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....A Good Show It Was.

....A Good Show It Was.

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

This site wants to be amongst the first to congratulate the boys on their performance Vs Samoa.  Canada still remains on a five game losing streak to #9, Samoa but it was the closest they have come to a W.  The Ruggernut beat the 71/2 points spread, won money and waxed lyrical about many...


Wholesale Changes for Tomorrow's Tussle.

Wholesale Changes for Tomorrow's Tussle.

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

Coach Crowley has made twelve starting alterations to the team that lost to Tonga, in preparation for the highest ranked P.N. opponent, Samoa.  The teams will do battle at BMO Field, To., tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. (PST), televised live on TSN #5.  This will be another test to see just who can do...


Tonga Topples Canucks

Tonga Topples Canucks

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

Featured is one shining moment in last night’s game for the hosts. Canada started well and finished okay however from about 35 minutes in, when Underwood was inexplicably yellow carded (my opinion according to laws), offered little.  It was a match which was not controlled well by the M-I-M...


Discipline a Key Factor

Discipline a Key Factor

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups

...........and so it will need to be as Tiedemann, Moonlight and Carpenter get starting nods for tomorrow night's contest against #12 ranked, Tonga at Swanguard Stadium at 7:00 p.m.  Tieds at the expense of Woolridge, Dougie perhaps for not getting a clear decision over his opposite man last...


Monday's Musings: Memories from World Cups Past.

Monday's Musings: Memories from World Cups Past.

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / RWC

Memories from World Cups Past. (Cardinal’s – First ever RWC, Canadian Try) ……and so another four years have passed and the boys are in camp again, a select group will earn the honour of representing Canada with the plethora of nations at the acme of our game.  Canada has played in every RWC...


PAC NATIONS CUP OPENER

PAC NATIONS CUP OPENER

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / NSMT / Sevens

After watching Australia’s Wallabies nip RSA’s Springboks as a curtain-raiser, it was certainly anti-climactic, sticking out the Japan/Canada match, won by Japan, 20 – 6 with a lone try. It was a frustrating game for Canadian players; the ref (who was short of his “A” game); one assistant ref...


Representative Action Ramps Up

Representative Action Ramps Up

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

Our Man in the Middle - Raymondo Barkwill Canada, the lowest ranked of a “mid-group” of nations (#17), embarks on an ambitious RWC build up tomorrow when they take on #13 ranked, Japan in San Jose in Pacific Nations Cup action. The game can be viewed at www.worldrugby.org. Kick-off 5:00 p.m....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

Medal Mania at Pan Am's. Canada’s Women’s Sevens second home-soil appearance for this season, was pure gold as they routed the U.S., 55 – 7 to win the first-ever Women’s Pan Am title. The side surrendered only a mere nineteen points over six games in the competition.  One simply cannot find...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

CW Men's Coaching Team for the Coming Season CW’s President, Don Swainson, has announced the coaching team for men’s rugby for the coming season.  Don offers; “We are pleased with the strength of our coaching and management staff.  We also have good numbers of returning elite players and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

CRC’s MAC TIER CUP CHAMPS Prairie Fire and CW’s, Adam Bontus Hoists the Trophy High Despite it being “old news” we will offer our two bits on the recent CRC Championship.  Congratulations to the Prairie Fire who knocked off four time winners of the MacTier Cup, Ontario Blues, 33 – 25.  Under...


Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Line-ups / News

The British Columbia Rugby Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Annabel Kehoe as the new Chief Executive Officer of BC Rugby. Prior to joining BC Rugby, Kehoe was the Director of Business Development at Rowing Canada Aviron, where she was tasked with...


A Kiwi-kinda' Day

A Kiwi-kinda' Day

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT

  In the world of rugby (aka known as football), there are few countries that do it better than the small Island nation of New Zealand.  Yesterday bore witness to that success once again with the Highlanders beating N.S.W.’s Waratahs, 35 – 17; the Hurricanes beating Canberra’s Brumbies, 29 – 9;...


