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Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News

Rugby Canada has announced its squad to play U.S. Eagles for early inclusion into the next RWC to be held in the U.K.  The squad has notable strong inclusions - van der Merwe, Cudmore and MacKenzie, players who were not available for the summer series of tests.  It will be devoid of Bydens,...


Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Rugby Canada Paves The Way

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

Things seem to be getting more and more challenging at the club level as the difficulties of developing and "keeping" players seems to be ever increasingly frustrating.  Oftimes it seems that talent is snapped up into a more and more demanding international fifteens and sevens program. ...


How About These Ladies?

How About These Ladies?

One cannot produce enough superlatives about our Nat's Women.  After a close loss to the home team, U.S.A. the other day, the women were given a reprieve by their "friends", England who came up with a close win in an upset over the same and previously undefeated, U.S.A.   The Maple Leafs had...


Ruggernut's Ramblings

Ruggernut's Ramblings

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

Today's main news segues nicely into some musings that have been spinning around for some time after watching the meteoric growth of CW Girl's Rugby.  "It's summer time and the living is easy" but the rugby calendar is still busy - PRC's; CRC's; Summer Games; World Games; Nations Cups,...


Go, You Good Things!!

Go, You Good Things!!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

Maple Leafs medal in Cali,...


Day #2 @ the World Games

Day #2 @ the World Games

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

The day opened with a solid win for Canada over Brazil by a scoreline of 26 to 7, with Hammond adding a singleton.  The boys then went up against the Argies, always a tough go in  South America - Rosario, Sao Paulo, Rio OR Cali!  Los Pumas 19, Canada 7 (3 tries to one).  So the boys were bound...


BCRU Announces New Head Honcho

BCRU Announces New Head Honcho

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

Kiwi born and current Head Coach for BC Bears, Jim Dixon has been announced as the man selected to fill the CEO shoes Jeff Sauve had so capably worn over the past number of yonks.  Dixon has had a meteoric career in a short time in B.C.  His credentials include Rugby Development Officer...


Oak Bay Classic Car Show

Oak Bay Classic Car Show

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

Men and women, girls and boys, our Lucy still needs volunteers for next weekend's Big Show.  She can be contacted at OR 250 818 0050.  Don't leave Lucy in the...


CW Boys Make Bears Squad

CW Boys Make Bears Squad

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

  Matt Buckley, Jon Morris and Clayton Thornber have been selected for the B.C. Bears team of 27 players who will contest the C.R.C.s for this season.  The team is a far stronger unit than that assembled in past campaigns but still obviously devoid of players from the current B.C....


Canada Women Torch England (Again!)

Canada Women Torch England (Again!)

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

Canada's National Women's Team yesyerday defeated Englnd 29 - 25 at the Nations Cup being held in Colorado. The victory featured four good tallies.   This is a four country event similar to that featuring U20 teams last month.  The national squads of U.S.A., South Africa and England are...


Hubert Back to N.Z.

Hubert Back to N.Z.

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

Canada's loss has become Manawatu's gain with the news that Hubert Buydens has finally inked a pro contract.  In this writer's opinion, the man that most consistently stood out in the last RWC games for Canada was Big Hubie and it seems that he has finally received just reward with a two...


U20 Women Go Undefeated

U20 Women Go Undefeated

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / News / Rugby Club

The Womens Nations Cup for U20 play goes to .... CANADA!  The girls went undefeated in matches against the U.S.A. (2X - 27-3 in the Final!!), Great Britain and South Africa.  Go, you good things! Back in Canadaland, the B.C. Mens U19 team won the Age Grade Championships with a hard...


Tide Topples Tourists

Tide Topples Tourists

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

Pictured, firing one from the base of the ruck is CW U15 player, Braydon Tate.   In splendid sunshine yesterday Victoria's Spring Tide teams at the U15 and U17 levels gave visiting West Monmouth School from Pontypool, Wales a rugby clinic, winning both games by a wide margin.  The matches...


Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Womens Rugby has hit the headlines again in the rugby world!  WoooWeee!  The Women finished in third place at the recently completed World Student Games in Kazan.  They overcame Great Britain, 36 - 0 for the bronze medal.    Meanwhile, the Womens U20 team has posted an undefeated 3 -...


CW Wants You!!

CW Wants You!!

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

VICTORIA CLASSIC CAR SHOW   CW will once again, be performing a civic volunteer effort at the Annual Classic Car Show.  The club volunteers from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and we will be operating in four shifts of about 2.5 hours duration.  This will require approximately thirty volunteers...


Youth International Sevens - Huge Success

Youth International Sevens - Huge Success

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

Canada's NSMT has lit up the Sevens world with a very successful winter campaign and if the action on show at UVic yesterday is any indication, the torch has been successfully passed down to our youth. Pictured is the B.C. Mens U18 team, winners in the Final over Ontario and featuring CW's...


Day #1 International Sevens

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Sevens

A classic day of high quality youth sevens under the best skies Victoria could offer, augering well for some epic playoffs tomorrow.  Highlight of the day was the BC Gold Vs. Utah match, where B.C. had to come from behind to nut out the visitors 26 -19, in a less than stellar match but it had...


Future Olympians On Show

Future Olympians On Show

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

Today and Saturday a number of potential Olympians will take to the pitch at UVic for the Annual International Youth Sevens Tournament, featuring teams from; Ontario, Southern California, Washington State, Utah and England!   Action begins at Wallace Field @ 10:00 a.m. when Sth Cal takes...


PRC's RESULTS

PRC's RESULTS

A weekend of rugby wound up at UBC yesterday.  Champs were determined in Boys and Girls U18 and Boys U16 catgories as teams from around B.C. battled for the titles.  In the Girls U18 Div, Fraser Valley nipped the Vancouver Island Tsunami, 12 - 7.  These teams have had some classic contests...


CW Appeal For Welsh Billets

CW Appeal For Welsh Billets

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

Two touring teams from Monmouth School, Wales (visitors are U15, U16 and U17 boys) are visiting Victoria soon and we are still looking for billet homes. CW teams have been hosted by this school previously. The dates are July 17th (6:30 pm pickup downtown), July 18th (games at Windsor starting...


CW Men Go 5 - 1 @ RWC

CW Men Go 5 - 1 @ RWC

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

Are these boys happy or are they wot?!??  Canada's Men knew they were in tough being in a Pool with the Kiwis and unfortunately, the campaign  did not start as well as the group had hoped, with Coach John, stating the opening stanza being about as poorly as the group had performed on the...


Canada Performs To The Max

Canada Performs To The Max

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

This news is not straight off the pitch as we had hoped to bring it to readers but we have been off the airwaves today, so it may be stale but let's revel in the successes of Canada's Men's & Women's teams at the RWC in Moscow.  What a way for the rugby fans of Canada to celebrate Canada Day. ...


SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

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

Canada's Men's & Women's teams take to the pitch today in Moscow in RWC action.  For the men, UVic's  Nate Hirayama has been handed the captaincy for the campaign, always a chance as often Yak comes off the bench as an impact sub,  'onya, Nate - all the best to you and the boys from Ceedub. ...


The Spirit Of Rugby

The Spirit Of Rugby

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

Heard the esprit de corps between Island Girls & Boys @ UBC on the weekend was FIRST CLASS. Shown here, the girls cheering on the boys on their way to do battle in the Final.   Full video is here:...


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. ...