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Roles Reversed

Roles Reversed

Back in April when the Ravens last visited, they were underdogs in both grades yet went home with two wins! Tomorrow, it is CW that is the dog in the Prems where Ravens 8 – 0 record makes them the overwhelming favourite. We note that their team will be led by the irrepressible, Garret Garbe –...


Adversity Aplenty for Tricolours

Adversity Aplenty for Tricolours

This week’s game reports are provided compliments of The Sage. The Reserves selection was severely fragmented when three of their finest were called on for Premier duty on Saturday, this following the Thursday night selection. This was attributed to injury, work and a suspension, forcing...


Saturday's Selections

Saturday's Selections

CW women play Westshore at Windsor at 12:45. Coach Jess has stated that she;”….is the most excited she has been all season with this selection!” WOW! Both teams will be missing key players to National team duties in England and Australia. News from Australia reports Canada being schooled 50 – 4...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Canada Women’s Ravens kick off their pursuit of the Rugby League World Cup tomorrow when they take on New Zealand in Sydney. There are six teams in two pools. Canada is seeded #3 in Pool A, along with N.Z. (#1) and Papua New Guinea (#2). Men’s play with the 13-aside code in PNG is very strong,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Calamitous Outcomes CW’s two men’s Premier teams seem to have chosen a very inopportune time to go into a slump, verging on that of mediocrity. The chaps lost both games to the students on the weekend and now face two of the league’s toughest and to date, successful opponents, with a trip...


Saturday's Selections

Saturday's Selections

The Tricolours have been forced to make a number of changes this week be it due to necessity or lack of form, decisions made behind closed doors! The Reserves will be facing a Norseman side that is 4-1-1, merely four points ahead of the 4 – 2, CW team but a side that is averaging a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CAPTAIN CANADA: We at CW Rugby join the many rugby fans across Canada who have lauded the selection of Phil Mack, announced this week to captain Canada in its November series of tests. From Philly’s new coach, Kingsley Jones; “Phil Mack will lead the side (Canada) for the November series....


The Sage's Report

The Sage's Report

Pristine grounds of UBC await action! Today’s blog brings a quick catch-up of game reports from Saturday last at UBC. “The Reserves really lost touch with the game in the second stanza, simply being unable to match the pace of execution of the Braves and their own attack was ponderous...


Bubble Burst Big Time by Birds

Bubble Burst Big Time by Birds

CW had a disappointing road trip to UBC today.  The Reserves lost 29 - 19 after being tied 19 - 19 at the interval.  The Premiers were schooled to the tune of 53 - 7 (eight UBC tries, six unanswered in the second half).  It was 17 - 7 at the half.  Whether it was a 'stinker' from CW or the...


Saturday's Selections

Saturday's Selections

  CW’s FRF is a strong unit, besting opponents to date. They will relish this challenge as they are a group that is experienced and who play for each other. Chisholm and Hohert, in the engine room, are a new combination whose play will be critical in the final outcome. Kyle is playing some...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Overheard at practise last week from newbie, Kris Uschold from Winnipeg, a journey-man prop; “Geez, I saw these guys playing in the World Cup.” This was in reference to a couple of blokes he was training with. Well, Kris, hang on, for you will learn a lot from the Front Row Fraternity around CW!...


A Day for Mudders

A Day for Mudders

Hornets swarm Dougie Middleton! CW will welcome the Hornets in their inaugural year in the BC Premier League, tomorrow at The House. It goes back to circa 1969 for the Ruggernut and his days in the Hub City when the Hornets made a leap with the Velox into VIRU Div.1 after a successful...


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...


Tribulations of Travel

Tribulations of Travel

Friday night text to the coach from Will Knott; “sorry coach, got a dose of Away-Game flu and can’t make it!”  Saturday morning at the terminal; “Joe Bloggs just texted and he can’t play today!”  Enough said. This pundit was treated to a smorgasbord of rugby at Klahanie Park yesterday.  I...


A Look at Saturday

A Look at Saturday

This week, CW takes four senior teams on the road – simply, an unthought-of possibility this time last year! Our Men’s Islanders will play Rowers II in an exhibition, Women Premier, Men’s Reserves, Men’s Premier all at Klahanie Park against and always tough, Capilanos club. Caps Women are...


...... and now for The Rest of the Day

...... and now for The Rest of the Day

Premier Reserves. Men. Westshore 20 CW 17. After leading 17 – 12 at the half, aided by tries from CW “Mini grads”, Mike Makaroff and Brendan Schellenberger, the Reserves let this one get away. They will, no doubt rue missing the opportunity. In the waning moments they made three thrusts within...


A Tantalizing Treat

A Tantalizing Treat

  There are many sub-plots to tomorrow’s quartet of matches at the House of Windsor. The First Divvies – VIRU League Div.1, sees CW’s Islanders, containing a cross-section of age and youth, face up to Westshore at 10:30 a.m. Great to see Minis “grads”, Jackie Carson, Gareth Sander,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

THE HARD YARDS FROM FRF TANDEM CW Six Pack Gets the Call.  Barkwill and Buydens both used to the hard yards, will lead Canada ‘A’ in Montevideo. Arguably, as goes the FRF, so goeth the team. It is with pride and pleasure that we congratulate the following players who have been selected...


Tricolours School Seattle

Tricolours School Seattle

This week we welcome and thank the return of The Sage to recount events at the House of Windsor last Saturday. CW welcomed Seattle; two men's teams to Windsor Sept 23, 2017. The rugby on display, at a point early in the season, offered up some exciting play and a number of miscues. This being...


Saturday's Trifecta - House of Windsor

Saturday's Trifecta - House of Windsor

RESERVE (1:00p.m.) & PREMIER MEN (2:30p.m.) Vs SEATTLE SARACENS PREMIER WOMEN Vs BURNABY LAKE RFC (11:30a.m.) THOUGHTS FROM THE COACH..... MEET YAMA...


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”....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Double at House of Windsor - Bonus Points to Boot! CW opened their season on Saturday with a pair of home wins – Reserves, 40 – 12; Prems 28 – 15, against cross-town rivals JBAA. The Reserves were ahead 19 – 7 at the half, with James Bay well “in it”. Both teams scored early second-half...


Day Before Gala Day - Day #1

Day Before Gala Day - Day #1

Ones to Watch - One Man's Opinion! Today, the Ruggernut will seek to make a few prognostications as to which numbers you should keep your peepers on tomorrow!  Let's start with the Bays. Prem Reserves we don't know much about but we note a change of club by Brock Gallagher in the centers. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Day #3 One day closer to Gala Day. One of the many highlights on the day for the club will be the unveiling of the Ron Willems Commemorative Plaque on our Memorial Bench – a bench that is all so sadly, starting to “fill up”. We will take a few moments to remember Ron, with a few words from...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Just a note to conclude the BC Rugby goings-on for the season. CW wishes to congratulate the following winning teams for this past season; Rounsefell to the BirdsPremier men – UBC Thunderbirds. UBC jumped out in similar fashion to their semi-final win over CW. Burnaby came back with...