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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

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...


Saturday's Summary

Saturday's Summary

NSMT's ARC VICTORY Most readers were either present amongst a healthy 1800 fans or have read reports elsewhere of Canada`s 52 -25 win over Brazil, in their first ever test yesterday.  Hats off to Raymondo and the boys – well led and a 10é10 for the tally dive!  There was lots of "good" but...


Day #1 in Brazil

Day #1 in Brazil

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

Canada put aside lesser ranked, Ireland and Fiji early but hit a road block against #1 ranked, Australia.  Two early errors got the Aussies on the board but Captain Kish responded and Russell added one at the half for a 14-10 lead. Both players carted Australian defenders over the line with...


Tricolour Road Warriors

Tricolour Road Warriors

At time of uploading, CW women are somewhere between Victoria and Seattle, arriving late at night, at least not travel-weary from the break of dawn, to face @ 11:30, kickoff!  Tomorrow promises to be epic as CW, one point in arrears, face the League leaders. Seattle Premier Women are obviously,...


CANADA NSMT VS BRAZIL - SATURDAY

CANADA NSMT VS BRAZIL - SATURDAY

Interim Senior Men’s Head Coach Francois Ratier has made five changes for Saturday’s Americas Rugby Championship clash with Brazil at Westhills Stadium.  CW's, Ray Barkwill has been given the captaincy, deservedly so in our book. Loose head prop, CW’s Djustice Sears-Duru will get his first start...


Game Report - A Glum Day at Windsor

Game Report - A Glum Day at Windsor

Glum in the skies, on the pitch and on the scoreboard. On Saturday, James Bay schooled their hosts in two games laying down over half a century of points to a bagel by the hosts, far too courteous a visit! The Ones played with an improved effort but on the day had trouble both winning and...


Saturday's Preview

Saturday's Preview

Women’s Premier.  CW Women travel to Burnaby Mt. to take on SFU.  Although the teams are “miles apart” on the table – CW one point out of first place and Simon Fraser winless in the cellar, this is not one for the ladies to take lightly.  CW has not shown any resilience in travel, losing both...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  CW’s Mike Fuli and Luke McClosky, all smiles after a stellar Sunday in Sydney!  Fun Facts! On the same day there was much ado about eight on the pitch in the N.Z./Australia Final. As the screen shot shows, eight on the pitch as the Kiwis managed to tie it up in “dead time” and go on to win 27...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Going, going, gone!" CW's Dinner is rapidly approaching and is 70% sold out.  Today we bring you a few of the many auction items available on the evening.  Last week, we outlined ALL of the terrific features of the Langara Lodge Fishing Adventure.   Two night's stay at Middle Beach Lodge is...


Saturday's Doings - Where to Start?

Saturday's Doings - Where to Start?

Get your pipe and coffee for this diatribe! The weekend started with a ‘downer’. Sydney Sevens on day #1 and Canada drew a bagel. This outcome was particularly disappointing after an early brace of pretty good performances vs N.Z. and Australia, when the boys tanked in their day-end loss...


February 6th - A Fiesta of Footie.

February 6th - A Fiesta of Footie.

Where to start? Downunder, due to time differential!  Proximately 24 hours’ time, the Sydney Sevens will kick off. Sevens’ games can be viewed HERE. CW’s Yak (Nanyak Dala) and Fuli (Mike Fuailefau) have been added to the NSMT’s side for the Sydney event.  This venue will play to a full...


Put Yourself in this Picture

Put Yourself in this Picture

Fun(d)raiser Auction Item - all inclusive, 4-day trip for two to Langara Lodge (Haida Gwai) Heading out for the early bite. For 30 years, Langara Fishing Adventures has built its reputation on providing the greatest fishing and wildlife adventures in the world. At Langara Fishing Lodge,...


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...