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I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!

"I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!"

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

Sydney Swans, winners of the Australian Footbal League (aka Aussie Rules), last season, currently sit in third place after ten games so far this season.  This is due in no small way to the league-leading "mark" taker, Canadian NSMT, Victorian and former CW-er, Mike Pyke.  Pyker was the talk...


SOME RECENT SCORES

SOME RECENT SCORES

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

CANADIAN U20:  Let's start with the most exciting!  Canada's U20's wailed on Japan with a six try performance, 39 to 15. Jake Webster from Ontario scored a hat trick, O'Leary added more points from the boot and Hammond played competently @ # 9 whilst Peter Van Buren was amongst the reserves. ...


BC BEARS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF

BC BEARS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

A strong triad of coach-management has been named for the upcoming summer season of CRC's.  Head Coach is Burnaby's, Jim Dixon, a man of eclectic rugby background and experience, who along with Kris De Scossa has been the mastermind of Burnaby's resurgence over the past three seasons.  He will...


He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

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

  Rugby Hall of Famer, Ireland captain and British Lions flanker, Fergus Slattery, a man very used to conquering, failed to do all of that on his recent visit to Victoria.  Slattery, a rugby legend to many CW and Victoria "old timers" was present for the grand opening of a picture wall at...


CW's Spencer Robinson Announced BC Boys U15 Coach

CW's Spencer Robinson Announced BC Boys U15 Coach

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Victoria's Spencer Robinson has been appointed Head Coach of the TrueBlue BC Rugby Under-15 boys provincial team for the upcoming summer season. A Level Three NCCP certified coach with experience at the high school, club, provincial and national levels, Robinson will be working alongside...


MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

  Fuailefau and Scholz have been chosen to play, along with a couple of other Canucks including Pat Parfrey, for a Barbarian-style team against top English club, Saracens, this Friday Night as a  Fundraiser for Bermudan Youth Rugby.  The encounter will be filmed by UK's Total Rugby.  In the...


CANADA U20's OPEN WITH A

CANADA U20's OPEN WITH A

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Line-ups

"Irish /Canadian", Shane O'Leary from Limerick notched fourteen points with the boot as Canada opened their WJRC with a win over Tonga by a score of 24 to 6.  Tonga always has huge tough boys at this age group and two years ago, Canada suffered a loss to them.  It was good to read of solid play...


Important dates for Juniors

Important dates for Juniors

Posted in CW Rugby / Sevens

  BC BOYS U14.  The annual selection of a BC U14 team will occur after trials held in Surrey, Abbotsford and VICTORIA.  Selected players will play against other Canadian Provinces and US teams in August.  The Victoria Trial will take place at UVic's Wallace Field on Saturday, June 15th at...


BITS & PIECES

BITS & PIECES

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

CANADA NSMT 16 - USA 9.  (FRF in action - Tieds and Hubie at work.) Canada Senior Mens Team defeated USA in the opener of the Pacific Nations Cup today in Edmonton.  Conditions were inclement as the boot of Connor Braid accounted for eleven points and Canada's John Moonlight scored the sole...


Match Preview - Canada vs USA in Edmonton, Alberta

Match Preview - Canada vs USA in Edmonton, Alberta

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby

  CANADA VS. USA: IRB PREVIEW Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Submitted by IRB Communications Ahead of Canada’s Pacific Nations Cup opener against the USA this Saturday, the IRB has released their official match preview document. This will be the inaugural PNC match...


Fergus Slattery - British and Irish Lions @ Penny Farthing Pub

Fergus Slattery - British and Irish Lions @ Penny Farthing Pub

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC

  Fergus Slattery BRITISH and IRISH RUGBY LIONS  1971 and 1974   “The Present Honors the Past”.   On Sunday, May 19 th   at 3:00pm, “The Penny Farthing Pub” will play host to the unveiling of a special wall, that will honor the memory of two of the greatest rugby teams that have ever played...


CW vs Burnaby Lake - Game Report

CW vs Burnaby Lake - Game Report

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems

An absolutely beautiful day with warm sunshine, blue sky and a clear view of the snow capped Northshore mountains. Warm? For the big men who toiled hard for 80 minutes, it was a blast of heat that felt like mid summer – 22 degrees with a cross field wind that made it very difficult for...


