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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Rule changes will rob the game of its heroic qualities!" Website Video Feature.  One of a number of new improvements on our new site is the video feature.  This can be found by going under the “More” link on the menu bar or personal device “slug”.  When you click on that, a drop down will...


CW Women Road Warriors

CW Women Road Warriors

At Windsor Park yesterday, fans’ eyes were directed with interest at the Twittersphere, bleeping out happenings at Herd Road with the club’s women’s team.  At the end of the day, the results read; CW 24 d. Cowichan 17.  With this win, their first on the road, the women have moved into second place...


Saturday is a Rugby Day

Saturday is a Rugby Day

  The “second half” opens this weekend when CW Women travel to Cowichan on Saturday.  The last time these two teams met, a real contrast of styles, based on team strengths was on display.  CW used their speed advantage to record the W.  Since that match, Cowichan has chalked up a win...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

M.M’s kicks off with a “hats off” to Doug Woolridge.  This erstwhile member of the FRF has inked an interim agreement with Clermont Auvergne in the Top XIV League and the Euro Champions Cup.  Dougie was one of Canada’s forwards who had a sterling RWC performance in this writer’s eyes,...


Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Since our last blog, NSMT’s coach, Kieran Crowley has handed in his ticket.  Following a recent review, Crowley’s contract was extended for another two years with the NSMT.  There has been much reported by rugby scribes across the country as well as rugby fans, in relation to the review and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

    The year in review to date has been quite successful for CW, with some outstanding Junior Boys results.  Our U14’s won the B.C. title; U16’s placed third and U18’s also won the crown. Our U18 girls played in a 2nd successive BC final vs a strong Abby team only losing 22-5. Our newly...


2016 Kicks Off

2016 Kicks Off

  And a Happy New Year to all ruggers and rugby fans, especially to the CW Family.  CW is pleased to hear of deserved Season Honors for our own, Spencer Robinson who has been announced by Rugby Canada as the NSMT Maple Leafs Sevens coach for their upcoming tour of Argentina and Chile. ...


Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

  CASTAWAY WANDERERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING SERVICE   For over fifteen years, the Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club has welcomed members of the community seeking a convenient place to dispose of their Christmas trees while also contributing – via donation for the tree...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Hats off to a group of CW volunteers that assisted with the Victoria Christmas Truck Parade and its tour through the Oak Bay village.  That’s the CW way folk and a Merry Christmas to you.     CW’s Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones is once again having some major health issues and...


BARNARD CUP REVIEW

BARNARD CUP REVIEW

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Still surrounded by Vikes - Crossland's magic thwarted!   This game report is brought to readers by one of the club’s two Premier Elite sponsors, the Penny Farthing Pub, the other being the Carson Automotive Group.  Mine host, Matt Mc Neill, has been a major sponsor for the past decade minus a...


All's Not According to Hoyle

All's Not According to Hoyle

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

The NSMT finished day #2 at Dubai with a pair of wins to pull out the Shield title and earn three points, finishing in 13th place.  The wins came over Portugal, 31 – 14 and a re-match victory over Japan, 19 – 17.  Coach Middleton has stated that he did not think the boys played to their...


BARNARD CUP PREVIEW

BARNARD CUP PREVIEW

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / NSMT / NSWT / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

A familiar scene from past games - surrounded by Vikes! CW heads to UVic for the second time this season and the third encounter with the undefeated Vikes, on Saturday.  The Cup takes place at Wallace Field at 1:00 p.m.  The Tricolours have announced their probable best available selection for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

MAPLE LEAF WOMEN’S XV The women lost a tight game to England yesterday, 29 – 37.  Canada led 17 – 15 at the half and pulled away to a 29 – 20 gap with not a lot of ticks on the clock.  One could not tell from the Twitter feed what might have happened but the team allowed seventeen points in...


