada as James Bay travels...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

U18 Boy's Action - Lachie Gives a "Don't Argue"! Further weekend Scores and tidbits:  A new chapter in CW U.18  boy's rugby kicked off last weekend when they crossed the Malahat to take on Cowichan. The fixture was belatedly moved to Brentwood College, a long-time supporter of CRFC and...


Strong Selection Announced to Face Westshore

Strong Selection Announced to Face Westshore

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

Castaway Wanderers, despite a very strong club culture, has had some lean years on the pitch in recent seasons. There has always been the odd, spirited, inspirational performance but the sustenance has not been there. There has been some solid off-season work done this past summer, in an effort...


YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

  Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., CW kicks off a Gala Opening to the coming season. Parents can register, try their hand at rugby golf and rummage through available swag while the kids from 5 – 15 can test their rugby skills. There will be an opportunity for pre-minis to run around a most...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Drive for the Prize Begins CW’s Men’s and Women’s teams get their campaigns underway next week. The Women travel to Burnaby Lake on Saturday, 16th to get started on the business of defending their B.C. Premier crown. With gaps in the starting line-up, the ladies will find out it is possibly...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Gala Kickoff to Rugby Season Today we bring readers a “teaser” notice for the tenth!  Saturday, 10th September, CW is planning a Gala Kickoff for this coming season, for players, parents and friends from minis to senior men and women.  It will be a day when newcomers will be introduced to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

PRORugby - The Future? We continue episode two with Ray and Jake. CW: A real global strength in North America is women’s rugby.  Recently we heard of the women’s game going pro in England.  How do you see the two genders being mutually supportive and bringing this lesser known sport to...


Monday's Musings - PRO Rugby

Monday's Musings - PRO Rugby

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

A SEASON’S REFLECTIONS A recent pleasure was to sit down with Jake Ilnicki and Ray Barkwill to reflect on their season past, ProRugby – U.S. style. Although we attempted to address some specific questions, the conversation often transferred to more generic issues facing Canadian and North...


Bronze Beauties!

Bronze Beauties!

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSWT / Sevens

Wonderful achievement.  Congratulations to all involved......parents, coaches, players - you do us proud.  Thanks for your sacrifices and role-modelling as to all that is good about sport.  Just a couple of personal opinions - Landry saved her best to last; Farella played well in the...