Friday Fun Facts

Friday Fun Facts

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / NSWT

Where in the world is Jake?  A noted absence from the B.C. Bears announced squad for CRC’s was the name of Jake Ilnicki.  Transpires, that with a little bit of sleuthing via Riley, we found him turning up as a regular front row starter with Sydney’s oldest established First Grade club,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the Game Photo, CW’s, 'Yak' (Nanyak Dala) and 'Puck' (Derek Daypuck) pictured, “giving back”. Rugby Canada recently posted the fact that the game of rugby is growing in leaps and bounds, although this may be hard to fathom when clubs are having trouble (CW included) finding numbers...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / Clinics / CW Rugby / Victoria BC

BCRU AGM: The AGM has been and gone.  We did a little digging and found it was rather poorly attended, e.g. only three VIRU clubs being represented in person; Fraser Valley having only one club represented in person and proxy votes being the order of the day.  Not a great idea to have this...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / NSMT / Sevens

Mack Makes Miraculous Return Rugby Canada has announced its fourteen for Charlotte this weekend at the NACRA Sevens Olympics Qualifying Tourney.  The return of Phil Mack is ever so heartening and we all hope that his rehabilitation is permanent and secure.  What an athlete this man is, despite...


Moonlight's Men

Moonlight's Men

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Captain, John Moonlight will lead the following team in the NACRA Sevens Tournament, Saturday and Sunday upcoming.  Tyler Ardron, Connor Braid, Justin Douglas, Sean Duke, Mike Fuailefau, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, Nathan Hirayama, Harry Jones, Phil Mack, Taylor Paris, Conor Trainor and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Pyke Tops the Ton in Aussie Rules The former Canadian rugby international played his 100th game on Saturday when Sydney faced Gold Coast.  The Swans, in second place, swamped their NSW neighbours by some fifty points. Steve Taubert, a former Swans ruckman and current coach, admits when he...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / NSMT / Prems / Sevens

Oh to be…… ……………a fly on the wall. The upcoming BCRU AGM, June 21st will see as its central issue debate and voting on the following, very cleverly, word-smithed motion, relating to the inclusion of Seattle Saracens in the CDI Premier League for the 2015/16 season.  The gist of the motion...


Monday's Omission and Apology

Monday's Omission and Apology

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / NSMT

We mentioned Parish's game winner yesterday but failed to mention a terrific winger's finish, following a two-man "miss" pass and eight hard yards to pull a massive upset for Glasgow Warriors over a heavily favored Ulster.  DTH was the culprit, coming off the bench and adding to a very...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Juniors / News / NSWT

Can't get enough! The euphoria continues…. heady stuff for Canadian women with Paquin and Landry being voted on the Dream Team from Amsterdam. The Women’s Series season All Star Team has Paquin and Steacy on it as well. Congratulations to these three ladies, specifically and their team...


Done Deal - Women Qualify!

Done Deal - Women Qualify!

Posted in High School / B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / NSWT

Superlatives by the sackful for Canada Women’s Sevens! Tournament win over the Aussies to be unbeaten in this event, #2 overall finish to Series, Rio bound, Landry points leader, solidifying her place at top of points overall….. What a finish to Amsterdam. A great, PACKED stadium, full...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / VIRU Tide Rugby

A note of "good luck" to Canada's U20 men who play an explosive Tongan side in semi final action today in Portugal.  Winner will go for "promotion" to the Tier One Tourney. Go, Canada! Tip of the cap to the Junior Barbs who won the South Island comp yesterday with a 50 - 43 fest of points...


Did the Dough on Day Two!

Did the Dough on Day Two!

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Backed the boys but the U.S. was simply too good, winning 29 – 10 on a day that simply turned out to be ALL U.S., posting 43 points on England and 45 on the Aussies in the final. Well done! This final tourney saw the U.S. as winners, Fiji, win the overall series and Fiji, RSA, N.Z. and England,...


Road to Rio Narrows

Road to Rio Narrows

Posted in Canada Rugby / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

In what has been a heady twelve hour period of Canadian rugby, we salute our NSWT Sevens. For this pundit, no surprises with their second place finish at London, retaining second overall but now, being tied with the Aussies. Our women are flat out, very good! Day One they pounded their...