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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Four of the day's best! And yet another calamity!  We have watched the men's team kick away hard won ball indiscriminately, for these past games and Saturday was no different.  If we can't beat "big opposition" in tight, the wide channels must be explored.  On one of the few occasions that...


Saturday Summary

Saturday Summary

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men

Today Canada goes into the fray against U.S.A. to determine who will be Americas #1 pick for RWC 2019.  One change has been made to last week's starting XV with McRorie replacing an unavailable, Mack, leaving no obvious replacement at #9 if needs be.  Coach Anscombe has offered a number of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

CHANCES GONE BEGGING? This past weekend produced two results which may have players rueing missed chances.  Canada's NSWT 7's finished third in the season's final tournament in France and third overall in the Series, a placing I am sure they felt could have been one higher, leading the Aussies...


Rugby Begats Politics!

Rugby Begats Politics!

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

Congratulations to our CW mate, Steve Thompson, better known in Rugby circles as the “Ox”!  The announcement was made this morning of his selection as B.C. Speaker of the House.  Unfortunately, in the crazy world which is B.C. politics, his reign may be a short one.  No matter your politics,...


Prognostications Gone Awry

Prognostications Gone Awry

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

The absolute cock-up of the Canadian National Anthem at the NSMT Vs Romania match on Saturday was most unfortunately emblematic of that which was to follow. I cannot recall watching such an abysmal game of rugby for a long time, as well, Canada had a man advantage for three quarters of the...


Hat-trick Predicted

Hat-trick Predicted

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Women / Senior Men

Canada’s NSWT has made a few “tweaks” for this afternoon’s (Canada time) game against Australia. CW’s Britt Waters returns to the centre slot and Belchos moves back to #10, a move that makes both players more effective, with the backline being a little better orchestrated by Belchos in...


WEEKEND WARRIORS

WEEKEND WARRIORS

Canada’s U20 Men go into game #2 of the Junior World Rugby Qualifier with a 46 – 12 spread against the United Sates on Saturday. CW’s, ‘The Magician’ Ngongo notched one of the seven tallies in the opener last weekend. This match will be the curtain-raiser to the Romanian test. Canada’s NSMT lost...


Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Captain Kelly, dishes off.... The Canadian NSWT lost to the New Zealand Black Ferns "last night" by a score of 28 - 16. This was game #1 of three, being used as a `warm-up`for the Women`s RWC.  The Black Ferns improved their record to 13 - 0 vs Canada.  It was close at the break, 14 - 8,...


CW YOUTH Earn Honors

CW YOUTH Earn Honors

CW`s Anton `The Magician` Ngongo, has been selected to Canada`s Men`s U20 team for a two-game series Vs U.S.A. on June, 13 & 17. The winner will qualify for the World Rugby Trophy tournament held in August. Go, go, Anton!       CW`s Sophie De Goede and Denise Roy have been selected...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A clean pair of heels from Charity Williams. Summer Is A ‘comin’ Weekend News – Women’s 7’s – Day#1 – Canada's NSWT went undefeated in Pool play. Caroline Crossley got a few trots and played her role. For me, most interesting news of the day was that the Kiwis left their three top ladies...


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...