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Going Nowhere!

Going Nowhere!

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports

The photo depicts the black wall of Port Alberni defence!  The teams concluded the first half at a score of 17 - 14 to the hosts and that was how it stood as iron clad defences dominated a second half that may have left the visitors with a BIG what if?  Congratulations to Port for a...


Enterprising Encounter

Enterprising Encounter

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports

  A doff of The Ruggernut’s cap to The Hornets and Tricolors for a very entertaining match at The Park testerday. The contest started with signs of rust, as balls were dropped and decisions were “iffy” but energy was not lacking. Many of the faithful had all eyes on Frisby and an early...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / Sevens

Tip o’ the Tricolor Cap TO VELOX U16 BOYS, ISLAND CHAMPS. This was a tale of two halves yesterday at Windsor. Velox came out very committed and were worthy leaders, 21 – 0 at the half, only allowing the hosts out of their own territory on three occasions! Done and dusted? Far from it. The...


Sevens Smorgasbord

Sevens Smorgasbord

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

Fuli on the fly against Kenya Dubai Day 2 opened dismally for Canada. Many readers may have watched some missed tackles that allowed France a 35 point separation at the half in front of a crowd of no one! The boys finished with three tries but a 42 – 19 outcome was not the goal. It was...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News

Barnard Cup Congratulations to UVic on a fairly comprehensive victory in last Saturday’s Barnard Cup, 35 – 17. Although the tries scored were relatively close, 4 – 3, the margin was clearly in favour of the students. The hosts led 17 – 5 at the half when it was virtually done and dusted....


Battle for Barnard

Battle for Barnard

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Line-ups / NSMT / Sevens

CW has produced a few new looks going into today’s third encounter of the season with the students for the 104th version of the silverware. After a Premier season that has gone winless to date, it would be sweet to put the cup in the cabinet for twelve months. With the return of the NSMT from...


Rowers Enter The W Column @ CW's Expense

Rowers Enter The W Column @ CW's Expense

It was day of mixed results at Windsor. All in attendance hoped that the table had been laid with a highly motivational and inspirational victory by The Ones. The locals led early and it lasted for a long time, in fact until the last five minutes of the half when the dam burst and Rowers scored...


Monday's Musings - Ups & Downs of a Rugby Weekdend

Monday's Musings - Ups & Downs of a Rugby Weekdend

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

A rainy Sunday saw a full slate of junior games at Windsor. Minis were on deck in full flight, despite being “clocks back”, followed by U14’s playing an inter-club match against Velox. An interesting observation regarding numbers is the fact that attrition seems to occur, mostly between minis...


Capilanos Conquer Ceedub

Capilanos Conquer Ceedub

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

    Over the past decade, these two storied clubs have fought many a close battle and there is always due respect from each club with the on-field performance and again, this weekend it was no different. Both clubs have done yeoman’s work developing mini and junior rugby programs but, given...


What A  Difference A Year Makes!

What A Difference A Year Makes!

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

Caps visit Windsor tomorrow with a bitter memory of last season’s sound 52 – 12 defeat, no doubt, still on the minds of those that played in the game. But as the header says….CW fielded a team that included; Buydens, Tiedeman, Jake Ilnicki, Kleeberger, Dingwall, Buckley, Monro and Northcott,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Juniors / Prems

  Plenty of weekend rugby, although not a whole lot to crow about from a Tricolor viewpoint. Saturday started with The Ones getting hammered by The Norsemen, 76 – 12, confirming an earlier expressed pov about just how challenging it will be this season for many club sides playing the...


Let's Get This Guy In A Canadian Jersey!

Let's Get This Guy In A Canadian Jersey!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Minis / NSMT

  A pretty good crowd for a mid-weeker went home disappointed from Westhills Stadium last night when Canada lost to the U.S. by a score of 16 – 3. The contest was only ten minutes old when quick hands saw winger, Stanfill on the overlap, in for an easy tally. In the early exchanges,...


Under 18's Go 2 - 0.

Under 18's Go 2 - 0.

CW U.18 team ( otherwise know as "the future" ) took their show on the road to challenge the mighty Burnaby Lake RFC. As with every occasion that these two clubs meet, the game was played in the true spirit of the game. The CW-ians, hit by injuries and illness, had several personnel and...