2012/13 Awards Banquet

2012/13 Awards Banquet

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / News

Castaway Wanderers 2012/13 Awards Banquet, Saturday April 27, 2013. A great mass of players, partners, CW management/coaches/trainers and juniors gathered at the Clubhouse and then the Memorial Arena Restaurant to celebrate all things CW!  A season highlight video really perked up the evening...


DAVID RICHARDSON

DAVID RICHARDSON

Posted in News / Victoria BC

DAVID RICHARDSON It was with great sadness that the community learned of the sudden passing of David Richardson, and our collective condolences reach out to his widow, Judy. David was born in the North East of England, where he attended Grammar School and University, before qualifying as...


Girls Sevens takes off in Victoria !

Girls Sevens takes off in Victoria !

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Sevens / Victoria BC

  Girls rugby is getting focus in both the province and locally as the BC High School Boys and Girls Sevens competition is underway in Vancouver this weekend.   Locally, girls rugby has received a big boost with its first ever Girls Sevens league boasting a total of 8 teams including the...


CW Vs Meraloma First Division Game Report

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports

Saturday, April 20, 2013 CWRFC vs Meraloma RFC.   Division One: Dry fields; sunny with cloudy periods; limited wind. This match was to be another amazing chapter in the story of the CW season of bizarre injuries and playing rules that saw Canada VII’s captain Nanyak Dala start on the side...


CW vs Meraloma RFC Premiers Game Report

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports / Prems

Saturday, April 20, 2013 CWRFC vs Meraloma RFC. 2 games Premiers: Clouded over; spit of rain towards the end of the match This game scribe was reminded of another must win game played on this pitch some years ago that went into quadruple overtime on the strength of a last ditch try by...


CW vs Lomas game preview

CW vs Lomas game preview

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Prems

This weekend The Tricolors put it all on the line when they travel to Lomaville in an effort to once again, make the playoffs in the competitive CDI league. It has been almost a year since these two teams met, resulting in a 23 - 20 CW victory at Windsor Park. These two teams have been...


CW gets recognized at Rugby Canada Awards Dinner

CW gets recognized at Rugby Canada Awards Dinner

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Rugby Canada launched its First Annual Awards Dinner, Saturday night April 13th at The Westin Bear Mountain Hotel in Langford, B.C.   CW Rugby players with the National teams were well represented and two CW players received special recognition.   Prop Hubert Buydens was named the winner of...


CW vs Burnaby Game in Review

CW vs Burnaby Game in Review

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Victoria BC

On the most abysmal of afternoons, two CDI powerhouses met to do battle at Windsor Park. Burnaby Lake sought victory so that they could move towards confirmation of Home field status for the playoffs and CW, in a last ditch attempt to make the playoffs.  Burnaby with the form also was after...


CW Gears Up To Host League Leaders

CW Gears Up To Host League Leaders

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

Home team, Castaway Wanderers, has announced a strong selection to play a rampaging Burnaby Lake team tomorrow at Windsor Park. The Lakers will be extra keen to add a CW scalp to a very impressive record in recent weeks in the CDI League.  Burnaby, with a monstrous and very skilled pack, will...


Not Necessarily A Very Good Day!

Not Necessarily A Very Good Day!

Saturday last saw The Tricolors visit the Shark Tank.  Bayside, a club battling relegation and their plight looking even more dismal following the Ravens win over hosts, JBA, provided more than sufficient creditable opposition for the visitors.   The Ones needed a win and a win of some measure...


Kudos to Rugby Canada

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Rugby Club

It is great to report Rugby Canada "thinking outside the box".  Last week, RC's Steve Lancaster, newly appointed, Kiwi Manager of High Performance and Mike Shelley, SMNT U20 Coach, visited the CFL trials for players selling their wares to the various Canadian scouts.  This UTube Total...


U11's/U13's Go 8 & 0 @ Cowichan Jamboree

U11's/U13's Go 8 & 0 @ Cowichan Jamboree

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club

Hats off to CW Minis who made a splash at Shawnigan Lake Jamboree today (Sunday).  The U11's and U13's went undefeated in winning four games each and playing some very good rugby in the process.  Check out the photos for action pix.  Thanks to our coaches today, Lance and Mark and all...


CW Bolsters The Ranks

CW Bolsters The Ranks

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Line-ups / Prems / Rugby Club

Coach, Hyde-Lay has announced a strong XV for Saturday's Bayside encounter.  Mike Scholtz has finally completed a long injury recouperation period and will join Mike Fuailefau in the centers.  Although Fuli was called up for VII's duty, he saw little playing time, so this pair should be itching...