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Clubhouse Commentary

Clubhouse Commentary

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

It was great to host Burnaby back at the true heart of CW Rugby, The Temple at Discovery Street. Burnaby is a spirited group that enjoys maintaining the camaraderie of the game and they were genuinely happy to be back at the club. Good to see some of the local diehards in attendance also as we...


They Came - They Conquered.

They Came - They Conquered.

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Rugby Club

Visiting Burnaby Lake had lots to prove to themselves, rather than the locally assembled sparse crowd, including a large visiting contingent. There was a time when the House of Windsor was an afeared venue.  This certainly has not been the case the past two weekends.  In the curtain raiser...


Sizzling Start; Frizzle and Frazzle To Finish!

Sizzling Start; Frizzle and Frazzle To Finish!

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Prems

CW hosted JBAA in two matches, Saturday last.  The Ones trailed 3- 21 after a disappointing first half.  The teams tied each other, 17 - 17 in the second stanza for a final, CW 20 - JBAA 38, bonus point victory.  The Ones, so far this season, appear mirred on the runway.  Tabor and Crawford...


Wraps Off At Westhills

Wraps Off At Westhills

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

CW's, Mike Scholz crosses for the winning points Vs Uruguay.   Victoria's second hosting of the Americas Rugby Championships opened with a pair of games at Langford's Westhills Stadium last night.  Overall impressions...the event has been heavily marketted and a good crowd was present,...


CW U16's Win Season Opener

CW U16's Win Season Opener

Posted in Game Reports / Juniors / News / Victoria BC

CW's U16 men took on rival Velox last night in a rescheduled season opener.   From the starting whistle it was clear both teams were intent on making a statement, first with CW creating a turnover right from the kick-off setting the tone with a jarring hit and then Velox achieving...


U16's Play Opener On The Road

U16's Play Opener On The Road

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / News

After what can only be described as a bizarre start to the season with a combination of schedule changes, cancellations and inhospitable weather, CW's U16 men hit the pitch last Sunday for their first game action.  In an effort to seek competition, a friendly was arranged with Bayside and...


Visitors Pinch CDI Opener

Visitors "Pinch" CDI Opener

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

Rhys (The Caboose) Jones on the rampage Vs Caps.   CW arrived at Klahanie Cauldron rather late on Saturday last, after dodging downtown Vancouver traffic.  Following a brief warm up it was “game on”.  Conditions and the weather were favorable after a week of rain.  A good mix of forward and...


Fruitless Trek Crosstown

Fruitless Trek Crosstown

In horrendous weather conditions, CW dropped a pair of results to James Bay yesterday.  The Ones found themselves down 10 - 18 at the interval and failed to make any inroads in the second stanza, losing 17 - 33.   The Prems had a plot that could have and some might say, should have, succeeded...


CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW U14s set their alarm clocks Saturday night for an early Sunday morning drive up to Cumberland as the Comox Valley Kicker’s Rugby club hosted a Jamboree to commemorate the club’s 125th year.  Upon arrival in Cumberland, we were greeted with bucketting rains. After huddling under a roof near...


Students School Hosts

Students School Hosts

A case of "all tied up and nowhere to go"   UVic visited Windsor Park yesterday and gave a clinic to the Hosts, winning the curtain-raiser 53 - 0 and taking the main game 45 - 10.   "Scores perhaps did not accurately reflect the extended periods of possession by CW.  Unfortunately, The...


Recapping The Weekend

Recapping The Weekend

Scotty ('The Bus') Franklin, on the rampage at Gordon Head.  Relishing his return to #8, Scott had a solid game, being named MoM.  (Game photos posted - credits, Ron Willems.) The two matches at Gordon Head produced somewhat stereotyped results, with CW opening up big leads and the home...


Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

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

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Grizz Open Their Account - 40 - 18.

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

  CW thanks Mark Bryant of BCRN for posting this to UTube.   Plaudits to all players on the pitch tonight for a positive effort to play both constructive and entertaining rugby.  This comment is not to negate the intensity of the defensive effort witnessed on Friday but tonight's Bears...


