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Where Did It Go??

Where Did It Go??

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News

Looking for the game?  We were too!  The Canada Vs N.Z. Maori match will be aired live on Ch #5 and #225 (HD), TOMORROW  at 10:00 a.m.  Rugby Canada has used its perogative of NOT announcing the lineup until tomorrow as this is not a certified "International Test"!  One wonders what difference...


Young Guns Lead The Way

Young Guns Lead The Way

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

A feast of rugby takes place tomorrow.  It all starts at 10:00 a.m. PST when Canada plays NZ Maori in Toronto.  Unfortunately, at this late stage, we are still unable to procure a starting XV for the Maple Leafs but we know for sure there will be some Tricolor connections involved.  We wish...


Ravens Review

Ravens Review

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

The Ravens kicked it up a notch last Saturday when they pasted their cross-town rivals, the Lomas 49 - 0, serving notice to all and sundry that they are a squad to be reckoned with this season.  The Ravens and Ceedub have had many a good battle over the years, often with results going against...


NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

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

CW ("ex") and Toronto Nomad, Lucas Hammond (Ed. - Aplogies to Lucas, as we hear he has transferred to UVic this season), has been announced as Captain of the Canadian team to play in the upcoming North American Caribbean Rugby Association Sevens, to be held in the Caymans on November 9,10. ...


Overseas Update

Overseas Update

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News

Former Tricolor, 'Jab' Sinclair tastes the nectar of victory! It’s been a dream start to their Ospreys careers for Jeff Hassler and Tyler Ardron. Both signed in the offseason to provide depth at the Welsh region and both have more than achieved that goal only weeks into the season....


Clubhouse Commentary

Clubhouse Commentary

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

It was great to host Burnaby back at the true heart of CW Rugby, The Temple at Discovery Street. Burnaby is a spirited group that enjoys maintaining the camaraderie of the game and they were genuinely happy to be back at the club. Good to see some of the local diehards in attendance also as we...


They Came - They Conquered.

They Came - They Conquered.

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Rugby Club

Visiting Burnaby Lake had lots to prove to themselves, rather than the locally assembled sparse crowd, including a large visiting contingent. There was a time when the House of Windsor was an afeared venue.  This certainly has not been the case the past two weekends.  In the curtain raiser...


Best In League Come To Town

Best In League Come To Town

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems

League leading, Burnaby Lakers will be at Windsor tomorrow when they take on the locals in First Div action at 1:00 p.m. and Premier at 2:45. Burnaby will be gunning for a Tricolor scalp as Windsor has been a nemesis for some time for The Lakers.  Burnaby sport a very accomplished group in...


Canada Squad Announced

Canada Squad Announced

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups

Ardron on the fly Vs Maori   Rugby Canada announced today the squad of twenty six players for final selection for the NZ Maori game in Toronto next weekend.  The squad is as follows; Tyler Ardron, (Ospreys/Ontario Blues) Lakefield, ON Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues)...


Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club

Some 25+ years ago, the Vancouver Island Refs Society insisted (via way of a club fine), that clubs rope their fields - an innovation at the time.  This reminisce brings us to John Morley!  John started his rugby as a "late starter", around twenty, in the U.K.  He was a spare for his soccer...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Prems

The second of our "Unsung Heros" is Riley Ilnicki.  Riley is a 23 year old Accountant Articling student and he has been playing rugby for ten years.  He started playing in Grade 8 and continued at Williams Lake High School under the watchful eye of Paul ("Father/Pablo") Carnes.  Williams Lake is...


Rugby On The Horizon

Rugby On The Horizon

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / Sevens

Canada's National Team players - men and women have an extremely heavy schedule on their plates over the next month with some players having to perform double duties at both sevens and fifteens play.   The men start on November 3rd when they take on the NZ Maori All Blacks, featuring six...


Sizzling Start; Frizzle and Frazzle To Finish!

Sizzling Start; Frizzle and Frazzle To Finish!

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Prems

CW hosted JBAA in two matches, Saturday last.  The Ones trailed 3- 21 after a disappointing first half.  The teams tied each other, 17 - 17 in the second stanza for a final, CW 20 - JBAA 38, bonus point victory.  The Ones, so far this season, appear mirred on the runway.  Tabor and Crawford...


