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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men / Sevens / Victoria BC

Exciting CRC MacTier Cup Finals. Oh well, exciting for some, as the Wolf Pack edged The Rock, 21 – 20 and Ontario pasted B.C. 50 – 21. The bonus point enabled The Blues to end up one point ahead of the Wolf Pack and reclaim the Cup for the fifth occasion. CW had Woolridge, Dingwall and...


125 Years of Rugby in the Hub City!

125 Years of Rugby in the Hub City!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Community / CW Rugby / Senior Men

CWRFC gives a shout out to the Hornets on this, your weekend of celebration. Following a hiatus after the Second World War the club was kick started under the thrust of Kiwi, Barry Millage in 1968.  The Ruggernut was lucky to be part of that renaissance and the Hornets have become a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Rugby Tour Schools and clubs seem to have become ambitious again in recent years about touring.  Education can be “topped up” and eyes widened by the months of fundraising and excitement leading up to the tour.  Sometimes the most rewarding aspect of the tour is that once you have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PRO RUGBY LEAVES US IN THE COLD The U.S. ProLeague is well into its schedule (Week 14), yet it is difficult to get game reports although scores can be obtained from Facebook but standings would be interesting.  Took some time to scan last weekend’s games and noted only one Canadian in...


Saturday's Smorgasbord

Saturday's Smorgasbord

Women’s Super Series: Hats off to the NSWT, winners of Super Series II after their victory over France, 29 – 10. Laura Russell and her team mates came up with a very inspirational victory for our Women’s Sevens who were presented to fans at Bullen Park, Esquimalt. CW’s Zussman and Waters...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

What a difference a year makes! This time last year in Red Deer, our women lost to England, 15 – 14 and to the U.S., 36 – 28. Yesterday, the women convincingly handed the U.S. a spanking, 33 – 5, bookended by tries from CW’s Britt Waters who opened affairs at seven minutes and Julianne...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ZUSSMAN BAGS A BRACE CW’s Julianne Zussman led the parade to the posts for Canada’s NSWT in their marvellous victory over world #2 ranked, England women on Canada Day, (rather fitting). The Nats chalked up 52 points, 39 in the first half which was pure money. Described by R.C. as; “one of the...


The True North Strong and FREE

The True North Strong and FREE

A RECESS FOR THE RUGGERNUT....... A week off from scribing as ‘catch-up’ around the home has been on the agenda. Not a totally idle week for CW Ruggers, particularly our women. We brought you news about the Island’s Tide successes at last week’s PRC’s. CW had one sibling pair playing on...


A Huge Dose of Crow!

A Huge Dose of Crow!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U18 / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Well, the prognostications did not go too well and that’s to put it mildly! Tonga managed to get within five of Fiji in Suva, 23 – 18.  Samoa managed to eke out a tie with Georgia, 19 – 19 at home, rather an upset from this writer’s pov. Argentina won but it was close and not the spread...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Senior Men / Victoria BC

Unsung Hero - On the Field Clayton ‘Burger’ Thornber has been a tricolour since his days as an age grade player, passing through the levels, playing with a B.C.H.S. Champs team at Shawnigan, on to UVic and full circle, with some CRC competition thrown in, back to CW. During this time he moved...


February 6th - A Fiesta of Footie.

February 6th - A Fiesta of Footie.

Where to start? Downunder, due to time differential!  Proximately 24 hours’ time, the Sydney Sevens will kick off. Sevens’ games can be viewed HERE. CW’s Yak (Nanyak Dala) and Fuli (Mike Fuailefau) have been added to the NSMT’s side for the Sydney event.  This venue will play to a full...


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...


Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Since our last blog, NSMT’s coach, Kieran Crowley has handed in his ticket.  Following a recent review, Crowley’s contract was extended for another two years with the NSMT.  There has been much reported by rugby scribes across the country as well as rugby fans, in relation to the review 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...


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...


CDI Kicks  OFF On Saturday

CDI Kicks OFF On Saturday

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / CW Rugby / Prems

  CW takes on newly promoted UBC at Windsor this Saturday.  When we get the selected teams we'll make an effort to guess at what the supporters might see, although at training on Tuesday The Triclor ranks looked thin, as injuries seem to be prevalent once again. Although the potential of...


Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Community / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems

Braddock - another tireless performance. Director of Rugby, Brent Johnston, offers his game observations today and we have spiced them with a few other comments offered by fans. BJ: “At game’s end, I felt I had seen this same picture some twelve months ago! The match was in reach at the half,...


CW Crosstown Vs UVic., etc.

CW Crosstown Vs UVic., etc.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Prems

Late-breaking because we have been holding out for lineups but it seems, "no-can-do", as an early season void has forced late selections. We can tell you that the 1:00 p.m. match CW Ones Vs Norse has been rescheduled.  So it's just the "main game" Vikes hosting The Tricolors @ 2:45 @...


Weekend Results

Weekend Results

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News

Gavin Kratz & Brennig Prevost (CW), proudly display their gold medals, winning Boy's U16. AGE GRADE NATIONALS U18 Men d. Ontario; U18 Women – come back after loss to Ontario in Round Robin for 10 – 7 Championship victory.  U17 Men d. Quebec.  U16 Men #1 d. Alberta, 26 – 0 for 1st Place;...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

A New Season Dawns IMPORTANT NOTE TO PLAYERS To all senior players age 19 and above, (Thirds, Firsts, Prems)!  Please complete this two minute survey to help us assess our numbers for the fall. If you know anyone THINKING of playing CW, please have them complete this survey also. Survey...


Down Comes To Town

Down Comes To Town

Down H.S. have hit the North American continent, playing N.W. Loggers.  The 2ND XV won their game although the 1ST XV lost a close one by a score of 15 - 12.  The Loggers fielded a team of U19's, so it is expected that tomorrow's game against the Tide U18's will be a dandy.  See you at the Park...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Coaching / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

B.C. BEARS SUMMER LONG LIST & SOUTH AMERICA TOUR. C.W. offers special congratulations to Gord Kehoe and Jon Morris who will be travelling to Argentina this summer with the Bears. Keenan Horton was also selected but unfortunately, is in the middle of studies.  Tricolor's, Kenny Goodland...