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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

ARDRON HEADS UP LONGLIST Tyler Ardron, playing in this weekend’s Super Rugby Qualifying Final, heads up NSMT’s long-list of forty names, as Captain for the upcoming RWC. This long list is not exclusive for those currently injured who may become available. It is with interest that there are...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

KEEPERS OF THE GATE Every little bit counts when it comes to keeping the head above water, regarding the operating costs required to run a rugby club. Each home game, Gord Hawkins and Peter Kilshaw “patrol” the pathway egress at Windsor Park, courteously requesting a “donation’ from attendees...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Breakout by Morra in Paris …..and why does this headline not surprise CW fans?  Windsor Park has seen Josiah’s mercurial magic and enthusiastic exuberance over the past three seasons, patrons scratching their heads; “How did he do that?”  He has been included with a number of Canadian...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TO A MAN!  (Photo; BCRN) Very interesting to note the NSMT’s 7’S were present to a man to offer their thanks and best wishes to their past coach, Damian McGrath, last Friday at JBAA. The coach gave each player a mounted collage of memory, recorded in photo after the team had won their only...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ANOTHER WOMENS' SPECTACLE AT WESTHILLS   Elation, but…..Britt Benn’s face shows the exhaustion and possibly, the frustration of yet, another ‘Home’ underachievement.   A great weekend of Sevens, buoyed by excellent turnouts on both days. The new stands worked well and yes if the same can...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo, credit to CW's Wendy Norman; see MORE for other match photos) .......AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR   Pre-game, UVic's Martin-Freek took a blow and Findlay started. The game was only three minutes old when CW put their stamp on it and it proved to be indelible. Morra broke out and fed...


Pre Game Prognostications

Pre Game Prognostications

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Men

This site has provided a good picture of the visiting Vikes this week with few accolades for our boys. Today we will muse a little about The Tricolours. The teams match up so equally in so many ways and in so many positions that it is difficult to predict a winner. Will CW react and nullify...


Saturday's a Rugby Day

Saturday's a Rugby Day

A strong men's combination has been selected to face Rowers in the final league game of the season. Rowers went down to JBA last weekend with a score line of 12 – 48 and have to return to the Island again to face a team preparing their game for playoff action. The Rowers have been doing it...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD PREMIER WOMEN UPSET AT KLAHANIE This was not a Cup Final but what must have been a very satisfying upset for our ladies, posting a 39 – 19 score over the home-team, Capilanos. Caps, in second place in a league which currently looks like, Westshore and the rest, must...


RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

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

A Front Row Fraternity of Great Substance It was with sadness that we read Ray Barkwill’s Facebook posting last Friday. Slated to be the Rugby World Cup’s second oldest player to compete when the event takes place in Japan, in September, he has been sadly deprived of that honour. At...


A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

WEEKEND MATCHES Men’s Islanders Westshore Men’s 3RDS @ Windsor, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.Women’s Prems Vs Westshore at Juan de Fuca, Saturday, 12:00 noon. CW’s Julia Folk Hits the Big Time (Again). The club would like to give a shout out to Julia Folk this week.  The Tricolours...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  The shoulder-high tackle is being given solid attention by refs these days. CW HOSTS A BURNABY TRIPLE HEADER This Saturday, CW welcomes Burnaby RFC to Windsor; Women's Premier @ 11:30; Men's Reseves @ 1:00 and Men's Premier @ 2:45.  The club's, Men's Islanders will take on the UVic Saxons...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TRY! Bonus Point Upset for Hosts CW Premier Women came up HUGE against an undefeated, league-leading Capilanos on Saturday. The Tricolours opening try, courtesy of Natasha Louckes came very early. It was followed in short order after some committed running and quality transfers and so...


"D.J." Back in the Fold

"D.J." Back in the Fold

CW Rugby had to search long and deep to find a picture of DJ Sears-Duru in action. We go back some six years when DJ first came to the west coast as a touted junior prospect with a national team future. Djustice played 2 – 3 seasons with the Tricolours before this prediction came to fruition....


Three for the Road

Three for the Road

 [With apologies to Albert Finney (RIP)!] This coming Saturday the club will face major challenges with our three senior teams “on the road”. The Premier Women (0 – 2 – 1), buoyed after their first competition points against UBC last weekend will face a very tough, unbeaten,...


POSTSCRIPT MUSINGS

POSTSCRIPT MUSINGS

Riley Inicki and Cole Braid in action, Saturday. Yesterday’s game report was cobbled through rather hazy eyes after a BIG weekend! In the report we applauded the Bay’s, Cole Braid who had overcome a go round with cancer some years back. Some of our special interest and pride comes from the...


Locked & Loaded!

Locked & Loaded!

Maybe tomorrow might come to pass that the chaps can get back on the park. Today’s weather appears to be trying to belie that hope, stay tuned. For the Premier Men tomorrow at The Mac will represent the best two of three for the season. CW Prems have only lost two of eleven games this season,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PLAYER OF THE YEAR CW congratulates Brandon Schellenberger who has been named the winner of the Phil Mack Award for the Indigenous Rugby Player of the Year. Last year U.Vic’s, Crosby Stewart won the inaugural presentation. We applaud the work that Thunder Rugby and its Patron, Phil Mack,...


Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Liam Chisholm in full stride. The weather has put a damper on rugby at The House and across the board this weekend. CW Women were on the hunt for their first victory over visiting UBC Thunderbirds. The women had posted a strong line-up for the match with the Lizzie Adams’ led squad featuring...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Adibe away, from Pitsy..... ROAD REPORTS. (Rubes Hit the Big Smoke) Divvies: CW 35 (5t 5c) Saracens 38 (6t 4c) Half time CW 21 Saracens 24 Premier: CW 65 (10t 6c 1p) Saracens 49 (7t 7c) Half time CW 38 Saracens 21   We welcome back the Sage for his take on Sleepless in Seattle. "After...


Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

We bring readers this short video to show where our senior men played yesterday – Starfire Stadium, under the lights!  It was the scene of a plethora of points with CW Prems coming out on top 65 – 49!  In the curtain-raiser The Divvies lost a close one, 30 – 33 but earned two bonus points in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

"Takin' Care of Business"   Tal Bachman is currently absent from the pitch as he travels with his dad, Randy, on his current; ‘Every Song Tells a Story’ Tour. In talking about the tour, Randy, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) describes it as….”Basically my story and the intertwining...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One of the joys of being the main writer on this site is the fact that there are heaps of stories pertaining to our own players that can populate the site. Unfortunately, oftimes there is simply not the time available to bring readers all of the unique nuances provided by our own players....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Through One Player’s Eyes We recently met up with Ray Barkwill and hit him up with some questions about pro rugby in North America. Ray has often been featured with one story or another on our site and we are very proud that he chose to wear CW colours when he first came west from...


And Your Starting Lineup Is......

And Your Starting Lineup Is......

Posted in Prems / Rugby Club / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

  Cam scored a try for the Wolves in his first match last season! and a shout out to Owen Wood from Cowichan (an ommission from yesterday), along with CW's Beluci Kegode Can't make it out?  Follow score line...