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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lots to be thankful for…………….CW parents rock it with their youngsters yesterday.  Former International prop, Jeff Hayes, stretches it out! NSMT Vs Uruguay.  Only caught three minutes of action in this one – the three minutes prior to half time.  Canada led 7 – 6 however three sets at the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the game. Earlier this week CW took some flak from some sources for stymying the game.  We would be remiss were we not to respond to such accusations.  It’s good to have a whipping boy.  Whipping boys around the BC Premier League include but are not exclusive to referees, import...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Further scores from the weekend...... From Coach Spenny we have the following report of the U19’s opener against JBA.  This age grade has been increased from U18 to U19, not sure of the reasoning, maybe Head Office has hopes of better retention figures, we’ll see.   “The weather broke to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Kickoff Another Season. Another season of CW Mighty Minis kicked off yesterday and this presents an opportunity to thank Anne Jones and husband, Jason who have been the glue that for some eight seasons has ensured the success of the Minis program.  This fact is unknown to most of...


Too Much Fire Power From Locals

Too Much Fire Power From Locals

CW "grad", Aiden Cole, pulled to turf in late going. Opening Day at the House saw an impressive crowd assembled to enjoy two diverse games of rugby.  It was not expected that the track-meet would occur in the curtain-raiser but a fit and rather large group of Norsemen lads, led by newcomer,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Mentioned on this site yesterday the BIG DAY this Saturday with the fun beginning as early as 10:00 a.m. for the tykes.  It is always a great day when we welcome the Vikes to our House and a wonderful bond of comradery and competition has evolved in recent years as CW youth, seeking...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

This Girl Was On Fire! Sophie De Goede - a lady for all seasons, in action for Queens U Vs Acadia. Canada’s U20 Women’s captain, Sophie De Goede (pictured above), led her team to a very close score-line (17 - 27), against England on Saturday in Halifax.  Sophie led the Tri-Nations...


Rugby Aplenty!

Rugby Aplenty!

Jamie was not even on the park!   Canada’s Senior Men’s team dropped their second preparation match in France earlier today to Clermont-Ferrand, 54 – 15 after leading 40 – 8 at the break.  It is difficult to opine much out of these two French encounters with quality sides, sides which would...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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BC Senior Women’s Team for National Championship   CW is both pleased and proud to announce our congratulations to the following ladies who have been selected to represent B.C. at this tournament in July.  B.C. finished in third place last year with perennial Champs, Quebec, again at the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL BARBS - B.C. CHAMPS  (Photo - Brian Kelly, R.C.)  A POTPOURRI OF RUGBY NEWS AND VIEWS Oak Bay H.S. Barbs, emblazoned with the initials of "D.J.", the legendary alum, Dylan Jones, to honour his life, continued to ride the wave of a storybook season last weekend.  The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

With a number of recent blogs on this site referring to “pathways” of players, today we bring an article to our readers from Dave Crossley.  Dave has been very active in developing girl’s rugby and also with the commencement of the Women’s program at CW Rugby.   WHERE ARE THEY NOW? “Having...


Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Abercrombie, fearless from an early age when he learned the art of the tackle! Loose forward and Captain, Tom Abercrombie led his Oak Bay Barbs, including a host of CW Mini “grads” to a huge upset over SLS Stags on Wednesday.  Tom tried his hand at tennis and golf after Mini days,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Canada U20 Men’s Team Today, CW wishes to offer our congratulations to a number of young men who have been selected to represent Canada in the upcoming (June 12 & 16) North American Qualifier against the U.S.A. in Houston.  We gave Schellie a shout-out on Monday after his play in the Trial...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MVP CW congratulates Oak Bay H.S. and CW U18 player, Nick Carson on being selected as the first recipient of the Don Burgess Memorial Award for the Most Valuable High School Player in Victoria for this past season.  The Award was presented following yet, another memorable match between SMUS...


Playoff Prognostications

Playoff Prognostications

  CW Men go into three weekend playoff matches.  The Islanders (VIRU – Div2) travel to the mainland to play Meralomas.  This is a tough result to predict as The Tricolours have not named their selection and the strength of the Lomas is unknown.  I suppose, given the inconsistency of...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

7’s HEAVEN – Here’s to all the lucky ones making the trek to see Perry Baker in the flesh this weekend!   B.C. and Vancouver Place are well prepared for over 70,000 fans attending the Sevens show this Saturday & Sunday.   In conjunction with the Men’s Sevens, will be the Canadian National...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Let’s start with some good news.  It’s hats off to the Canadian Women Maple Leafs Sevens, winning the Okinawa Sevens a legitimate event for Sevens Development although some countries ( including Canada), fielded a couple of their regular although younger, players. Caroline Crossley having...


Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

This past year, an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership, we added a link from our website and now have a means of effortlessly doing this. (Check it out HERE). Membership comes with a few perks: • free admission to CW home games• 2 events per year with free food and...


Timely?

Timely?

Canada's starting props on Saturday, in the muck at MacDonald! Was Wednesday’s blog timely or not?  Cancellation of games this weekend is looming large, due to fields being closed!  Received a lengthy response from Bruce Kuklinski in regards to the blog.  Bruce serves as Lower Island...


Speaking of Sevens

Speaking of Sevens

It was heady stuff when almost this time last week CW’s Mike Fuailefau, was announced to the Durban Dream Team. Fuli and Justin Douglas became an unprecedented duo. There were many chests bursting in the CW Camp for Mike. Mike’s dad, Joe, a former Samoan International took his son at a young age...


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,...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT THRIVING Hats off to the Tricolours junior coaches and parents for their hosting of a mammoth Mini and “modified rules” Rugby Jamboree at The Park this past weekend. Plaudits also to all of the participating clubs and teams – Westshore, JBAA, Comox and Cowichan....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Finally, catching up on more results from last weekend. Kamloops RFC hosted a mammoth sevens tournament for B.C. Youth. CW Girls made up the South Island #1 team that won the U14 title and others joined Westshore girls to place third in this pool. CW U18 Elite Girls finished in second place,...


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...