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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...


Boys Break Bagel at Boatmen's Expense

Boys Break Bagel at Boatmen's Expense

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports / Prems

  Under sunny skies and a good crowd in attendance, team captains opposing each other in the battle of the FRF, the stage was set at Brockton for an interesting Premier contest. At the end of the day, The Tricolors chalked a nine-try, 53 – 18 spree over Rowers. This table had been set with...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Happy Birthday to OUR FLAG! In summary, a weekend of results. Let’s go global to local. IRB’s NSMT’s Round #5 @ Las Vegas. Pool play was good value for Canada, highlighted by wins over England and Argentina (#6) which was a ‘cracker’, to top the pool and a minimum ten competition points...


Day Three of Sevens - Sao Paulo

Day Three of Sevens - Sao Paulo

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / NSWT / Sevens

On day #1 - Canada won a hat trick of games to top their pool. Russia fell 20 – 7 in the opener in a first-ever sevens contest between the two countries. Next was the Blitzbokkettes who went down 26 – 5. The final game was against arch rivals, England. Canada was up 24 – 12 before England...


They Came, They Conquered!

They Came, They Conquered!

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

A defensive wall blocks Oliver's progress.   Clubs on the mainland have already seen it but CW was witness to Seattle being the real deal, take this to the bank from a former sceptic regarding their inclusion in the CDI comp – class, on and off the field. The main game saw a notable...


Curtain-Raiser Provides Enjoyment

Curtain-Raiser Provides Enjoyment

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

The sides tested each other early and CW’s Conway took a good break only for his pass to go awry, a sign of things to come on this day for the locals. Seattle had the better of the early field position and eventually earned a penalty from a breakdown but nothing came to fruition. From a...


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...