Ontario Blues Stay Undefeated

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC

  Video of Lucas Hammond's tally after he sought work from his "off wing" when McKenzie had worked the blind side twice in the opening moments in last night's 11 - 7 Ontario win over hosts, BC Bears.   This was a game that failed to meet any pre-match hype.  Ontario's dominance at the...


Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / RWC

Apart from those countries which qualified from NZ in 2011, Canada has become the FIRST country to qualify for the next RWC to be held in England in 2015.  The "return" match against The Eagles was certainly not pretty but as the header tells, the boys got the job done, winning 13 - 11...


In Pursuit Of Bill

In Pursuit Of Bill

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Rugby Club

Joy at home with tweets of support from Simon Pacey in the east to Kenny Goodland in the west, former NSMT players supporting and congratulating the current crop on yesterday's win!  It was a tough start to the day for this writer as his beloved Wallabies received yet another "clinic" from the...


National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Victoria BC

CW's Simon Gray, with a John Thiel look-alike beside him, chomps the gold after B.C. Gold (#1's) defeated Ontario by a score of 50 - 0 in the Final.  A tip of the Ruggernut's cap to Dante Morandin and Simon (Ed. - add Gavin Kratz), who were members of the undefeated B.C. squad.  We would be...


Let's Start At The Top

Let's Start At The Top

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

After watching Canada open the scoring within two minutes of the k.o. after a sixty meter scoot by Jessica Dovanne, evading some three or four English tacklers and convert.....the downstreaming left lots to be desired!  Did manage to get "the lightning break" when players were forced to leave...


How About These Ladies?

How About These Ladies?

One cannot produce enough superlatives about our Nat's Women.  After a close loss to the home team, U.S.A. the other day, the women were given a reprieve by their "friends", England who came up with a close win in an upset over the same and previously undefeated, U.S.A.   The Maple Leafs had...


Canada Women Torch England (Again!)

Canada Women Torch England (Again!)

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

Canada's National Women's Team yesyerday defeated Englnd 29 - 25 at the Nations Cup being held in Colorado. The victory featured four good tallies.   This is a four country event similar to that featuring U20 teams last month.  The national squads of U.S.A., South Africa and England are...


U20 Women Go Undefeated

U20 Women Go Undefeated

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / News / Rugby Club

The Womens Nations Cup for U20 play goes to .... CANADA!  The girls went undefeated in matches against the U.S.A. (2X - 27-3 in the Final!!), Great Britain and South Africa.  Go, you good things! Back in Canadaland, the B.C. Mens U19 team won the Age Grade Championships with a hard...


Tide Topples Tourists

Tide Topples Tourists

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

Pictured, firing one from the base of the ruck is CW U15 player, Braydon Tate.   In splendid sunshine yesterday Victoria's Spring Tide teams at the U15 and U17 levels gave visiting West Monmouth School from Pontypool, Wales a rugby clinic, winning both games by a wide margin.  The matches...


Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Womens Rugby has hit the headlines again in the rugby world!  WoooWeee!  The Women finished in third place at the recently completed World Student Games in Kazan.  They overcame Great Britain, 36 - 0 for the bronze medal.    Meanwhile, the Womens U20 team has posted an undefeated 3 -...


Day #1 International Sevens

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

A classic day of high quality youth sevens under the best skies Victoria could offer, augering well for some epic playoffs tomorrow.  Highlight of the day was the BC Gold Vs. Utah match, where B.C. had to come from behind to nut out the visitors 26 -19, in a less than stellar match but it had...


NSMT Plays Cherry Blossoms Tough

NSMT Plays Cherry Blossoms Tough

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports

In what could only be described as a chaotic and brutal schedule, Canada’s Men’s Team was nipped 16 – 13 in Japan yesterday.  With a bare three day recuperation period, including a cross-Pacific flight Canada faced an up beat Japanese side that had just drubbed Wales 28 – 3.  The players must...