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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Canada's U20 Women lost their weekend match to England, 22 - 36.  England opened with a flurry and went ahead, 19 - 0.  From then on it was all Canada.  There will be a replay on Saturday and this effort will boost belief that a win is attainable.   Meanwhile, Canada's Senior Men lost to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Dustin Dobravsky watches the fruits of his labors!   All Bears It was a good night for rugby at Klahanie Park last Friday.  The Boys U14 Reps suited up against Washington State.  The American side featured some behemoth thirteen year olds who were matched with a technically stable...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

CW’s President has released the following presser, relating to club coaching for the coming season; VICTORIA – Castaway Wanderers Rugby President Matt Gordon is pleased to announce Ken Goodland is returning to the club as the Senior Men’s Assistant Head Coach and the club's forwards coach. Ken...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

We received plenty of compliments and comments on this week’s Musings header photo, featuring Mozac Samson in CW colors and recent captain, Doug Fraser in Vikes colors!  These two players competed against each other last weekend, Zac in Wolfpack colors and Doug in Bears uni.  The photo was shot...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Other times? (OR just different jerseys??) “Give it to Mozac”……………..came the chants in the late going.  I read this somewhere in the tweets when trying to get scores of last Friday’s CRC match between the B.C. Bears and Prairie Wolfpack.  If you didn’t get it………..in a nutshell.  BC opened with...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Canada women dot down another one! Plenty of action there was over the weekend.  We’ll start with the Sevens RWC in San Francisco.  A spectacle at A.T & T Stadium with great crowds and very solid TV coverage to gain further inroads for rugby in the U.S.A.  World Rugby would have been licking...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Day #1 Nationals B.C. U19 Men.  Down 14 -3 at the half to Quebec, the rallying cry obviously went out.  It started with CW’s, Jack Carson on a nice blind side break to score and B.C. forged to 15 – 17.  When another try was added and the lead taken @ 20 – 17 things looked good only for CW’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Captain, Nathan Stewart snags lineout ball. Regional Rugby. Lower Island Crimson Tide men nipped Combined Tsunami (Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Cowichan and Campbell River), this past weekend, 40 – 38.  Nate (above), was joined in POrt Alberni by club mates, John Braddock, Liam Chisholm,...


Di Nardo Leads CW Quartet

Di Nardo Leads CW Quartet

The club’s best wishes for success go out to Riley Di Nardo, Dusty Dobravsky, Doug Fraser and Ethan Hager as they take the field for the Canadian Maple Leafs Sevens, upcoming in Colorado. In the same vein, we offer all of our Mens U20’s our strong support for success in Uruguay in the U20...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sun sets on the winners!   CW Quintet After a seven year drought minus the MacTier Cup and a five year drought without a win over Ontario, B.C. men finally find themselves atop the Provincial heap after a close, 30 – 29 win in Saturday’s final. Ontario led 14 – 10 at the interval. The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN'S CHANCES DIMINISH Despite CW’s Karen Paquin escaping the clutches of a Welsh tackler, once again another good run would come to naught with an unforced error and this was the story of the afternoon in a contest that was somewhat lack-luster from a Canadian pov. From the kick off errors...


Super Sunday

Super Sunday

Doug Fraser on the fly for B.C.   The B.C. Bears (Men), travel to Calgary to play the Atlantic Rock tomorrow. B.C. has added CW’s Dustin Dobravsky and Riley Di Nardo to the team that had a comprehensive opening victory over the Wolf Pack. ‘The Magician’ Ngongo will be missing on U20 Rep...


Anscombe Ousted!

Anscombe Ousted!

Adios, Canada. In a release yesterday by Rugby Canada, we read of a number of outcomes from the recent program review, to be implemented immediately for the NSMT’s XV’s. Salient points could be synthesized as follows; the addition of a "High Performance Director (responsible for both men’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / C.R.C's / Senior Men

B.C. Bears Down in Opener B.C. finds themselves in an unusual position following their opening win over The Prairie Wolf Pack on Friday night - atop the table!  It is credit to JBAA's, Tony Healy and Phil Mack, the coaching duo, who masterminded this one.  We'll see how far it goes when the...


CRC Opener

CRC Opener

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / RWC / News / NSWT / C.R.C's / Senior Women / Senior Men

Whilst it's off-season for some, for others it's year-round rugby.  The Men's Annual CRC Championships open tonight when the B.C.Bears play the Prairie Wolf Pack.  This game will be streamed at 7:00 p.m. and can be viewed HERE. CW will have representation from Doug Fraser, Jake Ilnicki, Cam...


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...