Students School CW

Students School CW

It didn’t take long on Saturday for UBC to make their mark at Windsor. Last year’s CW U18 captain, James Carson was the first to cross the line in the curtain-raiser. It then seemed like an open door policy had been adopted by the hosts as an endless parade of eight tallies proceeded, leaving...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul.

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Barnard Cup. CW has qualified for the finals of this year’s Barnard Cup, to be played on November 29th against UVic. Three clubs, UVic, JBAA and CW were tied with 2 – 1 records. UVic had 12 points and JBAA and CW ten each. CW won the honors as a result of last Saturday’s win. Good...


Premier Performance - Pleasant Surprise

Premier Performance - Pleasant Surprise

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Prems

On paper, the hosts appeared as underdogs but on the day, every player did his job, confidently and competently, providing a win of good value. The highlight was a team commitment to defense. CW opened the scoring with a penalty and the contest went twenty minutes before the first tally after...


Ones Set Table

Ones Set Table

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / News / Victoria BC

Under sunny skies The Ones set the table on Saturday with a solid, 43 – 12 win over JBAA. The return of Mike Dalsin at #10 was welcomed with his combination with Conway, setting the backs on their way. The forwards were led by Haight, Horan and Middleton and their constant, front foot attack...


CW Chalk Up A Pair

CW Chalk Up A Pair

It was hats off to the boys for a pair of solid wins at Windsor today.  The Ones set the table with a significant seven try, 43 - 12 win over James Bay. The Prems led 17 - 7 at the half, due to a good defensive stand in the final minutes.  James Bay made it close at 17 - 14 but it was all CW...


CW Pinches a Pair in Opener

CW Pinches a Pair in Opener

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

Sony Bill Woolridge Offloads The table was set by The Ones against a “younger” Academy from the Valhallians when they wound up, led by a four-try performance from Sammy Rocher, defeating the VV, 37 – 10. Down 7 – 10 at the interval, The Tricolors cranked it up a notch, scoring thirty...


Bouquets, You Beauties!

Bouquets, You Beauties!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / NSWT

If you were not a fan of the women’s game before this morning’s Canada Vs England, 13 – 13 tie, you most certainly would have changed your tune by game’s end. It was a classic battle between two fairly equal teams, with play ebbing and flowing from end to end. On the day, Canada was unlucky not...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / NSWT / RWC

Canada Women Go 2 – 0 @ RWC, Paris. Canada Women scored six tries (through the backs) and 21 points in each half to decimate Samoa yesterday. The point’s differential was big however they still need to beat or tie England on Friday to get into the Championship side of the affair. Brittany...


Bears Bushwhacked By Buenos Aires

Bears Bushwhacked By Buenos Aires

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / News

From Another Of Our Boys In Buenos Aires.....A big thank you to all CW fans who support us through the season and continue to show their support for myself and the other CW players as we continue to develop our rugby at the next level.  Day 3 - As the wet weather continued, thunderstorms...


PRC's - Girls U16 Island Tsunami - Silver; Boys U15 Tide - Bronze

PRC's - Girls U16 Island Tsunami - Silver; Boys U15 Tide - Bronze

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / VIRU Tide Rugby

CW septet of lads that played on the team that defeated Vancouver North II for the third place today at the PRC's held at UBC.  The Island Tsunami U16 Girls finished in second place after dropping their final to a very good Fraser Valley East team.  Hats off to the Valley, as they also...


Canada Collapses

Canada Collapses

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / NSMT

  MoM, Jones, feeds DTH.....   Predicted here was the fact that the Eagles could be expected to show greater cohesiveness – prediction correct. It was a match that was entertaining enough but errors aplenty abounded. The Eagles could have been taken but if this was Canada’s best effort...


Saturday in Sacremento

Saturday in Sacremento

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Line-ups / NSMT

Saturday promises to be a barn-burner when the Eagles play The Maple Leafs. Perhaps a form line can be taken from recent scores vs the same opposition.  Let's look at this.  The Eagles lost to the Scots, 6 - 24 but pulled up their socks last week, narrowly losing to Japan 29 - 37, an eight...