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Yak is Back!

Yak is Back!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT / Rugby Club / Senior Men

Canada’s senior men’s head coach Mark Anscombe has named a 26-man Canada ‘A’ team that will tour the UK next month. Canada will face off against Greene King IPA Championship club Doncaster (August 20th) as well as Pro 12 side Ulster ((August 26th). “We’re looking to develop our player depth...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men / Sevens / Victoria BC

Exciting CRC MacTier Cup Finals. Oh well, exciting for some, as the Wolf Pack edged The Rock, 21 – 20 and Ontario pasted B.C. 50 – 21. The bonus point enabled The Blues to end up one point ahead of the Wolf Pack and reclaim the Cup for the fifth occasion. CW had Woolridge, Dingwall and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

What a difference a year makes! This time last year in Red Deer, our women lost to England, 15 – 14 and to the U.S., 36 – 28. Yesterday, the women convincingly handed the U.S. a spanking, 33 – 5, bookended by tries from CW’s Britt Waters who opened affairs at seven minutes and Julianne...


Bravo, Espana!

Bravo, Espana!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / News / NSMT / Sevens

Thanks, John. Spain, a country that failed to qualify for the RWC Sevens circuit for the 2016/17 season and in fact has not been a regular member of “the show” for two years, has won the Repecharge and will be off to the Rio Olympics. Arguably, the slightly better side in the Final, they...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Men on Tour Last weekend, CW Men T.O.T’s (Tricolours On Tour – TOT’s of brandy, single malt and Mount Gay), squad made their first timid venture forth for many a moon when they mustered some troops, supplemented from the West Shores (of all places), under the guidance of The Chaplain and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / High School / News / NSMT / Senior Men / Sevens

Canada Men’s Sevens Team has gone five and out for the second straight tourney.  To boot, Nate Hirayama has succumbed to injury.  Canada can only think as far ahead as the upcoming London Sevens and must not get entwined with the Road to Rio process.  We wish the men well, as gargantuan...


Rugby Ramblings

Rugby Ramblings

Team mates at club; arch rivals at school; friends for life! Howard Russell Cup. Congratulations to SMUS on their comprehensive 25 – 0 victory over the Oak Bay Barbs on Thursday. In the early going, the teams tested each other with physicality and unfortunately, for Oak Bay, by game’s end they...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Unsung Hero – Off the Field Today’s Hero, Andreissa Lee (with another Hero, John Morley) Fondly known as “Dray”, Andreissa was recently honored by the club with the Jimmy Aitken, Most Outstanding Supporter Award and the time is right for us honour her with the above title as well! CW: Dray,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Rugby Canada Recognition   Female Coach of the Year Award: Anna Wray Anna is a Rugby Canada Women’s 15's team alumni who has remained involved in rugby and gives back to the sport she loves by coaching the CW girls' teams.  She was instrumental in the program startup some five years ago....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Everything’s coming up Sevens! It has been seven days since the keyboard has been tapped and what a week it has been!  Must start with Langford. Did the English women ever look the goods in that Final? England’s full-on professional approach is starting to pay dividends. Canada’s performance...


Thursday Rugby

Thursday Rugby

Posted in Boys U18 / CW Rugby / High School / Juniors / News / Victoria BC

6:30 tonight at UVic's Centennial Stadium Action tonight is for the 22nd time between the storied rugby programs of SMUS and Oak Bay HS.  Both of these teams contain the majority of CW U18 lads who won the B.C. Championship in the Fall. The overall results between the two schools are; 10 - 10 -...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Plethora of Weekend Action This weekend offers a real smorgasbord of rugby, both locally and internationally. The local action starts at Windsor on Saturday, 11:30 a.m. when the Tricolours take on Westshore in a vitally important game.  CW has not beaten Westshore this year, yet stands atop...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sarries Douse Playoff Hopes It was never going to be easy however, when the dust had settled, the one difference had gone Seattle’s way in an entertaining, 40 – 31 match. Embedded in this blog is the game video (compliments of Seattle R.F.C. videographer). Sunny skies and shirtless fans...


All the Latest

All the Latest

Professional team mates. Ilnicki Inks Contract.  CW’s Jake Ilnicki has become the third CW player to sign a contract with the fledgling, PRO Rugby League. Jake joins Hubert ‘The Moose’ Buydens and Phil MacKenzie with San Diego. Ray Barkwill has inked with Sacramento and will play in the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW adds our condolences to the Hadley family following the death of their son, Norm in Japan over the weekend. "Stormin Norman" will be fondly remembered by many players at CW as they played with him at OBHS.  Norm was introduced to the game by Gary Johnston and he played for James Bay and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Senior Women

March Madness - Rugby Style. Tomorrow night, kicking off at 6:30 at Velox's Westshore Velodrome, CW Women will pit current form against local, arch rivals, Westshore Valhallians. This will be CW women's first game vs their cross-town rivals, Westshore, since the Island final this past fall...


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Every summer a large number of CW players are selected for representative youth rugby.  The very successful, Crimson Tide Organisation is seeking volunteers for the following posiitons.  Not all positions require tecnical rugby skill sets and it isd a great opportunity for parents to be...


R.I.P. John Cannon

R.I.P. John Cannon

It is with sadness today that we offer condolences to the family of John Cannon.  John passed away over the weekend after suffering a heart attack.  A powerful inside centre, Cannon played for Canada at junior level (U17, U19 and U23), before making his senior debut aged 20, in 2001 vs. the USA...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PRO Rugby in the U.S.A. Professional Rugby Union has come to North America.  Businessman, Doug Schoninger is the CEO of the League.  Schoninger, a 54-year-old former Wall Street bond trader, has been running Stadium Capital Financing Group for a couple years, since he bought them from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

LASTING MEMORIES Can you forget? The Captain’s super-human effort to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in “extra time”, 19 – 17 vs France in Bowl Final? ‘onya, Mooner! Nate’s conversion of this tally to seal the deal, take him to 51 points and the tourney’s #2 scorer? Same man’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bouquets to Bayside.  A long lost affinity with the Bayside club was re-established by CW Women on Saturday last. CW & Bayside had many a respected battles over the years with men’s rugby as well as age grade B.C. Finals and they always ended with mutual respect and comradery.  This writer...


CW Abroad

CW Abroad

HUGE shout out to Phil Mack playing in his 50TH IRB Sevens event in two hours’ time.  Philly is also just 44 points shy of 1000, in all, quite the career.  Thanks, Phil! Today we bring you a brief synopsis of CW players in action out of town.  In so doing, we hope we have not missed any of a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Clinics / Coaching / Community / News / NSMT / Senior Men / Senior Women / Sevens

Vegas Sevens – NSMT The Burners are back!  Duke and Douglas are healthy and one can add them to the mercurial cadre of play-makers; Hirayama, Mack and Jones; the athleticism and pace of a healthy Trainor, Fuli, Hammond and Kay, the “peaking” of White; and round it out with the big men,...


CW Scores Key Double

CW Scores Key Double

On Saturday CW Women faced off against Seattle for the second week in a row.  Seattle had already put in a full day, leaving home early for a 1:00p.m. k.o.  The issue of travel for Island teams to Seattle and vice versa does not have an easy solution. The game was very early when Zussman made...


Women Wonders

Women Wonders

Posted in Canada Rugby / Girls Rugby / News / NSWT / Senior Men / Senior Women / Sevens

Kish's try, right from the top drawer! Doff of The Ruggernut's cap to Canada NSWT Sevens, Runners-Up @ Brazil and they moved into second place, tied with N.Z. after two rounds of IRB play.  The Aussies must have realised they got a "get out of jail" card in pool play against Canada. No...