Quelle Journee

Quelle Journee

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / News

CWRFC was able to take great consolation after a hat trick of senior mens losses over the weekend with a fantastic day of mini, girls and junior boys rugby on Sunday last.  The Minis hosted an "interclub" day, with teams from Campbell River, Cowichan and Velox playing in U8, U10 and...


Pane Cracked But Not Shattered

Pane Cracked But Not Shattered

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Led by the Captain, Kleeberger, Canada put up a far better showing in last night's final ARC encounter than their midweek performance against the U.S. The set scrum was much improved with tight head scrum wins "book-ending" the encounter, far better tackling at the defensive line and for the...


A Window Of Opportunity?

A Window Of Opportunity?

Posted in Canada Rugby / Line-ups / News

With what appears to be a stronger side on paper, Canada will hope to cause a monumental upset in tonight's final ARC encounter against Argentina.  The locks have been beefed up, with Morrison partnering Flagg who had a good game in the opener against Uruguay, the back row looks bigger and...


Rugby Extravaganza This Weekend

Rugby Extravaganza This Weekend

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Line-ups / Minis / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW will be fielding a record ten teams on the pitch this Saturday and Sunday, from Minis to Senior Men.  Saturday competition sees a change of time when the Ones play JBAA @ 11:30 a.m. and Premier action kicks off at 1:00 p.m.  The First Divies have some work to do to make up for what might...


Dryworld Is Everywhere

Dryworld Is Everywhere

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

  It is with great pride that CW can now announce its relationship with Dryworld Industries, joining other prominent rugby bodies, Rugby Canada and BCRN.  As published elsewhere on this site, Co-owner and CW faithful, Matt Weingart, yesterday presented a pair of Dry Feet to John...


Newcomer Sets Bar

Newcomer Sets Bar

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Co-owner Dry Feet and Tricolor, Matt Weingart Presents John Braddock With His Pair.   The CW Executive is pleased to announce the pre-season and "opening days" award winner, John Braddock.  John is the happy recipient of his new pair of Dryfeet.  The coaches had been asked to select a player...


ARC's Continue

ARC's Continue

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

  Pretty much yesterday's news now but a few words from this fan.  U.S. were bigger and better.  This was a win the red, white and blue would relish, rubbing some salt in with their three tries. I missed it in the flesh but watched "downstream" and it was a disappointing Canadian...


Los Pumas Revisit The Park

Los Pumas Revisit The Park

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis

On a glorious sunny Thanksgiving morning, it was great to see the Argentinian National Mens team back at Windsor for a practise session.  Last year at the ARC, CW officially hosted this team.  This year the liaison officer is Gustavo Verna.  It was great to have some of our minis out, having a...


Pumas At Windsor

Pumas At Windsor

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis

Today's action at The Park features Minis at 9:30 and the Argentinian Nats training at 10:30.  We remind folk that access will be circuitous today owing to Royal Vic Marathon.  Enjoy the sun, lots to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving weekend.  Go,...


Worthy Effort Falls Short

Worthy Effort Falls Short

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

CW's, Ciaran Hearn in full stride Vs Spain   Canada gave another Sevens memorable effort at the 'first-up', Gold Coast Tournament yesterday when they were nipped by France in overtime in the Bowl Final, 14 - 19. Points earned in this opener have the men placed tenth of the sixteen teams on...


Wraps Off At Westhills

Wraps Off At Westhills

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News

CW's, Mike Scholz crosses for the winning points Vs Uruguay.   Victoria's second hosting of the Americas Rugby Championships opened with a pair of games at Langford's Westhills Stadium last night.  Overall impressions...the event has been heavily marketted and a good crowd was present,...


Permutations Drop Canucks to Bowl

Permutations Drop Canucks to Bowl

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

Canada suffered two dismal spells of luck during the past 24 hours, losing both its Sevens Captain and XV's Captain to injury. At the Gold Coast in Oz, Canada opened against the always tough, Fiji.  Our boys respect but are no longer in awe of the opposition on the circuit and held the...

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