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AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

AGE GRADE SUCCESSES AND OTHER NEWS

Today, we bring you a report from “our man in the field” at the recent U19 Girl’s Western Canada Championships. “The U19 Western Canadian Championships were held in Regina, Aug 1-4th. The Regina Rugby Club sponsored the event offering two great grass, rugby-specific pitches and an inviting,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One Month to Go!  CW Vs Pacific Pride, Yonks Ago (circa 2003- credit, Ron Willems.)The BCRU schedule has been released and pre-Christmas games for men and women can be noted HERE. CW Premier Men open their campaign on Saturday, 7th September – GALA SATURDAY, against UVic at Windsor. The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

So far, a lovely summer hiatus for the Ruggernut, however, news is coming in and it’s back to the keyboard. The most recent news about club registration has been fruitful, so we ask you to spread the word to returnees and newly interested players.   Our Age Grade girls and Boys have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

REGISTRATION OPEN   FROM FOUR TO FORTY (on the field!) CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION has gone LIVE for the 2019/20 season for all ages.                   Customarily, this process has not taken place until the end of summer vacation or early September, so it is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

U20's SEEK SUCCESS Men’s U20s @ World Trophy Canada’s U20 Men have a very good chance to redeem themselves tomorrow when they take on Hong Kong.  Their last outing was a poor result, -28 point differential to Portugal.  Despite RC’s spin of; “despite the score line Canada played some...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Vikes and CW Grad, Nick Carson on the rampage Vs Tonga Canada’s U20 Men’s team succumbed by a score of 26 – 25 in their opener yesterday against Tonga at the Tier II World Trophy Competition. Canada are on a mission to earn promotion to the Tier One level of World Competition. CW has a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

ARDRON HEADS UP LONGLIST Tyler Ardron, playing in this weekend’s Super Rugby Qualifying Final, heads up NSMT’s long-list of forty names, as Captain for the upcoming RWC. This long list is not exclusive for those currently injured who may become available. It is with interest that there are...


Sadness & Gladness

Sadness & Gladness

It is an exception that we post today’s sad story and subsequent appeal. The news comes from a former player, Trevor Pollock who is appealing on behalf of his daughter. “Charleigh's journey started eight months ago, when she had her first unexplained seizure. Our family had no idea the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Breakout by Morra in Paris …..and why does this headline not surprise CW fans?  Windsor Park has seen Josiah’s mercurial magic and enthusiastic exuberance over the past three seasons, patrons scratching their heads; “How did he do that?”  He has been included with a number of Canadian...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TO A MAN!  (Photo; BCRN) Very interesting to note the NSMT’s 7’S were present to a man to offer their thanks and best wishes to their past coach, Damian McGrath, last Friday at JBAA. The coach gave each player a mounted collage of memory, recorded in photo after the team had won their only...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

FOUR to WATCH All Eyes on Nick!  Early in the week we looked at U.Vic’s seniors, so today we mention two freshman who could put a serious stamp on Saturday’s match. We open the batting with Nick Carson, a man of many talents, not the least being his size! We watched Nick handle ball...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

  President's Award Recipient - Gradyn Bowd Seniors Lead Vikes into Playoff Swansong The BCRU quarter-final will take place at Windsor this Saturday. The visiting Vikes will be led by a core of graduating players, featuring the recent President’s Award winner, Gradyn Bowd....


Tricolours Best Visitors

Tricolours Best Visitors

It was a good day at the House of Windsor despite the weather conditions varying from deplorable to acceptable. The table was set with a close-fought, well played, Men’s 3RD Div. match between Westshore and CW. The win went to the Visitors, something like 41 – 33, with ALL of CW’s points...


Saturday's a Rugby Day

Saturday's a Rugby Day

A strong men's combination has been selected to face Rowers in the final league game of the season. Rowers went down to JBA last weekend with a score line of 12 – 48 and have to return to the Island again to face a team preparing their game for playoff action. The Rowers have been doing it...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD PREMIER WOMEN UPSET AT KLAHANIE This was not a Cup Final but what must have been a very satisfying upset for our ladies, posting a 39 – 19 score over the home-team, Capilanos. Caps, in second place in a league which currently looks like, Westshore and the rest, must...


RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

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

A Front Row Fraternity of Great Substance It was with sadness that we read Ray Barkwill’s Facebook posting last Friday. Slated to be the Rugby World Cup’s second oldest player to compete when the event takes place in Japan, in September, he has been sadly deprived of that honour. At...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bill Visits Victoria The William Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup is coming to Victoria tomorrow.  It will be at the Parliament Building at 12 noon. You can have your photo taken with the trophy, currently held by N.Z.  For young children there will be Rookie Rugby activities on the lawns of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

MASSIVE SHOUT OUT TO CANADA NSMT VII'S Connor Braid picked up the slack after Nate Hirayama succumbed to injury early in the proceedings at BC Place over the weekend.  Connor, who led the IMPACT Stats last weekend in Vegas, was the second top point scorer in Vancouver and was selected on...


BIG NIGHT Under Lights

BIG NIGHT Under Lights

CW took a pair off Westshore last night at Juan de Fuca. Just comparing the training and playing conditions as attested by the lighting facilities for the two clubs places CW in the ‘Spartan’ category and provides a definite home field advantage but on this night that was not to be. Despite...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TRY! Bonus Point Upset for Hosts CW Premier Women came up HUGE against an undefeated, league-leading Capilanos on Saturday. The Tricolours opening try, courtesy of Natasha Louckes came very early. It was followed in short order after some committed running and quality transfers and so...


"D.J." Back in the Fold

"D.J." Back in the Fold

CW Rugby had to search long and deep to find a picture of DJ Sears-Duru in action. We go back some six years when DJ first came to the west coast as a touted junior prospect with a national team future. Djustice played 2 – 3 seasons with the Tricolours before this prediction came to fruition....


Three for the Road

Three for the Road

 [With apologies to Albert Finney (RIP)!] This coming Saturday the club will face major challenges with our three senior teams “on the road”. The Premier Women (0 – 2 – 1), buoyed after their first competition points against UBC last weekend will face a very tough, unbeaten,...


The Latest

The Latest

Don't be disappointed - a few seats at the door.  Make sure you've got a few twenties for some fun stuff!    Shout out to Ciaran Hearn, a familiar face in a Ceedub uni.  'Hearnia' was with his winning team mates last night in their seven try to bagel, 56 - 0 victory over Chile. ...


A Chilly Welcome to Chile!

A Chilly Welcome to Chile!

  A penny for your thoughts? Coach Jones will try to conjure a selection that can provide a win for the home team at Westhills on Friday evening (7:00 p.m.) when Canada welcomes Chile. Both Chile and Canada have failed to secure a victory after two matches in the ARC competition,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(One that got away!) A Really BIG 'Shoe' What a show this week should be! Men and women will be back at it on the practise pitch tomorrow for the weekend’s matches. Our Premier Women travel to UBC on Saturday and our Islanders Men play Comox at The House of Windsor and the Reserves...