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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...


UVic Vikes Paste TBirds

UVic Vikes Paste TBirds

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

UVic Vikes with five CW Junior "grads" laid a licking on UBC Birds at the weekend to win the 41st edition of the Brian 'Winky' Wightman Boot.  The Vikes won their 16th consecutive contest.  It is always great to see Island teams perform at their best and we congratulate Beau Parker, Luke...


CW Visits The Sharktank

CW Visits The Sharktank

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

It has been two seasons since the Sharks and The Tricolors have squared off. Bayside looked much different those days, with the likes of Haley, Pajic, VanStavern, Conkin, Roberts,  Blaak, Thiel, Riordan, Henderson, La Carte, all since gone! Bayside have battled the relegation/promotion demons...


South Africa Takes Home Prize As Sun Sets On Edo

South Africa Takes Home Prize As Sun Sets On Edo

Posted in Canada Rugby / Sevens

Despite winning the Shield at Tokyo, Canada Mens Sevens squad dropped two places on the overall table, with both Australia and England vaulting back into the top ten.    Day#2 saw the boys lose to Kenya, 5 -17 and drop to the Shield Competition.   After a 35 - 0 drubbing of Spain, they...


Tenuous Start To Tokyo

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Canada found the going tough in their opener at the Tokyo Sevens.  Everyone wants a part of the "top ten" and hosts, Japan, containing names such as Loti Toquiri and one or two other of non-Japanese lineage, showed no respect in their 14 - 10 win over Canada in the tourney's opener.  Japan...


CW Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner

CW Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW wishes to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all patrons who attended or contributed to our recent Annual Dinner,  held at Uplands Golf Course.  The evening was another outstanding success, enabling the Board to breath a collective sigh of relief, as the club remains solvent for another season! ...


CW Minis Call It Quits For The Season

CW Minis Call It Quits For The Season

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis

Mitch picks the gap! Minis wound up another successful season last Sunday, although there are hopes for U11 and U13 to compete at Shawnigan Jamboree on 7th April.  It was a great morning at The Park, hosting cross-town, Velox.  What a windup - hot dogs and cup cakes - does it get any better? ...


The Weekend That Was!

The Weekend That Was!

The curtain draws on a very interesting weekend.  Firstly, congratulations to the NSMT Sevens, marginally being nutted by Samoa 7 -12 in the Plate Final at Hong Kong.  The boys earned 12 MAJOR points, moving up the ladder to ninth place, vaulting the more illustrious 'Poms'.  An excellent...


Sevens Saga Resumes

Sevens Saga Resumes

Posted in News / Victoria BC

Rugby Canada's Senior Mens Team opens pool play in Hong Kong this weekend. The men play, Hong Kong, Spain and Fiji.  The SMT are joined by BC Youth U17's in a minor version of The BIGS.  This will be another lead up to RWC Mens 7's to be hosted by Moscow in June.  CW offers the club's best...


CW Womens Rugby Hits The News

CW Womens Rugby Hits The News

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

This news is a little stale but CW wishes to congratulate Sophie De Goede - a Minis to Magic success story on her recent selection to play with the BC Womens U18 team at the Las Vegas Sevens.  Sophie epitomizes the term "work ethic", plus being endowed with De Goede and White genes, being the...