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CW Kids Shine!

CW Kids Shine!

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

  It's a huge doff of the Ruggernut's cap to the 19 CW youth players who participated in the PRC tournaments held at UBC on the weekend.  Firstly, the CW Girl's Sextet played a big part in a rather surprising upset win when the Island Tsunami defeated Fraser Valley, 10 - 7 in the final. ...


PNC #1 Goes To Fiji

PNC #1 Goes To Fiji

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Hats off to the inaugural winner of the Pacific Nations Cup, Fiji.  Fiji routed Tonga in Japan on the weekend, 31 - 21, the differential being reduced by a last minute Tongan try.  Throughout the game Fiji brought greater poise and structure and an edge in pace.  Bula!   Japan toppled U.S.A. by...


Rugby Canada Womens Sevens

Rugby Canada Womens Sevens

Posted in Canada Rugby / Girls Rugby / News / Sevens

CW would like all of our followers to take time to give a vote to NSWT member and Canadian Women's Player of the Year, Jen Kish.  Jen is one of five nominees for IRB's Women's Sevens P-O-Y.  Nominate players are; Kelly Brazier, New Zealand (213) Jennifer Kish, Canada (412) Kayla McAlister,...


BCRU's CEO Jeff Sauve Leaves

BCRU's CEO Jeff Sauve Leaves

Posted in CW Rugby / News

VANCOUVER, BC - After eight years as Chief Executive Officer of our Provincial Sport Organization, BC Rugby today announces the departure of Jeff Sauvé.  Sauvé is pursuing a new challenge at the NSO level and has been appointed the CEO of Field Hockey Canada. Sauvé is moving into his new role...


CW Junior Rugby

CW Junior Rugby

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

CWRFC, under the leadership of newly appointed Director of Junior Rugby, Don Swainson, recently hosted a luncheon Think Tank on the topic of Junior Rugby, attended by twenty coaches and managers of boys and girls U14 - U18 rugby.  The occasion was also the "launching" of the club's Handbook...


Sour Grapes From Tongan Coach

Sour Grapes From Tongan Coach

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

The following article has been copied from MSN News, a story line, post Tongan loss to Canada.  For those who viewed the game and the infractions, it is hard NOT to agree with suspensions meted by an independant Board.   TORONTO - Canadian rugby coach Kieran Crowley has dismissed...


Around CW & Upcoming

Around CW & Upcoming

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

FOR YOUR CALENDARS: Saturday, June 15th, U14 B.C. Trial @ UVic's Wallace Field at 11:00 til 2:00. Saturday, June 15th, 4:30......The Temple is open for 5:00 k.o., CANADA Vs IRELAND, join your mates in a Guinness and cheer on the Maple Leaf as they go for four on the trot. NB. Premier...


U20's Drop Final To Azurri

U20's Drop Final To Azurri

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

Canada trailed Italy at the interval by a mere four points, 6 - 10 in the JWRC Final.  However, not unlike the Senior Mens game, a massive 52 points were scored in the second stanza, with Canada being on the receiving end of a 23 -45 loss.  From reports a couple of "yellows" against Canada did...


Senior Men Vs. Tonga

Senior Men Vs. Tonga

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Coach Crowley has announced his squad of 23 players to go up against Tonga this Saturday at Queens University.  A delayed telecast of the match will be aired on Rogers Sportsnet World @ 6:00 p.m. (PST). Canada’s Roster for Tonga – Name, (Club/CRC Team) Hometown   #1 - Hubert Buydens,...


Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Last weekend a bunch of CW Minis and Womens players assembled at Windsor to partake in the 51st Oak Bay Tea Party.  These young people did a great job, organizing the "float" and wooing the crowds with their candy tossing abilities. CW seeks to be imnvolved with community whenever possible and...


Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

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

Coach Crowley has named his squad to take on the Fijians this Wednesday at BMO Field, Toronto, KO., @ 3:00 p.m. PST.  The Fijians defeated Japan handily last week and pose a problem for the Canadians.  If you watch French, English and Super XV rugby, you would be constantly amazed by the size...


I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!

"I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!"

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

Sydney Swans, winners of the Australian Footbal League (aka Aussie Rules), last season, currently sit in third place after ten games so far this season.  This is due in no small way to the league-leading "mark" taker, Canadian NSMT, Victorian and former CW-er, Mike Pyke.  Pyker was the talk...


