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Ontario Blues Stay Undefeated

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC

  Video of Lucas Hammond's tally after he sought work from his "off wing" when McKenzie had worked the blind side twice in the opening moments in last night's 11 - 7 Ontario win over hosts, BC Bears.   This was a game that failed to meet any pre-match hype.  Ontario's dominance at the...


...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

The Ontario Blues have announced their starters for tonite's contest at Langford. It is a side with heaps of talent and a strong Tricolored flavour. In the front row, recent adoptees and Team Canada victors over the U.S., Barkwill and Woolridge will be joined by Dolezel and they will line...


Pucker Leads The Blues

Pucker Leads The Blues

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Daypuck On The Fly Yonks Ago!   Ontario Blues will include a couple of faces familiar to Victorians on Friday night.  Derek Daypuck is rumoured to lead the squad, so there's life in the old dog yet!  Pucker, a very accomplished player, owner of 17 Canadian caps, adopted CW for many seasons...


Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Sevens / Victoria BC

Learn From The Masters.   King Of Sevens, Waisale Serevi will be present in Victoria on Friday, September 6th to offer a Specialist Training Camp for interested sevens playing youth, ages 7 - 12 and 13 yrs and older.  Serevi's magic is known to many, leading Fiji to two RWC Championships in...


B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Adam "The Beardo" Kleeberger is the major newcomer to the Bears side announced to play Ontario at Westhills Arena, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.   Kleeberger last played for BC in 2011 prior to his departure for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. One of three iconic Canadian...


CW's Fall Cause

CW's Fall Cause

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Victoria BC

Castaway Wanderer's Community Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin is very pleased to announce the Club's volunteer initiative for the Fall.  Each year CW supports a unique cause.  This season, it is blood donorship.  There have been members of the rugby community requiring blood transfusions and...


Girls Registration is Open !

Girls Registration is Open !

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

Girls registration is open for the 2013/2014 season !    It has been a busy off-season for the Castaway Wanderer girls with many of the girls representing the Island and their Province in summer competitions.    Many of the CW girls also turned out for the Victoria 7s as well.  Congrats to...


Vancouver Island - A Big Game

Vancouver Island - A Big Game

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

B.C. Bears' Sean Ferguson on the fly.   B.C. Bears go into action against Ontario Blues this coming Friday evening at Westshore Stadium, 7:30 k.o.  It is unknown at this time if any NSMT players will be on show, so this site will bring selection details as soon as we know.  The Bears...


Junior Boy's/Men's Rugby Is Underway!

Junior Boy's/Men's Rugby Is Underway!

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News

Junior Boys/Men for the coming Fall season;     U14: Born 2000, 2001 U16: Born 1998, 1999 U18: Born 1996, 1997   Training information and Team Managers are noted below.  Please contact your Team Manager for more details, training field locations and game information.  Registration must...


Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / RWC

Apart from those countries which qualified from NZ in 2011, Canada has become the FIRST country to qualify for the next RWC to be held in England in 2015.  The "return" match against The Eagles was certainly not pretty but as the header tells, the boys got the job done, winning 13 - 11...


REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

CW is pleased to finally announce that the BCRU electronic registration system for all players is up and running.  To celebrate the occasion, the Club is announcing an Early Bird discount for ALL players, Minis to Senior who are electronically registered before September 8th.   There will be...


Home Cooking Should Do The Trick

Home Cooking Should Do The Trick

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Coach Crowley has gone with the same starting selection for Saturday's "return" match against The Eagles at Toronto's BMO Field, with the exception of injured players, Hamilton and Cudmore.  Ray Barkwill gets his chance to start and won't dissapoint but will need to harness his "chirpiness" to...


Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Burkie Joins Board R.C.    Rugby Canada is all A-Twitter with the announcement yesterday of B.B.'s addition to the Board. Brian  Burke was "appointed"  (Vs. volunteered/elected/nominated).  The patter is that Burke will bring a positive profile, although the opinions are polarised in the...


