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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / RWC / News / Fifteens / Boys U18

We all have a bad day! Brickbats to Owen Farrell and most of his English team mates for their actions at the Silver Medal Presentation at RWC on the weekend. With the exception of two players, they all, including the coach, chose to either remove their medal, hide it inside their jersey or...


Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

  Captain Flies High! CW travels across town tomorrow to take on the Bays at MacDonald in three games. I would be remiss by omitting credit to both clubs for fielding three senior men’s teams on the same afternoon. Both clubs have had some lean patches, with the Bays being...


Bagel Broken!

Bagel Broken!

A perfect fall day at The House of Windsor was witness to three very entertaining games of rugby yesterday. CW’s Premier Women dropped a tight result to the Cowichan ladies, 33 – 37. The powers that be were very satisfied with the effort in this one.   A Kapi 'don't argue'! The...


Changing Face of Club Rugby

Changing Face of Club Rugby

  It’s been two years since Lomas visited The House.  At that time we celebrated the return of ‘Jab’ Sinclair and the Orange and Black after a conspicuous absence from and a hard-fought return to, ‘The Bigs’.  Recently, it was brought to The Ruggernut’s attention that Lomas and Kats may...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / RWC / News / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Believe it or Not “A Team Behind a Team” This was spotted on Rugby Canada’s website last week.  It took 44 people to produce the NSMT’s results in Japan??  Hard to imagine.  Nearly always the optimist, I cannot help sounding cynical with this one!    The following are the main cast...


Saturday Scorelines

Saturday Scorelines

Bam Bam Bradley forces the issue against The Birds! Women's Premier Vs Comox (A); 30 - 43 Men's Islanders Vs Comox (H); 31 - 31 Men's Premier Reserves Vs UBC (A); 23 - 29 Men's Premier Vs UBC (A); 17 - 29 Looks like a weekend of "close but no...


Gold Standard

Gold Standard

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

Last evening I finally caught up with what many have described as being the above standard for RWC, Japan d. Scotland.  What a cracker it was with a deserving result for the hosts.  Japan’s meticulous preparation was rewarded with this outcome.  Now we are down to the “business end”, can we...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

A SILVER LINING? Today’s Ruck & Maul sees the return of The Ruggernut! The lead in is to remark about the incredibly amazing beauty of Atlantic Canada at this time of year, specifically, Cape Breton Island. The writer has been far removed from rugby however noting that many score...


Expectations Galore

Expectations Galore

The Pacific Pride will be the opposition tomorrow at the House.  CW welcomes Coach Cudmore and the boys.  We cannot tell you a whole lot about the Pride squad as a number are from out of Province.  There are a couple of RC U20 lads, some of whom will be elligible for that team again next year....


ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM

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

Brickbat hurled The Ruggernut's way today, along with "What about Chris May?"  Fair point.  Mayzer served as Captain of the Pride for the program's first two years and then suffered a serious injury, ultimately forcing him to forego the game he loved and was very good at playing.  To the best of...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT / Senior Women / Senior Men

Pride ‘grads’, Ken Goodland, Garth Cooke, aided by Hank Williams and Jerry Cordle seek to show The Pride a thing or two – back in the day! COMBO – FPP   Ceedub – One of Many Beneficiaries of Former Pride Program Today’s header states a mouthful!  The initial Pacific Pride program...


High Hopes Bear Fruit

High Hopes Bear Fruit

  A solid contingent arrived at the Port after a serious round of quiz questions, courtesy, Finnie. It did not take long for the Visitors to hit their straps with Quin Horton drawing first blood very early. A brace from the FRF occurred when prop, Cam Smith followed suite for an early 12 –...


Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

The better team won the opener, mind you, not with any great élan!   Was fascinated by the close resemblance to Schelly of #11, not only in appearance but with his play – popping up everywhere, trying to make something happen and tackling surely.  It was a pity that one two occasions “his...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Westshore RFC Founders, 1969 (photo - WRFC) A Wisp of Nostalgia   This coming Saturday, two of the Island’s senior clubs will celebrate a momentous occasion.  The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club regenerated the venerable game in the Hub City in 1968, playing on an exhibition basis with clubs...


PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

A tip of the Ruggernut cap to Westshore RFC, permitting a special dispensation for CW tomorrow in that they agreed to postpone the Men's Premier match on account of the fact that the Tricolor would have been severely short-handed, given the intention of a large contingent of the boys wanting...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 Where It All Begins!   The Ruggernut - on the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

(Photo credit - BCRU) NO REAL SURPRISES Rugby results from the weekend produced no real surprises, both locally and internationally. Burnaby Lake opened with a win over UBC and this was not unexpected for this pundit, UBC having failed to get out of the gates with any gusto the past...


Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Club President, Matt ('The Chaplain') Gordon, Displays the Prize Tomorrow sees CW’s Gala Opening Day culminate in a senior men’s Premier match between UVic and CW, playing for the Gerwing Shield. I could wax at length about Howard owing to a close personal relationship over a period...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...


ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY - A FAMILY AFFAIR - Saturday, September 7, 2019 Next Saturday’s CW Rugby Gala Opening at Windsor Park will feature current National Senior Men and Women who will help host mini and junior sessions, with the day featuring a Premiership match between CW Premier Men vs. the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY EXTRAVAGANZA @ WESTHILLS CW has a healthy selection of players named to the B.C. Reps team that will take on the NSMT in their penultimate game prior to departure for RWC this coming Friday (30th) @ the newly minted Westhills Stadium.  The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m.  The main...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! And can they THREEPEAT??   Castaway Wanderers (CW) 2019-20 Men's Edition begins Club training  TOMORROW, Tuesday, Aug 20th.  Location, due to Windsor Park seasonal maintenance closure, will be at 3957 Gordon Head Rd. (for those of you old enough it is the old...


CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

CW Mini Rugby Announces Coaches for 2019/2020 Season

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / News / Boys U12 / Girls U12 / Mini Rugby U12

  U11 - Ian Hickman, Dave Hill.  The long and short of this duo is that they offer a balanced approach to ‘rugby instruction’ and ‘rugby play’ which is vital to engaging youth of this age. Hickman’s credentials come from growing up as a ‘footy mad’ young man in New Zealand, while Dave is...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Boys Age Grade Program, 2019/2020 With the aim of continuing to provide an enjoyable and meaningful sporting experience for the youth in our community CW Junior Boys rugby is pleased to announce the leadership group for the 2019/2020 season. For this upcoming season, our coaching team...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One Month to Go!  CW Vs Pacific Pride, Yonks Ago (circa 2003- credit, Ron Willems.)The BCRU schedule has been released and pre-Christmas games for men and women can be noted HERE. CW Premier Men open their campaign on Saturday, 7th September – GALA SATURDAY, against UVic at Windsor. The...