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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Official Club Photographer It takes numerous volunteers to keep a rugby club on the go.  Ron Willems, our club photographer, was raised to the role of “official” when a local ref demanded his presence “outside the ropes”.  We thought we would give Ron “official” status with his...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Chaplain brings news of a good outing by The Mighty Thurds in the Hub City this past Sabbath.  It was loss #2 but a close battle. Perhaps poor handling was a causal factor but plenty of positives from the exercise. With the “Saskatoonies” (Siz and Coop) and Queenie making their season...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Rule changes will rob the game of its heroic qualities!" Website Video Feature.  One of a number of new improvements on our new site is the video feature.  This can be found by going under the “More” link on the menu bar or personal device “slug”.  When you click on that, a drop down will...


Saturday is a Rugby Day

Saturday is a Rugby Day

  The “second half” opens this weekend when CW Women travel to Cowichan on Saturday.  The last time these two teams met, a real contrast of styles, based on team strengths was on display.  CW used their speed advantage to record the W.  Since that match, Cowichan has chalked up a win...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

    The year in review to date has been quite successful for CW, with some outstanding Junior Boys results.  Our U14’s won the B.C. title; U16’s placed third and U18’s also won the crown. Our U18 girls played in a 2nd successive BC final vs a strong Abby team only losing 22-5. Our newly...


2016 Kicks Off

2016 Kicks Off

  And a Happy New Year to all ruggers and rugby fans, especially to the CW Family.  CW is pleased to hear of deserved Season Honors for our own, Spencer Robinson who has been announced by Rugby Canada as the NSMT Maple Leafs Sevens coach for their upcoming tour of Argentina and Chile. ...


Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

  CASTAWAY WANDERERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING SERVICE   For over fifteen years, the Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club has welcomed members of the community seeking a convenient place to dispose of their Christmas trees while also contributing – via donation for the tree...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Hats off to a group of CW volunteers that assisted with the Victoria Christmas Truck Parade and its tour through the Oak Bay village.  That’s the CW way folk and a Merry Christmas to you.     CW’s Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones is once again having some major health issues and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

MAPLE LEAF WOMEN’S XV The women lost a tight game to England yesterday, 29 – 37.  Canada led 17 – 15 at the half and pulled away to a 29 – 20 gap with not a lot of ticks on the clock.  One could not tell from the Twitter feed what might have happened but the team allowed seventeen points in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Last Sunday not only were the Junior Boys in action, the U18 Girls were also on the park at Westshore.  CW girls had a good contingent of players and racked up a bunch of tallies.  As well, the U14 Girls were in action at Cowichan.  The numbers were not as plentiful but on the day with these...


Hats Off to Hydes

Hats Off to Hydes

When Simon Ibell, suffering from a rare medical condition, was bullied in Grade 8, three people came to his aid at St. Michaels University School. They were Grade 12 basketball stars Steve Nash and Milan Uzelac, and coach Ian Hyde-Lay.  Ibell and his family never forgot. In fact, Simon...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / RWC

  Do you believe in magic? ..... in a young boy's eyes?? Classic, first class action by N.Z.’s Sonny Bill Williams…maybe this is why the All Blacks are World Champs.Took in some boys U18 action yesterday to check out just how good they might have become following their Tour to the U.K. ...


R-E-S-PE-C-T

R-E-S-PE-C-T

Posted in Canada Rugby / Club Dinner / Community / CW Rugby / NSMT / Sevens / Victoria BC

Where else but rugby?  This photo has been all-over but we show it, just in case you have not seen it.  There are very few other sports where two opponents have given their all in a crucial game and one, SBW, can console his opposite number, Jesse Kriel, after the NZ defeat of RSA last...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Boy’s Youth teams were in action this past weekend.  The U16’s defeated an old nemesis from Vancouver, Bayside and the U18’s had a good 40 - 22 win, over Abbotsford.  A good start to your season, lads.   Irish International, Shannon Houston (with Anna Wray and Meagan Gibbs), recently...


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Juniors / NSMT / Sevens

Community Volunteers Recognition and a tip of The Ruggernut’s cap to CW U16 boys who lent some elbow grease to last weekend’s Victoria Marathon.  The lads received kudos from the organizing committee and the club adds its “two bits”.  ‘onyas, guys, that’s the Ceedub style!  NSMT News –...


A Tragedy in the Rugby Community

A Tragedy in the Rugby Community

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / High School / Juniors / News

It seems like an age since this morning's blog post, welcoming Wallington Grammar School and the excitement of Thursday's match for our boys.  Tonight we have the very sad announcement that the team has returned to the U.K. following an accident that occured during a scheduled swim at...


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

Weekend Recap Canada’s DTH Van Der Merwe went seventy minutes with Glasgow Warriors (no bench-warming this week!) and pitched in with yet another tally in post-season, when they upset Munster 31 – 13 in the Final of the Pro12 League.  DTH has scored two beauties in the playoffs and the...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Just a windup on the Women’s IRB Tourney. It was alluded to that there was a heavy CW volunteer involvement in an earlier blog on this site. Today, we would like to name names, starting with Dave Crossley, Chair of Local Organization – logistics, team liaison, volunteer management,...


A Day in the Life of Windsor Park

A Day in the Life of Windsor Park

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

N.Z.'s Silver Ferns hit out early. Hats off to Gord Kehoe who found something to do of value with his recuperating time from recent surgery. Gord linked with the Aussie Sevens Women and lined up a workout at his Crossfit Gym…..’onya, Gord. Training's done!  England women...


News From Vanuatu

News From Vanuatu

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News

Good news from former CW player, Nick Regenvanu, responding to an out reach from Brent Johnston.  After many years of service to CW and a brief stint with the VIRURRS, Nick and his family returned home but they have maintained a strong connection with the club's South Seas community.  Nick...


Bon Chance

Bon Chance

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Fundraiser

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Put Yourself in this Picture!

Put Yourself in this Picture!

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club

What is the Tyee Club? A catch of 30# plus of a spring or chinook salmon qualifies as membership.  You could receive your "golden hook" when you visit Haida Gwai waters where you are almost guaranteed such a catch.  Bid in this one on Saturday Nite - it always goes FAR below face value.   A...


Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Larsen's Back! The Ones and Thurds travel to Piggieville tomorrow to play Cowichan in a T.C. Div. 'make-up' and 3RD Div. game.  This competition is already finished with the Norsemen as winners, so this match will be somewhat of an "exhibition".  It is never a 'friendly' on the field at...