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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Pyke Tops the Ton in Aussie Rules The former Canadian rugby international played his 100th game on Saturday when Sydney faced Gold Coast.  The Swans, in second place, swamped their NSW neighbours by some fifty points. Steve Taubert, a former Swans ruckman and current coach, admits when he...


McKechnie Cup Comes to Windsor

McKechnie Cup Comes to Windsor

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News

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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Juniors / News / NSWT

Can't get enough! The euphoria continues…. heady stuff for Canadian women with Paquin and Landry being voted on the Dream Team from Amsterdam. The Women’s Series season All Star Team has Paquin and Steacy on it as well. Congratulations to these three ladies, specifically and their team...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / VIRU Tide Rugby

A note of "good luck" to Canada's U20 men who play an explosive Tongan side in semi final action today in Portugal.  Winner will go for "promotion" to the Tier One Tourney. Go, Canada! Tip of the cap to the Junior Barbs who won the South Island comp yesterday with a 50 - 43 fest of points...


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...


Game Day

Game Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / News / NSMT / Sevens

Gotta love Port Alberni Mayor, Mike Ruttan who has backed his Black Sheep with an offer to Seattle’s Mayor for today’s BCRU DIV 1 Semi-final – a cedar box of sockeye to “no reply”! ‘Onya, Mike. CW says; “go, you good things, Port!” Best of luck to Jas and his lambs today. Glasgow...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

  Hats off today to recipients recognised for their efforts and performances this season. The Annual Players Dinner was a night of some considerable success, with the ability to have a chuckle at ourselves, foremost, on the table. Again, recognition of junior boys and girls was a...


Where Will The Fates Fall?

Where Will The Fates Fall?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Giving Back / News / NSMT / Refereeing

Burnaby Put The Throttle on Things! Yesterday, at Windsor, The Tricolors had their fate in their hands but did not get the job done. The day started out with a rambling Laker lead in The Ones, 27 – 7 at the half. The second stanza was nothing short of incredible as a bunch of hard workers,...


A Day in the Life of Windsor Park

A Day in the Life of Windsor Park

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

N.Z.'s Silver Ferns hit out early. Hats off to Gord Kehoe who found something to do of value with his recuperating time from recent surgery. Gord linked with the Aussie Sevens Women and lined up a workout at his Crossfit Gym…..’onya, Gord. Training's done!  England women...


Game Day

Game Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Prems / RWC / Victoria BC

REES BOOT Did a little delving after the fact and reckon this postscript blog is a credit to players who have learned how to play together as a club team but wear their loyalty to their schools in their hearts – the epitome that is the very essence of this great game of ours. SMUS fielded –...


Skeleton Crew Continue to Amaze

Skeleton Crew Continue to Amaze

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

How prophetic was yesterday’s comment regarding “never ceasing to amaze”, as Canada proved on day #2 to be no chopped liver in Cup action after “squeaking in”. Their historic win over N.Z., 19 – 15 was every bit deserving, particularly after N.Z. opened with a try within a record 18 seconds!...


Canada in Cup Quarters

Canada in Cup Quarters

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Indeed, blessings from the Easter fairy and a resounding 26 – 10 victory over Kenya, led by Hearn, Douglas and Trainor, edged the boys into Cup play on a points differential. It will be tough sledding as the team has lost Hammond and the opposition is New Zealand however valuable points have...


Day #3 - Done & (Canada) Dusted!

Day #3 - Done & (Canada) Dusted!

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

After a good start with a victory over Kenya (21 – 10), this Ruggernut mused over point differentials, in an effort to prognosticate form and comparison of team performances. What odds Portugal to tie the mighty Kiwis??? ….. and then for Kenya to open a 21 point differential over Portugal???...


Good Friday Comes Early

Good Friday Comes Early

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

Although Belgium scored from the opening kick off (pictured, Tchanque on the fly), Canada's NSMT 7's went on to win 28 - 12 in the Hong Kong Opener. From Coach Middleton; "...we knew from film they would be hard work and they were..."  To paraphrase a Twitter comment from Captain Moonlight...


Four Decades of Premier Sevens

Four Decades of Premier Sevens

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

 (It's not a blur, it's just that our lamps have aged!!) On the eve of the Men's RWC Sevens Competition we ask where has the time gone?  From an annual event showcasing sevens, moons ago, the Hong Kong Sevens has become the premier event on a circuit that is now a full-on show,...


News From Vanuatu

News From Vanuatu

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News

Good news from former CW player, Nick Regenvanu, responding to an out reach from Brent Johnston.  After many years of service to CW and a brief stint with the VIRURRS, Nick and his family returned home but they have maintained a strong connection with the club's South Seas community.  Nick...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Clinics / Juniors / News / NSWT / RWC / Sevens / VIRU Tide Rugby

NSWT SEVENS Heartiest congratulations from the Castaway Wanderers to our women on yet another stellar performance on the IRB World Circuit. The Atlanta Series saw Canada drop their final pool game to England as well as losing their equivalent of Philly Mack, Jen Kish, to injury. What an...


Saturday's Struggle

Saturday's Struggle

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Prems

With just three more home games remaining, CW takes on UBCOB Ravens this Saturday at The Park. This will be a mammoth occasion for both clubs with a mere three competition points separating the teams. These clubs have very similar records in their play this season. Ravens are 3 – 7, CW is 2 –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Happy Birthday to OUR FLAG! In summary, a weekend of results. Let’s go global to local. IRB’s NSMT’s Round #5 @ Las Vegas. Pool play was good value for Canada, highlighted by wins over England and Argentina (#6) which was a ‘cracker’, to top the pool and a minimum ten competition points...


Vegas - Day #2

Vegas - Day #2

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Canada almost iced Cup qualifying on day #1 with their exceptional, 15 - 12 win over England however unfortunately, they had been nutted by the Kenyans, 22 - 21 in game #1.  For those browsing this site this morning we remind you that this morning's critical game against Argentina can be...


Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Larsen's Back! The Ones and Thurds travel to Piggieville tomorrow to play Cowichan in a T.C. Div. 'make-up' and 3RD Div. game.  This competition is already finished with the Norsemen as winners, so this match will be somewhat of an "exhibition".  It is never a 'friendly' on the field at...


Don't Miss This

Don't Miss This

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

What an opportunity to bid on some fantastic items for your bucket list, guaranteed to beat face value!  February 28th is Casino Royale at Victoria Golf Club - the club's Annual Fun(d)raiser.  $225/couple gets you - mix and mingle appies; sit down, superb supper with wine; $100 funny money to...


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Posted in Canada Rugby / Giving Back / News / Sevens

From March 6th-7th, 2015, Rugby Canada will be hosting the National University Sevens Rugby Championship. Top teams from Universities across the nation, in both men’s and women’s divisions, will compete over two days to see who will come out on top! Rugby Canada requires the support of...


Day Two in Wellington

Day Two in Wellington

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Every picture tells a story! aka Not Much Joy in Mudville. The day started for Canada with a Possession Clinic from Portugal of all teams, a club who had gone 0 – 3 on day #1. Canada played probably its most lack-lustre game in recent Seven’s memory when they dropped a 0 – 26 decision to...


Another Prescript To Saturday

Another Prescript To Saturday

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

A very special event which will be occurring at half-time tomorrow is the presentation to Anton Ngnon of the very first, “Step Ahead” scholarship. The scholarship has been sponsored by Roger Robinson of Touch Lounge. Roger, who, in conjunction with CW  has generously donated what we hope will...