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Captain Tieds Leads Canada Against Uruguay

Captain Tieds Leads Canada Against Uruguay

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

    CW's Club Captain, Andrew Tiedemann has been selected to lead the NSMT for their contests in the upcoming ARC's. Andrew will have Gorvorchin (BLRFC) and Jake Illnicki (Williams Lake) starting as FRF, Flagg (CW), Morrison (UBCOB), Kleeberger (CW), Coughlin (JBAA) McQueen (Balmy Beach)...


U16's Play Opener On The Road

U16's Play Opener On The Road

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / News

After what can only be described as a bizarre start to the season with a combination of schedule changes, cancellations and inhospitable weather, CW's U16 men hit the pitch last Sunday for their first game action.  In an effort to seek competition, a friendly was arranged with Bayside and...


Gathering Of The Establishment

Gathering Of The Establishment

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

This week sees a FIRST for Canadian Rugby as the International Rugby Board (IRB) aka Gods of Rugby, gather in Vancouver for a week of meetings; a general meeting of the Board and its sub-committees.  As pictured, it is a propitious time to announce the ground-breaking for additional facilities...


Canada At The Gold Coast

Canada At The Gold Coast

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

The Maple Leafs landed in Brisbane yesterday in temperatures hovering around 30 deg., to play in the opening round of the Sevens Circuit.  The squad  includes a number of CW "connections" and will be captained by UVic's, Nate Hirayama. Senior members are; Ciaran Hearn, John Moonlight (nb....


Top Coaching Comes To Victoria

Top Coaching Comes To Victoria

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Coaching / Juniors / Minis / News

CW is pleased to announce to club coaches that the $20 fee for attendance at this clinic will be covered by the club, as we constantly seek ways of enhancing our product. Phone 250 721 1527 for...


Around The League

Around The League

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

The BCRU Premiership League gets underway this afternoon.  Let's start with CW.  The Tricolors travel to Klahanie to take on the Caps, always tough at home.  Caps had a tough game last week last week with a narrow two point loss to Burnaby.  CW is slowly mustering the troops.  There is a hint...


Fruitless Trek Crosstown

Fruitless Trek Crosstown

In horrendous weather conditions, CW dropped a pair of results to James Bay yesterday.  The Ones found themselves down 10 - 18 at the interval and failed to make any inroads in the second stanza, losing 17 - 33.   The Prems had a plot that could have and some might say, should have, succeeded...


Inclement Weather Cancels A Great Day

Inclement Weather Cancels A Great Day

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / News / Rugby Club

The day that might have been......GREAT!  Most unfortunately, Windsor Park has significant standing water late this afternoon and all rugby fixtures that had been planned for tomorrow - minis, girls and age grade boys and youth are cancelled.  The forecast for tomorrow is .....much of the...


Old School Values Come To The Fore

Old School Values Come To The Fore

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

At practise last night an oleo of talent worked hard, ranging The Park.  Players will need to exhibit the value of selflessness before the starting XV is jig-sawed to take the pitch on Saturday.  Loyalty to the Tricolor and pride of performance will be much needed values as players will...


Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Coach Crowley has announced his 25 man roster for the upcoming ARC's to be held again at Westhills Arena in Langford, starting October 11th when Canada takes on Argentina at 6:00 p.m.  It is a very interesting mix of players, predominantly coming from the recent CRC  Competition, an...


That Other Code

That Other Code

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

This time last year, our site was all agog with the news that CW and NSMT's player, Mike Pyke was playing in the Australian Rules Football Grand Final.  Not only was Mike playing, he featured predominantly and was feted widely in The Land Downunder when his Sydney Swans won the title.  One...


Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

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

CW is very happy to announce that Ro Hindson, of the former unamalgamated Castaway RFC was inducted to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame last week.  Hindson who played his rugby with UVic, UBC, UBCOB and a lengthy stint with Castaways, still has a strong affinity with CW RFC.    His blond flowing...


CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

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

CW U14s set their alarm clocks Saturday night for an early Sunday morning drive up to Cumberland as the Comox Valley Kicker’s Rugby club hosted a Jamboree to commemorate the club’s 125th year.  Upon arrival in Cumberland, we were greeted with bucketting rains. After huddling under a roof near...


Students School Hosts

Students School Hosts

A case of "all tied up and nowhere to go"   UVic visited Windsor Park yesterday and gave a clinic to the Hosts, winning the curtain-raiser 53 - 0 and taking the main game 45 - 10.   "Scores perhaps did not accurately reflect the extended periods of possession by CW.  Unfortunately, The...


Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

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

This Saturday, Doug Tate brings a solid group of Vikes to Windsor Park.  The Vikes appear to be a stronger combination on paper than that XV that took JBA apart last week.  It is a group that could include as many five or six "grads" from CW's Junior and Mini ranks however, it is just a duet,...


U14's Open The Season

U14's Open The Season

Posted in Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW hosted Shawnigan Lake School U14's yesterday at The Park.  The session was "developmental" in substance.  All the boys worked in skills stations before partaking in a "friendly" scrimmage.  This was a good opportunity for some of the "new" U14's (12 yr olds) to try their skills on the...


Recapping The Weekend

Recapping The Weekend

Scotty ('The Bus') Franklin, on the rampage at Gordon Head.  Relishing his return to #8, Scott had a solid game, being named MoM.  (Game photos posted - credits, Ron Willems.) The two matches at Gordon Head produced somewhat stereotyped results, with CW opening up big leads and the home...


All The Latest

All The Latest

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

D DAY FOR DONORS....... tomorrow (Friday 13th...nothing suspicious about that!!) is the last day for CW's Blood Drive.  Congratulations and thanks to NSMT guys, who give blood on and off the field - Adam Kleeberger, Connor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, Pat Kay, John Moonlight, Mike Fuli and Connor...


Season Opens With Cup Action

Season Opens With Cup Action

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

This Saturday The Tricolors take to the pitch at Gordon Head against the Velox Club in the VIRU Barnard Cup opening game.  1ST DIV. kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and the Main Game is at @ 2:45 p.m.   It will be an interesting contest, possibly the last between these two teams played at Gordon Head...


Donors Top Double Digits

Donors Top Double Digits

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

Former Junior, Ben Lawless, back in town, all the way from Fort McMurray, gives his pint of claret!  Lucy reports that donors reached and extended well beyond double digits over the weekend.  There is a large contingent of NSMT players giving tomorrow and we remind folk that the drive concludes...


Recent Reflections Of The "Average Joe" Club Fan

Recent Reflections Of The "Average Joe" Club Fan

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

The Prez and Joe Fuli ham it up!    The paradoxes of Canadian Rugby from global to local are many.  The fan has to admit joy with the successes of the Men's and Women's XV's and VII's results over the past 6 - 8 months however the questions of  where and how far we go are enigmatic.  This...


Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

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

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Don't Waste That Claret!!

Don't Waste That Claret!!

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

CW's Blood Donor Drive has commenced this week.  We have seven and counting.   Canadian Blood Services, 1-800-2DONATE; 3449 Saanich Road.     Saturday is a BIG DAY.......give blood, watch Victoria Sevens.  One sot open mid-morning, Saturday, contact Lucy...


It's No Fluke!

It's No Fluke!

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

............that Canada's Senior Mens Team program is showing a vast imrovement with performance and results.  The video shows some of the approach that has been responsible for recent gains.  It is also a very motivating collage for any young players who are thinking of focussing on rugby with...


CRC's Resume Tomorrow

CRC's Resume Tomorrow

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Line-ups / News / Victoria BC

Clubmates from last season, Burger and Barkwill did battle on Friday. The Canadian Regional Championships come back to Westhills Stadium tomorrow when the B.C. Bears play The (Atlantic) Rock at 4:30 p.m.  A casual fan wonders just how Rugby Canada (or whomever), could sanction a...