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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Doug dots down. South Island Men; Island Women Victorious Crimson Tide Men, liberally sprinkled with CW guys displayed superiority over the North Island Tsunami at Windsor on Saturday. For the Tide, Dougie Fraser and Jo Morris scored a brace in the 46 – 19 win. Other CW boys on the squad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW All Over Shout out for best of luck to Mike Fuli, Luke McCloskey and Pat Kay on the eve of Hong Kong Men’s Sevens. MacGrath has taken an expansive group to HK, with a new speedster from the CFL - Teavaughn Campbell. Unfortunately, John Moonlight has to stay behind as a result...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Late Out of the Gate! Everywhere else it’s been announced but we save the best til last! CW offers our heartiest congratulations to Caroline Crossley who has been selected for the NSWT Sevens Vegas Version, upcoming this weekend. “Cross” does not get to wear the Tricolour very often these days,...


The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

CW Men take their Premier and Reserve teams on the road to challenge Seattle at Magnussen Park tomorrow. By some quirk of scheduling, CW has drawn away games in succession to the Sarries, perhaps a mistake but one which costs CW some added $$ despite players paying for overnight...


Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald and buddy, Schalk Burger. CW rugby invites all former teammates and colleagues of Gerald Steenkamp to attend a function in his memory to be held at the Bard and Banker Pub tomorrow, Sunday, 15th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This will not only be an opportunity to share Gerald memories but...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

FROM, the boys sporting their Canadian dinner jackets in the luxury of the London Irish dressing room, we bring you Ciaran Hearn who has just signed a new two-year deal with the Irish has started in six of the Irish 13 winning games this season. Ciaran is from Newfoundland however, has teamed...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Season Opens in Spectacular Style CWRFC kicked off the new season with an oleo of activity for all ages at Windsor Park last Saturday. Mini rugby and age grade rugby got underway on Sunday with good attendances. Saturday’s event was highlighted by the appearance of Olympic medalists,...


YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

  Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., CW kicks off a Gala Opening to the coming season. Parents can register, try their hand at rugby golf and rummage through available swag while the kids from 5 – 15 can test their rugby skills. There will be an opportunity for pre-minis to run around a most...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Gala Kickoff to Rugby Season Today we bring readers a “teaser” notice for the tenth!  Saturday, 10th September, CW is planning a Gala Kickoff for this coming season, for players, parents and friends from minis to senior men and women.  It will be a day when newcomers will be introduced to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club

REGISTER HERE Friday, The Pres; today, the Past Pres; The Don; Old Spice - it's beginning to sound like a political convention!  A note from Chris Spicer, Past President, Regarding Sponsorship of the Club. "My name is Chris Spicer and one of my tasks as Past President of CWRFC is the...


School Rugby Takes Over

School Rugby Takes Over

It is the time of season when the rugby focus reverts to our youth. Friday 13th will see the 44TH Annual GVSD Mini Rugby Jamboree. Over the years, this tournament has produced players who have continued to the highest echelons, most notable being Gareth Rees and more recently, Caroline...


The Story So Far.....

The Story So Far.....

Competing in the BC Premiership finals for women’s rugby is new to Castaway Wanderers, but the tradition of quality rugby on Vancouver Island is not.   “When we (re)started the senior women’s rugby program in 2015, we had to draw on all our strengths. We knew we had to have a feeder program,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bouquets to Bayside.  A long lost affinity with the Bayside club was re-established by CW Women on Saturday last. CW & Bayside had many a respected battles over the years with men’s rugby as well as age grade B.C. Finals and they always ended with mutual respect and comradery.  This writer...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Captain leads the way! Our hearts go out to our Fijian brothers and sisters, during this time of strife from Mother Nature. The Sage returns today with a review of Saturday’s showings at Jericho Park. Blue sky and a dry fast pitch welcomed the CW Ones, fresh off the bus, at Jericho...


Seven's Selections

Seven's Selections

Friday last, Rugby Canada finally announced the NSMT’s 7’s selections for the upcoming Wellington and Sydney stops of the parade, virtually as the boys stepped on the plane.  Good news for readers of this site was the inclusion of Luke McCloskey.  Luke is a product of CW minis, age grade,...


Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

  CASTAWAY WANDERERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING SERVICE   For over fifteen years, the Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club has welcomed members of the community seeking a convenient place to dispose of their Christmas trees while also contributing – via donation for the tree...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Clinics / CW Rugby / Juniors / Minis / News / NSMT / Sevens / Victoria BC

Late with the blog...late with the reports! Very much after the fact, we bring you a report that CW U14 boys took a rather clinical "workshop" from a visiting Welsh team, Cyfarthfa High School, last Friday. From reports it seems rather challenging to fathom the age group parity but regardless,...


Vikes Best Ceedub

Vikes Best Ceedub

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / Prems

(This week’s game blog is brought to readers, courtesy of Sage on the sideline.) For this scribe the day had a measure of the unknown to it.  Not much was known about the opposition and the Tricolors have only had a couple of hit outs so there was concern about “Ground Hog Day’’ where we might...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / NSMT / Victoria BC

We start this week's article on the positive note especially on the verge of the start of the RWC (which will see high viewership from youth) and the kickoff for many club youth programs around the province.   As professional sport is always front and centre in our news in North America, we...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / Prems

TRAINING COMMENCES  SEPTEMBER, 1ST. REMINDERS – Women practise 5:45 p.m., Men practise 6:15 p.m. at Windsor.  SEASON OPENERS – Women @ Nanaimo, Saturday, Sept., 12th;                               Men Div 1 @ Nanaimo, Saturday, Sept., 12th.   RUGBY 101 An introduction to the game of...


Sevens Summary

Sevens Summary

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Minis / News / NSMT / Sevens

It's All Ever so Close! This was a gut-wrenching day for a Canadian side that played good sevens, gave of their best but were not rewarded. It started with a close, one try to loss to an English side that went on to finish in third place. England were edged, 5 – 0 by N.Z. in their semi and went...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Kiwi has flown the coop! RC’s Mike Chu has been rewarded with his service “in the field”, returning to N.Z. with the title of National Coach Development Manager, Mike was a dedicated hard working bloke who was true blue Canuck with his work and decisions. He has been replaced at RC...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Minis / Victoria BC

Easter Saturday saw an amalgum of 37 local juniors - 18 X CW; 15 X VV; 2 X CWRFC and 2 unattached, boys and girls, take on an English side from Rokeby School at Windsor Park.  Our boots on the field reported that it was a tough day for the Island kids against an experienced and...


A Patchwork Quilt

A Patchwork Quilt

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Minis / NSMT / Sevens

From a Sevens side that looked almost ‘Dead Cert’ for Olympic inclusion one year ago – injuries and a limited player pool have put Canada on the ‘outside fringe’ to do battle in Olympic qualifying tournaments in June thru September. Top four from IRB Comp are automatics, “regional winners”...