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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...


Pritch Runs Riot

Pritch Runs Riot

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

'onya, Pritch, you old Parkes Boar!  James Pritchard led the scoring parade this morning in Lisbon with 27 points as Canada wailed on Portugal, 52 - 8. Pritch had a brace of tallies as well as Ciaran Hearn. Score at the interval favored Canada 25 - 3. Pritch also kicked 7/9 attempts at goal. ...


Buckley Boots Boys To Victory

Buckley Boots Boys To Victory

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

After trailing The Loma for most of the game and playing with fourteen men from midway through the first half, the Tricolor overcame a huge hurdle to come away from Connaught with a maximum, five competition points.  Captain, Matt Buckley who has "shared" the kicking duties this season, potted...


NSMT Nutted On Last Play

NSMT Nutted On Last Play

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

Rugby Canada faced the second of three similarly ranked opponents today in Bucharest, when they played Romania.  Unfortunately for the boys, the result turned out to be the same as it was, same place, same time, one week ago when Romania defeated Tonga 19 - 18.  Today it was 21 - 20. Romania...


Sleeping Giant Opens One Eye!

Sleeping Giant Opens One Eye!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / RWC

  A sold out, 19,000 at PPL Park in Philadelphia last Saturday witnessed one of the finest performances from the Eagles, all time, in this viewer’s recall.  The U.S had The Maori on the rope in a well officiated match from Canada’s Chris Assmus.  He discerned the constant infractions by The...


The Ones Break Their Goose Egg

The Ones Break Their Goose Egg

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

A moment to Remember was taken prior to kick off when Nanaimo Hornets visit to Windsor provided a small salve for Ceedub Ones on Saturday.  In a very well played, enjoyable to watch and close match, the Tricolors eked out a 24 - 17 win.  The teams traded tries in the early going and it was right...


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...