Fifteens

Wales' Brand, LG!

Wales' Brand, LG!

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Life must be good in The Valleys.  We note that today's visitors to Windsor have not only made this overseas trek but have also recently, completed a new clubhouse!  WOW.  It will be with interest that we tap brains post-match at The Temple.  We welcome our Welsh visitors and to all, have a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Rugby Club / Sevens / Victoria BC

We kick off today's news with our best wishes to the NSWT Sevens, playing the IRB final leg tournament in Amsterdam this weekend.  The ladies, looking to retain their current third place standing, find themselves in with England, Brazil and hosts, The Netherlands. We will keep tuned for...


Burnaby Miss Trifector

Burnaby Miss Trifector

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / News / Prems / Refereeing

CW congratulates all winning teams from yesterday's Finals.  We have some measure of empathy for Burnaby Prems, losing a tight one to James Bay.  Burnaby has been in the Final for the past three years, only to be turned away, yet again.  It would have been their club's third big wn for the...


Thursday's Ruck & Maul

Thursday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT / Sevens

Red sky over Glasgee Toon, thanks to Debbie Moonlight.......according to all reports the boys are ready and rearin' for tomorrow.  Best of luck to the whole Krew.   Canada vs Japan at 11:36 local (6:36am ET/3:36am PT)   Canada begin their Glasgow campaign against a team full of confidence...


National Women's Team Take The Victoria Stage

National Women's Team Take The Victoria Stage

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / RWC

We have been void around our CW site this week but open today's posting with a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our NSWT on their lop-sided, midweek victory over the U.S. by a score of 51 - 7.     This eclectic summary of play (credit to Mark Bryant of BCRN), gives the viewer an insight as to what...


CW's Ciaran Hearn Selected As NSMT XV's Player Of The Year

CW's Ciaran Hearn Selected As NSMT XV's Player Of The Year

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

CW congratulates all of Rugby Canada's Award Winners, announced on Thursday at the Annual Awards Dinner, held this year at the Royal B.C. Museum.  Without recognizing each individual, we give special mention to NSWT 7's P-O-Y, Jen Kish; NSWT 15's P-O-Y, Kelly Russell; NSMT 7's P-O-Y, John...


Road Warriors Define Their Own destiny

Road Warriors Define Their Own destiny

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

Tomorrow CW goes on the road to control its own destiny for the upcoming playoffs. A determined "second half" has put the boys in a position where they are not reliant on the outcomes of other matches.  This being said, it is still not a "piece of cake" as to what the playoff picture may be. ...


We Are Fam-i-lee!

We Are Fam-i-lee!

Noticed recently, after a Mighty Thurds contest, the above father/son duo – Kyle and Greg Armstrong. It piqued our interest about this young man from Ontario, Kyle Armstrong. We nabbed Kyle for a brief interview. Kyle started playing back in Grade 9. He moved to Victoria as one of the...


Vikes Vanquished

Vikes Vanquished

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems

The opening ten minutes featured CW pressure from Barkwill, Tieds and Kleeberger but UVic ‘D’ held, UVic had runs from their backs but at twelve minutes it went terribly wrong when Dingwall pinched an overthrown line out ball from the students and fed Buckley, with Kleeberger on his shoulder...


The Ones Play Spoiler

The Ones Play Spoiler

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div

There was no sympathy offered by The Ones to UVic last Saturday, injury plight or not! Perhaps the final result did give a measure of revenge from a severe beating by the Norse back in November. The early stages ebbed and flowed but at the 25 minute mark, Henderson ran a tight line and fed...


Women's Sevens

Women's Sevens

Posted in NSWT / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Sevens

We loved this article noted on RC's website and because we know you read CW FIRST, have reprinted it here. Not only does it profile a special player, Maria Samson, it gives a great update on the Womens program and status.  You go, Girls!  Playing rugby at the international level is not a...


Sunday - Day #2 Of Weekend Marathon!

Sunday - Day #2 Of Weekend Marathon!

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / Rugby Club

CW U14's take on Velox in the V.I.R.U. Under 14 Final on Sunday.  The game is slated for Gordon Head Fields, k.o. @ 1:00 p.m.  These two clubs have very good programs at this level and have had some very even and memorable tussles during the Fall and "Spring" season.  The club wishes...


Where In The World Is Waldo?

