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Hosts Take a Squeaker

Hosts Take a Squeaker

Pullin reeled in on this occasion.   CW Women flexed their muscles yesterday, defeating Seattle 86 – 7.  Not to blow their horn with this mammoth total, for they too have been on the receiving end of such a hiding but indeed, it did show what a difference a couple of players can sometimes...


VALE - Don Burgess

VALE - Don Burgess

In recent days much has been written in a variety of sources about the life of Don Burgess.  ‘Burge’ was in many ways, a rugby Renaissance Man – one ahead of his time.  Nearly everyone who has responded to the loss of Don, has referred to the values and qualities of Don, the man.  Anyone who...


Venue Change - Womens Prems Vs Burnaby

Venue Change - Womens Prems Vs Burnaby

Posted in Giving Back / Prems / Senior Women

Windsor water-logged, BLRFC in transit!  As we post, Shep to the rescue and lining Carnarvon.  Same k.o., 12:45 p.m. 'onya, Shep!...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Topical - B.C. Rugby – State of the Union Real concern coming from BCRU re. growth or lack thereof of the game in B.C.  This pundit will play devil’s advocate today on this issue and start by asking; is it not time to start thinking outside the box?  For years we have done it pretty...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Au revoir, Cam It is with pride that we congratulate, Cam Polson today, announced as a signing with the Seattle Seawolves of the newly formed pro- league, starting in April. It seems appropriate to add a few personal thoughts with this announcement. The Wolves are calling signed players to...


A Championship Formula

A Championship Formula

CW U18 Team pictured right to left. Front row;  David Xu, Jack Carson, Brendan Tatalias, Devin Fennerty, Nick Bamford, Gareth Sandner, Zarija Djurickovic, Kiipoye Ode, Ethan Agar, Spencer Robinson, Back row;  Recel Fajardo-Jardine, Val Carson, Wyatt Giesbrecht, Roger Robinson, Adam Jay,...


Match Preview

Match Preview

  The curtain-raiser kicks off @ 12:45 and Ollie and his boys will be hard pressed against a quality opponent in the Meraloma. Lomas are 8 – 2 and sitting in third spot on the table vs CW’s 5 – 4, of which, a couple of the four losses should really have been reversed. The Tricolors will...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Welshy gets some treatment. As mentioned on Monday, Jebb Sinclair will also accompany Lomas this Saturday in the capacity of assistant coach. Jebb arrived from Fredericton and wore the Tricolours 2007, 08, 09 as he pursued his goal for playing for Canada. He was a hard man who...


A Consumate Club Guy

A Consumate Club Guy

Taking the blows...... Nanyak joined CW nine years ago.  In that space he has been a valuable contributor to both the NSMT's VII's and XV's programs. The game has taken some toll on his body and he has had to take time out for some lengthy periods to heal.  Depsite the fact he no longer seems...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Today is an opportunity to muse! Our header pictures Caroline Crossley, who will be playing Sevens with the NSWT in Dubai later this week. I muse about how seven years ago, Caroline might have enjoyed the game so much that she developed future goals?   Next we have Sammy Kahn and Lachie...


Player Profile - Burger

Player Profile - Burger

Is this a Canadian Schalk or not? Today we feature Clayton ‘Burger’ Thornber. Clayton had his introduction to rugby with CW Minis. He attended Shawnigan Lake H.S. and played on the wing. Clay and his best mate, Mac Poole, were two solid flyers who racked up many a tally. However, Burger at...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? This week we provide a brief profile of Morgan Tate. Yonks ago, when Morgan was five, his dad and the Ruggernut decided to give mini rugby outside of elementary school, a shot at the club level. Morgan is one example amongst many who represents the success of this...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Spirit of Rugby   Editorial Comment:  Last week we talked about a "golden opportunity".  Indeed, last Saturday we observed many players taking this opportunity and I laud your efforts.  The road ahead will only get tougher and I wish you well. At this point in the season, I would like...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

UNSUNG HERO - Dave 'Bing' Crossley CW Women's Rugby - A History - Final Installment CW: Dave, you were a player of some ability. Can you tell us how you were first attracted to the game? DC:  When my father was stationed in Chilliwack during my high school years, I played a multitude of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Recent History of Women’s Rugby at CW – Installment #2 CW:  You are often heard to espouse the term “pathway”.  What do you mean by this term and how has it come to fruition with the club? DC:  Based on my experience in coaching and training with other sports (soccer, hockey), I felt...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field - Dave Crossley

Unsung Hero - Off the Field - Dave Crossley

A Recent History of Women’s Rugby at CW – Installment #1 Rugby Clubs in Canada are built on and rely on volunteers. Dave Crossley, almost single-handedly has been responsible for developing girls’ and women’s rugby at CW. Within a two-year window, Women’s Premier rugby has become an integral...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Saturday's Results: CW opened VIRU Division1 play with a lop-sided win over visiting Port Alberni Black Sheep. Port did not quite have the fire-power we have come to expect from them in the past however, some young players will progress with the season and they certainly “hung in there”....


Vale - Tom Browne

Vale - Tom Browne

Mid-week, CWRFC lost one of our finest members, Tom Browne. This writer played against Tom, took a post-grad Ed Admin course from him and some ten years back, craftily persuaded him to play a part in the CW Magic Mini Rugby program, when his grand-daughter showed an interest with the oval...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW takes some time today to ask all rugby-types to remember our southern neighbours and their recent plight. Canadians are extremely generous people and many of you have donated. We are not pushing such a move but were rather touched with last night’s appeals concert that we thought it prudent...


Further Aftermath

Further Aftermath

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

Today's is a GOOD NEWS blog. Despite the sadness that has been the case, CWRFC has been left with a huge void with the passing of photographer extrordinaire, Ron Willems.  The neat thing about family, is that it always finds a way. We are ecstatic to report today that Wendy Thornber filled...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Countdown to Saturday – Day 5 CW is very pleased to announce its second Annual Gala Opening Day this coming Saturday, commencing at 10:00 a.m. with skill stations competition for girls and boys, ages seven to sixteen. If all eight stations are completed, then the player will be eligible for an...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Something for Juniors to notebook. NSMT Maple Leafs Sevens.  Sad result, 0 - 4.  We were rather chuffed to see four of our boys with this squad but results for our Tier #2 Sevens guys leave much to be desired. Brennig Prevost, moons ago and currently member of Men's U20's team that dropped...


Canada Women Light Up World Stage

Canada Women Light Up World Stage

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / RWC / News / Community / Fifteens / NSWT / Senior Women

"CW's", Karen Paquin, concludes a fabulous tournament as W-o-M Vs Aussies Ruggernut's cap off to our NSWT for a fantastic showing and comprehensive victory over Australia, their last two games offering an exclamation mark.  It was always going to be difficult when the three-pool draw saw...


SUPPORTERS' INITIATIVE

SUPPORTERS' INITIATIVE

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

Past President, ‘The Don’ Swainson informs us of an initiative he is leading for the club – something to fill the void of no longer having Presidential agendas! Don will be contacting alumni in an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership. We now have a means of effortlessly doing this...


VALE - Ron Willems

VALE - Ron Willems

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Community

It is with sadness that we bring our readers the news of the recent loss of our ultimate cheer-leader, Ron Willems. Ron passed away quietly in the presence of his wife, Bert and son, Alan, last weekend. Ron has been connected ‘indirectly’ with the club for some 25 years and ‘directly’ for some...