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Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / RWC / Refereeing

A Fantasy Figuration RWC 2023 – A fantasy of the future. TIER I (Top 16 finishers from 2019) Four Pools organised as follows;       POOL A                                POOL B                                   POOL C                              POOL D#1 & 8 ranked.                    ...



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...


Saturday Scorelines

Saturday Scorelines

Bam Bam Bradley forces the issue against The Birds! Women's Premier Vs Comox (A); 30 - 43 Men's Islanders Vs Comox (H); 31 - 31 Men's Premier Reserves Vs UBC (A); 23 - 29 Men's Premier Vs UBC (A); 17 - 29 Looks like a weekend of "close but no...


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...


CW Girls at the Kamloops 7s tournament - Thanksgiving weekend

CW Girls at the Kamloops 7s tournament - Thanksgiving weekend

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14 / Girls U12

While many of us were enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, there were over 50 teams of boys and girls (age grades U14 to U19) battling it out in Kamloops over this past weekend.  It was a wonderful weekend of rugby in a tournament that keeps growing year over year.   Kudos to BC Rugby's Darcy...


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...


Rugby Thanksgiving !

Rugby Thanksgiving !

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Juniors / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14

Even though there are no senior men's or women's games on this weekend, there is plenty of rugby action at home and afar.   On this Saturday, it is the Turkey 10s tournament at Windsor for teams young and old.   There is still lots of opportunity to sign up a team or show up to play.  As...


On the road - Burnaby

On the road - Burnaby

The Premier and Reserves travel to Burnaby.  For the Premiers, it is repeat of last year's semi-final and will prove to be a strong test for the team.   Prem Reserves will hope to continue from their strong performance vs the Norsemen a few weeks previous.  Best of luck to the CW Men's team...


Expectations Met !

Expectations Met !

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Senior Women

Windsor Park played host to 3 entertaing games this past Saturday.   The games started with the UVIC Saxons vs CW 3rd divvies.   The writer was not present for the game, results suggest a spirited match. The second match featured the CW senior women's team vs Nanaimo as part of the development...


Expectations Galore

Expectations Galore

The Pacific Pride will be the opposition tomorrow at the House.  CW welcomes Coach Cudmore and the boys.  We cannot tell you a whole lot about the Pride squad as a number are from out of Province.  There are a couple of RC U20 lads, some of whom will be elligible for that team again next year....


ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News

Brickbat hurled The Ruggernut's way today, along with "What about Chris May?"  Fair point.  Mayzer served as Captain of the Pride for the program's first two years and then suffered a serious injury, ultimately forcing him to forego the game he loved and was very good at playing.  To the best of...


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...


High Hopes Bear Fruit

High Hopes Bear Fruit

  A solid contingent arrived at the Port after a serious round of quiz questions, courtesy, Finnie. It did not take long for the Visitors to hit their straps with Quin Horton drawing first blood very early. A brace from the FRF occurred when prop, Cam Smith followed suite for an early 12 –...


Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

The better team won the opener, mind you, not with any great élan!   Was fascinated by the close resemblance to Schelly of #11, not only in appearance but with his play – popping up everywhere, trying to make something happen and tackling surely.  It was a pity that one two occasions “his...


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

Westshore Shows Early Form in 41 – 38 Track Meet   Saturday’s match was merely a minute in when the Westerner’s newcomer, McKinnon, a big unit from the Prairies showed his stuff, fending off a couple of “would-be’s” and a forty metre trundle for first blood. CW appeared stunned however,...


PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

A tip of the Ruggernut cap to Westshore RFC, permitting a special dispensation for CW tomorrow in that they agreed to postpone the Men's Premier match on account of the fact that the Tricolor would have been severely short-handed, given the intention of a large contingent of the boys wanting...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 Where It All Begins!   The Ruggernut - on the...


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...


Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Club President, Matt ('The Chaplain') Gordon, Displays the Prize Tomorrow sees CW’s Gala Opening Day culminate in a senior men’s Premier match between UVic and CW, playing for the Gerwing Shield. I could wax at length about Howard owing to a close personal relationship over a period...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...


ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY - A FAMILY AFFAIR - Saturday, September 7, 2019 Next Saturday’s CW Rugby Gala Opening at Windsor Park will feature current National Senior Men and Women who will help host mini and junior sessions, with the day featuring a Premiership match between CW Premier Men vs. the...