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Day #1 International Sevens

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

A classic day of high quality youth sevens under the best skies Victoria could offer, augering well for some epic playoffs tomorrow.  Highlight of the day was the BC Gold Vs. Utah match, where B.C. had to come from behind to nut out the visitors 26 -19, in a less than stellar match but it had...


Future Olympians On Show

Future Olympians On Show

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

Today and Saturday a number of potential Olympians will take to the pitch at UVic for the Annual International Youth Sevens Tournament, featuring teams from; Ontario, Southern California, Washington State, Utah and England!   Action begins at Wallace Field @ 10:00 a.m. when Sth Cal takes...


PRC's RESULTS

PRC's RESULTS

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

A weekend of rugby wound up at UBC yesterday.  Champs were determined in Boys and Girls U18 and Boys U16 catgories as teams from around B.C. battled for the titles.  In the Girls U18 Div, Fraser Valley nipped the Vancouver Island Tsunami, 12 - 7.  These teams have had some classic contests...


CW Appeal For Welsh Billets

CW Appeal For Welsh Billets

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

Two touring teams from Monmouth School, Wales (visitors are U15, U16 and U17 boys) are visiting Victoria soon and we are still looking for billet homes. CW teams have been hosted by this school previously. The dates are July 17th (6:30 pm pickup downtown), July 18th (games at Windsor starting...


CW Men Go 5 - 1 @ RWC

CW Men Go 5 - 1 @ RWC

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

Are these boys happy or are they wot?!??  Canada's Men knew they were in tough being in a Pool with the Kiwis and unfortunately, the campaign  did not start as well as the group had hoped, with Coach John, stating the opening stanza being about as poorly as the group had performed on the...


SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Sevens

Canada's Men's & Women's teams take to the pitch today in Moscow in RWC action.  For the men, UVic's  Nate Hirayama has been handed the captaincy for the campaign, always a chance as often Yak comes off the bench as an impact sub,  'onya, Nate - all the best to you and the boys from Ceedub. ...


The Spirit Of Rugby

The Spirit Of Rugby

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

Heard the esprit de corps between Island Girls & Boys @ UBC on the weekend was FIRST CLASS. Shown here, the girls cheering on the boys on their way to do battle in the Final.   Full video is here:...


CW Kids Shine!

CW Kids Shine!

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

  It's a huge doff of the Ruggernut's cap to the 19 CW youth players who participated in the PRC tournaments held at UBC on the weekend.  Firstly, the CW Girl's Sextet played a big part in a rather surprising upset win when the Island Tsunami defeated Fraser Valley, 10 - 7 in the final. ...


BCRU's CEO Jeff Sauve Leaves

BCRU's CEO Jeff Sauve Leaves

Posted in CW Rugby / News

VANCOUVER, BC - After eight years as Chief Executive Officer of our Provincial Sport Organization, BC Rugby today announces the departure of Jeff Sauvé.  Sauvé is pursuing a new challenge at the NSO level and has been appointed the CEO of Field Hockey Canada. Sauvé is moving into his new role...


CW's Everywhere, Man!

CW's Everywhere, Man!

There is a good CW presence in Canada's Sevens Team recently announced to do battle at the RWC 7's Competition in Moscow, starting on June 28th.  Captain Nanyak Dala is joined by Ciaran Hearn, Mike Fuailefau and Lucas Hammond.  Other members are James Bay's John Moonlight who has been a rock...


NSMT Plays Cherry Blossoms Tough

NSMT Plays Cherry Blossoms Tough

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports

In what could only be described as a chaotic and brutal schedule, Canada’s Men’s Team was nipped 16 – 13 in Japan yesterday.  With a bare three day recuperation period, including a cross-Pacific flight Canada faced an up beat Japanese side that had just drubbed Wales 28 – 3.  The players must...


Ireland Came To Play!

Ireland Came To Play!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club

Ireland laid a 40 – 14 licking on Canada at Toronto’s BMO field, not to mention CW’s Temple, in front of a record Canadian rugby crowd of 20,400 yesterday.  The six try to one final tally was probably representative of events, although as my wife said; “Our Canadian boys always seem to play...


