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R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

It is with heartfelt sadness that we bring news today of the loss of life of a young playing member, 22 year old, Tristan Alexander.  Tristan lost his life last week whilst doing one of many things that he loved, for he was one who attacked living with zest and gusto.  Whilst snow-boarding at...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

LAST CHANCE SHREDDING - THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT THE WINDSOR PARK ROSE GARDEN.  10:00 - 4:00 RIP - TODD KNIGHT CW Rugby offers our sincere condolences to the family of Todd Knight.  Todd, very sadly lost his life after Christmas in a car accident in Texas were he has been living for...


The Year Past

The Year Past

We noted the BCRU Annual Report release last week and it is with pleasure we share a few CW related items in same.  Firstly, results from 2019-20 Competition results.  We congratulate, once again, the CW players, coaches and parents of the players on their U19 achievements. Not to live in the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / News / Community

From Gradyn Bowd currently playing rugby in Spain; "Hola y Felice Navidad" “Hope all are well in Victoria and at CW.  I am currently living and playing in Eibar, Spain which is in the heart of Basque Country.  It’s an interesting situation here with the locals speaking both Spanish and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TRADITIONS DISCARDED – BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.  A COVID CHRISTMAS Guido’s Annual Christmas Luncheon!   Sponsored by Guido and facilitated by Jonesy and Knaggsy for some yonks of years, this occasion which has had no bounds and brings together rugby men from all clubs and allegiances to break...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

(Credit - The Guardian) A COVID CHRISTMAS At a time of much confusion and worry about health, jobs and world affairs there is still plenty to be grateful for in our surrounds.  In Victoria we have a low Covid incidence and a very philanthropical community that has already donated over...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

In lieu of CW Minis rugby last weekend and in conjunction with CFAX Santa’s Anonymous, one of CW’s Minis coaches, Baylea Wilkins got on with her task of completing 3,000 squats!!  Baylea’s goal was to help 3,000 needy Victorian kids during the coming year.  Sports equipment and money...


Weekend Rugby

Weekend Rugby

(Photo credit - Sky Sports) “El Pibe de Oro” - The Golden Kid!  Will this be the inspiration for Los Pumas to overcome an eighteen point spread in this weekend’s Four Nations match Vs NZ All Blacks?  Methinks, not.  Argentina,with ten changes will need more than passion and The Hand of God...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

2020/21 EXECUTIVE CW is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the season, following the recent Virtual AGM - "attended" by some 40 virtual viewers! PRESIDENT - Dave ("Bing") Crossley. Dave is a well-known former player, having worn the colors of UVic, Oak Bay Wanderers and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

FROM CW MINIS TO THE PROS CW offers its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to former Mini and Age Grade player, Sophie De Goode.  Sophie was recently signed by Saracens RFC and on this past weekend she made her debut from the bench.  Sarries had a big win over rivals, Gloucester, 45...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

We kick off today with a feature on ‘one of our own’, Chloe Hill-Huse. Chloe has been feted on this site before but today we reproduce a recent cover page article posted by World Rugby – heady stuff.  With permission from World Rugby we reprint the story.   CHLOE HILL HUSE ON DEVELOPING AS BOTH...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Quiet Transition In Covid times at CW there has been a major event – apart from no rugby.  Three-term President, Matt Gordon has transferred the torch de facto, to nine-year Board member, Dave ‘Bing’ Crossley.  Dave will be the second of the past five Presidents who played with the Oak...


Saturday, A No Rugby Day!

Saturday, A No Rugby Day!

Next Best - Unsung Hero - On The Field.   John Braddock, (2020 Winner – John Morley Award for that player who “plays pain or not; fair or foul; no whining, no excuses”.)   CW:  John, our Unsung Hero is just that and game in and game out, our club can totally rely on your effort...


