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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...


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...


Lomas Loom Large

Lomas Loom Large

Two BIG games for our Premier teams tomorrow.  Women are at home to a Burnaby team that knocked off Caps at their last outing and will be gunning for the "W" to open some competition table “room” between themselves and CW.  Burnaby will be travelling with a full contingent and stock full...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Magician finds something amusing! This pundit was doing too much grieving to be doing any musing on Monday last!  Last weekend was yet another tedious experience for any Canadian rugby fan.  There were many aspects of the game against the U.S. that may have been deemed as improvements...


Organisational Blunder

Organisational Blunder

Quoth The Sage; “Now you see wolves, now you….”  It appears that the Seattle Seawolves failed to realise in sufficient time that their players would require a passport to enter Canada – a condition that B.C. Premier Clubs’ Team Managers need to recognise and deal with some months before...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  It took the game day video to more closely observe the play of Clay ‘Burger’ Thornber from last Saturday.  This writer wishes to add plaudits to the Burger who was involved with almost as much grunt work as Finnemore, Hard Hat earner on the day.  As denoted on this site some time back, Clay...


Conditions Conducive to Mudders

Conditions Conducive to Mudders

TRY!  Moose and Mack not in this week's picture! As of now, it's "game on" tomorrow at the Mac.  1:00 p.m. and 2:30 for the men's matches. CW Reserves (aka Divvies) will field a strong side as they seek to pick up where they left off last week at Windsor.  The Tricolour has a single...


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...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

It was a full slate of matches for CW on Saturday.  For starters, The Islanders (VIRU Men’s 3rd Div.), lost to U.Vic’s Saxons, something like a measure of five tries to two. Matches then transferred to the House of Windsor which stood up to the conditions remarkably well after three...


Loaded For Bear

Loaded For Bear

It was back in mid-November when The Tricolours travelled to Klahanie and had a banner outing.   The Reserves squeaked by with a 24 – 23 win over Caps and the Prems stepped out with a champagne, near flawless game, 52 – 14.  Mucho agua under the bridge since then but Saturday sees CW fielding...


Saturday – A Big Day!

Saturday – A Big Day!

Meet “Big Mike”. Today, we introduce you to Mike Finnemore.  Mike joined CW back in late October from U.K.  He managed one game under the belt before befalling the fate of the BCRU Discipline Committee.  Mike returned to action last week against The Raven and will be on hand against Caps...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

A Perspective From Sydney Sevens. (Georgina Robinson; Sydney Morning Herald.) "Let us be frank. The very best thing about the Sydney Sevens is that it is nothing like normal rugby.  This needs to be said, not because the code needs its shortcomings pointed out any more in the news media...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Sage Summarises Events at Jericho. It was tough weekend for CW, losing both Battles of Jericho and the women losing to Seattle.  Today, the Sage brings a brief games review.  Before getting to that, it seems as if the women lost their first match for almost two years against The Sarries in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Boys U18 / Senior Men / Boys Rugby

PRO RUGBY ON OUR DOORSTEP? We kick off the New Year with a poser, a hypothetical one or two but stemming from the announcement following. MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY TO SCRUM DOWN IN VANCOUVER, BC Vancouver RFC (VRU is the only link we can get to Vancouver RFC), has entered into discussions to...


2017 IN REVIEW

2017 IN REVIEW

  It would be most inaccurate and unfair of CW to lay any more claim than that of choice to Julia Zussman and Ray Barkwill. Both players learned the game elsewhere however, having been chosen as the most recent club for them to hang their hats, we are totally proud of their honours earned...


Annual Tree Chipping Fundraiser

Annual Tree Chipping Fundraiser

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

Many hands make light work! Always at Windsor Park near the Rose Garden:Wednesday Dec. 27th - 12 noon - 4pmSaturday Dec. 30th - 10 am - 4pmSunday Dec. 31st - 10 am - 4pmMonday January 1st 10 am - 4pmSaturday January 6th 10 am - 4pmSunday January 7th 10 am - 4pmThanks for your support,...


From Our House to Yours - Merry Christmas

From Our House to Yours - Merry Christmas

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Community

  Guido's Annual Let us celebrate; there is much to be thankful for.  Let us pledge to make our world a better place in 2018.  Best wishes to one and all. (CW Rugby...


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...


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...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

‘Yama’ - Shataro Yamano No rugby tomorrow so it is with pleasure that we bring you a recent interview with newcomer, ‘Yama’. He has joined the club this year from Japan and his contribution has been mammoth. CW: Yama, where do you live in Japan and when did you commence playing rugby? What...


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

Morgan Tate - good form, good game. Glad tidings, great joy! In the curtain-raiser, Lomas opened with an early penalty at five minutes however CW responded with enthusiasm and sustained pressure, only errors preventing a go—ahead try. Meralomas eventually worked play into the CW half and...


Game On!

Game On!

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Captain Clarke in action ....and a few words from his counterpart, Doug Fraser....at the 'gym'...


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...