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AWAY FROM HOME

AWAY FROM HOME

  Today we feature the Cowichan RFC logo with respect and thanks. Despite registering just a lone win so far this season in Premier play, tomorrow’s opposition, Nanaimo Hornets will provide stellar opposition for CW’s men at Herd Rd. In the true spirit of rugby, the Piggies have made...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

GO, YOU GOOD THING! (Credit to Times Colonist) Looking very much like no Saturday games, check in later in the week in case the Wallace Field comes through again with its amazing ability in adverse weather conditions, probably something to do with the man it was named after, the iconic...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Wowzer! What a weekend and for some, still not ended! The Ruggernut takes the liberty to blog today because he can! For openers, it is with thanks to fellow site partner, Dave Crossley, for his posted blog last Friday. Indeed, the B.C. Rugby Hall of Fame is some honour....


ONLY STOP IN TOWN!

ONLY STOP IN TOWN!

LAST CHANCE - Anyone who may still have a tree to recycle! CW provides this opportunity TOMORROW, noon - 4:00 p.m. Rose Garden site, Windsor Park. By donation. Thanks for your support. CW's PREMIER WOMEN, akin to the men, have been thrown the gauntlet from Coach Dovanne...


BRANCHING INTO A NEW DECADE

BRANCHING INTO A NEW DECADE

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Community

This time ten years ago (or was that twenty??!!), the commencement of a new millenium, Y2K ,had us on edge with the fear of computer mayhem!  Today we have a far greater concern with global warming and the effects of an almost unbelievable, 7.7 billion people living on planet earth.   CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

GOOD THINGS come in small packages! Today, it's a 'hats off' to BC's Elite U18 7's team that competetd very successfully at the recent World School Sevens Tournament in Auckland.  This was a 'first ever' for a Canadian side and the girls acquitted themselves very proudly, winning five of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 'tis the Season.............to be thankful.  The Treasurer gives thanks for the club being able to keep its financial head above water! A relevant reminder to ink Feb., 29th's Fun(d)raiser! It was the days before Christmas for the thirteenth Annual Guido Luncheon! A spectrum of clubs...


All the Best

All the Best

CW wishes all the readers of this site, the very best of the Christmas Season to you and yours.  A special THANK YOU to all of those who financially support us - your efforts are greatly appreciated.   NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE! On Wednesday we predicted Matt Klimchuk's wearing of the...


Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

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

As an annual event, members of the CW community are asked to volunteer to marshal the lighted truck parade route along Oak Bay Avenue. This is a good opportunity for the Club to give back to our host community and to gain profile with our neighbours. The job is straightforward and provides...


'TIS THE SEASON

'TIS THE SEASON

FRIDAY, 13th December – GUIDO'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON12:00 noon; $35; @ The Temple; proceeds to CW. Guido’s annual gesture of giving back. He provides turkey and all the trimmings, along with libations for an opportunity for players from across the clubs to get together in the spirit of rugby....


Baby Steps

Baby Steps

  Welcome back, Burger! Baby steps it must be to get back into the hunt.  CW faces tenth place Westshore tomorrow at the House of Windsor, k.o., 2:30.  Westshore sits at eleven points with CW, barely out of the basement with eight. The forward pack has a different look again this...


Auction Nite at the Temple!

Auction Nite at the Temple!

  A great opportunity for supporters and friends to come & have a week's end ale, a slice of pizza and a barrel of laffs.  Tomorrow afternoon at the weekly Happy Hour session, Brandon ('The Queen') Gerhardt will be hosting a Grand Player Auction for Saturday's game Vs Westshore (at Windsor). ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SERVING NOTICE - CWRFC AGM Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General MeetingThursday, November 21st at 8:00 p.m.Discovery Sports Club714 Discovery Street, Victoria. Agenda items : Review of the Club’s Finances, President’s report, election of Executive, and any other business. GIRLS...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / RWC / Community

What Makes CW Website Click?   This header is no pun about Facebook “likes”! One of the main drivers of our site’s popularity is the many wonderful action, and otherwise, photos we are able to host and use in our blogs. This art was initiated by the late Ron Willems who, although not...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / RWC / News / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Believe it or Not “A Team Behind a Team” This was spotted on Rugby Canada’s website last week.  It took 44 people to produce the NSMT’s results in Japan??  Hard to imagine.  Nearly always the optimist, I cannot help sounding cynical with this one!    The following are the main cast...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Westshore RFC Founders, 1969 (photo - WRFC) A Wisp of Nostalgia   This coming Saturday, two of the Island’s senior clubs will celebrate a momentous occasion.  The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club regenerated the venerable game in the Hub City in 1968, playing on an exhibition basis with clubs...


PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

A tip of the Ruggernut cap to Westshore RFC, permitting a special dispensation for CW tomorrow in that they agreed to postpone the Men's Premier match on account of the fact that the Tricolor would have been severely short-handed, given the intention of a large contingent of the boys wanting...


VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

Perhaps it was only fitting that the UVic Vikes won the inaugural challenge for the Howard Gerwing Shield. Long-time UVic rugby servant, the iconic Howard Gerwing would have been thrilled with the display of power and running rugby the Vikes brought to the day, earning a dominant 43 – 21...


Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Club President, Matt ('The Chaplain') Gordon, Displays the Prize Tomorrow sees CW’s Gala Opening Day culminate in a senior men’s Premier match between UVic and CW, playing for the Gerwing Shield. I could wax at length about Howard owing to a close personal relationship over a period...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...


ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY - A FAMILY AFFAIR - Saturday, September 7, 2019 Next Saturday’s CW Rugby Gala Opening at Windsor Park will feature current National Senior Men and Women who will help host mini and junior sessions, with the day featuring a Premiership match between CW Premier Men vs. the...


Average Joes Win William's Lake

Average Joes Win William's Lake

  CW has been active this summer with eleven current & former players featuring on the “Average Joes” Competitive 15's team. This team ventured to Williams Lake located in the interior of B.C. over Canada Day long weekend to attend the 40th annual Williams Lake Rustlers Stampede...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

ARDRON HEADS UP LONGLIST Tyler Ardron, playing in this weekend’s Super Rugby Qualifying Final, heads up NSMT’s long-list of forty names, as Captain for the upcoming RWC. This long list is not exclusive for those currently injured who may become available. It is with interest that there are...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

KEEPERS OF THE GATE Every little bit counts when it comes to keeping the head above water, regarding the operating costs required to run a rugby club. Each home game, Gord Hawkins and Peter Kilshaw “patrol” the pathway egress at Windsor Park, courteously requesting a “donation’ from attendees...