UNSUNG HERO - Off the Field - Brent Johnston

UNSUNG HERO - Off the Field - Brent Johnston

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

It’s Saturday.  Must be a rugby day!  How we wish.   It is times such as these we are brought to realise how often we take things for granted.  Since the amalgamation of Oak Bay Wanderers and Castaways Rugby to ensure survival, we propose the “cornerstone”, Brent Johnston, has far too often...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Today we are providing another item to distract momentarily from the horrendous events and times we are seeing.  Recently, we uploaded to our website, an udpated sponsor's list and levels of their support.  Today, our heart breaks for these businesses and the myriad of others that...


UNSUNG HERO - Off the Field - Chris Shepherd

UNSUNG HERO - Off the Field - Chris Shepherd

With this being a weekend of no club rugby and most fans being in Vancouver; or watching downloaded Sevens, compliments CBC Sports – good job, thanks; it is an ideal time to post a story long overdue. CW: Chris, this is your 2/3 season with CW Women in your managerial capacity. Just what was...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today we recognise four very special athletes who have graced the House of Windsor with their special skills and personalities in days past. We join RC in honouring these four of the recently announced seventeen inductees to the Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame. Mandy Marchuk, Britt Waters and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News

MAKING IT EASY MUSTER YOUR BIDDING TEAM RUGBY - THE ULTIMATE TEAM GAME QUARRYBBEAN - ULTIMATE VACATION MAKE THIS A TEAM BID! TEAM OF 4 - MINIMUM BID $1500 4 Nights = $375/night; $87/head TEAM OF 6 = $62/head TEAM OF 8 (four bedrooms) = $47/head!!...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

HOMETOWN SPECIALITIES Today we offer the pick of our Victoria bids.  First up is a ticket for two to the Fireworks at Butchart Gardens.  To make this a special evening we throw in dinner for two with complimentary wine.  This offer comes compliments of Barnabus Clarke....


IS THIS THE YEAR??

IS THIS THE YEAR??

BE A PART OF THE CANUCKS RESURGENCE Pettersson and Markstrom lead the way. Your dual ticket; Dinner and transport package.  BOOK YOUR TABLE Buon appetito.  Gourmet Italian dining at our own, Adam Pegg's, highly rated, Vancouver Restaurant, La Quercia. All this and get...


GOOD DAY FOR CW MEN, NOT SO GOOD FOR WOMEN

GOOD DAY FOR CW MEN, NOT SO GOOD FOR WOMEN

Chiz owned the air! CW Reserves began their match against Capilanos, allowing a rather “soft” try in the early moments. CW threatened but were repelled however it was Kanty who notched the opener, 7 – 5, CW. A mere five minutes later, Gerhardt was rewarded for what has become his...


ISLAND IDYLLS

ISLAND IDYLLS

West Coast storm watching from the world famous, Wickaninnish Inn. Your package includes, two nights’ accommodation in a deluxe room in the “On the Beach Building”; complimentary valet parking and Wi-Fi. (Eligible dates have been extended for this year’s bid; Mar. 1st – Apr. 20th, 2020; Oct. 1st –...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Giving Back / Club Dinner / Fundraiser / Victoria BC / News

A STUNNING, FIRST EVER OFFERING! Malaspina Strait and Texada Island. Have you ever wished you just get away from it all with like-minded friends or perhaps, a super natural family reunion? CW offers you a unique chance for adventure and to do just that with today’s auction item....


A FEW FACTS ABOUT CW

A FEW FACTS ABOUT CW

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News

  Don't miss the boat! With our Annual Fundraiser Dinner rapidly approaching, it is fitting to share a few of the facts that funds raised, help support. CW has 110 senior players registered; 132 boys and girls youth players and 111 mini rugby players. The senior players play in...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Wowzer! What a weekend and for some, still not ended! The Ruggernut takes the liberty to blog today because he can! For openers, it is with thanks to fellow site partner, Dave Crossley, for his posted blog last Friday. Indeed, the B.C. Rugby Hall of Fame is some honour....