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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Men's 7's Rise to Top Echelon Again Heady stuff for CW’s Mike Fuailefau, from the fields of Gordon Head and Windsor Park to the pinnacle of the Sevens world – the All Star (Dream Team) at the London Sevens. ‘onya, Mikey. The London event opened with a solid Canadian win over Fiji. The boys...


Chef de Mission Message

Chef de Mission Message

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Community / NSMT / Under 20 / Senior Men

Ryan Smith reports in that the Pride boys will be a little later to arrive at The Temple this 'arvo, as they will be coming from SLS where they will have had an inspirational tete a tete with Canada's U20 men, lashing at a Possibles vs Probables encounter.  Also, he informs us that the BIG...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / Under 20

Second Coming of Casey Dunning It is a pleasure to blog on a massive upcoming weekend event – a Reunion of the Pacific Pride RFC. John Mac Millan reports that over 65 alum have indicated their attendance, coming from as far away as The Land of Oz. Both, Casey Dunning and Mike Pyke now reside...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Doug dots down. South Island Men; Island Women Victorious Crimson Tide Men, liberally sprinkled with CW guys displayed superiority over the North Island Tsunami at Windsor on Saturday. For the Tide, Dougie Fraser and Jo Morris scored a brace in the 46 – 19 win. Other CW boys on the squad...


Through Tricolour Eyes - The Week in Review

Through Tricolour Eyes - The Week in Review

Burnaby Firing on all Cylinders:  From the first play of the game, Burnaby shunted a CW “put-in” backwards, took the loose ball and the half back went 45m under the posts and this was a portend of the kind of day it was to be.  The second scrum also splintered, resulting in CW hooker, ‘BK’...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Youthful flyer, Josiah Morra. Seen at Divvies game last Saturday, Lucas Hammond and Mike Fuli, Captain Ilnicki – wow. Great to see Riles up and about after his major heart surgery. It would seem that former Tricolor, Lucas, has put his studies on hold once again for his rugby career and it...


They Are the Champions!

They Are the Champions!

Can’t think of enough congratulatory comments for our NSMT 7’s – winners in Singapore this weekend. Just sooooo happy for the core group who have laboured so hard for so long to finally reach this pinnacle, surrounded by youngsters to carry the torch and some pace in the mix to boot and this...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today’s R & M takes a re-visit to last Saturday’s Women’s Premiership match.  If you missed the game or would like to re-visit the action, we have included a forty minute video clip for your enjoyment.  Would like to draw the viewer’s attention to the place kicking of CW’s Jess Neilson,...


Tasty Offering at the House of Windsor

Tasty Offering at the House of Windsor

  Deemed "high" this season!   The third and final of the season’s triple-headers will take place tomorrow at Windsor, with the first encounter commencing at 11:00 a.m.  Westshore Women have handed two lop-sided lacings on CW’s B.C. Champs this season and although tomorrow will be closer it...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW All Over Shout out for best of luck to Mike Fuli, Luke McCloskey and Pat Kay on the eve of Hong Kong Men’s Sevens. MacGrath has taken an expansive group to HK, with a new speedster from the CFL - Teavaughn Campbell. Unfortunately, John Moonlight has to stay behind as a result...


Try!!

Try!!

Make a bid on your favourite player Vs UBC on Saturday tonite at The Clubbie, 714 Discovery, 8:30.  The Tricolor starting lineup Vs The Birds is as follows; FRF: #1 John Braddock #2 Ray Barkwill #3 Jack Sponarski #4 Cam Polson #5 Connor Turner #6 Riley Ilnicki (C) #7 Nathan Stewart #8 Haydn...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 A SPECIAL EVENT Despite this being late notice, CW would like to invite as many supporters that can be present to The Temple tomorrow evening, 8:30 p.m. following the men’s and women’s practise. There will be a showing on the BIG screen of the controversial Pool match from the Sevens,...


