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Sevens Heaven

Sevens Heaven

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

A fitting semi with hosts, Scotland taking on this increasingly impressive Maple Leaf mob and the prize is - first ever visit to a Cup Final. Tackles were sure from both teams and a plethora of penalties was called in this "tight as a trapeze wire" contest.  Finally Braid broke clear only to...


They Do It Again!

They Do It Again!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

What a joy to wake up to!  Canada's NSMT team on top of the table going into their Vs England, final Pool match.  Canada opened with a huge win over newcomers, Japan, 52 - 0 and ultimately, it was the differential that placed them in #1 and thei fifth tournament in a row to qualify for Cup...


Thursday's Ruck & Maul

Thursday's Ruck & Maul

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

Red sky over Glasgee Toon, thanks to Debbie Moonlight.......according to all reports the boys are ready and rearin' for tomorrow.  Best of luck to the whole Krew.   Canada vs Japan at 11:36 local (6:36am ET/3:36am PT)   Canada begin their Glasgow campaign against a team full of confidence...


An Eye On B.C. Rugby

An Eye On B.C. Rugby

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

The announcement this week of a new, three year, strategic plan to be implemented by the B.C.R.U., featuring templates of levels of achievement in a variety of categories should be of great interest to clubs.  To implement this plan, the BCRU has hired two Regional Development officers, Tony...


Community Service

Community Service

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / News

Hats off to Ceedub's U16's who volunteered as Clean Up Krew at the T.C. 10K. Seventeen guys, working as a team.  Organizers report; "best crew ever".  That's givnig back, guys - great job!  ...


Local Rugby Stars

Local Rugby Stars

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / NSMT

We start by recognizing the achievements of CW and Canada's, Gareth Rees and his selection to the National Sports Hall of Fame.  The photo displayed here is the jubilant Rees after his successful conversion to defeat Wales at Cardiff Arms Park.  Gareth's achievements for Canadian Rugby are many...


REMINDERS!

REMINDERS!

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News

A REMINDER TO THE FAiTHFUL THAT TONIGHT IS "BOOSTER NIGHT" AT THE TEMPLE.  THE PLAYER AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT 8:30 - 9:30.   ALSO, ON SATURDAY, STARTING AT 1:00 P.M., "DINGER" BELL AND SHEP HAVE ORGANISED FOR A NO-HOST, PRE-GAME LUNCHEON IN THE SAM MCGEE ROOM AT MINE HOST, MATT MCNEILL'S,...


Monday's Maul

Monday's Maul

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports / News / Rugby Club

Ones Finish With A Flourish (Reporter - Brent Johnston) CW 31 Lomas 5...at the half CW 48 Lomas 5...at the close. "It is never the wrong time to do the right thing". Something my family and Club have heard over the decades from me.....and with that approach the Div 1 lads, where...


Can Am Women's Cup To Canada

Can Am Women's Cup To Canada

Hats off to our NSWT who manufactured a HUGE come from behind win today over arch rivals, U.S.A.  Bolstered by some players and insight to Canada's tactics for this series, the U.S. came came out flying and soon had Canada under the gun.  Their forwards were very visible in the early...


CW U14's Raise The Banner

CW U14's Raise The Banner

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Victoria BC

U14's "Sign In" with their club!   Not to be outdone by the BC Champs, U16 counterparts, the U14's gathered midweek at The Temple to raise their own, VIRU Island Champs banner. It was a first for many of the parents and most players (except those who had been at Christmas parties!!) to be at...


National Women's Team Take The Victoria Stage

National Women's Team Take The Victoria Stage

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / RWC

We have been void around our CW site this week but open today's posting with a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our NSWT on their lop-sided, midweek victory over the U.S. by a score of 51 - 7.     This eclectic summary of play (credit to Mark Bryant of BCRN), gives the viewer an insight as to what...


One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / NSWT

KEENAN HORTON CROSSES FOR #11 & RUNNER UP FOR TALLY TOPPER   This week, we revert to an excellent report from the B.C.R.U. communications man, Andrew Smith, who saw the match.  Unfortunately, (maybe, fortunately, for CW players, the club was unable to have a scribe at this one.)  Watching...


B.C.R.U. Recognized as Provincial Union of the Year

B.C.R.U. Recognized as Provincial Union of the Year

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / News

">   Castaway Wanderers offers their congratulations to the officials, member clubs, volunteers and players who are part of the B.C.R.U.  At the R.C. Annual Awards Dinner on the weekend, B.C. was recognized for this prestigious award.  Congratulations, all.  ...


