Game Reports

Hardly Baa Baas First Rodeo!

Hardly Baa Baas First Rodeo!

A very skilled and well coached group of boys, evidently without a club, came together as the Vancouver Barbarians and schooled CW Rugby U19 Boys in a well-played Championship game on Saturday at Westhills.  42 – 7 was the score, amassing a six try barrage in so doing.  A pre-match blog on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Good Day for CW U16 Girls lost to Abbotsford in the B.C. Final, 29 – 44. Down, 22 – 29 @ the half, the girls ran out of steam against a deep bench. Congrats to Abbie. B.C. Champs. Thanks to parents and coaches. U19 Girls. This crew repeated as B.C. Champs with a lop-sided victory...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Chaplain in Presidential mode! CW congratulates third term President, Matt (“The Chaplain”) Gordon.  Matt was re-elected for a third term at last week’s AGM.  A thankless job, requiring considerable “personal” time and support from spouse/partner and family, we are fortunate to have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Chiz at the mine face. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Regardless of the weather, it was a good day for CW visiting the Hub City on Saturday. The venture opened with a men’s “Third Div.” exhibition between the two clubs. Despite being short of two full fifteen a-sides, the clubs mixed and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Wiliams Lake Connection! CW Takes a Brace.   Hi, ho, it’s off to work we go!   With time running out and a Rowers’ lead, it appeared that their season's bagel would be broken.  Then there was McCarthy with his "double brace" to save the day!  BUT, we will get to that.  Apologies for...


Six Try Improved Effort

Six Try Improved Effort

CW "hard men", Clay Burger, first try of the day! Two seventeen point halves gave CW a solid 34 - 7 victory over Westshore today.  Clayton "Burger" Thornber celebrated his return with the opening tally providing the winning "pot" to his bidder, yours truly, The Ruggernut.  It was...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SERVING NOTICE - CWRFC AGM Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General MeetingThursday, November 21st at 8:00 p.m.Discovery Sports Club714 Discovery Street, Victoria. Agenda items : Review of the Club’s Finances, President’s report, election of Executive, and any other business. GIRLS...


Eight Try Shellacking!

Eight Try Shellacking!

The writer's M-o-M, Tomas Eton, proves hard to pull down.  (Credit- Wendy Norman) Despite CW being the first and last on the score board, there was a deluge of a torrent of eight James Bay tries across the line in between! The header describes the day.   It was very difficult to follow up...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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What Makes CW Website Click?   This header is no pun about Facebook “likes”! One of the main drivers of our site’s popularity is the many wonderful action, and otherwise, photos we are able to host and use in our blogs. This art was initiated by the late Ron Willems who, although not...


High Hopes Bear Fruit

High Hopes Bear Fruit

  A solid contingent arrived at the Port after a serious round of quiz questions, courtesy, Finnie. It did not take long for the Visitors to hit their straps with Quin Horton drawing first blood very early. A brace from the FRF occurred when prop, Cam Smith followed suite for an early 12 –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore Shows Early Form in 41 – 38 Track Meet   Saturday’s match was merely a minute in when the Westerner’s newcomer, McKinnon, a big unit from the Prairies showed his stuff, fending off a couple of “would-be’s” and a forty metre trundle for first blood. CW appeared stunned however,...


VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

Perhaps it was only fitting that the UVic Vikes won the inaugural challenge for the Howard Gerwing Shield. Long-time UVic rugby servant, the iconic Howard Gerwing would have been thrilled with the display of power and running rugby the Vikes brought to the day, earning a dominant 43 – 21...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...


AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

Today, we bring you a report from “our man in the field” at the recent U19 Girl’s Western Canada Championships. “The U19 Western Canadian Championships were held in Regina, Aug 1-4th. The Regina Rugby Club sponsored the event offering two great grass, rugby-specific pitches and an inviting,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

So far, a lovely summer hiatus for the Ruggernut, however, news is coming in and it’s back to the keyboard. The most recent news about club registration has been fruitful, so we ask you to spread the word to returnees and newly interested players.   Our Age Grade girls and Boys have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

REGISTRATION OPEN   FROM FOUR TO FORTY (on the field!) CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION has gone LIVE for the 2019/20 season for all ages.                   Customarily, this process has not taken place until the end of summer vacation or early September, so it is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Vikes and CW Grad, Nick Carson on the rampage Vs Tonga Canada’s U20 Men’s team succumbed by a score of 26 – 25 in their opener yesterday against Tonga at the Tier II World Trophy Competition. Canada are on a mission to earn promotion to the Tier One level of World Competition. CW has a...


Average Joes Win William's Lake

Average Joes Win William's Lake

  CW has been active this summer with eleven current & former players featuring on the “Average Joes” Competitive 15's team. This team ventured to Williams Lake located in the interior of B.C. over Canada Day long weekend to attend the 40th annual Williams Lake Rustlers Stampede...


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

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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Burnaby's Watkins Under Wraps  (photo, Compliments of BL's Darren McCrory) SATURDAY’S STORIES A Post Mortem of the Match - CW’s FRF, until Braddock’s departure appeared to have the edge, on occasion to the point of earning a penalty but the M-i-M seemed content for the ball to be...


Stories Within A Story

Stories Within A Story

There were many stories on this day, a day when the elements decided to have their say in CW chasing the prize. Despite a horrendous delay and slow crossing, the boys were in good spirits with great craic, putting matters in perspective. As the adage goes; “The devil is in the details”. Suffice...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Further Reflection on Saturday – Battles Within the Battle [Pictured, Carter grasps at Clayton, while Gavin sets up and Riley oversees!]  In the FRF it was Carter White against Clayton Thornber.  Both chaps have come up through the CW Minis and Age Grade ranks.  Clay via SLS and Carter...


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...


Tricolours Best Visitors

Tricolours Best Visitors

It was a good day at the House of Windsor despite the weather conditions varying from deplorable to acceptable. The table was set with a close-fought, well played, Men’s 3RD Div. match between Westshore and CW. The win went to the Visitors, something like 41 – 33, with ALL of CW’s points...