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Canada in Cup Quarters

Canada in Cup Quarters

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Indeed, blessings from the Easter fairy and a resounding 26 – 10 victory over Kenya, led by Hearn, Douglas and Trainor, edged the boys into Cup play on a points differential. It will be tough sledding as the team has lost Hammond and the opposition is New Zealand however valuable points have...


Day #3 - Done & (Canada) Dusted!

Day #3 - Done & (Canada) Dusted!

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

After a good start with a victory over Kenya (21 – 10), this Ruggernut mused over point differentials, in an effort to prognosticate form and comparison of team performances. What odds Portugal to tie the mighty Kiwis??? ….. and then for Kenya to open a 21 point differential over Portugal???...


Good Friday Comes Early

Good Friday Comes Early

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

Although Belgium scored from the opening kick off (pictured, Tchanque on the fly), Canada's NSMT 7's went on to win 28 - 12 in the Hong Kong Opener. From Coach Middleton; "...we knew from film they would be hard work and they were..."  To paraphrase a Twitter comment from Captain Moonlight...


Four Decades of Premier Sevens

Four Decades of Premier Sevens

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

 (It's not a blur, it's just that our lamps have aged!!) On the eve of the Men's RWC Sevens Competition we ask where has the time gone?  From an annual event showcasing sevens, moons ago, the Hong Kong Sevens has become the premier event on a circuit that is now a full-on show,...


News From Vanuatu

News From Vanuatu

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News

Good news from former CW player, Nick Regenvanu, responding to an out reach from Brent Johnston.  After many years of service to CW and a brief stint with the VIRURRS, Nick and his family returned home but they have maintained a strong connection with the club's South Seas community.  Nick...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Clinics / Juniors / News / NSWT / RWC / Sevens / VIRU Tide Rugby

NSWT SEVENS Heartiest congratulations from the Castaway Wanderers to our women on yet another stellar performance on the IRB World Circuit. The Atlanta Series saw Canada drop their final pool game to England as well as losing their equivalent of Philly Mack, Jen Kish, to injury. What an...


Saturday's Struggle

Saturday's Struggle

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

With just three more home games remaining, CW takes on UBCOB Ravens this Saturday at The Park. This will be a mammoth occasion for both clubs with a mere three competition points separating the teams. These clubs have very similar records in their play this season. Ravens are 3 – 7, CW is 2 –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Happy Birthday to OUR FLAG! In summary, a weekend of results. Let’s go global to local. IRB’s NSMT’s Round #5 @ Las Vegas. Pool play was good value for Canada, highlighted by wins over England and Argentina (#6) which was a ‘cracker’, to top the pool and a minimum ten competition points...


Vegas - Day #2

Vegas - Day #2

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Canada almost iced Cup qualifying on day #1 with their exceptional, 15 - 12 win over England however unfortunately, they had been nutted by the Kenyans, 22 - 21 in game #1.  For those browsing this site this morning we remind you that this morning's critical game against Argentina can be...


Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Larsen's Back! The Ones and Thurds travel to Piggieville tomorrow to play Cowichan in a T.C. Div. 'make-up' and 3RD Div. game.  This competition is already finished with the Norsemen as winners, so this match will be somewhat of an "exhibition".  It is never a 'friendly' on the field at...


Don't Miss This

Don't Miss This

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

What an opportunity to bid on some fantastic items for your bucket list, guaranteed to beat face value!  February 28th is Casino Royale at Victoria Golf Club - the club's Annual Fun(d)raiser.  $225/couple gets you - mix and mingle appies; sit down, superb supper with wine; $100 funny money to...


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Posted in Canada Rugby / Giving Back / News / Sevens

From March 6th-7th, 2015, Rugby Canada will be hosting the National University Sevens Rugby Championship. Top teams from Universities across the nation, in both men’s and women’s divisions, will compete over two days to see who will come out on top! Rugby Canada requires the support of...