A Game Of Two Halves

A Game Of Two Halves

Posted in News / Victoria BC

Stick to reporting, not prognosticating, a SMUS old boy told me on the phone this morning!  6.5 points and I would have lost my dough!  Hats off to SMUS who had it in the bag by the half with a 23 - 0 lead.  The Barbs came back with two converted late tallies - too little, too late.  Final 23...


Classic Confrontation

Classic Confrontation

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

It's all about an old boot that belonged to this man - some might say, a "Golden Boot" for that was exactly what it was on many an occasion.  Gareth Rees, grad of SMUS, donated a "trophy" that has become emblamatic of arguably, the power of Victoria High Schools rugby, some years ago. ...


Welsh Rugby Demi-God Visits Victoria

Welsh Rugby Demi-God Visits Victoria

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

      Welsh Rugby Union's Board member and more famed Welsh National team and British Lions player, Gerald Davies, is visiting Victoria as key note speaker to the Rugby Canada AGM at Bear Mountain Westin Hotel over the next three days.  Davies will also have the company of the CEO of...


Monday's Ruck & Maul

Monday's Ruck & Maul

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

Retina Ready We apologise to those supporters who view our site via Apple mediums, smart phone or IPads. Sometimes our photos will be “pixelated” due to a feature of Apple related to photo size that is not automatically a corrective feature of web sites, in lay terms, that is my best shot at...


We Are Fam-i-lee!

We Are Fam-i-lee!

Noticed recently, after a Mighty Thurds contest, the above father/son duo – Kyle and Greg Armstrong. It piqued our interest about this young man from Ontario, Kyle Armstrong. We nabbed Kyle for a brief interview. Kyle started playing back in Grade 9. He moved to Victoria as one of the...


Ceedub Conquers Caps

Ceedub Conquers Caps

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / News / Prems

Saturday last saw the season’s biggest crowd assembled to witness the season’s best display from The Prems – a comprehensive victory over Capilanos, by a score of 52 – 12. From the kickoff, Horton grubbered a loose ball from the ruck to score wide out. From the ensuing kickoff, Armstrong...


Supporters' & Sponsors'  Beef & Beers

Supporters' & Sponsors' Beef & Beers

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

Reminiscent of pre-Pavilion days of Pies & Pints Luncheons, CW will be hosting a Supporters' & Sponsors' Luncheon for Social Members and Members of the 20 x 20 Club this Saturday. You will be contacted and will need to respond to facilitate catering. Lucky Draws for CW swag will take place and...


The Month Ahead For Minis

The Month Ahead For Minis

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / News

Yahoo - SPRING BREAK!  Minis resume this Sunday, (23RD) with Nanaimo visiting Windsor Park. MARCH 30TH - CW @ Velox, Gordon Head Fields. APRIL 6TH - Shawnigan Jamboree. APRIL 13TH - Windup, FUN DAY & team...


Vale - Victor Naysmith

Vale - Victor Naysmith

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

Thank you to all of those who helped organize and for those who attended last Friday night's celebration of Victor Naysmith's life. In particular, Ken Goodland for organizing the venue, Brent Johnston, for spreading the word and Rush Dalziel who cooked for the large crowd assembled.   We...


Birthday, Numero Uno!

Birthday, Numero Uno!

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Rugby Club

March is the month of CW RUGBY.COM's first birthday.  Twelve months ago we reviewed our website's direction and future and made the move to use Squareflo as our provider.  Long time Wanderer and NSMT  player, Charlie MacLachlan, hosted our previous site for five or six years and it was...


Adios Los Barbs

Adios Los Barbs

Posted in Community / News

CW offers best wishes, buenos la suerte, to OBHS Barbs as they depart on Saturday for their tour to Argentina.  Captain, James Carson leads his Barbs, supported by a solid crew of Tricolors, on an adventure of a lifetime. The boys will cross continents and the mighty Andes to challenge...


Girls' Opportunity

Girls' Opportunity

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / News

It is every athlete's dream to be an Olympian.  Canada's Heather Moyse, a dual gold medallist and Rugby Canada National team player is a wonderful example for our young, female athletes to look up to.  She is the epitomy of hard work.  We have just received word that one of CW's young...