Meet Our Sponsors

Meet Our Sponsors

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / Minis / News / Rugby Club

It is with pleasure that CW introduces this new feature to our website.  Luke Kratz kicks off this feature.  Luke works with CIBC - Wood Gundy as a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor.  Luke has been in the business “for many years”, the past seven of which have been with Wood Gundy. ...


In Pursuit Of Bill

In Pursuit Of Bill

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Rugby Club

Joy at home with tweets of support from Simon Pacey in the east to Kenny Goodland in the west, former NSMT players supporting and congratulating the current crop on yesterday's win!  It was a tough start to the day for this writer as his beloved Wallabies received yet another "clinic" from the...


Canada Announces Strong XV

Canada Announces Strong XV

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Rugby Club

Coach Crowley has announced a very strong starting XV to play the U.S. in South Carolina this Saturday.  Andrew Tiedeman gets the nod to replace Hubie at loose head and Ryan Hamilton starts ahead of Barkwill.  The locks, Jab Sinclair and Cudmore bring a welcome edge, a mongrel that maybe has...


Solid Gold

Solid Gold

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

The thrill of victory shown on the faces of the "Ponytail Powerhouses", CW's Sophie De Goede and Caroline Crossley after their victory over Ontario in the National U16 Championship game.  The girls, Soph @ #9 and Caroline @ #15 were major contributors throughout Pool play and again, in the...


Giving Back

Giving Back

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Rugby Club

CW Special Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin wishes to thank the many CW players, parents, Board members and friends (!!) who volunteered at yesterday's Classic Car Show on The Avenue.  After a rainy start the day went very well with some guys even getting back from Vancouver from the CRC game...


National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Victoria BC

CW's Simon Gray, with a John Thiel look-alike beside him, chomps the gold after B.C. Gold (#1's) defeated Ontario by a score of 50 - 0 in the Final.  A tip of the Ruggernut's cap to Dante Morandin and Simon (Ed. - add Gavin Kratz), who were members of the undefeated B.C. squad.  We would be...


Let's Start At The Top

Let's Start At The Top

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

After watching Canada open the scoring within two minutes of the k.o. after a sixty meter scoot by Jessica Dovanne, evading some three or four English tacklers and convert.....the downstreaming left lots to be desired!  Did manage to get "the lightning break" when players were forced to leave...


R.C. Goes Super Bigtime @ Red Nation!

R.C. Goes Super Bigtime @ Red Nation!

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Harry Jones and Tyler Hotson rang the bell today at the T.S.X. as Rugby Canada has now "gone...


Day #2 @ The Nats

Day #2 @ The Nats

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

Following Day #1's excellent results for BCRU age grade teams, Day #2, recorded some highlights and one major glitch, that being the Blue Ribbon game of the day at the U18 Men's level with BC #1 taking on Ontario.  The Ontario team is a sizeable and experienced unit and led all the way with a...


B.C. Bears Growl

B.C. Bears Growl

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems

BC Bears open their CRC campaign tomorrow at UBC (7:00p.m.)  It will be like a home coming event for CW as Buckley, Thornber and Morris let's add CW Mini and Jr grad, now with UVic, Luke Mc Closkey who will line up for the Bears with Franklin, Sampson and Gilmour on the other side with...


Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Canada Announces Squad Vs U.S. - RWC, 2015 Playdowns

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News

Rugby Canada has announced its squad to play U.S. Eagles for early inclusion into the next RWC to be held in the U.K.  The squad has notable strong inclusions - van der Merwe, Cudmore and MacKenzie, players who were not available for the summer series of tests.  It will be devoid of Bydens,...


Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Things seem to be getting more and more challenging at the club level as the difficulties of developing and "keeping" players seems to be ever increasingly frustrating.  Oftimes it seems that talent is snapped up into a more and more demanding international fifteens and sevens program. ...