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Bravo, Espana!

Bravo, Espana!

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

Thanks, John. Spain, a country that failed to qualify for the RWC Sevens circuit for the 2016/17 season and in fact has not been a regular member of “the show” for two years, has won the Repecharge and will be off to the Rio Olympics. Arguably, the slightly better side in the Final, they...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Fun Facts:                          Giving Back – CW in the Community Tip of the Ruggernut’s cap to; Women’s Prem, Marlene Nedved who organized Chloe, Maelle, Adrienne, Amelia and the Knaggs party of four, to volunteer at the Oak Bay Tea Party this past weekend.  This group worked with Ocean...


Cinderella Saga

Cinderella Saga

The table was set at The Mac when the ghosts of Bateau, Mole, GG, Swinson, E-balls, Duke, Al Cave and Bubba carried The Crows to an upset victory over the favoured Westshore Velox, in the Men’s 3rd Div. B.C. Final. A toast to many a fine, Liftspan’s past! Well done, Kelowna. The women got...


..........And then there were Two

..........And then there were Two

Britt's Boot Does Damage! With 22 points, the day might have been expected to be called The Jess Neilson Show however, as with all CW women’s games witnessed by this critic, win or lose, it was all about TEAM. The game was only two minutes old when CW won a scrum, Waters observantly saw...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEVENS TEAMS SPUTTER Canada Men’s and Women’s Sevens programs received a definite come-uppance over the weekend. The Women who started with great élan winning four in a row, all of a sudden came up against eventual winners, Australia. At the moment, the Aussies are a cut above the rest. The...


Nine Try Extravaganza

Nine Try Extravaganza

S.B. Morris at his very best! It was a strange day at Windsor on Saturday. It started with some disconcerting news from Schwartz Bay, where one of a number of vehicles transporting SFU Women was rear-ended, resulting in a visit to the E.R. SFU had a “bare XV” and the other ladies were...


CW Scores Key Double

CW Scores Key Double

On Saturday CW Women faced off against Seattle for the second week in a row.  Seattle had already put in a full day, leaving home early for a 1:00p.m. k.o.  The issue of travel for Island teams to Seattle and vice versa does not have an easy solution. The game was very early when Zussman made...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Captain leads the way! Our hearts go out to our Fijian brothers and sisters, during this time of strife from Mother Nature. The Sage returns today with a review of Saturday’s showings at Jericho Park. Blue sky and a dry fast pitch welcomed the CW Ones, fresh off the bus, at Jericho...


Game Report - A Glum Day at Windsor

Game Report - A Glum Day at Windsor

Glum in the skies, on the pitch and on the scoreboard. On Saturday, James Bay schooled their hosts in two games laying down over half a century of points to a bagel by the hosts, far too courteous a visit! The Ones played with an improved effort but on the day had trouble both winning and...


Saturday's Doings - Where to Start?

Saturday's Doings - Where to Start?

Get your pipe and coffee for this diatribe! The weekend started with a ‘downer’. Sydney Sevens on day #1 and Canada drew a bagel. This outcome was particularly disappointing after an early brace of pretty good performances vs N.Z. and Australia, when the boys tanked in their day-end loss...


Sage Returns - Game Report

Sage Returns - Game Report

(This week’s game report sees a return of The Sage on the side.)  Friday night at Westhills Stadium Turf Field….CW lads quickly found out that ‘’class was in session” vs U20 Canada…the exam day to test lessons learned will be coming next Saturday, same location Vs Capilano in the CDI Opener...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Chaplain brings news of a good outing by The Mighty Thurds in the Hub City this past Sabbath.  It was loss #2 but a close battle. Perhaps poor handling was a causal factor but plenty of positives from the exercise. With the “Saskatoonies” (Siz and Coop) and Queenie making their season...


Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / News / Prems / Senior Women

Confronted by a Sea of Red!  The CW commitment to the tackle was meritorious. A match that offered much going in, exposed some real differences on the day and by the time the mud had settled the hosts had convincingly showed their class, exposing some glaring differences between the...


CW Women Road Warriors

CW Women Road Warriors

At Windsor Park yesterday, fans’ eyes were directed with interest at the Twittersphere, bleeping out happenings at Herd Road with the club’s women’s team.  At the end of the day, the results read; CW 24 d. Cowichan 17.  With this win, their first on the road, the women have moved into second place...


BARNARD CUP REVIEW

BARNARD CUP REVIEW

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

Still surrounded by Vikes - Crossland's magic thwarted!   This game report is brought to readers by one of the club’s two Premier Elite sponsors, the Penny Farthing Pub, the other being the Carson Automotive Group.  Mine host, Matt Mc Neill, has been a major sponsor for the past decade minus a...


Provincial Double for Junior Boys

Provincial Double for Junior Boys

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors

The fact that CW was victorious in both the U14 and U18 Age Grade Finals on Sunday was part of a great story of Junior Rugby in B.C.  The games that were played (U16’s won by Cowichan over Capilanos), all resulted in close scores and the two games reported on this site, also displayed great...


CW Prems Win a Pair

CW Prems Win a Pair

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

It started as a replica of last week for CW men.  Losing the toss and running “downhill”.  The game was very young when J.Mo was the recipient of quick ball from Crossland, bulled his way through a tackle, juked and jiggled thirty meters for first blood.  The next significant event was when...


A Smorgasbord of Junior Rugby

A Smorgasbord of Junior Rugby

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / Rugby Club

It was another possible Trifecta Day for Ceedub on day #2 of the weekend.  When the dust settled, CW U14 and U18 Boys were VIRU, Island Champs.  The U14’s set the ball rolling out at Westshore, defeating their hosts Westshore RFC, 29 – 7.  The club wishes to congratulate ALL of the boys in...


CW Women Victorious

CW Women Victorious

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Senior Women

The scoring opened in the CW vs. UBC game very early when the speedy UBC fullback received quick ball from a stolen ruck, outflanked what had been attacking players, for a sixty meter romp to the line. CW was quick to equalise when Zussman returned the compliment, alertly intercepting a UBC...


CW Women Victorious

CW Women Victorious

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Senior Women

The scoring opened in the CW vs. UBC game very early when the speedy UBC fullback received quick ball from a stolen ruck, outflanked what had been attacking players, for a sixty meter romp to the line. CW was quick to equalise when Zussman returned the compliment, alertly intercepting a UBC...


Home Team Christens New Turf

Home Team Christens New Turf

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

Pundit; “Well, we didn’t deserve to win that one.”….. fellow fan; “Well we didn’t deserve to lose it, either!”  For CW it was that kind of game.  Actually, neither team took this match by the scruff of the neck.  Leading 12 – 10, late in the contest, CW had the chance but whilst the conversion...


Rugby Gods Give One Back

Rugby Gods Give One Back

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

In the curtain-raiser yesterday at Windsor, the Velox were bolstered by a couple of players “coming down” and opened a worthy 14 – 7 lead over The Ones at the half.  The insertion of Coach Winnie at the half was the stabilisation factor that kept scoring from either team taking place in the...


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...


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...