Day Two in Wellington

Day Two in Wellington

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Every picture tells a story! aka Not Much Joy in Mudville. The day started for Canada with a Possession Clinic from Portugal of all teams, a club who had gone 0 – 3 on day #1. Canada played probably its most lack-lustre game in recent Seven’s memory when they dropped a 0 – 26 decision to...


Another Prescript To Saturday

Another Prescript To Saturday

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

A very special event which will be occurring at half-time tomorrow is the presentation to Anton Ngnon of the very first, “Step Ahead” scholarship. The scholarship has been sponsored by Roger Robinson of Touch Lounge. Roger, who, in conjunction with CW  has generously donated what we hope will...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The year in review would have to have the performances of Canadian Women’s teams in both VII’s and XV’s as arguably, the top achievement. Further to this, Canada will be hosting a leg of the Women’s World Rugby VII’s Circuit in April. This tournament will take place at Westhills Stadium in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

'twas the night before Christmas.  What a present for Ken and Lauren Goodland, baby boy, Cian!  Heard tell, a good-sized little bloke to add to the Tricolor Nursery. Thanks to those who stepped up to ring the chimes last Sunday.  A kettle amount of just shy of $600 was raised on The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / Sevens

Tip o’ the Tricolor Cap TO VELOX U16 BOYS, ISLAND CHAMPS. This was a tale of two halves yesterday at Windsor. Velox came out very committed and were worthy leaders, 21 – 0 at the half, only allowing the hosts out of their own territory on three occasions! Done and dusted? Far from it. The...


Sevens Smorgasbord

Sevens Smorgasbord

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

Fuli on the fly against Kenya Dubai Day 2 opened dismally for Canada. Many readers may have watched some missed tackles that allowed France a 35 point separation at the half in front of a crowd of no one! The boys finished with three tries but a 42 – 19 outcome was not the goal. It was...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News

Barnard Cup Congratulations to UVic on a fairly comprehensive victory in last Saturday’s Barnard Cup, 35 – 17. Although the tries scored were relatively close, 4 – 3, the margin was clearly in favour of the students. The hosts led 17 – 5 at the half when it was virtually done and dusted....


APOLOGIES

APOLOGIES

Posted in CW Rugby / News

We apologise for a sequential error of blogs on our site.  This error cannot be corrected until business hours tomorrow.  In the interim, we congratulate U.Vic's Vikings on their comprehensive Barnard Cup victory, yesterday by a score of 35 -...


Late Breaking

Late Breaking

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / News

An outcome of an adjudication announced today of last week's Island semi final between Cowichan and CW/VV U18 Girls, has ruled in favor of the South Island team.  The girls now go on to play Abbotsford in the BC Final this coming Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Klahanie Park.  WOW!  The game will...


CWRFC Annual General Meeting

CWRFC Annual General Meeting

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News

A reminder that the AGM takes place tomorrow at 8:00 (pizza for players!!) @ The Temple. The meeting is open to all members of the club, including players and any parent who has a child registered with us. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers and this year we have the...


A Win Is A Win!

A Win Is A Win!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT

Nanyak scores lone tally. Speaking with many rugby types at Windsor yesterday, few had any idea re Canada’s performance Vs. Namibia. We quote Patrick Johnston’s (The Province) report, as it equates to much of what this pundit assessed and is an objective point of view; “Shall we start with...


Marshall, Duke Recognised By Baabaas

Marshall, Duke Recognised By Baabaas

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT

CW adds our congratulations to Justin Marshall and Sean Duke who have been selected to the Barbarians squad to play Leicester mid-week. This honour has been credited to only Mark Wyatt and Gareth Rees, so it will be a very special occasion. This will be only a momentary aside to what, no doubt,...


CAPTAIN CANADA

CAPTAIN CANADA

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

CW congratulates Hubert Bydens who has been chosen to Captain the NSMT’s Fall Tour. The team opens on Sunday at Worcester when they play a “Championship XV” – a combination from teams that play in the IPA Championship. It will be a good benchmark for that to follow, against Namibia, Samoa...