CW Rugby

NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

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

CW ("ex") and Toronto Nomad, Lucas Hammond (Ed. - Aplogies to Lucas, as we hear he has transferred to UVic this season), has been announced as Captain of the Canadian team to play in the upcoming North American Caribbean Rugby Association Sevens, to be held in the Caymans on November 9,10. ...


Clubhouse Commentary

Clubhouse Commentary

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Prems / Refereeing / Victoria BC

It was great to host Burnaby back at the true heart of CW Rugby, The Temple at Discovery Street. Burnaby is a spirited group that enjoys maintaining the camaraderie of the game and they were genuinely happy to be back at the club. Good to see some of the local diehards in attendance also as we...


They Came - They Conquered.

They Came - They Conquered.

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

Visiting Burnaby Lake had lots to prove to themselves, rather than the locally assembled sparse crowd, including a large visiting contingent. There was a time when the House of Windsor was an afeared venue.  This certainly has not been the case the past two weekends.  In the curtain raiser...


Best In League Come To Town

Best In League Come To Town

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems

League leading, Burnaby Lakers will be at Windsor tomorrow when they take on the locals in First Div action at 1:00 p.m. and Premier at 2:45. Burnaby will be gunning for a Tricolor scalp as Windsor has been a nemesis for some time for The Lakers.  Burnaby sport a very accomplished group in...


Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club

Some 25+ years ago, the Vancouver Island Refs Society insisted (via way of a club fine), that clubs rope their fields - an innovation at the time.  This reminisce brings us to John Morley!  John started his rugby as a "late starter", around twenty, in the U.K.  He was a spare for his soccer...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Prems

The second of our "Unsung Heros" is Riley Ilnicki.  Riley is a 23 year old Accountant Articling student and he has been playing rugby for ten years.  He started playing in Grade 8 and continued at Williams Lake High School under the watchful eye of Paul ("Father/Pablo") Carnes.  Williams Lake is...


Sizzling Start; Frizzle and Frazzle To Finish!

Sizzling Start; Frizzle and Frazzle To Finish!

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Prems

CW hosted JBAA in two matches, Saturday last.  The Ones trailed 3- 21 after a disappointing first half.  The teams tied each other, 17 - 17 in the second stanza for a final, CW 20 - JBAA 38, bonus point victory.  The Ones, so far this season, appear mirred on the runway.  Tabor and Crawford...


Quelle Journee

Quelle Journee

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / News

CWRFC was able to take great consolation after a hat trick of senior mens losses over the weekend with a fantastic day of mini, girls and junior boys rugby on Sunday last.  The Minis hosted an "interclub" day, with teams from Campbell River, Cowichan and Velox playing in U8, U10 and...


Rugby Extravaganza This Weekend

Rugby Extravaganza This Weekend

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Line-ups / Minis / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW will be fielding a record ten teams on the pitch this Saturday and Sunday, from Minis to Senior Men.  Saturday competition sees a change of time when the Ones play JBAA @ 11:30 a.m. and Premier action kicks off at 1:00 p.m.  The First Divies have some work to do to make up for what might...


Dryworld Is Everywhere

Dryworld Is Everywhere

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

  It is with great pride that CW can now announce its relationship with Dryworld Industries, joining other prominent rugby bodies, Rugby Canada and BCRN.  As published elsewhere on this site, Co-owner and CW faithful, Matt Weingart, yesterday presented a pair of Dry Feet to John...


Newcomer Sets Bar

Newcomer Sets Bar

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Co-owner Dry Feet and Tricolor, Matt Weingart Presents John Braddock With His Pair.   The CW Executive is pleased to announce the pre-season and "opening days" award winner, John Braddock.  John is the happy recipient of his new pair of Dryfeet.  The coaches had been asked to select a player...


Los Pumas Revisit The Park

Los Pumas Revisit The Park

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis

On a glorious sunny Thanksgiving morning, it was great to see the Argentinian National Mens team back at Windsor for a practise session.  Last year at the ARC, CW officially hosted this team.  This year the liaison officer is Gustavo Verna.  It was great to have some of our minis out, having a...


