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The Sage's Report

The Sage's Report

Pristine grounds of UBC await action! Today’s blog brings a quick catch-up of game reports from Saturday last at UBC. “The Reserves really lost touch with the game in the second stanza, simply being unable to match the pace of execution of the Braves and their own attack was ponderous...


Bubble Burst Big Time by Birds

Bubble Burst Big Time by Birds

CW had a disappointing road trip to UBC today.  The Reserves lost 29 - 19 after being tied 19 - 19 at the interval.  The Premiers were schooled to the tune of 53 - 7 (eight UBC tries, six unanswered in the second half).  It was 17 - 7 at the half.  Whether it was a 'stinker' from CW or the...


Honouring Big Al

Honouring Big Al

Today, CW joins the rest of Canada’s rugby supporters in congratulating Al Charron to his selection to the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The special moment that comes to mind for this writer was in 2003 at Win Stadium, Wollongong, when Al was floored with a straight shoulder charge by a Tongan...


Saturday's Selections

Saturday's Selections

  CW’s FRF is a strong unit, besting opponents to date. They will relish this challenge as they are a group that is experienced and who play for each other. Chisholm and Hohert, in the engine room, are a new combination whose play will be critical in the final outcome. Kyle is playing some...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Finally, catching up on more results from last weekend. Kamloops RFC hosted a mammoth sevens tournament for B.C. Youth. CW Girls made up the South Island #1 team that won the U14 title and others joined Westshore girls to place third in this pool. CW U18 Elite Girls finished in second place,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Overheard at practise last week from newbie, Kris Uschold from Winnipeg, a journey-man prop; “Geez, I saw these guys playing in the World Cup.” This was in reference to a couple of blokes he was training with. Well, Kris, hang on, for you will learn a lot from the Front Row Fraternity around CW!...


CW Stings Hornets

CW Stings Hornets

Stewart is hoisted high for good possession. In the most miserable of conditions, teams from the top and the basement came together to do battle at the House of Windsor on Saturday. Must take my hat off to the Hornets for sticking with it against a team with considerably more ammo and although...


A Day for Mudders

A Day for Mudders

Hornets swarm Dougie Middleton! CW will welcome the Hornets in their inaugural year in the BC Premier League, tomorrow at The House. It goes back to circa 1969 for the Ruggernut and his days in the Hub City when the Hornets made a leap with the Velox into VIRU Div.1 after a successful...


Player Profile - Burger

Player Profile - Burger

Is this a Canadian Schalk or not? Today we feature Clayton ‘Burger’ Thornber. Clayton had his introduction to rugby with CW Minis. He attended Shawnigan Lake H.S. and played on the wing. Clay and his best mate, Mac Poole, were two solid flyers who racked up many a tally. However, Burger at...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Carnage in Cowichan Hats off to CW U18 Boys who had a very solid win at Piggie Park last Sunday. The lads posted nine tries to Cowichan’s three. Heard on the pipeline it was pretty good rugby. ‘onya, boys, carrying on the tradition! Commitment Midweek results on BC Premier League table...


Tribulations of Travel

Tribulations of Travel

Friday night text to the coach from Will Knott; “sorry coach, got a dose of Away-Game flu and can’t make it!”  Saturday morning at the terminal; “Joe Bloggs just texted and he can’t play today!”  Enough said. This pundit was treated to a smorgasbord of rugby at Klahanie Park yesterday.  I...


A Look at Saturday

A Look at Saturday

This week, CW takes four senior teams on the road – simply, an unthought-of possibility this time last year! Our Men’s Islanders will play Rowers II in an exhibition, Women Premier, Men’s Reserves, Men’s Premier all at Klahanie Park against and always tough, Capilanos club. Caps Women are...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? This week we provide a brief profile of Morgan Tate. Yonks ago, when Morgan was five, his dad and the Ruggernut decided to give mini rugby outside of elementary school, a shot at the club level. Morgan is one example amongst many who represents the success of this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

.....there is still room for the "average-sized" bloke in the game!   On the local scene – nada, Ebb Tide off to New Orleans! Otherwise an opportunity for a Saturday “off”, reflection, time with family and friends. Afar, Canada’s NSMT in action Vs Argentina, not exactly sure where on their...


R.I.P. - Tom Browne

R.I.P. - Tom Browne

Posted in CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Community

We would like to remind the myriad friends of Tom that a Celebration of His Life will be held tomorrow at the University Centre (former Faculty Club) at 2:00 p.m.  Parking will be at a premium and we wish to remind attendees that there are two nearby lots, apart from the small Faculty Club...


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...