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Friday Smorgasbord

Friday Smorgasbord

"Cosmo XV", winners of Williams Lake Rustlers Tournament. Last weekend, a CW initiated, Cosmopolitan XV, coached by a robust recovering, Riley Ilnicki and captained by 'returning' native, Nate Stewart, won the Williams Lake Stampeders' Tournament.  The composite group also included Tournament...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

CHANCES GONE BEGGING? This past weekend produced two results which may have players rueing missed chances.  Canada's NSWT 7's finished third in the season's final tournament in France and third overall in the Series, a placing I am sure they felt could have been one higher, leading the Aussies...


Prognostications Gone Awry

Prognostications Gone Awry

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

The absolute cock-up of the Canadian National Anthem at the NSMT Vs Romania match on Saturday was most unfortunately emblematic of that which was to follow. I cannot recall watching such an abysmal game of rugby for a long time, as well, Canada had a man advantage for three quarters of the...


WEEKEND WARRIORS

WEEKEND WARRIORS

Canada’s U20 Men go into game #2 of the Junior World Rugby Qualifier with a 46 – 12 spread against the United Sates on Saturday. CW’s, ‘The Magician’ Ngongo notched one of the seven tallies in the opener last weekend. This match will be the curtain-raiser to the Romanian test. Canada’s NSMT lost...


Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Captain Kelly, dishes off.... The Canadian NSWT lost to the New Zealand Black Ferns "last night" by a score of 28 - 16. This was game #1 of three, being used as a `warm-up`for the Women`s RWC.  The Black Ferns improved their record to 13 - 0 vs Canada.  It was close at the break, 14 - 8,...


CW YOUTH Earn Honors

CW YOUTH Earn Honors

CW`s Anton `The Magician` Ngongo, has been selected to Canada`s Men`s U20 team for a two-game series Vs U.S.A. on June, 13 & 17. The winner will qualify for the World Rugby Trophy tournament held in August. Go, go, Anton!       CW`s Sophie De Goede and Denise Roy have been selected...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A clean pair of heels from Charity Williams. Summer Is A ‘comin’ Weekend News – Women’s 7’s – Day#1 – Canada's NSWT went undefeated in Pool play. Caroline Crossley got a few trots and played her role. For me, most interesting news of the day was that the Kiwis left their three top ladies...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Doug dots down. South Island Men; Island Women Victorious Crimson Tide Men, liberally sprinkled with CW guys displayed superiority over the North Island Tsunami at Windsor on Saturday. For the Tide, Dougie Fraser and Jo Morris scored a brace in the 46 – 19 win. Other CW boys on the squad...


CW Take a Brace - Ones Move On

CW Take a Brace - Ones Move On

As predicted, Cowichan Piggy fans were in for a treat.  Hats off to Tricolour and CRFC Women, scoring thirteen tries in all and the visiting CW, managed to beat the bonus point differential, winning 44 – 36.  Most unfortunately, CW have missed the playoffs, the final being adjudged by many...


First Div Goes Strong

First Div Goes Strong

The Divvies have announced their selection for their match tomorrow.  Please note yet ANOTHER start time alteration!!  Kick-off - 1:30 p.m. Kyle Hohert will lead the team and surrounding him in the forward pack are; Damon Adams, Brian Kim and Grant Baird as the FRF.  Kyle's locking partner will...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today’s R & M takes a re-visit to last Saturday’s Women’s Premiership match.  If you missed the game or would like to re-visit the action, we have included a forty minute video clip for your enjoyment.  Would like to draw the viewer’s attention to the place kicking of CW’s Jess Neilson,...


Tasty Offering at the House of Windsor

Tasty Offering at the House of Windsor

  Deemed "high" this season!   The third and final of the season’s triple-headers will take place tomorrow at Windsor, with the first encounter commencing at 11:00 a.m.  Westshore Women have handed two lop-sided lacings on CW’s B.C. Champs this season and although tomorrow will be closer it...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Rogie's Road Warriors Saturday past saw all three of CW’s senior teams on the road to Klahanie, never an easy venue. Arrived just prior to the half of the women’s match with CW ahead 5 -3 and mounting an attack. A pleasant surprise for this pundit, given prognostications based on, last week....


Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

  Schellie at work!   Watching the Braves makes the writer wax nostalgic, harking back to coaching an undefeated Braves team in 1976, containing names such as Gary Hirayama, Hank Edmunds, Graham Taylor, Don Carson, Kane Straith, Jim Burnham, Ian Bousfield, Billy Collins, Peter Bull,...


Triple Header at The House

Triple Header at The House

Saturday’s action kicks off at 11:15 a.m. when The Tricolour ladies face Burnaby. Two weeks back, these two teams had a doozy at Burnaby, with CW coming on late, from behind to get the W. Ne’er-the-less, Burnaby earned another bonus point to top the heap with eight. Tomorrow, CW will be minus a...


Divvies Defy Pundit!

Divvies Defy Pundit!

CW’s First Div boys served up a liberal dish of crow to The Ruggernut last night! Down 26 – 3 to the Norsemen, they raced back with 28 unanswered points to pinch the match – a fabulous result. Story will follow as The Sage was on the sidelines.   A Day of Comebacks The ladies went ahead at...


Selections & Predictions

Selections & Predictions

*1st Div vs UVic*1. Doug Hepp 2. Jeff Crone 3. Grant Baird 4. Neil Fowler 5. Kyle Hohert © 6. Jordon Montgomery 7. Kiel Horan 8. Matt McLean 9. Brock Gallagher 10. Brandon Gerhardt 11. Ethan Hager 12. Oli Winser 13. Cody Milne 14. Marcus Hall 15. Curtis Bailey As much as last weekend’s result...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...