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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....


ONLY STOP IN TOWN!

ONLY STOP IN TOWN!

LAST CHANCE - Anyone who may still have a tree to recycle! CW provides this opportunity TOMORROW, noon - 4:00 p.m. Rose Garden site, Windsor Park. By donation. Thanks for your support. CW's PREMIER WOMEN, akin to the men, have been thrown the gauntlet from Coach Dovanne...


Ian "Macca" Maclean - inducted into BC Rugby Hall of Fame

Ian "Macca" Maclean - inducted into BC Rugby Hall of Fame

CW is very proud to announce the induction of our very own, Ian “Macca” Maclean, to BC Rugby Hall of Fame. He is to be inducted this coming Saturday evening, at St. George's school and there will be many club colleagues present to support and celebrate alongside him and his wife Frances....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Not much to chip in today however, the goings on of our National U18 Youth was memorable over the Holiday Season, particularly, the girl’s victory over their U.S.A. counterparts, 29 – 24. The U18 level with both genders is seeming to have a much clearer pathway to the far more serious...


Canada Red Get the Job Done

Canada Red Get the Job Done

Max & Matt Vs U.S.A. Men's U18 action wound up yesterday in California, the four games of the series all being very close. The Men's Reds came from behind with a solid second half to topple their U.S. counterparts, 33 - 25 with CW's, Matt Klimek notching his second tally in the series and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

GOOD THINGS come in small packages! Today, it's a 'hats off' to BC's Elite U18 7's team that competetd very successfully at the recent World School Sevens Tournament in Auckland.  This was a 'first ever' for a Canadian side and the girls acquitted themselves very proudly, winning five of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PATHWAY TO THE PINNACLE Today it gives this site great pleasure to highlight Julianne Zussman, a special athlete, a special person and a wonderful ambassador for rugby, specifically Canadian rugby.  This past weekend, ‘Zuss’ as we fondly know her at CW, refereed at the Dubai Sevens.  She...


Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

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

As an annual event, members of the CW community are asked to volunteer to marshal the lighted truck parade route along Oak Bay Avenue. This is a good opportunity for the Club to give back to our host community and to gain profile with our neighbours. The job is straightforward and provides...


'TIS THE SEASON

'TIS THE SEASON

FRIDAY, 13th December – GUIDO'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON12:00 noon; $35; @ The Temple; proceeds to CW. Guido’s annual gesture of giving back. He provides turkey and all the trimmings, along with libations for an opportunity for players from across the clubs to get together in the spirit of rugby....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Chaplain in Presidential mode! CW congratulates third term President, Matt (“The Chaplain”) Gordon.  Matt was re-elected for a third term at last week’s AGM.  A thankless job, requiring considerable “personal” time and support from spouse/partner and family, we are fortunate to have...


Eight Try Shellacking!

Eight Try Shellacking!

The writer's M-o-M, Tomas Eton, proves hard to pull down.  (Credit- Wendy Norman) Despite CW being the first and last on the score board, there was a deluge of a torrent of eight James Bay tries across the line in between! The header describes the day.   It was very difficult to follow up...