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Double Header to Men's & Women's Prems

Double Header to Men's & Women's Prems

What an amazing day of wonderful weather to backdrop the action at Windsor which started at 10:15 a.m. yesterday.  The UVic Saxons had a convincing win, although the Islanders were happy with their trio of tries.  Best take-away from this one was the fact that the team had some eighteen...


U19 Men - GAME OFF

U19 Men - GAME OFF

This is the only shot you will see of the U19 men today as their match Vs Westshore has been cancelled.  Enjoy the day anyway!   NSWT 7's - Day #1 @ US stop for Round One of the Series. Bouquets to Ghis Landry, first women to top 1000 points on the Series Curcuit!  Canada had a good...


Battle For the Best

Battle For the Best

UBCOB Ravens will arrive at Windsor tomorrow with a complete, allowable contingent of “international” rugby troubadours.  Despite their unexpected setback last week it is still more than fair to label them as “The Best” – defending B.C. Champs as well as National Club Champs, ergo, favorites...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To Be the Best You Have to Beat the Best This week CW welcomes UBCOB Ravens, recent worthy winners of the inaugural Canadian Club Championship.  Last weekend they were somewhat brought back to ground by the Varsity TBirds, reversing last season’s Premiership Final.  Going into this week CW has...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MEN'S RESERVES Today, a few words from The Sage on the sidelines.  It was a beautiful day at the House of Windsor……sun and blue sky and green grass…..awaiting the team from Port Alberni as they pulled up in their  Black Beauty….over the years a vision for any Home Team to expect a tough...


Yesteryear - Welcome Port

Yesteryear - Welcome Port

High School pals fail to break black curtain! Port Alberni Black Sheep return to Windsor tomorrow.  Jas brings his boys to The Park to play a CW Reserve's group that really has the bit between their teeth.  Alum, Luke Bradley (NSMT's 7's), will enjoy touchng base with former teammates and...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Girls Youth Action CW U16 and U19 girls travelled to Cowichan for a round robin tournament of games of Sevens Vs the hosts yesterday.  The Cowichan U16’s proved to be a very skilled group with an abundance of speed to boot.  The hosts simply had too much for the visitors, scoring tries with...


Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Hard Hat and M-o-M Award winner, Schellie “out the back….” For a change I’d like to commence the game reports with commendations to today’s officials, three in the middle and one touchie, one having come all the way from N.Z. via the way of a naval visitation and seeking out a game to...


Saturday Previews

Saturday Previews

It seems almost foreign to see a Caps team minus Glen McKinnon! With weather predicted as perfect, CW will take to the pitch on Saturday for three outstanding contests.  The Premier Women kick off at 11:15 a.m. Vs Westshore.  With only the two women’s teams in town, the matches...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stretching the point! On a personal note – always good to be at Hornets RFC, as one of the 1968 “re-founding fathers” I can usually bump into an old mate or two and on this occasion it was Bill Dryden.  A good support group of Used-to-Bees was on hand as usual and Nanaimo, your ground, lights...


Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Captain Stewart, airborn! It was a good day for the Tricolors in Nanaimo, winning all three matches and at the same time sympathizing with numbers issues the home club is facing.  CW has known this problem all too well and may very possibly face the same issue, sooner rather than later and...


Weekend Predictions

Weekend Predictions

CW is on the road this weekend when all three senior teams visit the Hub City.  The women kick off at 11:15 a.m. at May Bennett Park as the Hornets host their home opener.  It is hard to make a prediction with little information however CW women have played one on the road, losing to Comox. ...


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...


Game Preview

Game Preview

McCloskey in top gear! This blog is still somewhat overshadowed by the fact that it seems unbelievable that the player dispute still has not been settled.  A quick scroll down the staff list of Rugby Canada’s Westhills Office sees some 31 employees, 14 of whom are coaching staff or...


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...


The Boys Are Back in Town

The Boys Are Back in Town

Blogs have been absent from this site for two weeks due to the writer’s testing the efficacy of the VIHA medical system and its vagaries.  During this time “heaps” has happened on the National and local scene.   Probably the biggest issue concerns our National Men’s Sevens players...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's Doug Fraser on the burst with B.C. Bears Tomorrow sees the B.C. Bears in semi-final action for the Canadian regional Championships when they play Ontario Blues in Calgary at 4:00 (PST).  The match will be downstreamed  HERE.  CW congratulates Mike Finnemore, selected to play lock,...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Canada's U20 Women lost their weekend match to England, 22 - 36.  England opened with a flurry and went ahead, 19 - 0.  From then on it was all Canada.  There will be a replay on Saturday and this effort will boost belief that a win is attainable.   Meanwhile, Canada's Senior Men lost to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Somewhere in this mass, Sophie De Goede has crossed for her third try! Canada came through with an opening win in the Women’s Tri Nation competition against the U.S. on Monday.  The Canadians led 17 – 5 at the half and closed it out at 36 – 12, after opening up a 36 – 5 lead.  Snippets of the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Dustin Dobravsky watches the fruits of his labors!   All Bears It was a good night for rugby at Klahanie Park last Friday.  The Boys U14 Reps suited up against Washington State.  The American side featured some behemoth thirteen year olds who were matched with a technically stable...