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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another High Achievement for Women. Canada’s U20 Women won a second, high profile silver medal yesterday when they finished runner-up to Australia at the Youth Olympics at Nanjing, China. Perhaps the journey was more important than the destination. In Pool play, Canada lost to China, 24 –...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Lucas Hammond - An Opportnity!  Lucas Hammond has hung his Eastern Canada hat on CW's peg for some three seasons however for the past two seasons this young man has moved from Windsor Park to U.Vic to Kiwiland, appearing on one or two occasions with the Sevens Krew, he has now been called upon...


Community Service

Community Service

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

Hats off to Ceedub's U16's who volunteered as Clean Up Krew at the T.C. 10K. Seventeen guys, working as a team.  Organizers report; "best crew ever".  That's givnig back, guys - great job!  ...


Local Rugby Stars

Local Rugby Stars

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / NSMT

We start by recognizing the achievements of CW and Canada's, Gareth Rees and his selection to the National Sports Hall of Fame.  The photo displayed here is the jubilant Rees after his successful conversion to defeat Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.  Gareth's achievements for Canadian Rugby are many...


Deserved Recognition

Deserved Recognition

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back

CW congratulates Dave Docherty and Bruce Howe who were recently recognised by U.Vic by being inducted into the Unviversity's Hall Of Fame. Apart from the long list of achievements and service to UVic and Canadian rugby as players, coaches, psychologists, exercise therapists etc., etc., the two...


We Are Fam-i-lee!

We Are Fam-i-lee!

Noticed recently, after a Mighty Thurds contest, the above father/son duo – Kyle and Greg Armstrong. It piqued our interest about this young man from Ontario, Kyle Armstrong. We nabbed Kyle for a brief interview. Kyle started playing back in Grade 9. He moved to Victoria as one of the...


Birthday, Numero Uno!

Birthday, Numero Uno!

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

March is the month of CW RUGBY.COM's first birthday.  Twelve months ago we reviewed our website's direction and future and made the move to use Squareflo as our provider.  Long time Wanderer and NSMT  player, Charlie MacLachlan, hosted our previous site for five or six years and it was...


Hearn, Human Wrecking Ball As CW Hits Trifector

Hearn, Human Wrecking Ball As CW Hits Trifector

Saturday 1ST March was a good day for the Tricolor.  The ones managed a bonus point win over current semi-finalists, Rowing Club, when they added a last minute try.  Rowers earned a bonus point in a well played First Div matchup. In the main game, CW let loose with an eight try barrage, headed...


The Raven Tests The Young Guns

The Raven Tests The Young Guns

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / Giving Back

UBCOB's Premier team waited til later in the day to perform.  They took on Mike Shelley's U20 group at Westhills.  It was a well attended event with proceeds from funds raised, going to the Judah Campbell Foundation.  The Ravens came away, 29 - 24 winners.  It was pleasing to watch four...


Cel-e-brate Good Times,.......Come On!

Cel-e-brate Good Times,.......Come On!

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club

  CW Family offers its best wishes to Girls' Coach Marley Riordan (and husband, Pat), on the birth of their second child, a daughter!    Marls will actually have to take some time off from coaching-'onya, Marley! Also, over the holiday season, Captain Tieds announced his engagement...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

2014’s first Unsung Hero, on the field, needs little introduction – a warrior, respected by friend and foe, a leader and friend, Roger Robinson.  In a season when Roggie probably would have preferred to focus on coaching, he has answered the bell on a number of occasions to don the cleats and...


Shred Those Trees!

Shred Those Trees!

Posted in Community / Giving Back / Victoria BC

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10:00 - 4:00. WHERE?  Windsor Rose Garden.  Donation appreciated.    ...


Unsung Volunteers - Giving Back

Unsung Volunteers - Giving Back

Posted in Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis

  It is appropriate at this time of year when giving is so important, that we end our final interview for this year in the series of "Heros", by introducing our two U8 Mini Rugby Coaches - Ed Knaggs and Tom Browne. We'll kick it off with Ed. CW: How long have you been associated with CW or...


You Bring 'em; We Chip 'em!

You Bring 'em; We Chip 'em!

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back

CW embarks, if you'll pardon the pun, on its annual tree chipping fundraiser on Sunday, December 29th.  In conjunction with Bartlett's Tree Service, the all-you-need-to-know-about-trees-business, we will be collecting trees at our home ground at Windsor Park on 29/12 (noon - 4:00 p.m.);...


Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

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

Pictured, The Prez & long time CW stalwart, Dick Hales. A tip of the Ruggernut's cap to club dudes giving back to our community.  Firstly, to those who helped "fill the Salvation Army bell", undertaking their shift under chilly conditions - great stuff.  Then it was at dark in the Oak...


Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back

CW club offers its thanks to all players - PARTICULARLY those U16 and U18 players who had played tough games earlier in the afternoon, for assisting with the Annual Oak Bay Village Crhistmas Lightup.  That's the stlye, guys.  (Community Events organizers - Lucy Barwin, Alexa Lindross)...


News From Around The Rugby World

News From Around The Rugby World

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / Community / Giving Back / Rugby Club

VANCOUVER: Rugby Canada provides the opportunity for a fantastic learning experience for current and future coaches, when Graham Henry and Wayne Smith, RWC coaching team winners with N.Z. at 2011 RWC, visit Vancouver on December 2ND.  The clinic's duration will be four hours and registration...


Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign

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

Dear CW Family, Friends and Supporters, For those who don’t know me, My name is Sipili Molia and my father is Noa Molia. We are both long time club members and players. We both work for and support The Salvation Army! Please take two minutes and...


CW Wants You!

CW Wants You!

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club

First Call for volunteers from Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin. November 24th - Oak Bay Light Up; December 7th- Truck Parade If you can help, contact document.write( 'Lucy' +'' );  ...


Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club

Some 25+ years ago, the Vancouver Island Refs Society insisted (via way of a club fine), that clubs rope their fields - an innovation at the time.  This reminisce brings us to John Morley!  John started his rugby as a "late starter", around twenty, in the U.K.  He was a spare for his soccer...


Donors Top Double Digits

Donors Top Double Digits

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

Former Junior, Ben Lawless, back in town, all the way from Fort McMurray, gives his pint of claret!  Lucy reports that donors reached and extended well beyond double digits over the weekend.  There is a large contingent of NSMT players giving tomorrow and we remind folk that the drive concludes...


Don't Waste That Claret!!

Don't Waste That Claret!!

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

CW's Blood Donor Drive has commenced this week.  We have seven and counting.   Canadian Blood Services, 1-800-2DONATE; 3449 Saanich Road.     Saturday is a BIG DAY.......give blood, watch Victoria Sevens.  One sot open mid-morning, Saturday, contact Lucy...


CW's Fall Cause

CW's Fall Cause

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

Castaway Wanderer's Community Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin is very pleased to announce the Club's volunteer initiative for the Fall.  Each year CW supports a unique cause.  This season, it is blood donorship.  There have been members of the rugby community requiring blood transfusions and...


Meet Our Sponsors

Meet Our Sponsors

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / Minis / News / Rugby Club

It is with pleasure that CW introduces this new feature to our website.  Luke Kratz kicks off this feature.  Luke works with CIBC - Wood Gundy as a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor.  Luke has been in the business “for many years”, the past seven of which have been with Wood Gundy. ...


Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Rugby Club

CW Special Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin wishes to thank the many CW players, parents, Board members and friends (!!) who volunteered at yesterday's Classic Car Show on The Avenue.  After a rainy start the day went very well with some guys even getting back from Vancouver from the CRC game...