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Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Sevens

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Minis Are In The Starting Blocks

Minis Are In The Starting Blocks

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

Minis for girls and boys, ages 6 -11, kick off this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. @ Windsor.  We are hoping to have wi-fi so parents can sign up electronically.  There will be some kit available for purchase.  Players we will have some homework for you....take a brochure and give it to your best pal...


Don't Waste That Claret!!

Don't Waste That Claret!!

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

CW's Blood Donor Drive has commenced this week.  We have seven and counting.   Canadian Blood Services, 1-800-2DONATE; 3449 Saanich Road.     Saturday is a BIG DAY.......give blood, watch Victoria Sevens.  One sot open mid-morning, Saturday, contact Lucy...


It's No Fluke!

It's No Fluke!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

............that Canada's Senior Mens Team program is showing a vast imrovement with performance and results.  The video shows some of the approach that has been responsible for recent gains.  It is also a very motivating collage for any young players who are thinking of focussing on rugby with...


CW Pre-Season Goings On...

CW Pre-Season Goings On...

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

CW reminds all past, present and prospective players that training commences this coming Tuesday at Windsor Park in Oak Bay at 6:15 p.m. New players are especially welcome and any potential players should browse this site to get a sense of our club.  Go to; Calendar for all training dates...


..........And Now For Something Rather Special

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / News

  This promo video for Women's Rugby comes compliments of Rugby Canada.  It is insightful to see just why the Women's program has been so successful over the past months.  You go,...


...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

The Ontario Blues have announced their starters for tonite's contest at Langford. It is a side with heaps of talent and a strong Tricolored flavour. In the front row, recent adoptees and Team Canada victors over the U.S., Barkwill and Woolridge will be joined by Dolezel and they will line...


Pucker Leads The Blues

Pucker Leads The Blues

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

Daypuck On The Fly Yonks Ago!   Ontario Blues will include a couple of faces familiar to Victorians on Friday night.  Derek Daypuck is rumoured to lead the squad, so there's life in the old dog yet!  Pucker, a very accomplished player, owner of 17 Canadian caps, adopted CW for many seasons...


B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

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

Adam "The Beardo" Kleeberger is the major newcomer to the Bears side announced to play Ontario at Westhills Arena, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.   Kleeberger last played for BC in 2011 prior to his departure for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. One of three iconic Canadian...


CW's Fall Cause

CW's Fall Cause

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

Castaway Wanderer's Community Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin is very pleased to announce the Club's volunteer initiative for the Fall.  Each year CW supports a unique cause.  This season, it is blood donorship.  There have been members of the rugby community requiring blood transfusions and...


Girls Registration is Open !

Girls Registration is Open !

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors

Girls registration is open for the 2013/2014 season !    It has been a busy off-season for the Castaway Wanderer girls with many of the girls representing the Island and their Province in summer competitions.    Many of the CW girls also turned out for the Victoria 7s as well.  Congrats to...


Junior Boy's/Men's Rugby Is Underway!

Junior Boy's/Men's Rugby Is Underway!

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News

Junior Boys/Men for the coming Fall season;     U14: Born 2000, 2001 U16: Born 1998, 1999 U18: Born 1996, 1997   Training information and Team Managers are noted below.  Please contact your Team Manager for more details, training field locations and game information.  Registration must...


REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

CW is pleased to finally announce that the BCRU electronic registration system for all players is up and running.  To celebrate the occasion, the Club is announcing an Early Bird discount for ALL players, Minis to Senior who are electronically registered before September 8th.   There will be...


Home Cooking Should Do The Trick

Home Cooking Should Do The Trick

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Coach Crowley has gone with the same starting selection for Saturday's "return" match against The Eagles at Toronto's BMO Field, with the exception of injured players, Hamilton and Cudmore.  Ray Barkwill gets his chance to start and won't dissapoint but will need to harness his "chirpiness" to...


Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings

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

Burkie Joins Board R.C.    Rugby Canada is all A-Twitter with the announcement yesterday of B.B.'s addition to the Board. Brian  Burke was "appointed"  (Vs. volunteered/elected/nominated).  The patter is that Burke will bring a positive profile, although the opinions are polarised in the...


Meet Our Sponsors

Meet Our Sponsors

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / Minis / News / Rugby Club

It is with pleasure that CW introduces this new feature to our website.  Luke Kratz kicks off this feature.  Luke works with CIBC - Wood Gundy as a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor.  Luke has been in the business “for many years”, the past seven of which have been with Wood Gundy. ...


Canada Announces Strong XV

Canada Announces Strong XV

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Rugby Club

Coach Crowley has announced a very strong starting XV to play the U.S. in South Carolina this Saturday.  Andrew Tiedeman gets the nod to replace Hubie at loose head and Ryan Hamilton starts ahead of Barkwill.  The locks, Jab Sinclair and Cudmore bring a welcome edge, a mongrel that maybe has...


Solid Gold

Solid Gold

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

The thrill of victory shown on the faces of the "Ponytail Powerhouses", CW's Sophie De Goede and Caroline Crossley after their victory over Ontario in the National U16 Championship game.  The girls, Soph @ #9 and Caroline @ #15 were major contributors throughout Pool play and again, in the...


Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Rugby Club

CW Special Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin wishes to thank the many CW players, parents, Board members and friends (!!) who volunteered at yesterday's Classic Car Show on The Avenue.  After a rainy start the day went very well with some guys even getting back from Vancouver from the CRC game...


National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Victoria BC

CW's Simon Gray, with a John Thiel look-alike beside him, chomps the gold after B.C. Gold (#1's) defeated Ontario by a score of 50 - 0 in the Final.  A tip of the Ruggernut's cap to Dante Morandin and Simon (Ed. - add Gavin Kratz), who were members of the undefeated B.C. squad.  We would be...


Day #2 @ The Nats

Day #2 @ The Nats

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News

Following Day #1's excellent results for BCRU age grade teams, Day #2, recorded some highlights and one major glitch, that being the Blue Ribbon game of the day at the U18 Men's level with BC #1 taking on Ontario.  The Ontario team is a sizeable and experienced unit and led all the way with a...


B.C. Bears Growl

B.C. Bears Growl

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems

BC Bears open their CRC campaign tomorrow at UBC (7:00p.m.)  It will be like a home coming event for CW as Buckley, Thornber and Morris let's add CW Mini and Jr grad, now with UVic, Luke Mc Closkey who will line up for the Bears with Franklin, Sampson and Gilmour on the other side with...


Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News

Rugby Canada has announced its squad to play U.S. Eagles for early inclusion into the next RWC to be held in the U.K.  The squad has notable strong inclusions - van der Merwe, Cudmore and MacKenzie, players who were not available for the summer series of tests.  It will be devoid of Bydens,...


Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Things seem to be getting more and more challenging at the club level as the difficulties of developing and "keeping" players seems to be ever increasingly frustrating.  Oftimes it seems that talent is snapped up into a more and more demanding international fifteens and sevens program. ...


How About These Ladies?

How About These Ladies?

One cannot produce enough superlatives about our Nat's Women.  After a close loss to the home team, U.S.A. the other day, the women were given a reprieve by their "friends", England who came up with a close win in an upset over the same and previously undefeated, U.S.A.   The Maple Leafs had...