Game Reports

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Further scores from the weekend...... From Coach Spenny we have the following report of the U19’s opener against JBA.  This age grade has been increased from U18 to U19, not sure of the reasoning, maybe Head Office has hopes of better retention figures, we’ll see.   “The weather broke to...


Too Much Fire Power From Locals

Too Much Fire Power From Locals

CW "grad", Aiden Cole, pulled to turf in late going. Opening Day at the House saw an impressive crowd assembled to enjoy two diverse games of rugby.  It was not expected that the track-meet would occur in the curtain-raiser but a fit and rather large group of Norsemen lads, led by newcomer,...


The Boys Are Back in Town

The Boys Are Back in Town

Blogs have been absent from this site for two weeks due to the writer’s testing the efficacy of the VIHA medical system and its vagaries.  During this time “heaps” has happened on the National and local scene.   Probably the biggest issue concerns our National Men’s Sevens players...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

This Girl Was On Fire! Sophie De Goede - a lady for all seasons, in action for Queens U Vs Acadia. Canada’s U20 Women’s captain, Sophie De Goede (pictured above), led her team to a very close score-line (17 - 27), against England on Saturday in Halifax.  Sophie led the Tri-Nations...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Canada's U20 Women lost their weekend match to England, 22 - 36.  England opened with a flurry and went ahead, 19 - 0.  From then on it was all Canada.  There will be a replay on Saturday and this effort will boost belief that a win is attainable.   Meanwhile, Canada's Senior Men lost to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Dustin Dobravsky watches the fruits of his labors!   All Bears It was a good night for rugby at Klahanie Park last Friday.  The Boys U14 Reps suited up against Washington State.  The American side featured some behemoth thirteen year olds who were matched with a technically stable...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Day #1 Nationals B.C. U19 Men.  Down 14 -3 at the half to Quebec, the rallying cry obviously went out.  It started with CW’s, Jack Carson on a nice blind side break to score and B.C. forged to 15 – 17.  When another try was added and the lead taken @ 20 – 17 things looked good only for CW’s...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARKWILL HOISTS THE SPOILS! Although Ruck and Maul is taking a summer hiatus, there a few items of interest that have met the eye recently.  First and foremost, the Seattle Seawolves (7 – 2) claiming the initial MLR trophy in a come-from-behind victory over the Glendale Raptors (8 – 1) in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL BARBS - B.C. CHAMPS  (Photo - Brian Kelly, R.C.)  A POTPOURRI OF RUGBY NEWS AND VIEWS Oak Bay H.S. Barbs, emblazoned with the initials of "D.J.", the legendary alum, Dylan Jones, to honour his life, continued to ride the wave of a storybook season last weekend.  The...


Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Abercrombie, fearless from an early age when he learned the art of the tackle! Loose forward and Captain, Tom Abercrombie led his Oak Bay Barbs, including a host of CW Mini “grads” to a huge upset over SLS Stags on Wednesday.  Tom tried his hand at tennis and golf after Mini days,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MVP CW congratulates Oak Bay H.S. and CW U18 player, Nick Carson on being selected as the first recipient of the Don Burgess Memorial Award for the Most Valuable High School Player in Victoria for this past season.  The Award was presented following yet, another memorable match between SMUS...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Captain, Nathan Stewart snags lineout ball. Regional Rugby. Lower Island Crimson Tide men nipped Combined Tsunami (Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Cowichan and Campbell River), this past weekend, 40 – 38.  Nate (above), was joined in POrt Alberni by club mates, John Braddock, Liam Chisholm,...


High Hopes - Dashed!

High Hopes - Dashed!

Saturday in Vancouver produced miserable weather when CW fronted at the Prince of Wales H.S. to play the Loma in the Reserves Semi.  The somewhat rustic conditions, the boys having to change in the bus, a Port-A-Potty so far away that players had to urinate behind a building, reminding the...


....And Then There Were Four!

....And Then There Were Four!

OMG....Shut the front door! Heartiest congratulations to CW Men and Women Premier teams, both qualifying for the final four.  The Men turned the tables on UVic with a 45 – 37 win and the women had a fantastic victory over Burnaby, 53 – 29 on Saturday.  Indeed, CW is one of two club sides...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

My period of mourning has passed and I will attempt to make some sense of the action last Saturday, with today’s musings, although there is nothing too amusing about them!  Both CW teams gifted the last seventeen points of their games to the visiting students!  The Reserves started out where...


Canada (and CW) Commonwealth Games History

Canada (and CW) Commonwealth Games History

The show was very young when Canada opened the scoring against South Africa, Caroline Crossley crossing for the first ever try in the inaugural Women’s Sevens. They went on to “bagel” RSA, 29 – 0.  Their second match, saw a somewhat unheralded, Kenya give them stiffer opposition with the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Mikey slots a trey! We would be tragically remiss if we were not to honour the Humboldt Broncos players, family and friends with our deepest and sincerest condolences at this heart-breaking time.  Our sadness must know no bounds and may you be strengthened by your support for each other and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Tate on the counter..... We must kickoff today with a reminder to all readers of this site that it is a blog with a CW bent but not authorized opinions from the Club’s Executive.  With this lead-in, The Ruggernut must offer an apology for any aspersions cast in yesterday’s game reports...


Prems Key Win in Seattle

Prems Key Win in Seattle

The boys now sit firmly ensconsed in third place with two tough finishes against UBC and UVic., after a weekend that produced some topsy-turvy outcomes in the league, all to form, but mammoth scores.  Seattle went out to a quick 18 - 0 lead and CW fought back to finally get ahead by a...


Dust 'Em Off!

Dust 'Em Off!

Dust off the golf clubs and put yourself and foresome into this picture!  Simple, with a bid on one of a number of golf packages at local clubs, on the block at the auction at our upcoming Dinner and Fundraiser held this year at Victoria's Union Club.  Time marches on. Book your...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN WALLOP SARRIES Picked up this score line today, CW 80 Vs Seattle 10.  This puts CW just one point behind Seattle and the hopes of making the final four are one step closer.  You beauties!  Capilano (A), Seattle and Burnaby (H) to go, there is a chance. Whilst with mammoth scores...


Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

The weather obliged for Westshore and CW on Saturday to make the occasion a great rugby day.  Great it was for the Hosts, winning all four matches in fairly convincing fashion.  The Westshore supporters group has grown and they were out in good force to support their men and women. The First...


Hosts Take a Squeaker

Hosts Take a Squeaker

Pullin reeled in on this occasion.   CW Women flexed their muscles yesterday, defeating Seattle 86 – 7.  Not to blow their horn with this mammoth total, for they too have been on the receiving end of such a hiding but indeed, it did show what a difference a couple of players can sometimes...


Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

This past year, an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership, we added a link from our website and now have a means of effortlessly doing this. (Check it out HERE). Membership comes with a few perks: • free admission to CW home games• 2 events per year with free food and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Weather last weekend made for some pretty rugged matches.  CW’s Premier Women took it on the chin at Carnarvon Park against a very good Burnaby side.  One observer remarked the Burnaby women reminded him of their strong teams of some five seasons ago and they played a game that would...