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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...


Bouquets & Brickbats - Saturday's Travesty

Bouquets & Brickbats - Saturday's Travesty

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT

 Almost 19,000 fans flocked to BMO Field to see if Canada’s NSMT could front up and dispel the doubts that crept in during the second stanza against Japan last week. During the week, the IRB had adjusted the global standings and Canada found itself sliding one place to Georgia. Short...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Burger ramapaging towards the try line! 1200 fans, a sun-drenched evening and a good game of rugby…all that was missing was a cold brew! Bedlinog, a Welsh 1st Division team, took to Windsor Park against the locals in their third game of a whirlwind Tour of Canada and Washington State. After...


CW Vs JBAA - The Video

CW Vs JBAA - The Video

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

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Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape

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

The day was a magic one for rugby – sunny, firm surface, testing breezes, not to forget the “MacDonald Slope”. Fans were amassed in number and we must editorialize that it would be great to see such “home” support on a regular basis at Windsor. Two evenly matched teams promised to make this...


CW Falter At Penultimate Step

CW Falter At Penultimate Step

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

There are very few games in a season when an observer can be completely knackered just from "merely looking on" and so it was this past Saturday.  The writer can only imagine just how gutted the CW boys must have been post game.  Thanks to both teams for giving the contest your utmost and...


Monday's Maul

Monday's Maul

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

Ones Finish With A Flourish (Reporter - Brent Johnston) CW 31 Lomas 5...at the half CW 48 Lomas 5...at the close. "It is never the wrong time to do the right thing". Something my family and Club have heard over the decades from me.....and with that approach the Div 1 lads, where...


Can Am Women's Cup To Canada

Can Am Women's Cup To Canada

Hats off to our NSWT who manufactured a HUGE come from behind win today over arch rivals, U.S.A.  Bolstered by some players and insight to Canada's tactics for this series, the U.S. came came out flying and soon had Canada under the gun.  Their forwards were very visible in the early...


One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

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

KEENAN HORTON CROSSES FOR #11 & RUNNER UP FOR TALLY TOPPER   This week, we revert to an excellent report from the B.C.R.U. communications man, Andrew Smith, who saw the match.  Unfortunately, (maybe, fortunately, for CW players, the club was unable to have a scribe at this one.)  Watching...


One More Step

One More Step

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

“Hard earned” was predicted and hard earned it was! For much of the day CW was out of synch and a determined Loma provided testy opposition. It looked like it might be easy when Mike Fuli almost “waltzed in” on the first attack but he stepped out of bounds. A seeming, almost complacency and...


The Ones Finish With a Flourish!

The Ones Finish With a Flourish!

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

This match was a mere eight minutes old when Captain Chips put his stamp on proceedings, with a #8 pickup blind, feeding Conway for the score. Oliver made a good gainer and resultant penalty saw a quick tap and fast hands to Wolfie for a 10 – 0 lead. The forwards started to assert pressure and...


Pre-Match Hype Comes To Fruition.

Pre-Match Hype Comes To Fruition.

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

By k.o. time the rain was really living up to its prediction!  That being said, hats off to Burnaby for a pitch that was in good nick under such atrocious conditions.  There was good early engagement and commitment from both teams, Dolesau being particularly tightly marked. At the ten minute...


Tricolors Stifle The Bear

Tricolors Stifle The Bear

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

KEENAN HORTON WINS BCRN MAN OF THE MATCH HOODIE   As the weather worsened at The Mac, things looked better for the Visitors who fielded a very strong pack, the best on paper, so far this season.  The Maestro had withdrawn due to injury and Ciaran Hearn moved to the #10 spot.  We are lucky at...


CW Split At MacDonald

CW Split At MacDonald

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

The Curtain Raiser was a dour battle between a "middle of the comp" team and a cellar dweller.  The day, being inclement, meant the struggle was to be evenly matched, with the Visitors having the likes of Middleton, DJ Sears and Chapman, leading the pack, a sniff of potential dominance in this...


Upcoming And Latebreaking

Upcoming And Latebreaking

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

NOTICE TO ALL U15 & U16 PLAYERS   Head Coach of the BC Elite Youth Sevens program Shane Thompson has announced a series of ID Sessions for U16 and U15 athletes.  After a successful campaign in Las Vegas this past January that saw BC U18 and U17 athletes advance to the High School Elite Cup...


Tricolors Answer The Call - Rain & Reign

Posted in CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Game Reports / News / Rugby Club / Sevens

News of the Tricolors day at the picturesque Stanley Park has trickled all the way to the glorious Island of Kauai!!  Well, "picturesque" it was not but the chaps got the job done.  'onyas all!  Great to see The Ones finally get Comp points on the board and without knowing the Prems...


Firsts Win At Windsor

Firsts Win At Windsor

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

Keelan Chapman on the rampage! CW 's First Divvies started the second half of the season with a good win yesterday over UBCOB Ravens.  The four points earned now places the club in a positive vein and off and running for more.  Ceedub trailed 7 - 8 at the half but soon got things going in...


What A Difference A Day Makes!

What A Difference A Day Makes!

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

It's a tip of The Ruggernut's cap to B.C. U 18 Women.  The U18 Girl's (CW's Caroline Crossley and Sophie De Goede), came back in the Final of the Cup to defeat Atlantis 32 - 12, revenging yesterday's loss.  The Banshees (CW's Camille Irvine and Imogen White), also had a banner day, winning...


C.W. U16's, B.C. Champs

C.W. U16's, B.C. Champs

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

What a day for the two top U.16 sides in the province to clash for the provincial title! The wind threatened to cancel the ferries and the rain threatened to soak the field but neither came between this  exchange  between Castaway-Wanderers from Victoria and Bayside Sharks of Surrey....


What A Difference A Week Makes

What A Difference A Week Makes

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Sevens

Phil Mack featured here.  Phil was the tourney's #5 leading scorer.   Portugal took delight in avenging a heavy loss in XV's, this time last week to Canada, when they finally broke away in the last minute or so of play in the Dubai Sevens, Bowl semi final, last night.  The match was 14 - 12 @...


U14 Road Warriors

U14 Road Warriors

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors

CW U14s are at it again! The U14s made their first 'overseas trip' last Sunday and came back victorious! The team was re-organized into two sevens teams to compete in the U-14 and U-13 final seven-a-side tournament of the Fall season last Sunday in Abbotsford. The tournament included a mix...