Where In The World Is Waldo?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Rugby Club

    This time five years ago Rowers made their last appearance at Windsor, against the likes of O'Toole & Sinclair.  We know Sinclair has since earned a Currie Cup ring and successfullty plies his trade with London irish.  O'Toole had a brief stint with the Ospreys and since has worn...


Tricolors Stifle The Bear

Tricolors Stifle The Bear

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

KEENAN HORTON WINS BCRN MAN OF THE MATCH HOODIE   As the weather worsened at The Mac, things looked better for the Visitors who fielded a very strong pack, the best on paper, so far this season.  The Maestro had withdrawn due to injury and Ciaran Hearn moved to the #10 spot.  We are lucky at...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / Fifteens / NSMT / Sevens

CW wishes everyone all the very best for the New Year - good health, good friends and good times.  We remind you to party responsibly!  On a rugby note, we include the following, directly quoted, courtesy of Rugby Canada website.  It is an article of extreme interest in our opinion. The...


CW Congratulates B.C. Players Of The Year

CW Congratulates B.C. Players Of The Year

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Prems

CW offers congratulations to Burnaby's, Joe Dolesau and Julia Sugawara who have been selected by a ballot from coaches as the Male & Female BC Players Of The Year.  Both players have made a significant contribution to the game in B.C., Joe being runner up in the scoring table and Julia leading...


For Our Kiwi & Bokkie Mates

Posted in Fifteens / News

Fanatics of both teams may not have seen last weekend's games.  We bring them to you here.  Enjoy....


Georgia Upsets Canadian Visitors

Georgia Upsets Canadian Visitors

Posted in NSMT / Canada Rugby / Fifteens

Phil McKenzie grits against the Lelos.   The game report on this one can be read on Rugby Canada or BC Rugby News websites, where reporters viewed the contest.  One always knew this would be tough for Canada despite a stronger Canadian forward selection.  Georgia has six of its starting...


Bring On Georgia

Bring On Georgia

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens

Ardron in action!  We predict his return to the #8 position will reap reward.   Rugby Canada has announced the NSMT to play Georgia tomorrow.  The team is; 1- Hubert Buydens, (Saskatoon Wild Oats/Manawatu Turbos) Saskatoon, SK 2- Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls,...


.........And Learn, They Did!

.........And Learn, They Did!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News

You may have read it on this site a few days ago that much would be learned from the Women's game #1 loss to France.  Clairvoyant, it was - quickly assimilated and acted upon.  We dip our lids to the NSWT that defeated France 11 - 6 yesterday.  Under inclement skies, the ladies scored the...


Also, On Saturday

Also, On Saturday

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News

Let’s rewind to Saturday's 'Big Picture'. The NSWT lost a close one to France, ranked fourth place in XV’s standings and host of the RWC later this year.  Canada, ranked sixth, got off to a slow start and reading between the lines on match reports, it was a game they still thought they could...


Decisions, Decisions...Mistakes, Mistakes!

Decisions, Decisions...Mistakes, Mistakes!

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Juniors / News / Prems

  Saturday at Windsor saw no joy in Mudville, with the season’s best home crowd leaving the park somewhat frustrated after watching the boys leave competition points on the plate, dropping a 5 – 7 decision to The Ravens.   The Raven opened with pressure and posted first points after an...


Where Did It Go??

Where Did It Go??

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News

Looking for the game?  We were too!  The Canada Vs N.Z. Maori match will be aired live on Ch #5 and #225 (HD), TOMORROW  at 10:00 a.m.  Rugby Canada has used its perogative of NOT announcing the lineup until tomorrow as this is not a certified "International Test"!  One wonders what difference...


Young Guns Lead The Way

Young Guns Lead The Way

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

A feast of rugby takes place tomorrow.  It all starts at 10:00 a.m. PST when Canada plays NZ Maori in Toronto.  Unfortunately, at this late stage, we are still unable to procure a starting XV for the Maple Leafs but we know for sure there will be some Tricolor connections involved.  We wish...


Overseas Update

Overseas Update

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News

Former Tricolor, 'Jab' Sinclair tastes the nectar of victory! It’s been a dream start to their Ospreys careers for Jeff Hassler and Tyler Ardron. Both signed in the offseason to provide depth at the Welsh region and both have more than achieved that goal only weeks into the season....