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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Minis / Rugby Club / News / Community

Around Ceedub Belief in rugby obviously has not been lost in recent Covid times, given attendance at opening sessions for senior men and women last week and registration for our upcoming mini program. The fact that players had to be registered prior to any appearance on the pitch indicates a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TWO DECADES OF AUSTRALIAN CONNECTIONS It has been suggested around CW circles that in this 21st century, the Antipodes – Australia and NZ, have provided the club with a number of fine players and it would be interesting to see where they are now. Today, we go to Australia first up. Of the...


RUGBY RESTART @ CW

RUGBY RESTART @ CW

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

CW Rugby is pleased to announce that the registration process for the 2020 Fall Program is now open! Many hours have been spent by CW administrators to ensure CW Rugby’s return to play meets all the criteria of the BC Rugby Union, Rugby Canada and the BC Health Office. We invite you to watch...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

BUST THE RUST! This site is pleased to announce that Phase 3 Return to Play comes into effect on September 1st.  From BCRU, President Annabelle Kehoe, comes the following; The Ruggernut congratulates the club’s COVID Sub-commitee responsible for compiling the RTP material over...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Senior Men

Long time, no post!  Our last blog was a bio on Dave Spicer.  Today, the Doc features again.  This time with tight lines.  Past Pres, Chris (‘Oldspice’) Spicer bid on the Kinglsey Grant day fishing trip at the club's most recent fund-raiser.  Spice, being no chopped liver, won this bid last year...


SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

It being a Saturday, it's time for a rugby story ! SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS A feature of www.cwrugby.com has been a series of blogs we have run on the club’s Unsung Heroes. We would like to expand this idea by seeking to learn about some of the club’s successful old boys and the relationship...


Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

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

“The roots of the present lie deep in our past.”   Keeping with this theme in these Covid times, today we bring you a ‘Golden Oldie’, David Clarke.  Clarkie was an original Castaway, having come from the U.K. via Montreal and Cowichan and is one of a handful from his era who can be...


Return to Play Planning Update

Return to Play Planning Update

Posted in Prems / Victoria BC / News / Community / CW Postings

We want to let the Castaway Wanderers RFC faithful know that significant work and coordination is taking place to get Rugby moving again in a positive and safe direction.  Regular Zoom calls; document reviews; drafting of key information in support of a return to CW Rugby; and much more have...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

We kick off today with a feature on ‘one of our own’, Chloe Hill-Huse. Chloe has been feted on this site before but today we reproduce a recent cover page article posted by World Rugby – heady stuff.  With permission from World Rugby we reprint the story.   CHLOE HILL HUSE ON DEVELOPING AS BOTH...


Club President Message on Fighting Racism and Hate

Club President Message on Fighting Racism and Hate

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

CW Rugby membership requirements: Must be human, that is all. I don’t often post comments on my personal page related to any of my formal roles but those that know me best know how much I love my rugby club: cwrugby.com Given the times, I feel it is important for our club to face...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Quiet Transition In Covid times at CW there has been a major event – apart from no rugby.  Three-term President, Matt Gordon has transferred the torch de facto, to nine-year Board member, Dave ‘Bing’ Crossley.  Dave will be the second of the past five Presidents who played with the Oak...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Photo credit: SuperRugby.co and Getty Images - Hurricanes, 2016.   NZ Super Rugby Enters Prepare to Play Phase This morning, direct from Wellington, our correspondent pinged us the news that the five NZ Super Rugby teams have now entered the Prepare to Play Phase, with Highlanders hosting...


Saturday, A No Rugby Day!

Saturday, A No Rugby Day!

Next Best - Unsung Hero - On The Field.   John Braddock, (2020 Winner – John Morley Award for that player who “plays pain or not; fair or foul; no whining, no excuses”.)   CW:  John, our Unsung Hero is just that and game in and game out, our club can totally rely on your effort...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Senior Men

An iconic rugby picture!  1964 Rugby League Final, Sydney.  “Stumpy” and “Sticks”.    Came across the recent passing of “Stumpy”, Arthur Summons the other day at age 84.  The wee man was a fabulous player and developed a lengthy collection of achievements.  He started his football...


It's Rugby - Must Be Saturday!

It's Rugby - Must Be Saturday!

Posted in CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Senior Men

Finnie Soars High To End The Season Name That Team Well, we had very little response to this challenge!  So, we’ll leave it at that.  A couple of the players on the side responded accurately, which is amazing after that time lapse!  Here you go;Back Row, l to r:  Dave Bukovic,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community / Senior Women / Senior Men

And now for the rest of the Winners............ Best “catch” of the Season!! Islanders, Lee Wakely added another side of reality to the action photos on Awards Nite. Lee was awarded the Islanders Player of the Season.   WOMEN DIV.1. Most Improved – Cata and Gabby Torres Venegas;  Rookie of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

What did it look like?  We include this screen to show evidence of the Zoom Room on Saturday last.  Fun to see all those looking in and to try to keep pace with the text Chat to-ing and fro-ing.  Today we recognise the rest of the winning crew.   PREMIER AWARD WINNERS WOMEN: Forward of the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

VIRTUAL AWARDS NIGHT Some 75 players, coaches and club aficionados took part in what is the new reality, last Saturday evening. In current times, Zoom has become a vital component of business survival and so it was with CW Rugby. The Chaplain was able to acquire license for the evening and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The roots of the present are deep in the past!  Assistant Coach, Captain Ken,  2009. (Yonks ago, at least it seems like it, in times when a decade is as a day or a day, as a decade!) Unfortunately, the wind makes hearing complex in the early stages of the tape, listen closely to...


We Are Warriors

We Are Warriors

No matter what the outcome of yesterday’s hypothetical semi-final, although I suspect we may have been stiffed once again by a high performance program, our club always seems to realise that it is not the end of the road and life goes on.  Not to the extent of; “show me a good loser and I’ll...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A City of Incredible Generosity When I moved to Victoria in 1971 there were many features of this beautiful place that impressed me.  Over time there have been many more and one of those is the outstanding generosity of its people.  This occurrence takes place especially for local charities...


A Matter of Conjecture

A Matter of Conjecture

Well, had all been according to Hoyle, perhaps today we would be rejoicing in men’s first round playoff victories over Capilanos and Meralomas!  Yesterday would have been the first of the playoff matches and admittedly, for that to have occurred in Premier play, end of league victories...


UNSUNG HERO - Off the Field - Brent Johnston

UNSUNG HERO - Off the Field - Brent Johnston

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

It’s Saturday.  Must be a rugby day!  How we wish.   It is times such as these we are brought to realise how often we take things for granted.  Since the amalgamation of Oak Bay Wanderers and Castaways Rugby to ensure survival, we propose the “cornerstone”, Brent Johnston, has far too often...


Back To The Beginning

Back To The Beginning

It’s Saturday.  Must be a rugby day!  How we wish.  Instead, we’ll do our best to provide you with “something CW”.  We have had some feedback to persist with the blogs to keep a wee measure of normalcy as we continue our lives in isolation.  Today, compliments of Jim Grier, we take you back...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

A little levity from my favourite "piano mover"!  Stay isolated and keep the...