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It Just Wasn't Good Enough

"It Just Wasn't Good Enough"

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / News / NSMT / Under 20

Blevins Sniffs the Line Wished it was as good as R.C’s Twitter feed made it out BUT the above quote from the coach after another Canadian, error-filled performance against a better drilled and skilled and sized, opposition on Saturday at Twin Elms in Ontario, sums it up.  This match could...


Pritch Packs It In

Pritch Packs It In

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT

PRITCH HANGS THEM UP. We bring readers the following quote from a class guy, in case you have not already seen it.  Pritch has brought much to the Canadian scene over a period of twelve years, ending with over 600 “International points”.  “Looking back on my time spent in a Canadian jersey...


Dust 'Em Off!

Dust 'Em Off!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Rugby Club

Late-breaking but bring your cleats for a game......Sunday @ Windsor. 11:20 – 11:45 Game 1 – Velox vs. CW (U35) 11:45 – 12:10 Game 2 – Ebb Tide vs. CW Masters (Over 35) 5 minute break 12:15 – 12:40 Game 3 – Velox vs. JBAA (U35) 12:40 – 1:05 Game 4 – Ebb Tide vs. Barbarians (Over 35) 5...


A Tragedy in the Rugby Community

A Tragedy in the Rugby Community

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / High School / Juniors / News

It seems like an age since this morning's blog post, welcoming Wallington Grammar School and the excitement of Thursday's match for our boys.  Tonight we have the very sad announcement that the team has returned to the U.K. following an accident that occured during a scheduled swim at...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

Medal Mania at Pan Am's. Canada’s Women’s Sevens second home-soil appearance for this season, was pure gold as they routed the U.S., 55 – 7 to win the first-ever Women’s Pan Am title. The side surrendered only a mere nineteen points over six games in the competition.  One simply cannot find...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSWT / Sevens

CW Men's Coaching Team for the Coming Season CW’s President, Don Swainson, has announced the coaching team for men’s rugby for the coming season.  Don offers; “We are pleased with the strength of our coaching and management staff.  We also have good numbers of returning elite players and...


Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Line-ups / News

The British Columbia Rugby Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Annabel Kehoe as the new Chief Executive Officer of BC Rugby. Prior to joining BC Rugby, Kehoe was the Director of Business Development at Rowing Canada Aviron, where she was tasked with...


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...



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 –...