News

Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / RWC / News / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Believe it or Not “A Team Behind a Team” This was spotted on Rugby Canada’s website last week.  It took 44 people to produce the NSMT’s results in Japan??  Hard to imagine.  Nearly always the optimist, I cannot help sounding cynical with this one!    The following are the main cast...


Saturday Scorelines

Saturday Scorelines

Bam Bam Bradley forces the issue against The Birds! Women's Premier Vs Comox (A); 30 - 43 Men's Islanders Vs Comox (H); 31 - 31 Men's Premier Reserves Vs UBC (A); 23 - 29 Men's Premier Vs UBC (A); 17 - 29 Looks like a weekend of "close but no...


Gold Standard

Gold Standard

Posted in Canada Rugby / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT

Last evening I finally caught up with what many have described as being the above standard for RWC, Japan d. Scotland.  What a cracker it was with a deserving result for the hosts.  Japan’s meticulous preparation was rewarded with this outcome.  Now we are down to the “business end”, can we...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

A SILVER LINING? Today’s Ruck & Maul sees the return of The Ruggernut! The lead in is to remark about the incredibly amazing beauty of Atlantic Canada at this time of year, specifically, Cape Breton Island. The writer has been far removed from rugby however noting that many score...


Expectations Galore

Expectations Galore

The Pacific Pride will be the opposition tomorrow at the House.  CW welcomes Coach Cudmore and the boys.  We cannot tell you a whole lot about the Pride squad as a number are from out of Province.  There are a couple of RC U20 lads, some of whom will be elligible for that team again next year....


ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM

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

Brickbat hurled The Ruggernut's way today, along with "What about Chris May?"  Fair point.  Mayzer served as Captain of the Pride for the program's first two years and then suffered a serious injury, ultimately forcing him to forego the game he loved and was very good at playing.  To the best of...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT / Senior Women / Senior Men

Pride ‘grads’, Ken Goodland, Garth Cooke, aided by Hank Williams and Jerry Cordle seek to show The Pride a thing or two – back in the day! COMBO – FPP   Ceedub – One of Many Beneficiaries of Former Pride Program Today’s header states a mouthful!  The initial Pacific Pride program...


High Hopes Bear Fruit

High Hopes Bear Fruit

  A solid contingent arrived at the Port after a serious round of quiz questions, courtesy, Finnie. It did not take long for the Visitors to hit their straps with Quin Horton drawing first blood very early. A brace from the FRF occurred when prop, Cam Smith followed suite for an early 12 –...


Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

The better team won the opener, mind you, not with any great élan!   Was fascinated by the close resemblance to Schelly of #11, not only in appearance but with his play – popping up everywhere, trying to make something happen and tackling surely.  It was a pity that one two occasions “his...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Westshore RFC Founders, 1969 (photo - WRFC) A Wisp of Nostalgia   This coming Saturday, two of the Island’s senior clubs will celebrate a momentous occasion.  The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club regenerated the venerable game in the Hub City in 1968, playing on an exhibition basis with clubs...


PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

A tip of the Ruggernut cap to Westshore RFC, permitting a special dispensation for CW tomorrow in that they agreed to postpone the Men's Premier match on account of the fact that the Tricolor would have been severely short-handed, given the intention of a large contingent of the boys wanting...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 Where It All Begins!   The Ruggernut - on the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

(Photo credit - BCRU) NO REAL SURPRISES Rugby results from the weekend produced no real surprises, both locally and internationally. Burnaby Lake opened with a win over UBC and this was not unexpected for this pundit, UBC having failed to get out of the gates with any gusto the past...


Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Club President, Matt ('The Chaplain') Gordon, Displays the Prize Tomorrow sees CW’s Gala Opening Day culminate in a senior men’s Premier match between UVic and CW, playing for the Gerwing Shield. I could wax at length about Howard owing to a close personal relationship over a period...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...


ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY - A FAMILY AFFAIR - Saturday, September 7, 2019 Next Saturday’s CW Rugby Gala Opening at Windsor Park will feature current National Senior Men and Women who will help host mini and junior sessions, with the day featuring a Premiership match between CW Premier Men vs. the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY EXTRAVAGANZA @ WESTHILLS CW has a healthy selection of players named to the B.C. Reps team that will take on the NSMT in their penultimate game prior to departure for RWC this coming Friday (30th) @ the newly minted Westhills Stadium.  The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m.  The main...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! And can they THREEPEAT??   Castaway Wanderers (CW) 2019-20 Men's Edition begins Club training  TOMORROW, Tuesday, Aug 20th.  Location, due to Windsor Park seasonal maintenance closure, will be at 3957 Gordon Head Rd. (for those of you old enough it is the old...


CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / News / Boys U12 / Girls U12 / Mini Rugby U12

  U11 - Ian Hickman, Dave Hill.  The long and short of this duo is that they offer a balanced approach to ‘rugby instruction’ and ‘rugby play’ which is vital to engaging youth of this age. Hickman’s credentials come from growing up as a ‘footy mad’ young man in New Zealand, while Dave is...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Boys Age Grade Program, 2019/2020 With the aim of continuing to provide an enjoyable and meaningful sporting experience for the youth in our community CW Junior Boys rugby is pleased to announce the leadership group for the 2019/2020 season. For this upcoming season, our coaching team...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One Month to Go!  CW Vs Pacific Pride, Yonks Ago (circa 2003- credit, Ron Willems.)The BCRU schedule has been released and pre-Christmas games for men and women can be noted HERE. CW Premier Men open their campaign on Saturday, 7th September – GALA SATURDAY, against UVic at Windsor. The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

So far, a lovely summer hiatus for the Ruggernut, however, news is coming in and it’s back to the keyboard. The most recent news about club registration has been fruitful, so we ask you to spread the word to returnees and newly interested players.   Our Age Grade girls and Boys have...


CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW is pleased to announce its coaching and management line-up for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.   CW Girls Rugby is a well-established program that was started in 2011/2012 with handful of athletes and is now supporting multiple age grades.  This award-winning program (3 Rugby Canada...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

REGISTRATION OPEN   FROM FOUR TO FORTY (on the field!) CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION has gone LIVE for the 2019/20 season for all ages.                   Customarily, this process has not taken place until the end of summer vacation or early September, so it is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

U20's SEEK SUCCESS Men’s U20s @ World Trophy Canada’s U20 Men have a very good chance to redeem themselves tomorrow when they take on Hong Kong.  Their last outing was a poor result, -28 point differential to Portugal.  Despite RC’s spin of; “despite the score line Canada played some...