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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / Sevens

Tip o’ the Tricolor Cap TO VELOX U16 BOYS, ISLAND CHAMPS. This was a tale of two halves yesterday at Windsor. Velox came out very committed and were worthy leaders, 21 – 0 at the half, only allowing the hosts out of their own territory on three occasions! Done and dusted? Far from it. The...


Sevens Smorgasbord

Sevens Smorgasbord

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / NSMT / Sevens

Fuli on the fly against Kenya Dubai Day 2 opened dismally for Canada. Many readers may have watched some missed tackles that allowed France a 35 point separation at the half in front of a crowd of no one! The boys finished with three tries but a 42 – 19 outcome was not the goal. It was...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News

Barnard Cup Congratulations to UVic on a fairly comprehensive victory in last Saturday’s Barnard Cup, 35 – 17. Although the tries scored were relatively close, 4 – 3, the margin was clearly in favour of the students. The hosts led 17 – 5 at the half when it was virtually done and dusted....


APOLOGIES

APOLOGIES

Posted in CW Rugby / News

We apologise for a sequential error of blogs on our site.  This error cannot be corrected until business hours tomorrow.  In the interim, we congratulate U.Vic's Vikings on their comprehensive Barnard Cup victory, yesterday by a score of 35 -...


Late Breaking

Late Breaking

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

An outcome of an adjudication announced today of last week's Island semi final between Cowichan and CW/VV U18 Girls, has ruled in favor of the South Island team.  The girls now go on to play Abbotsford in the BC Final this coming Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Klahanie Park.  WOW!  The game will...


CWRFC Annual General Meeting

CWRFC Annual General Meeting

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News

A reminder that the AGM takes place tomorrow at 8:00 (pizza for players!!) @ The Temple. The meeting is open to all members of the club, including players and any parent who has a child registered with us. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers and this year we have the...


A Win Is A Win!

A Win Is A Win!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT

Nanyak scores lone tally. Speaking with many rugby types at Windsor yesterday, few had any idea re Canada’s performance Vs. Namibia. We quote Patrick Johnston’s (The Province) report, as it equates to much of what this pundit assessed and is an objective point of view; “Shall we start with...


Marshall, Duke Recognised By Baabaas

Marshall, Duke Recognised By Baabaas

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT

CW adds our congratulations to Justin Marshall and Sean Duke who have been selected to the Barbarians squad to play Leicester mid-week. This honour has been credited to only Mark Wyatt and Gareth Rees, so it will be a very special occasion. This will be only a momentary aside to what, no doubt,...


CAPTAIN CANADA

CAPTAIN CANADA

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

CW congratulates Hubert Bydens who has been chosen to Captain the NSMT’s Fall Tour. The team opens on Sunday at Worcester when they play a “Championship XV” – a combination from teams that play in the IPA Championship. It will be a good benchmark for that to follow, against Namibia, Samoa...


CW VISITS VARSITY

CW VISITS VARSITY

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

Tomorrow’s CDI Premiership encounter sees The Tricolors back at Wallace Field with The Ones kicking off at 1:00 and Premiership action at 2:30 p.m. Word from the training pitch is encouraging, as numbers are picking up and competition for selection is becoming more intense. The Vikes laid quite...


Gillie - Captain Canada

Gillie - Captain Canada

Posted in Canada Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT

We had hoped to bring you the selected squad Vs Uruguay today but not to be, at time of posting.  CW congratulates Kyle Gilmour on his captaincy selection for the ARCs. Gillie was an integral part of CW's last successful run for the roses in 2011.  He is a player in the mould of Michael Hooper...


Rees Honoured

Rees Honoured

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT

In a wonderful evening, celebrating all that is good about rugby, CW’s Gareth Rees was honoured prematurely to his upcoming induction into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. The evening was well attended including a “who’s who” of Rugby Canada – past and present; ex-team mates; family;...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Three Steps to RWC The ARCs return to Westhills this Saturday. Coach Crowley describes the ARCs; the November tests selections and a March camp; as being the end of much in-depth observation of players who will be selected to represent Canada in next year’s RWC. From a CW p.o.v., one...