SOME RECENT SCORES

SOME RECENT SCORES

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

CANADIAN U20:  Let's start with the most exciting!  Canada's U20's wailed on Japan with a six try performance, 39 to 15. Jake Webster from Ontario scored a hat trick, O'Leary added more points from the boot and Hammond played competently @ # 9 whilst Peter Van Buren was amongst the reserves. ...


He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

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

  Rugby Hall of Famer, Ireland captain and British Lions flanker, Fergus Slattery, a man very used to conquering, failed to do all of that on his recent visit to Victoria.  Slattery, a rugby legend to many CW and Victoria "old timers" was present for the grand opening of a picture wall at...


MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

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

  Fuailefau and Scholz have been chosen to play, along with a couple of other Canucks including Pat Parfrey, for a Barbarian-style team against top English club, Saracens, this Friday Night as a  Fundraiser for Bermudan Youth Rugby.  The encounter will be filmed by UK's Total Rugby.  In the...


2012/13 Awards Banquet

2012/13 Awards Banquet

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / News

Castaway Wanderers 2012/13 Awards Banquet, Saturday April 27, 2013. A great mass of players, partners, CW management/coaches/trainers and juniors gathered at the Clubhouse and then the Memorial Arena Restaurant to celebrate all things CW!  A season highlight video really perked up the evening...


DAVID RICHARDSON

DAVID RICHARDSON

Posted in News / Victoria BC

DAVID RICHARDSON It was with great sadness that the community learned of the sudden passing of David Richardson, and our collective condolences reach out to his widow, Judy. David was born in the North East of England, where he attended Grammar School and University, before qualifying as...


CW vs Lomas game preview

CW vs Lomas game preview

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Prems

This weekend The Tricolors put it all on the line when they travel to Lomaville in an effort to once again, make the playoffs in the competitive CDI league. It has been almost a year since these two teams met, resulting in a 23 - 20 CW victory at Windsor Park. These two teams have been...


CW gets recognized at Rugby Canada Awards Dinner

CW gets recognized at Rugby Canada Awards Dinner

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Rugby Canada launched its First Annual Awards Dinner, Saturday night April 13th at The Westin Bear Mountain Hotel in Langford, B.C.   CW Rugby players with the National teams were well represented and two CW players received special recognition.   Prop Hubert Buydens was named the winner of...


Kudos to Rugby Canada

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Rugby Club

It is great to report Rugby Canada "thinking outside the box".  Last week, RC's Steve Lancaster, newly appointed, Kiwi Manager of High Performance and Mike Shelley, SMNT U20 Coach, visited the CFL trials for players selling their wares to the various Canadian scouts.  This UTube Total...


Tenuous Start To Tokyo

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Canada found the going tough in their opener at the Tokyo Sevens.  Everyone wants a part of the "top ten" and hosts, Japan, containing names such as Loti Toquiri and one or two other of non-Japanese lineage, showed no respect in their 14 - 10 win over Canada in the tourney's opener.  Japan...


Sevens Saga Resumes

Sevens Saga Resumes

Posted in News / Victoria BC

Rugby Canada's Senior Mens Team opens pool play in Hong Kong this weekend. The men play, Hong Kong, Spain and Fiji.  The SMT are joined by BC Youth U17's in a minor version of The BIGS.  This will be another lead up to RWC Mens 7's to be hosted by Moscow in June.  CW offers the club's best...


Fergus Hall Recognized as BC High School, Male AOY

Fergus Hall Recognized as BC High School, Male AOY

Posted in News / Victoria BC

Castaway Wanderers product and Glenlyon Norfolk graduate Fergus Hall was recently recognized as the Sport BC High School Male Athlete of the Year at the 47th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. A standout in soccer and rugby, Hall was named one of three top BC male athletes. Hall...


CW Salutes Volunteer

CW Salutes Volunteer

Posted in Giving Back / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

With the launching this new web site, it is most fitting to recognize Charlie ("Duck") MacLachlan.  'Duck' is a former Wanderer and national team player and for the past five years, has hosted this site, as his way of "giving back".  He has been a long time friend and supporter of CW since...