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One Man's Opinion

One Man's Opinion

Day #2 at Wellington.  Canada (13th rank) vs Russia (14th).  When the dust settled on this one, the difference between these teams was huge, with Canada winning, 35 – 12.  Harry Jones was clearly M-o-M and bagged a hat-trick to boot.  Others to show were; Cejvanovic, Hammond and Hirayama. ...


Talent Test - CW Vs NSMT U20

Talent Test - CW Vs NSMT U20

Thanks to DragonsEyeAnalysis for this utube video. (Video from U20 Camp @ SLS - Day #1) Game on.  CW Vs Canada NSMT U20’s Friday Nite Lights, Westhills Stadium 7:00 p.m. k.o. Tomorrow’s game will be a good hit out for both groups.  The U20’s under the whip of Jeff Williams and Ken...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Official Club Photographer It takes numerous volunteers to keep a rugby club on the go.  Ron Willems, our club photographer, was raised to the role of “official” when a local ref demanded his presence “outside the ropes”.  We thought we would give Ron “official” status with his...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Chaplain brings news of a good outing by The Mighty Thurds in the Hub City this past Sabbath.  It was loss #2 but a close battle. Perhaps poor handling was a causal factor but plenty of positives from the exercise. With the “Saskatoonies” (Siz and Coop) and Queenie making their season...


Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / News / Prems / Senior Women

Confronted by a Sea of Red!  The CW commitment to the tackle was meritorious. A match that offered much going in, exposed some real differences on the day and by the time the mud had settled the hosts had convincingly showed their class, exposing some glaring differences between the...


Seven's Selections

Seven's Selections

Friday last, Rugby Canada finally announced the NSMT’s 7’s selections for the upcoming Wellington and Sydney stops of the parade, virtually as the boys stepped on the plane.  Good news for readers of this site was the inclusion of Luke McCloskey.  Luke is a product of CW minis, age grade,...


Familiarity Breeds........

Familiarity Breeds........

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / News / NSWT / Prems / Rugby Club / Senior Women

Old School Island rivalry has been resurrected with three clubs fielding strong Women’s programs this season.  In the past, it has been predominantly a one-horse race with Velox in front and they are currently, B.C. Premiers.  This season the double V’s have been given serious opposition.  The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Rule changes will rob the game of its heroic qualities!" Website Video Feature.  One of a number of new improvements on our new site is the video feature.  This can be found by going under the “More” link on the menu bar or personal device “slug”.  When you click on that, a drop down will...


CW Women Road Warriors

CW Women Road Warriors

At Windsor Park yesterday, fans’ eyes were directed with interest at the Twittersphere, bleeping out happenings at Herd Road with the club’s women’s team.  At the end of the day, the results read; CW 24 d. Cowichan 17.  With this win, their first on the road, the women have moved into second place...


Saturday is a Rugby Day

Saturday is a Rugby Day

  The “second half” opens this weekend when CW Women travel to Cowichan on Saturday.  The last time these two teams met, a real contrast of styles, based on team strengths was on display.  CW used their speed advantage to record the W.  Since that match, Cowichan has chalked up a win...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

M.M’s kicks off with a “hats off” to Doug Woolridge.  This erstwhile member of the FRF has inked an interim agreement with Clermont Auvergne in the Top XIV League and the Euro Champions Cup.  Dougie was one of Canada’s forwards who had a sterling RWC performance in this writer’s eyes,...


Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Since our last blog, NSMT’s coach, Kieran Crowley has handed in his ticket.  Following a recent review, Crowley’s contract was extended for another two years with the NSMT.  There has been much reported by rugby scribes across the country as well as rugby fans, in relation to the review and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

    The year in review to date has been quite successful for CW, with some outstanding Junior Boys results.  Our U14’s won the B.C. title; U16’s placed third and U18’s also won the crown. Our U18 girls played in a 2nd successive BC final vs a strong Abby team only losing 22-5. Our newly...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Hats off to a group of CW volunteers that assisted with the Victoria Christmas Truck Parade and its tour through the Oak Bay village.  That’s the CW way folk and a Merry Christmas to you.     CW’s Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones is once again having some major health issues and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

MAPLE LEAF WOMEN’S XV The women lost a tight game to England yesterday, 29 – 37.  Canada led 17 – 15 at the half and pulled away to a 29 – 20 gap with not a lot of ticks on the clock.  One could not tell from the Twitter feed what might have happened but the team allowed seventeen points in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Last Sunday not only were the Junior Boys in action, the U18 Girls were also on the park at Westshore.  CW girls had a good contingent of players and racked up a bunch of tallies.  As well, the U14 Girls were in action at Cowichan.  The numbers were not as plentiful but on the day with these...


Sunday is Junior Men's Day

Sunday is Junior Men's Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U14 / Boys U16 / Boys U18 / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News

U16's, Tom Eason on the breakout! A hat trick of games for CW's lads manana.  Kicks off with the U14's travelling to Westshore for the semis, winner will probably go to B.C. Final. This is not to assume the other semi-finalists, Cowichan and James Bay, as we know with rugby, it's never over...


Monday's Musings - Students School Visitors

Monday's Musings - Students School Visitors

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

The events of Friday night put rugby into the far corners of our mind and we send our deepest sympathies to the families of those victims of yet another atrocity perpetrated by radicals.   (Game reports, compliments of The Sage).Friday night there was also a game under the lights at...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Clinics / CW Rugby / Juniors / Minis / News / NSMT / Sevens / Victoria BC

Late with the blog...late with the reports! Very much after the fact, we bring you a report that CW U14 boys took a rather clinical "workshop" from a visiting Welsh team, Cyfarthfa High School, last Friday. From reports it seems rather challenging to fathom the age group parity but regardless,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / RWC

  Do you believe in magic? ..... in a young boy's eyes?? Classic, first class action by N.Z.’s Sonny Bill Williams…maybe this is why the All Blacks are World Champs.Took in some boys U18 action yesterday to check out just how good they might have become following their Tour to the U.K. ...


VIRU WOMEN'S FALL FINAL

VIRU WOMEN'S FALL FINAL

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

The early play ebbed with positional advantage to Velox as their big pack ground out the yards.  It was about fifteen minutes in when they forced their advantage and following three or four sequences, the fullback burst some twenty meters for opening blood, 7 – 0.  The hosts were buoyed and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / RWC / Victoria BC

U14 Boys:  CW welcomed JBAA to the VIRU Junior league yesterday in their first (ever?) age grade U14 match.  This is the Bays first attempt at this age level as far back as can be remembered and no doubt, in traditional James Bay fashion, will grow into a force to be reckoned with.  It is great...


Triple Header at Windsor

Triple Header at Windsor

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

CW Women kick off the Island semi-final at 11:30 a.m.tomorrow at Windsor against Cowichan, a side they have beaten earlier in the season but the word is that the Cowichan side has bolstered its lineup and a close contest can be expected.  The faithful have only been exposed to one home game...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Boy’s Youth teams were in action this past weekend.  The U16’s defeated an old nemesis from Vancouver, Bayside and the U18’s had a good 40 - 22 win, over Abbotsford.  A good start to your season, lads.   Irish International, Shannon Houston (with Anna Wray and Meagan Gibbs), recently...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / RWC

Gutted! RUGBY WORLD CUP REFLECTIONS Much of the sheen was rubbed off The Show this past weekend when Scotland was denied a heroic victory of epic proportions over the Wallabies.  The issue of officiating, once again reared its ugly head but more of that later. Japan was the real highlight...