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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...


Ruggernut's Ramblings

Ruggernut's Ramblings

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

Today's main news segues nicely into some musings that have been spinning around for some time after watching the meteoric growth of CW Girl's Rugby.  "It's summer time and the living is easy" but the rugby calendar is still busy - PRC's; CRC's; Summer Games; World Games; Nations Cups,...


National Age Grade Championships

National Age Grade Championships

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

CW is proud to announce its more than fair share of boys and girls who will don the B.C. colors in search of a National Championship, starting next Wednesday at UBC.  In the B.C. Girls U16 Gold Team - Sophie De Goede and Caroline Crossley carry the torch and the B.C. Blue Team will include...


Go, You Good Things!!

Go, You Good Things!!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

Maple Leafs medal in Cali,...


Day #2 @ the World Games

Day #2 @ the World Games

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

The day opened with a solid win for Canada over Brazil by a scoreline of 26 to 7, with Hammond adding a singleton.  The boys then went up against the Argies, always a tough go in  South America - Rosario, Sao Paulo, Rio OR Cali!  Los Pumas 19, Canada 7 (3 tries to one).  So the boys were bound...


BCRU Announces New Head Honcho

BCRU Announces New Head Honcho

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

Kiwi born and current Head Coach for BC Bears, Jim Dixon has been announced as the man selected to fill the CEO shoes Jeff Sauve had so capably worn over the past number of yonks.  Dixon has had a meteoric career in a short time in B.C.  His credentials include Rugby Development Officer...


Oak Bay Classic Car Show

Oak Bay Classic Car Show

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

Men and women, girls and boys, our Lucy still needs volunteers for next weekend's Big Show.  She can be contacted at OR 250 818 0050.  Don't leave Lucy in the...


CW Boys Make Bears Squad

CW Boys Make Bears Squad

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

  Matt Buckley, Jon Morris and Clayton Thornber have been selected for the B.C. Bears team of 27 players who will contest the C.R.C.s for this season.  The team is a far stronger unit than that assembled in past campaigns but still obviously devoid of players from the current B.C....


Hubert Back to N.Z.

Hubert Back to N.Z.

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

Canada's loss has become Manawatu's gain with the news that Hubert Buydens has finally inked a pro contract.  In this writer's opinion, the man that most consistently stood out in the last RWC games for Canada was Big Hubie and it seems that he has finally received just reward with a two...


U20 Women Go Undefeated

U20 Women Go Undefeated

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

The Womens Nations Cup for U20 play goes to .... CANADA!  The girls went undefeated in matches against the U.S.A. (2X - 27-3 in the Final!!), Great Britain and South Africa.  Go, you good things! Back in Canadaland, the B.C. Mens U19 team won the Age Grade Championships with a hard...


Tide Topples Tourists

Tide Topples Tourists

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

Pictured, firing one from the base of the ruck is CW U15 player, Braydon Tate.   In splendid sunshine yesterday Victoria's Spring Tide teams at the U15 and U17 levels gave visiting West Monmouth School from Pontypool, Wales a rugby clinic, winning both games by a wide margin.  The matches...


CW Wants You!!

CW Wants You!!

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

VICTORIA CLASSIC CAR SHOW   CW will once again, be performing a civic volunteer effort at the Annual Classic Car Show.  The club volunteers from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and we will be operating in four shifts of about 2.5 hours duration.  This will require approximately thirty volunteers...


Youth International Sevens - Huge Success

Youth International Sevens - Huge Success

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

Canada's NSMT has lit up the Sevens world with a very successful winter campaign and if the action on show at UVic yesterday is any indication, the torch has been successfully passed down to our youth. Pictured is the B.C. Mens U18 team, winners in the Final over Ontario and featuring CW's...


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

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...