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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...


Pyker Hangs 'Em Up

Pyker Hangs 'Em Up

Posted in CW Rugby / News / NSMT

SYDNEY Swans premiership ruckman Mike Pyke has announced his retirement, ending one of the most extraordinary stories in the game.  On Friday, the always-understated big man tweeted a photo of his boots hanging up inside his locker at the SCG, signaling his career was over. The former...


CW Hosts Westshore, Port; Ladies Visit Comox

CW Hosts Westshore, Port; Ladies Visit Comox

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems

The CW men return to action tomorrow when they host Port Alberni Black Sheep (1st. Division) and Westshore in the Premier contest.  Both opposition represent a stern test, with the Port on top of the First Div table and Westshore on the improve with each outing.  CW women are on the road to face...


You Be The Judge

You Be The Judge

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / Refereeing / RWC

Has rugby become “over-officiated”?  In days of yore it could be said that if a player “made as few errors as the ref”, he was doing okay.  Then came the AR, miked to the ref; then the TMO and now, the Citing Commissioners, to reduce officiating errors to virtually nil, so much so, that even the...


RWC and 'The Minnows'

RWC and 'The Minnows'

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / RWC

Well, after looking at point differentials in the RWC, one notes that over 13 games there was an average of 40.6 in differential spread.  Announcers were regularly heard to applaud the IRB with the "narrowing of the gap" but really?  Rumour of quality salaries for coaches in Tier 2 countries...


Les Rouges Allez-ed Pretty Good

Les Rouges Allez-ed Pretty Good

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / RWC

Although it probably was a foregone conclusion, the French victory was a mere touch of icing for this pundit after two weeks of meandering in Belgium and Normandy where I experienced the genuine honesty and respect of the French people for Canadians who fought in the two wars.  The French...


Tiedemann Performance Lauded Outstanding

Tiedemann Performance Lauded "Outstanding"

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Refereeing

Pictured here is Andrew Tiedemann scoring another try against his old club, UVic.  Tieds scored his first try for the Nats yesterday, after 33 caps.  His try was the lone Canadian tally in a 16 – 15 “upset” victory over higher ranked, Georgia.  Canada, ranked #18 got the better of Georgia,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News

Today, our blog features a bio of another one of CW’s U18 players, off to the U.K. – Carter White. C.W. recently had an opportunity to catch up with Carter and pose a couple of questions. What school do you attend? C.W.: I’m currently in Grade 12 at Oak Bay High School. When did you first...


It Just Wasn't Good Enough

"It Just Wasn't Good Enough"

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / News / NSMT / Under 20

Blevins Sniffs the Line Wished it was as good as R.C’s Twitter feed made it out BUT the above quote from the coach after another Canadian, error-filled performance against a better drilled and skilled and sized, opposition on Saturday at Twin Elms in Ontario, sums it up.  This match could...


Pritch Packs It In

Pritch Packs It In

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT

PRITCH HANGS THEM UP. We bring readers the following quote from a class guy, in case you have not already seen it.  Pritch has brought much to the Canadian scene over a period of twelve years, ending with over 600 “International points”.  “Looking back on my time spent in a Canadian jersey...


Dust 'Em Off!

Dust 'Em Off!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Rugby Club

Late-breaking but bring your cleats for a game......Sunday @ Windsor. 11:20 – 11:45 Game 1 – Velox vs. CW (U35) 11:45 – 12:10 Game 2 – Ebb Tide vs. CW Masters (Over 35) 5 minute break 12:15 – 12:40 Game 3 – Velox vs. JBAA (U35) 12:40 – 1:05 Game 4 – Ebb Tide vs. Barbarians (Over 35) 5...


A Tragedy in the Rugby Community

A Tragedy in the Rugby Community

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / High School / Juniors / News

It seems like an age since this morning's blog post, welcoming Wallington Grammar School and the excitement of Thursday's match for our boys.  Tonight we have the very sad announcement that the team has returned to the U.K. following an accident that occured during a scheduled swim at...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

Medal Mania at Pan Am's. Canada’s Women’s Sevens second home-soil appearance for this season, was pure gold as they routed the U.S., 55 – 7 to win the first-ever Women’s Pan Am title. The side surrendered only a mere nineteen points over six games in the competition.  One simply cannot find...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSWT / Sevens

CW Men's Coaching Team for the Coming Season CW’s President, Don Swainson, has announced the coaching team for men’s rugby for the coming season.  Don offers; “We are pleased with the strength of our coaching and management staff.  We also have good numbers of returning elite players and...


Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Welcome to B.C. Rugby, Annabel Kehoe

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Line-ups / News

The British Columbia Rugby Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Annabel Kehoe as the new Chief Executive Officer of BC Rugby. Prior to joining BC Rugby, Kehoe was the Director of Business Development at Rowing Canada Aviron, where she was tasked with...