Provincial Double for Junior Boys

Provincial Double for Junior Boys

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors

The fact that CW was victorious in both the U14 and U18 Age Grade Finals on Sunday was part of a great story of Junior Rugby in B.C.  The games that were played (U16’s won by Cowichan over Capilanos), all resulted in close scores and the two games reported on this site, also displayed great...


CW Prems Win a Pair

CW Prems Win a Pair

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems

It started as a replica of last week for CW men.  Losing the toss and running “downhill”.  The game was very young when J.Mo was the recipient of quick ball from Crossland, bulled his way through a tackle, juked and jiggled thirty meters for first blood.  The next significant event was when...


U14's Vs Caps, B.C. Final

U14's Vs Caps, B.C. Final

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U14 / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Prems

The U14's play Capilano Rugby @ Windsor tomorrow @ High Noon.  Klahanie is under the effects of weather and Windsor is hot to trot.  This is a late announcement but it should be a very good match, hopefully, well attended, thence off to UVic to support the U18's @ 2:00 p.m.  Late -breaking, CW...


Another Kick of the Can

Another Kick of the Can

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Prems

CW Prems will visit McDonald Park once again this Saturday with the hopes of completing the job this time round.  It was a very even game last week which might have gone CW’s way with a quirk or two but it was not to be.  This week, it is to be hoped that the boys decide their own destiny. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Last Sunday not only were the Junior Boys in action, the U18 Girls were also on the park at Westshore.  CW girls had a good contingent of players and racked up a bunch of tallies.  As well, the U14 Girls were in action at Cowichan.  The numbers were not as plentiful but on the day with these...


CW Women Victorious !

CW Women Victorious !

Posted in Senior Women

The scoring opened in the CW vs. UBC game very early when the speedy UBC fullback received quick ball from a stolen ruck, outflanked what had been attacking players, for a sixty meter romp to the line. CW was quick to equalise when Zussman returned the compliment, alertly intercepting a UBC...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club

CWRFC AGM – PRESIDENT’S REPORT Reflections on the 2014-15 Season 1.     2014 was a year of significant challenges for the men’s program, results would have taken us to relegation but for change in league rules which created this year’s regional qualification structure (four teams competing...


Hats Off to Hydes

Hats Off to Hydes

Posted in Coaching / Community / Men's Reserve Div / Senior Men / Victoria BC

When Simon Ibell, suffering from a rare medical condition, was bullied in Grade 8, three people came to his aid at St. Michaels University School. They were Grade 12 basketball stars Steve Nash and Milan Uzelac, and coach Ian Hyde-Lay.  Ibell and his family never forgot. In fact, Simon...


A Smorgasbord of Junior Rugby

A Smorgasbord of Junior Rugby

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / Rugby Club

It was another possible Trifecta Day for Ceedub on day #2 of the weekend.  When the dust settled, CW U14 and U18 Boys were VIRU, Island Champs.  The U14’s set the ball rolling out at Westshore, defeating their hosts Westshore RFC, 29 – 7.  The club wishes to congratulate ALL of the boys in...


CW Women Victorious

CW Women Victorious

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Senior Women

The scoring opened in the CW vs. UBC game very early when the speedy UBC fullback received quick ball from a stolen ruck, outflanked what had been attacking players, for a sixty meter romp to the line. CW was quick to equalise when Zussman returned the compliment, alertly intercepting a UBC...


CW Women Victorious

CW Women Victorious

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Senior Women

The scoring opened in the CW vs. UBC game very early when the speedy UBC fullback received quick ball from a stolen ruck, outflanked what had been attacking players, for a sixty meter romp to the line. CW was quick to equalise when Zussman returned the compliment, alertly intercepting a UBC...


Home Team Christens New Turf

Home Team Christens New Turf

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems

Pundit; “Well, we didn’t deserve to win that one.”….. fellow fan; “Well we didn’t deserve to lose it, either!”  For CW it was that kind of game.  Actually, neither team took this match by the scruff of the neck.  Leading 12 – 10, late in the contest, CW had the chance but whilst the conversion...