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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Spirit of Rugby   Editorial Comment:  Last week we talked about a "golden opportunity".  Indeed, last Saturday we observed many players taking this opportunity and I laud your efforts.  The road ahead will only get tougher and I wish you well. At this point in the season, I would like...


...... and now for The Rest of the Day

...... and now for The Rest of the Day

Premier Reserves. Men. Westshore 20 CW 17. After leading 17 – 12 at the half, aided by tries from CW “Mini grads”, Mike Makaroff and Brendan Schellenberger, the Reserves let this one get away. They will, no doubt rue missing the opportunity. In the waning moments they made three thrusts within...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Game Reports / News / B.C. Rugby / Refereeing / Senior Men

Premier Train on Tracks A much awaited test for the Westshore faithful, the day had arrived.  Play opened with both teams testing. CW’s recycling looked good. Westshore won some ball only to grubber away, Newman covering nicely on one such occasion and made ground. Stewart, Hohert and...


A Tantalizing Treat

A Tantalizing Treat

  There are many sub-plots to tomorrow’s quartet of matches at the House of Windsor. The First Divvies – VIRU League Div.1, sees CW’s Islanders, containing a cross-section of age and youth, face up to Westshore at 10:30 a.m. Great to see Minis “grads”, Jackie Carson, Gareth Sander,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

THE HARD YARDS FROM FRF TANDEM CW Six Pack Gets the Call.  Barkwill and Buydens both used to the hard yards, will lead Canada ‘A’ in Montevideo. Arguably, as goes the FRF, so goeth the team. It is with pride and pleasure that we congratulate the following players who have been selected...


Tricolours School Seattle

Tricolours School Seattle

This week we welcome and thank the return of The Sage to recount events at the House of Windsor last Saturday. CW welcomed Seattle; two men's teams to Windsor Sept 23, 2017. The rugby on display, at a point early in the season, offered up some exciting play and a number of miscues. This being...


Premier Women Bounce Burnaby

Premier Women Bounce Burnaby

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Game Reports / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women

This week, we are very pleased to introduce; "Sage on the Sidelines #2" - a welcome change from The Ruggernut's colloquial diatribes. What a start for the CW Women as they welcomed Burnaby Lake to Windsor Park on one of the finest days of rugby those hallowed grounds have seen. The team were a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

UNSUNG HERO - Dave 'Bing' Crossley CW Women's Rugby - A History - Final Installment CW: Dave, you were a player of some ability. Can you tell us how you were first attracted to the game? DC:  When my father was stationed in Chilliwack during my high school years, I played a multitude of...



VALE - DYLAN JONES

VALE - DYLAN JONES

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

“An exceptional multi-sport athlete (Oak Bay H.S. Barbs rugby; OBHS basketball; Bays United soccer and Junior Shamrocks lacrosse), Dylan Jones lived to compete. Although he easily and naturally stood out as a leader on the field and on the floor and court, it was above all, his aptitude to be...


Saturday's Trifecta - House of Windsor

Saturday's Trifecta - House of Windsor

RESERVE (1:00p.m.) & PREMIER MEN (2:30p.m.) Vs SEATTLE SARACENS PREMIER WOMEN Vs BURNABY LAKE RFC (11:30a.m.) THOUGHTS FROM THE COACH..... MEET YAMA...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Recent History of Women’s Rugby at CW – Installment #2 CW:  You are often heard to espouse the term “pathway”.  What do you mean by this term and how has it come to fruition with the club? DC:  Based on my experience in coaching and training with other sports (soccer, hockey), I felt...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field - Dave Crossley

Unsung Hero - Off the Field - Dave Crossley

A Recent History of Women’s Rugby at CW – Installment #1 Rugby Clubs in Canada are built on and rely on volunteers. Dave Crossley, almost single-handedly has been responsible for developing girls’ and women’s rugby at CW. Within a two-year window, Women’s Premier rugby has become an integral...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Saturday's Results: CW opened VIRU Division1 play with a lop-sided win over visiting Port Alberni Black Sheep. Port did not quite have the fire-power we have come to expect from them in the past however, some young players will progress with the season and they certainly “hung in there”....


A Man of Action - Dylan Jones, R.I.P.

A Man of Action - Dylan Jones, R.I.P.

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

 In a word - UNCOMPROMISING    ...


Vale - Tom Browne

Vale - Tom Browne

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / Victoria BC / News / Community / Coaching

Mid-week, CWRFC lost one of our finest members, Tom Browne. This writer played against Tom, took a post-grad Ed Admin course from him and some ten years back, craftily persuaded him to play a part in the CW Magic Mini Rugby program, when his grand-daughter showed an interest with the oval...


Saturday's Action - Senior Men

Saturday's Action - Senior Men

Posted in CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men / Men's Second Div

Two games in The House; 12:30 k.o. Vs Port Alberni Black Sheep ( VIRU Div. 1) and 2:00 p.m.  CW Islanders Vs Cowichan ( exhibition)....


Two Of The Finest

Two Of The Finest

Posted in CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Community

  The past twenty four hours have been nothing short of devastating for Castaway Wanderers Rugby.  Our club has lost two of the finest people to have worn the colours, Tom Browne and Dylan Jones.  Tom was taken ill most unexpectedly with a very rare disease and has gone down hill...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW takes some time today to ask all rugby-types to remember our southern neighbours and their recent plight. Canadians are extremely generous people and many of you have donated. We are not pushing such a move but were rather touched with last night’s appeals concert that we thought it prudent...


Further Aftermath

Further Aftermath

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

Today's is a GOOD NEWS blog. Despite the sadness that has been the case, CWRFC has been left with a huge void with the passing of photographer extrordinaire, Ron Willems.  The neat thing about family, is that it always finds a way. We are ecstatic to report today that Wendy Thornber filled...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Double at House of Windsor - Bonus Points to Boot! CW opened their season on Saturday with a pair of home wins – Reserves, 40 – 12; Prems 28 – 15, against cross-town rivals JBAA. The Reserves were ahead 19 – 7 at the half, with James Bay well “in it”. Both teams scored early second-half...


Day Before Gala Day - Day #1

Day Before Gala Day - Day #1

Ones to Watch - One Man's Opinion! Today, the Ruggernut will seek to make a few prognostications as to which numbers you should keep your peepers on tomorrow!  Let's start with the Bays. Prem Reserves we don't know much about but we note a change of club by Brock Gallagher in the centers. ...


Day #2

Day #2

  Last encounter; CW 36 d. JBA 25 (Season Opener, Saturday, 2:45 p.m., House of Windsor) Just what is the difference between Chile’s Jr Men’s programs and those of our country?  About seventeen points!  Just how can that be so and what must be done?  Hate to ask questions...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Day #3 One day closer to Gala Day. One of the many highlights on the day for the club will be the unveiling of the Ron Willems Commemorative Plaque on our Memorial Bench – a bench that is all so sadly, starting to “fill up”. We will take a few moments to remember Ron, with a few words from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Countdown to Saturday – Day 5 CW is very pleased to announce its second Annual Gala Opening Day this coming Saturday, commencing at 10:00 a.m. with skill stations competition for girls and boys, ages seven to sixteen. If all eight stations are completed, then the player will be eligible for an...