GAME DAY

GAME DAY

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club

Barkwill & Woolridge pack down in another uni.  Both men will be on the pitch today at some stage against Ireland and we wish them well.  News of note overnight saw the U.S. put in a pretty lethargic display in losing to the Kingdom of Tonga ("all glory to God") by a scoreline of 18 - 9. ...


CANADA Vs IRELAND

CANADA Vs IRELAND

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Canada has announced the team to play Ireland this Saturday, a game showed live on TSN at 5:00 p.m. (PST). #1 - Hubert Buydens, (Saskatoon Wild Oats/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK #2 - Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON #3 - Jason Marshall, (Atlantique...


CW Junior Rugby

CW Junior Rugby

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

CWRFC, under the leadership of newly appointed Director of Junior Rugby, Don Swainson, recently hosted a luncheon Think Tank on the topic of Junior Rugby, attended by twenty coaches and managers of boys and girls U14 - U18 rugby.  The occasion was also the "launching" of the club's Handbook...


CW's Jack Nyren Makes The Grade

CW's Jack Nyren Makes The Grade

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Pictured in last year's BC winning U16 team at the CRC's, CW's Jack Nyren has continued with his representative career, recently being announced as selected to the B.C. U17 team for the upcoming PRC's.  Some players could very well be selected for the B.C. U18 Championships from this...


Around CW & Upcoming

Around CW & Upcoming

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

FOR YOUR CALENDARS: Saturday, June 15th, U14 B.C. Trial @ UVic's Wallace Field at 11:00 til 2:00. Saturday, June 15th, 4:30......The Temple is open for 5:00 k.o., CANADA Vs IRELAND, join your mates in a Guinness and cheer on the Maple Leaf as they go for four on the trot. NB. Premier...


U20's Drop Final To Azurri

U20's Drop Final To Azurri

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

Canada trailed Italy at the interval by a mere four points, 6 - 10 in the JWRC Final.  However, not unlike the Senior Mens game, a massive 52 points were scored in the second stanza, with Canada being on the receiving end of a 23 -45 loss.  From reports a couple of "yellows" against Canada did...


CANADA HANGS ON FOR WIN

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports

  HERE'S THE MATCH VIDEO IF YOU MISSED IT - ENJOY!   Team Canada managed to hang on for 36 to 27 point win over visiting Tonga in their third Pacific Cup match.  This was the second win over Tonga in the past year, probably vaulting Canada over Tonga in world rugby standings.  It was a...


CW CONGRATULATES CAPTAIN CARPS

CW CONGRATULATES CAPTAIN CARPS

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

NSMT's Captain, Aaaron Carpenter reaches the FIFYT CAP plateau today when he leads the boys against Tonga.  This is an outstanding effort and he joins an ellite club.  CW wishes to offer sincere congratulations on this service and also wish him the best of luck in today's outing.  He will be...


Senior Men Vs. Tonga

Senior Men Vs. Tonga

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Coach Crowley has announced his squad of 23 players to go up against Tonga this Saturday at Queens University.  A delayed telecast of the match will be aired on Rogers Sportsnet World @ 6:00 p.m. (PST). Canada’s Roster for Tonga – Name, (Club/CRC Team) Hometown   #1 - Hubert Buydens,...


Giving Back

Giving Back

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

Last weekend a bunch of CW Minis and Womens players assembled at Windsor to partake in the 51st Oak Bay Tea Party.  These young people did a great job, organizing the "float" and wooing the crowds with their candy tossing abilities. CW seeks to be imnvolved with community whenever possible and...


Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Some days are stones but yesterday was a four diamond day for Rugby Canada’s Men’s Program.  The Men’s U20 team scored a solid; four try victory over Uruguay, 36 – 15.  This put them at the head of Pool A and they now play Italy on Sunday to see who gets promoted back to the World Tier One...


Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

Coach Crowley has named his squad to take on the Fijians this Wednesday at BMO Field, Toronto, KO., @ 3:00 p.m. PST.  The Fijians defeated Japan handily last week and pose a problem for the Canadians.  If you watch French, English and Super XV rugby, you would be constantly amazed by the size...


I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!

"I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!"

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

Sydney Swans, winners of the Australian Footbal League (aka Aussie Rules), last season, currently sit in third place after ten games so far this season.  This is due in no small way to the league-leading "mark" taker, Canadian NSMT, Victorian and former CW-er, Mike Pyke.  Pyker was the talk...