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From the Sidelines

From the Sidelines

  Put yourself in this picture!!   Captain Rush conducting a 12 person, whale watching Tour via Prince of Whales Whale Watching. Up for auction on 25th. Canada's NSMT will be looking for its 100th win tomorrow against Chile. Canada's first test took place in 1932.  Last year, Canada had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PUT YOURSELF IN THIS PICTURE WHY? (Canucks tix for two)   WHAT DO I EAT WHEN I GO THERE? Compliments, Mine Host, Adam Pegg's Award winning La Quercia Restaurant. ( We'll add $100 cash towards accomodation, another fabulous auction item available on 25TH February.)  HAVEN'T GOT...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Women Reign Supreme Hats off to our NSWT Sevens – winners at Sydney Sevens. The ladies knocked off U.S.A. in the “North American Final”, played in front of a sold out audience. The win now moves Canada women into third, from sixth place overall, in the series to date. There were a number...


Fun Times at the Temple

Fun Times at the Temple

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / NSWT / ARC's / Men's Second Div

After tomorrow's plethora of rugby, head to The Temple for an evening of fun with the first ever Canadian Legends, Bar Olympics.  The evening will be hosted by the Men's Second Divvies.  Dress as your favourite Canadian Legend and partake in a three-ringed circus of bar events.  The evening...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Put Yourself in this Picture. Catching a Tyee at the marvellous Langara Lodge, Haida Gwai! It does not get any better, or try a day on halibut for a change. Thanks to Rick Bourne and Langara Adentures for making this a possibility. At Open Auction, more often than not such a bucket list can...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Doug “The Iceman” Fraser Cometh (the hour, cometh the man), pins his ears for a ninety meter scoot to cinch victory. ** Very poor crowds at Wellington Sevens, once the highlight of the circuit, the past two years have seen a diminishment of notable proportions.  Maybe IRB will review...


Adversity Aplenty

Adversity Aplenty

Who Let the Dogs In?  It was rather a bizarre Mullet Tour for the boys to Seattle this weekend. After a 5:00 a.m. rising for a 5:50 departure, the group was delayed for nearly three hours at the border crossing, compliments of yet, another Executive Order. Upon arrival, the teams mutually...


The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

CW Men take their Premier and Reserve teams on the road to challenge Seattle at Magnussen Park tomorrow. By some quirk of scheduling, CW has drawn away games in succession to the Sarries, perhaps a mistake but one which costs CW some added $$ despite players paying for overnight...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Community / Senior Men

Unsung Hero - Off the Field During the past two to three seasons, Bill Hutchinson has quietly slipped under the radar around CW. Bill, in his later work years, has been seen more frequently on the sidelines. He was observed giving senior men’s team Manager, Craig Thornber a hand on game...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Kicks OFF With Good Style The Tricolors travelled to the Hub City on Saturday to play the first match in the VIRU Island Div II League.  The boys came back to The Temple with a 35 - 3 W under their belts.  Doff of the cap to Brian Kim and Kyle Horan, named M-o-M. A good start for this...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Island rugby recommences this Saturday when CW Div 2 travels to Nanaimo to battle the Hornets. Comox will visit Westshore in the other match in the newly formed VIRU Div. 2 League. Looking at BCRU Leagues for the spring, it appears that there is slow growth in the number of teams playing –...


Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald and buddy, Schalk Burger. CW rugby invites all former teammates and colleagues of Gerald Steenkamp to attend a function in his memory to be held at the Bard and Banker Pub tomorrow, Sunday, 15th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This will not only be an opportunity to share Gerald memories but...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

Many thanks to all the volunteers and to Bartlett Tree Experts for a successful Tree Chipping campaign. The event would not have been a success without trees!  So, a HUGE thanks to all who came by with trees and donations. Funds raised will go towards keeping our CW Rugby teams alive...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

FROM, the boys sporting their Canadian dinner jackets in the luxury of the London Irish dressing room, we bring you Ciaran Hearn who has just signed a new two-year deal with the Irish has started in six of the Irish 13 winning games this season. Ciaran is from Newfoundland however, has teamed...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

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

Lizzie Adams on the fly for B.C. Today we introduce readers to Lizzie Adams. Lizzie with such a “newness” to our Women’s Premier program, many of us need to be introduced to the players – Lizzie Adams, in her first season with the club has been described by one of her team mates as: “the...


U19's Square Series with U.S.

U19's Square Series with U.S.

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Fifteens

"CW's" Kratz, Prevost and Schellenberger, throw in from today, Damon Adams - 'onyas. Earler today Canada dropped a close, 19 - 27 test match to the U.S., believe three tries to four.  Canada won the first test, 29 - 22, so both teams, pretty equal with game stories being somewhat similar, Test...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING Saturday, Dec., 31st 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Sunday, Jan., 1st 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.Monday, Jan., 2nd 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Saturday, Jan., 7th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Sunday, Jan., 8th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Windsor Park, Rose Garden, Currie Road GET...


Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

When will he ever learn?? England’s captain, Dylan Hartley, sent from the field once again last week. The disdain on Eddie Jone’s (face in the crowd), kinda said it all! Hartley had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he swung a ‘haymaker’ which made some contact, arguably...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Senior Women / Senior Men

JOHN SHERIDAN John, you and I go back some years. I seem to recall you arriving at UVic with a Victoria Junior Canadian Football pedigree. With this background, you threw your hat in with the forwards, correct? CW: What are your recollections of those days?JS: I played football from age 14 -...


'Tis the Season to be....

'Tis the Season to be....

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Community

.............and thankful. This vein was epitomized by some fifty rugby warriors - past and present yesterday at The Temple. It was in answer to the call of Mine Host, Guido that the season, rugby and life was celebrated.  Attendees proferred a myriad of thanks from their personal, past year...


Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community / Senior Men

Not too long ago we made an appeal for funds for Gerald Steenkamp, a former CW player and coach, to seek the maximum medical assistance for his dire health condition. Gerald ended up pursuing alternative medicine for his battle, something he was extremely grateful for however, as is most often...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men

Men’s Sevens Cape Town proved to have some very positive highs and disheartening lows for our boys on the weekend. Mooner led the boys out for his fiftieth tournament – a historic feat, ( "CW's" ) Pat Kay crossed for the country’s 2000th tally vs England, amongst his 37 other points scored for...


A Day of Tough Outcomes

A Day of Tough Outcomes

(Photo credit - John Richardson) For the second week in a row, the weather failed to cooperate. Regardless, a good crowd was mustered by start of play at MacDonald last Saturday. Action began very favourably for CW with a couple of very focussed and strong drives, five or six retentions,...


Is This the One?

Is This the One?

It has been a rewarding “first half” of rugby for CW with The Ones finishing in third spot and the Prems in second – the only Island club with both teams in the playoffs! Of course, these placings pose a challenge on Saturday, with The Ones needing to travel to Port Alberni whilst the Prems need...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Nicholas bags a hat trick! CW U18 Boys have once again made their way to the B.C. Championship Finals. CW is defending Champ and this year’s version will seek to follow last year’s feat when they play Cowichan RFC in the Final next Sunday at Windsor Park. Yesterday, the lads defeated...