Fifteens

Sunday is Junior Men's Day

Sunday is Junior Men's Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U14 / Boys U16 / Boys U18 / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News

U16's, Tom Eason on the breakout! A hat trick of games for CW's lads manana.  Kicks off with the U14's travelling to Westshore for the semis, winner will probably go to B.C. Final. This is not to assume the other semi-finalists, Cowichan and James Bay, as we know with rugby, it's never over...


Triple Header for CW

Triple Header for CW

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / Prems / Victoria BC

Saturday's a Rugby Day for Ceedub, kicking off with the Premier Women playing an exhibition against UBC @ Windsor @ 11:00 a.m.  Marlene Nedved @ #8 leads the side which features some very experienced players, a couple who have worn Canadian colors.  Guarantee you will not be disappointed if you...


Doing The Lite Fandango

Doing The Lite Fandango

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

CW will be introduced to Rugby By Lights tomorrow evening at UVic's Centennial Stadium, kicking off at 6:15 p.m.  The coaches have managed to assemble a fairly strong combination which should give the students their sternest test so far this season.  The Tricolours will see the return of...


Saturday's Scores

Saturday's Scores

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Prems / Victoria BC

The table was set nicely by the Tricolour Women when they defeated Cowichan 38 – 17 in the VIRU semi-final but it was UVic that enjoyed the banquet after their Norsemen thumped The Ones 57 – 0 and the Vikes won the Premier game 36 – 22. The Cowichan/CW battle was arguably, closer than the...


Vikes Best Ceedub

Vikes Best Ceedub

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / Prems

(This week’s game blog is brought to readers, courtesy of Sage on the sideline.) For this scribe the day had a measure of the unknown to it.  Not much was known about the opposition and the Tricolors have only had a couple of hit outs so there was concern about “Ground Hog Day’’ where we might...


CW vs Nanaimo - 1st Division mens - game report

CW vs Nanaimo - 1st Division mens - game report

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens

A grand day was had Saturday September 12/15 as both CW Women’s and Men’s Div 1 team traveled together by bus to Nanaimo for two games. The Women did well with a win on their first outing supported by a squad of 16 under the guidance of team Coaches. See their game day summary on this...


"It Just Wasn't Good Enough"

"It Just Wasn't Good Enough"

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / News / NSMT / Under 20

Blevins Sniffs the Line Wished it was as good as R.C’s Twitter feed made it out BUT the above quote from the coach after another Canadian, error-filled performance against a better drilled and skilled and sized, opposition on Saturday at Twin Elms in Ontario, sums it up.  This match could...


Pritch Packs It In

Pritch Packs It In

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT

PRITCH HANGS THEM UP. We bring readers the following quote from a class guy, in case you have not already seen it.  Pritch has brought much to the Canadian scene over a period of twelve years, ending with over 600 “International points”.  “Looking back on my time spent in a Canadian jersey...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Fundraiser / NSMT / Sevens

Scholtzie Returns @ Limerick Sevens This weekend, The Maple Leafs have been drawn into a pool with Munster, Wellington and San Francisco at the Limerick Sevens.   “The main thing is the quality of opposition which will really challenge all of our players,” Coach Middleton said. “We’re looking...


....A Good Show It Was.

....A Good Show It Was.

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

This site wants to be amongst the first to congratulate the boys on their performance Vs Samoa.  Canada still remains on a five game losing streak to #9, Samoa but it was the closest they have come to a W.  The Ruggernut beat the 71/2 points spread, won money and waxed lyrical about many...


Wholesale Changes for Tomorrow's Tussle.

Wholesale Changes for Tomorrow's Tussle.

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

Coach Crowley has made twelve starting alterations to the team that lost to Tonga, in preparation for the highest ranked P.N. opponent, Samoa.  The teams will do battle at BMO Field, To., tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. (PST), televised live on TSN #5.  This will be another test to see just who can do...


Tonga Topples Canucks

Tonga Topples Canucks

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

Featured is one shining moment in last night’s game for the hosts. Canada started well and finished okay however from about 35 minutes in, when Underwood was inexplicably yellow carded (my opinion according to laws), offered little.  It was a match which was not controlled well by the M-I-M...


Discipline a Key Factor

Discipline a Key Factor

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups

...........and so it will need to be as Tiedemann, Moonlight and Carpenter get starting nods for tomorrow night's contest against #12 ranked, Tonga at Swanguard Stadium at 7:00 p.m.  Tieds at the expense of Woolridge, Dougie perhaps for not getting a clear decision over his opposite man last...