Pumas At Windsor

Pumas At Windsor

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis

Today's action at The Park features Minis at 9:30 and the Argentinian Nats training at 10:30.  We remind folk that access will be circuitous today owing to Royal Vic Marathon.  Enjoy the sun, lots to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving weekend.  Go,...


Referee News

Referee News

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Refereeing / Rugby Club

CW offers kudos to Chris Assmus who has just been appointed to two full Internationals; Uruguay Vs Spain and U.S.A. Vs N.Z. Maori, both games taking place next month.  This is a real coup for the young 24 year old B.C. ref.  Chris refereed in England and Wales in the early spring and...


Captain Tieds Leads Canada Against Uruguay

Captain Tieds Leads Canada Against Uruguay

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

    CW's Club Captain, Andrew Tiedemann has been selected to lead the NSMT for their contests in the upcoming ARC's. Andrew will have Gorvorchin (BLRFC) and Jake Illnicki (Williams Lake) starting as FRF, Flagg (CW), Morrison (UBCOB), Kleeberger (CW), Coughlin (JBAA) McQueen (Balmy Beach)...


U16's Play Opener On The Road

U16's Play Opener On The Road

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / News

After what can only be described as a bizarre start to the season with a combination of schedule changes, cancellations and inhospitable weather, CW's U16 men hit the pitch last Sunday for their first game action.  In an effort to seek competition, a friendly was arranged with Bayside and...


Canada At The Gold Coast

Canada At The Gold Coast

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

The Maple Leafs landed in Brisbane yesterday in temperatures hovering around 30 deg., to play in the opening round of the Sevens Circuit.  The squad  includes a number of CW "connections" and will be captained by UVic's, Nate Hirayama. Senior members are; Ciaran Hearn, John Moonlight (nb....


CW U14 Shows HEART in Match with Velox

CW U14 Shows HEART in Match with Velox

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / Victoria BC

On a beautiful autumn day the spirit of rugby was alive and well as CW U14 hosted the Velox Valhalians at Windsor Park. With Velox experiencing a shortage of players for the match each half saw four CW volunteers battling hard on behalf of the Velox team.  Prior to the match, our boys...


Visitors "Pinch" CDI Opener

Visitors "Pinch" CDI Opener

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems

Rhys (The Caboose) Jones on the rampage Vs Caps.   CW arrived at Klahanie Cauldron rather late on Saturday last, after dodging downtown Vancouver traffic.  Following a brief warm up it was “game on”.  Conditions and the weather were favorable after a week of rain.  A good mix of forward and...


Los Pumas Vover A Windsor Park

Los Pumas Vover A Windsor Park

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

CW Minis & U14's will take advantage of watching an International team train when Argentina takes to Windsor Park this coming Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and next Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  On Wednesday, the U14's will train after Los Pumas at 4:30 and Coach Shane has asked as many as possible to take in...


Around The League

Around The League

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

The BCRU Premiership League gets underway this afternoon.  Let's start with CW.  The Tricolors travel to Klahanie to take on the Caps, always tough at home.  Caps had a tough game last week last week with a narrow two point loss to Burnaby.  CW is slowly mustering the troops.  There is a hint...


Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

Who lines our field rain, hail or shine, midweek, weekends?  Who completes the program layout and ensures weekly roster inserts get to the printers on time?  Who assists with the website and its associated graphics? Who designs posters and brochures for Mini and Girls Rugby promotion? ...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

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

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.  In what has been a particularly rocky start to the season, certain individuals have stood out.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will recognize some of these "Unsung Heroes".    The first is Gord Kehoe. Gord's hometown is Alliston, Ontario, where he entered...


Numbers Belie Tale Of The Tape

Numbers Belie Tale Of The Tape

Excitement is in the rugby air as another CDI season kicks off.  The state of the CW Nation appears hale with 58 senior men registered.  These numbers are every bit as healthy as the past three seasons, yet it is a problem that the club is having to field two senior teams.  CW is struggling to...


Fruitless Trek Crosstown

Fruitless Trek Crosstown

In horrendous weather conditions, CW dropped a pair of results to James Bay yesterday.  The Ones found themselves down 10 - 18 at the interval and failed to make any inroads in the second stanza, losing 17 - 33.   The Prems had a plot that could have and some might say, should have, succeeded...