Under 18's Go 2 - 0.

Under 18's Go 2 - 0.

CW U.18 team ( otherwise know as "the future" ) took their show on the road to challenge the mighty Burnaby Lake RFC. As with every occasion that these two clubs meet, the game was played in the true spirit of the game. The CW-ians, hit by injuries and illness, had several personnel and...


The Quintessential Man of Rugby

"The Quintessential Man of Rugby"

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

A quote from the European Press related to Gareth Rees. This coming Friday, October 10th 5 – 8 p.m. at Discovery Sports Club, 714 Discovery St., the Castaway Wanderers will be commemorating the induction of Gareth Rees, the only Canadian rugby player to be inducted to the Canadian Sports Hall...


Gold Coast Sevens Open Season

Gold Coast Sevens Open Season

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

                CW congratulates Ciatan Hearn, Mike Fuailefau and Lucas Hammond in particular and all of the team - Jones, Douglas, Duke, Mullins, Smith, Wislon-Ross, Trainor and Zaruba who have been selected to represent Canada, under the captaincy of John Moonlight in The Land of...


UBC @ House of Windsor

UBC @ House of Windsor

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / News / Prems

James Carson (last season U18 captain), returns "home" on Saturday. It is a resurgent UBC program that visits Windsor tomorrow, the first game here against these two clubs in many a moon.  UBC has been promoted to the CDI Premiership League and a good thing in the eyes of this pundit...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul.

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Barnard Cup. CW has qualified for the finals of this year’s Barnard Cup, to be played on November 29th against UVic. Three clubs, UVic, JBAA and CW were tied with 2 – 1 records. UVic had 12 points and JBAA and CW ten each. CW won the honors as a result of last Saturday’s win. Good...


Ones Set Table

Ones Set Table

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / News / Victoria BC

Under sunny skies The Ones set the table on Saturday with a solid, 43 – 12 win over JBAA. The return of Mike Dalsin at #10 was welcomed with his combination with Conway, setting the backs on their way. The forwards were led by Haight, Horan and Middleton and their constant, front foot attack...


CW Chalk Up A Pair

CW Chalk Up A Pair

It was hats off to the boys for a pair of solid wins at Windsor today.  The Ones set the table with a significant seven try, 43 - 12 win over James Bay. The Prems led 17 - 7 at the half, due to a good defensive stand in the final minutes.  James Bay made it close at 17 - 14 but it was all CW...


Pyke Plays For Gold - Again!

Pyke Plays For Gold - Again!

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

Playing a different footie code in a faraway land, you'll find former CW-er, Mike Pyke suiting up in his #38 jersey for the Sydney Swans in tonight's AFL/Aussie Rules Grand Final. The match between the Swans and Hawthorn takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with in excess of 100, 000 fans...


CW Vs JBAA

CW Vs JBAA

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

Action at Windsor tomorrow, Firsts @ 1:00p.m.  Premiers @ 2:45.  Bar and food available.  CW will field a Premier team that is somewhat shorn up compared to last week, with the return of Keogh, Morris and Horton.  Stalwarts, Braddock, Thornber, Daum and newcomer Bishop, will be looked upon...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

MEET THE PREZ PART II Last week we introduced readers to Don, we conclude that interview today....... CW: You were very involved with rugby in Ontario. How does CW compare with your club in Ontario, Highland RFC? In your brief experience how does the growth, structure and playing strength of...


CW Crosstown Vs UVic., etc.

CW Crosstown Vs UVic., etc.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Prems

Late-breaking because we have been holding out for lineups but it seems, "no-can-do", as an early season void has forced late selections. We can tell you that the 1:00 p.m. match CW Ones Vs Norse has been rescheduled.  So it's just the "main game" Vikes hosting The Tricolors @ 2:45 @...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul.

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

MEET THE NEW PREZ CW welcomes a new man to the helm, Don Swainson. We recently chatted with Don about the task. CW: Don, you have recently returned to Victoria, home of your H.S. Alma Mater, Oak Bay H.S. and their rugby Barbs. You have re-connected with former classmates and teammates from...