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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The roots of the present are deep in the past!  Assistant Coach, Captain Ken,  2009. (Yonks ago, at least it seems like it, in times when a decade is as a day or a day, as a decade!) Unfortunately, the wind makes hearing complex in the early stages of the tape, listen closely to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TEN YEARS OF TALENTED TENS For a rugby club in B.C.’s Premier League to be a solid contender there needs to be a number of key components.  Although CW has only claimed the prize on one occasion in this decade, with the exception of the 2015/16 season, the club has often been a contender as far...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Last Monday we commented that it was not possible to laud the efforts of any one man over another at last weekend's Sevens however we congratulate whoever the selectors were for the above team!  Nailed it with Nate and Harry's inclusion!  As for Isaac earning Impact Player of the Tournament,...


SO PROUD!!

SO PROUD!!

                                     (Photo credit - Nigel Reed, CBC Sports)                                                     (Photo credit - Daryl Dyck - Province newspaper.)Every rugby fan in Canada must still be on a total high following the weekend Sevens stop in Vancouver.  The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today we recognise four very special athletes who have graced the House of Windsor with their special skills and personalities in days past. We join RC in honouring these four of the recently announced seventeen inductees to the Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame. Mandy Marchuk, Britt Waters and...


Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Cometh the Hour, Cometh 'The Queen'! Scoring commenced early in this one with CW crossing on their first foray into Westshore territory. The hosts responded with some hard running and testing of tacklers and easily tied the affair. About mid-half, Kanty scored after a deft little dummy and...


Myriad of Matches

Myriad of Matches

  Tomorrow sees CW fielding five senior teams. The Men’s Islanders are slated for an early 10:00 a.m. kickoff at McDonald Park. At 11:00 a.m. the Women’s Reserves take on the visiting Comox Kickers at Windsor Park. Comox sit 1 – 1 whilst our CW ladies are 0 – 2. The Reserves get their second...


BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

(Complete credit to Rugby Canada for this interesting interview.) CW’s Josiah Morra (NSMT 7’s)   What was your pathway to the National Team like? I started my seven's journey with the Toronto Rugby sevens team down in New York. Ever since I played in my first elite tournament I knew I...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's, Karen Paquin, doing the hard yards! Plenty of rugby going on all around the world but nix at Windsor Park with yet another forecast for the weekend not exactly rosy! SIX NATIONS – Expected wins by Ireland and Wales but an upset in Paris where the Jones Crew (aka England) took one on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEVENS SUCCESSES Despite the cancellation of many of the matches in B.C., it was a lively weekend of rugby. CW’s Premier Women travelled to UBC. The Thunderbirds have graduated to the Premier Division and are the current National XV’s University Champs. The club has mustered a very...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

LET'S PUT SEATS IN THESE SEATS! First in, best dressed! CW is pleased to announce an early push for our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner, returning to the Union Club on February 29th. Organise your table of ten or purchase an individual ticket for this, ‘not to be missed’ event. Tickets...


Canada Red Get the Job Done

Canada Red Get the Job Done

Max & Matt Vs U.S.A. Men's U18 action wound up yesterday in California, the four games of the series all being very close. The Men's Reds came from behind with a solid second half to topple their U.S. counterparts, 33 - 25 with CW's, Matt Klimek notching his second tally in the series and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 'tis the Season.............to be thankful.  The Treasurer gives thanks for the club being able to keep its financial head above water! A relevant reminder to ink Feb., 29th's Fun(d)raiser! It was the days before Christmas for the thirteenth Annual Guido Luncheon! A spectrum of clubs...


All the Best

All the Best

CW wishes all the readers of this site, the very best of the Christmas Season to you and yours.  A special THANK YOU to all of those who financially support us - your efforts are greatly appreciated.   NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE! On Wednesday we predicted Matt Klimchuk's wearing of the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Good Day for CW U16 Girls lost to Abbotsford in the B.C. Final, 29 – 44. Down, 22 – 29 @ the half, the girls ran out of steam against a deep bench. Congrats to Abbie. B.C. Champs. Thanks to parents and coaches. U19 Girls. This crew repeated as B.C. Champs with a lop-sided victory...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Brandon, 'The Director', Schellenberger - in the office! A DAY TO REFLECT AND GIVE THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE FOR US   It was a good start by Westshore at Windsor on Saturday, no doubt, expected by the home club. After a few recycles Jones or Klaver (WRFC) was hit with a...


Six Try Improved Effort

Six Try Improved Effort

CW "hard men", Clay Burger, first try of the day! Two seventeen point halves gave CW a solid 34 - 7 victory over Westshore today.  Clayton "Burger" Thornber celebrated his return with the opening tally providing the winning "pot" to his bidder, yours truly, The Ruggernut.  It was...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / RWC / News / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Believe it or Not “A Team Behind a Team” This was spotted on Rugby Canada’s website last week.  It took 44 people to produce the NSMT’s results in Japan??  Hard to imagine.  Nearly always the optimist, I cannot help sounding cynical with this one!    The following are the main cast...


The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

The boys take their act on the road again this weekend when they visit the Point Grey Campus to play a very strong UBC program.  It is unusual to see the Birds not on top, that being said, they have not lost a game either!  It will take a super human effort to produce a W in this environment...


Gold Standard

Gold Standard

Posted in Canada Rugby / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT

Last evening I finally caught up with what many have described as being the above standard for RWC, Japan d. Scotland.  What a cracker it was with a deserving result for the hosts.  Japan’s meticulous preparation was rewarded with this outcome.  Now we are down to the “business end”, can we...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

A SILVER LINING? Today’s Ruck & Maul sees the return of The Ruggernut! The lead in is to remark about the incredibly amazing beauty of Atlantic Canada at this time of year, specifically, Cape Breton Island. The writer has been far removed from rugby however noting that many score...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT / Senior Women / Senior Men

Pride ‘grads’, Ken Goodland, Garth Cooke, aided by Hank Williams and Jerry Cordle seek to show The Pride a thing or two – back in the day! COMBO – FPP   Ceedub – One of Many Beneficiaries of Former Pride Program Today’s header states a mouthful!  The initial Pacific Pride program...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Westshore RFC Founders, 1969 (photo - WRFC) A Wisp of Nostalgia   This coming Saturday, two of the Island’s senior clubs will celebrate a momentous occasion.  The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club regenerated the venerable game in the Hub City in 1968, playing on an exhibition basis with clubs...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

(Photo credit - BCRU) NO REAL SURPRISES Rugby results from the weekend produced no real surprises, both locally and internationally. Burnaby Lake opened with a win over UBC and this was not unexpected for this pundit, UBC having failed to get out of the gates with any gusto the past...


VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

Perhaps it was only fitting that the UVic Vikes won the inaugural challenge for the Howard Gerwing Shield. Long-time UVic rugby servant, the iconic Howard Gerwing would have been thrilled with the display of power and running rugby the Vikes brought to the day, earning a dominant 43 – 21...