BIG NIGHT For CW Rugby

BIG NIGHT For CW Rugby

Today we wish to offer our honouring of recipients recognized at last Thursday’s fourth, Rugby Canada Annual Awards Dinner. It was a BIG night for The Tricolour, an event which deserved earlier laudings. Let’s start with the inaugural class of the Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame. Gareth Rees,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Refereeing / NSMT / Senior Women

Reflections on Vancouver. Sevens, a product of; speed, size, strength and skill. (Arguably in that order!) Day#1: A great effort from Canada – controlled win over Scotland; slow start, quality finish over Russia with Zaruba showing “world-class” improvement, bagging a fin of tries; then N.Z.!...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

.....and we get to see her at all home games!!  Nominated Canada Women's Player-of-the-Year, CW's Julianne Zussman.  You beauty! When the scrumming machine breaks down, what do you do? “You push hard, I’ll push hard…..” CW Prem Women Eight" Vs a ‘CW Men’ Tight Five! What a club! Copped...


Divvies Defy Pundit!

Divvies Defy Pundit!

CW’s First Div boys served up a liberal dish of crow to The Ruggernut last night! Down 26 – 3 to the Norsemen, they raced back with 28 unanswered points to pinch the match – a fabulous result. Story will follow as The Sage was on the sidelines.   A Day of Comebacks The ladies went ahead at...


From Eight to Eighties

From Eight to Eighties

The fabric of CW culture is based on this catch phrase. Last week we referred to the inventor of the Tetley Kicking Tee, when introducing Mark Wyatt. Let’s introduce you to the real Don Burgess. Burge achieved many notable feats on the rugby pitch for the Oak Bay Wanderers, the Crimson Tide,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Late Out of the Gate! Everywhere else it’s been announced but we save the best til last! CW offers our heartiest congratulations to Caroline Crossley who has been selected for the NSWT Sevens Vegas Version, upcoming this weekend. “Cross” does not get to wear the Tricolour very often these days,...


Saturday Under Preview

Saturday Under Preview

Not sure if our women will be serious contenders for a playoff spot or of a mere nuisance value to teams for the rest of the way. A win vs Seattle would be absolutely essential if a playoff run is to be the case, as Burnaby travels to Capilano and a five –pointer at home just might put a semis...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Great Auction Item - Tickets for Two – Vancouver Sevens Two seats in 7’s Access Area, level 200, center section. These are special “reserved” seats which offer direct access to the Players Entrance and Exit Tunnels. Access ticket holders will also have exclusive access to view...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PREMIERS SPLIT A PAIR CW teams had a mixed bag of results on Saturday. For the CW Women Prems, the rubber has hit the road as the gap between contenders was widened at Cowichan on Saturday, with the locals dishing out a fairly convincing, 46 – 24 score line. With only seven comp points after...


CANADA Vs USA

CANADA Vs USA

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT

To readers of this site we apologize profusely for publication of an incorrect kickoff time for this event.  K.O. is at 5:00 p.m. at Swanguard Stadium, Burnaby.  ...


Weekend Preview

Weekend Preview

CW sends both men and women on the road on Saturday. The women travel over The Hat to Piggysville, a team they have to catch in the standings as they drive for the semis. The Cowichan, Kelly Russell led women, have a five point lead on The Tricolour going into this one. Last time round,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / News / NSMT / Senior Men

A centennial occasion was reached on Saturday at Westhills when the NSMT defeated Chile by a score of 35 - 16, (five tries to three). The game never really aspired to any high standards and there is work to be done to be in a place where the boys can put the wood on the U.S. next Saturday...


From the Sidelines

From the Sidelines

  Put yourself in this picture!!   Captain Rush conducting a 12 person, whale watching Tour via Prince of Whales Whale Watching. Up for auction on 25th. Canada's NSMT will be looking for its 100th win tomorrow against Chile. Canada's first test took place in 1932.  Last year, Canada had...