PAC NATIONS CUP OPENER

PAC NATIONS CUP OPENER

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / NSMT / Sevens

After watching Australia’s Wallabies nip RSA’s Springboks as a curtain-raiser, it was certainly anti-climactic, sticking out the Japan/Canada match, won by Japan, 20 – 6 with a lone try. It was a frustrating game for Canadian players; the ref (who was short of his “A” game); one assistant ref...


Representative Action Ramps Up

Representative Action Ramps Up

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT

Our Man in the Middle - Raymondo Barkwill Canada, the lowest ranked of a “mid-group” of nations (#17), embarks on an ambitious RWC build up tomorrow when they take on #13 ranked, Japan in San Jose in Pacific Nations Cup action. The game can be viewed at www.worldrugby.org. Kick-off 5:00 p.m....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

CRC’s MAC TIER CUP CHAMPS Prairie Fire and CW’s, Adam Bontus Hoists the Trophy High Despite it being “old news” we will offer our two bits on the recent CRC Championship.  Congratulations to the Prairie Fire who knocked off four time winners of the MacTier Cup, Ontario Blues, 33 – 25.  Under...


A Kiwi-kinda' Day

A Kiwi-kinda' Day

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT

  In the world of rugby (aka known as football), there are few countries that do it better than the small Island nation of New Zealand.  Yesterday bore witness to that success once again with the Highlanders beating N.S.W.’s Waratahs, 35 – 17; the Hurricanes beating Canberra’s Brumbies, 29 – 9;...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems

UNSUNG HERO – ON THE FIELD Nathan Oliver Plenty of rugby afoot but none on the CW front. The Ruggernut recently caught up with club MVP, Nate Oliver and got the skinny on his presence with CW rugby. This “Mighty Mite’s” yellow head gear can be spotted anywhere on the field where the hard...


Monday's Omission and Apology

Monday's Omission and Apology

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / NSMT

We mentioned Parish's game winner yesterday but failed to mention a terrific winger's finish, following a two-man "miss" pass and eight hard yards to pull a massive upset for Glasgow Warriors over a heavily favored Ulster.  DTH was the culprit, coming off the bench and adding to a very...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / VIRU Tide Rugby

A note of "good luck" to Canada's U20 men who play an explosive Tongan side in semi final action today in Portugal.  Winner will go for "promotion" to the Tier One Tourney. Go, Canada! Tip of the cap to the Junior Barbs who won the South Island comp yesterday with a 50 - 43 fest of points...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Under 20 / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / Sevens

WOMEN'S SEVENS The NSWT will be playing in London this weekend, the same time as the guys. Their parade will then move on to Amsterdam ( May22, 23), when a Tier II event will take place, in conjunction, featuring Canada's Womens Maple Leafs.  Coach, 'Captain Canada' Morgan Williams will have...


Game Day

Game Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / News / NSMT / Sevens

Gotta love Port Alberni Mayor, Mike Ruttan who has backed his Black Sheep with an offer to Seattle’s Mayor for today’s BCRU DIV 1 Semi-final – a cedar box of sockeye to “no reply”! ‘Onya, Mike. CW says; “go, you good things, Port!” Best of luck to Jas and his lambs today. Glasgow...


Where Will The Fates Fall?

Where Will The Fates Fall?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Giving Back / News / NSMT / Refereeing

Burnaby Put The Throttle on Things! Yesterday, at Windsor, The Tricolors had their fate in their hands but did not get the job done. The day started out with a rambling Laker lead in The Ones, 27 – 7 at the half. The second stanza was nothing short of incredible as a bunch of hard workers,...


Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / Prems

(This game will be televised “live” at http://www.bcrugby.com/live/ ) It appears that Burnaby are coming to Windsor, loaded for bear with a selection that probably represents as good as they can muster. Cejvanovic has joined in from the NSMT’s 7’s; both Gotegote and Dolesau added in the...


Blue Collar Performance

Blue Collar Performance

Eighty minute story, short. Fifteen blue collar guys fronted for the full eighty against the (new) league leaders, UBC, on Saturday. Hats off to The Ones, who, despite a lop-sided score produced a gutsy effort in the curtain-raiser. Our man at the park reports; “…despite many tries chalked up,...