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And Your Roster Is.....

And Your Roster Is.....

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

For those in the know, you will query as to where Schelly and Dobravsky are?  This game has been rescheduled by BCRU due to inclement weather that hit during the season and both players had arranged alternate commitments - pity, but that's the way she rolls!  2:30 p.m. k.o.  Alum touch...


Pre Game Prognostications

Pre Game Prognostications

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Men

This site has provided a good picture of the visiting Vikes this week with few accolades for our boys. Today we will muse a little about The Tricolours. The teams match up so equally in so many ways and in so many positions that it is difficult to predict a winner. Will CW react and nullify...


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...


Call Out the Army

Call Out the Army

Between all 48 of us we should be able to throw a net over the students – at least for some of the match! The CW/UVic “mutual interdependence” has been no fluke. Years ago, Doug Tate was part of a triumvirate, another of whom had coached the Vikes, of instigators of CW Mini Rugby – a place for...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A clean pair of heels from JoMo! This Saturday sees the return of Vancouver Rowing Club in Senior Men’s competition. The Reserves kick off at 12:30 p.m., with the Prems at 2:15. CW’s Women Prems kick off against Seattle at 4:00 p.m. for a trifecta of good footie. Two of the three matches...


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...


Men's Premier Reserves VIRU Times Cup Final

Men's Premier Reserves VIRU Times Cup Final

Mike Makaroff will lead his boys to the fray at UVic tomorrow morning at 11:15 a.m. in this one. On paper, it could be argued that it should not be close, as The Norsemen have really hit their straps of late. The UVic team includes CW Jr "Grads" Carter White, Callum Mastereton, Jonas...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Ollie Gets Throttled by CW Jr Grads, Carter White, Callum Masterton & Aiden Cole! It was another valiant but losing effort against Westshore Valhallians by our ladies on Saturday. The rivalry is bitter but the respect is great. Westshore won the contest 38 – 12 to remain undefeated...


Deja vu?

Deja vu?

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / B.C. Rugby / Refereeing / Senior Women

Zuss; "Not on my watch!" Is this the season for The Tricolour women?  CW has been building each game, somewhat reminiscent of the 2015/16 Premiership winning season.  That year all four games went to Westshore – then there was that unforgettable B.C. Final!  Of course there is no...


A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

WEEKEND MATCHES Men’s Islanders Westshore Men’s 3RDS @ Windsor, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.Women’s Prems Vs Westshore at Juan de Fuca, Saturday, 12:00 noon. CW’s Julia Folk Hits the Big Time (Again). The club would like to give a shout out to Julia Folk this week.  The Tricolours...


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...


BARNARD CUP CHAMPS REPEAT!

BARNARD CUP CHAMPS REPEAT!

Rain?? What rain? This fan arrived late for the altered start-time for the Divvies and for the first quarter it was close. CW edged to a 12 – 5 margin. Suddenly the switch was turned on and with sure hands assuring width of attack and superior pace the lads opened a 26 – 5 differential at...


To the Games

To the Games

For the ‘curtain-raiser’ this week our Men’s Divvies have posted one of their strongest selections in recent weeks despite some players being called for higher service. In the hopes of finishing with a flourish, we see a combination that finally gives Heppy a rest, Haydn Jenkins and Horton pair...


Here's Your Docket!

Here's Your Docket!

  First on the Block #1 John Braddock, already with a bid of $20 from an unnamed overseas bidder. Opening bid takes place 5:30 p.m., precisely this afternoon at Discovery Street Temple, Happy Hour. Fifteen starters and the sixteenth bid on the bench as ONE. Ah, the bench – a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Smother Defense Well, there was no blog on Monday as the Ruggernut was too busy musing the premier men’s stats! So, here we go. CW Men top the table with points scored at a mammoth 517 in 14 games at an average of 37 ppg. On the other hand, our defensive record shows an average of 23...


They Came; They Conquered!

They Came; They Conquered!

  Tally Time! It wasn’t all disappointing news on Saturday, the CW Women Prems managed to defeat Burnaby, 39 – 17 for a promising start to the afternoon. The match was only two minutes old when CW broke from their own end and Bazian finished with opening points. Burnaby...


SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

    Coach Manning has rewarded the fine play of last week's starting XV Vs Westshore, making just one change, that being the return of Dustin Dobravsky, to face Burnaby tomorrow at 2:45 k.o., Sponarski, Hohert, Kegode, Morris and Hall being beneficiaries of their efforts. This makes way for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  The shoulder-high tackle is being given solid attention by refs these days. CW HOSTS A BURNABY TRIPLE HEADER This Saturday, CW welcomes Burnaby RFC to Windsor; Women's Premier @ 11:30; Men's Reseves @ 1:00 and Men's Premier @ 2:45.  The club's, Men's Islanders will take on the UVic Saxons...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Owing to the inclement weather of recent weeks, CW finds itself in a very rare, midweek encounter.  In order to enable Westshore to complete their season schedule, the chaps will front up for two matches tomorrow night.  The Reserves play at 6:15 and the Prems will kick off at 7:45 at Jaun...