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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...


Done Deal - Women Qualify!

Done Deal - Women Qualify!

Posted in High School / B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / NSWT

Superlatives by the sackful for Canada Women’s Sevens! Tournament win over the Aussies to be unbeaten in this event, #2 overall finish to Series, Rio bound, Landry points leader, solidifying her place at top of points overall….. What a finish to Amsterdam. A great, PACKED stadium, full...


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,...


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,...


Black Saturday

Black Saturday

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / NSMT / Sevens

As good as Friday got, mere hours later, results tanked as the NSMT went down to Samoa, 19 - 24, a game which RC's writer's claimed could have gone either way.  This fan did not see that, as the boys looked jaded, not at all sharp against a side they have been beating rather regularly of...


March Madness Visits Windsor

March Madness Visits Windsor

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

Perhaps the reader may need to be a little forgiving this week for anything deemed as “overly superlative” but the effort tugged at the strings of this old timer’s heart – the very essence of the game which unfolded on Saturday. In a season that might be summed up as “tough” with yet...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Castaway Wanderers – Women’s Program Positions Castaway Wanderers is seeking key positions as it moves forward with the creation of a Senior Women’s program for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. CW currently has a well-established Girls Youth program that has seen growth year over year since...


CW Takes Decider

CW Takes Decider

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

All Wrapped Up With Nowhere To Go! This scribe did not see this one in the flesh but the video is well worth a watch. It was far from an all-time classic. It was an error-filled, whistled-punctuated, close, hard-fought battle between these old rivals. The report will...


Andy, Man of the Match

Andy, Man of the Match

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / NSMT

It's "hat's off" today to CW and Plymouth Albion's, Andy Tiedeman.  Tieds, shown here leading the way in the maul, was voted MoM in Albion's weekend, close win over Jersey.  Albion, mired at the bottom, have now completed four on the trot at home and have suffered some close losses away.  Tieds...