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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN WALLOP SARRIES Picked up this score line today, CW 80 Vs Seattle 10.  This puts CW just one point behind Seattle and the hopes of making the final four are one step closer.  You beauties!  Capilano (A), Seattle and Burnaby (H) to go, there is a chance. Whilst with mammoth scores...


Veritable Track Meets

Veritable Track Meets

CW’s Reserves (“Divvies” as the boys like to say), opened a commendable lead at the half in Nanaimo, Saturday. (22 – 12).  This pundit picked up the action at this stage.  Must admit, it was good to be one of a dozen of ‘the Faithful’ amongst a sizeable and knowledgeable (with no boorish...


From the Coach's Perspective

From the Coach's Perspective

Posted in CW Rugby / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

BUS DEPARTS TEMPLE 9:00 a.m. - ROOM ON BOARD...


Resources Stretched Thin

Resources Stretched Thin

With four senior teams on the road this weekend, player resources have been stretched to the max and fortitude will be required if victories are to be secured.  Firstly, our Premier Women are off to Bellingham to play Seattle.  The women had a quality win over the Sarries a couple of weeks...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

IN MEMORIUM:  Connor Braid proudly wore and displayed the name of his good mate, Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones whenever he scored a try at last weekend’s Sevens.  Dylan’s passing last year, came as a shock to all of us at CW and his many friends outside of rugby circles.  Connor’s display of his...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

VANCOUVER SEVENS:  Canada gave it a good show on day#1 only to be beaten up rather handily by Scotland and Samoa on day #2 - an unfortunate ending for the hosts in an event that currently is amongst the premier locations on the circuit.  It is not lack of desire but the difference between...


A UNIQUE WEEKEND

A UNIQUE WEEKEND

  CELEBRATE CW APRIL, 7TH/8TH SATURDAY, 7TH.  Home game Vs UBC @ Windsor Park.  1:00 & 2:30 kickoffs and attend our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner. SUNDAY, 8TH.  Honour the life of Club/Canadian Rugby stalwart, Don Burgess.  Uplands G.C. 2:00 p.m. CW takes...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

7’s HEAVEN – Here’s to all the lucky ones making the trek to see Perry Baker in the flesh this weekend!   B.C. and Vancouver Place are well prepared for over 70,000 fans attending the Sevens show this Saturday & Sunday.   In conjunction with the Men’s Sevens, will be the Canadian National...


Sevens Back on the Continent

Sevens Back on the Continent

Vegas Sevens last weekend was certainly exciting with an all-American Final.  U.S. Sevens were the Talk of the Town after they walloped Argentina 28 – 0 in the Championship Final.  U.S. Rugby has convinced any of the Doubting Thomas’s that they have more than arrived on the Sevens scene.  There...


Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

The weather obliged for Westshore and CW on Saturday to make the occasion a great rugby day.  Great it was for the Hosts, winning all four matches in fairly convincing fashion.  The Westshore supporters group has grown and they were out in good force to support their men and women. The First...


Westshore Quadfecta – Local Derby

Westshore Quadfecta – Local Derby

Westshore Rugby perhaps may not have sorted their name out fully as yet, following their successful migration from Gordon Head.  We have read game reports that have described the club as Westshore RFC and Westshore Valhallians, a moniker they have not completely shaken.  Oh, well, we at CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Let’s start with some good news.  It’s hats off to the Canadian Women Maple Leafs Sevens, winning the Okinawa Sevens a legitimate event for Sevens Development although some countries ( including Canada), fielded a couple of their regular although younger, players. Caroline Crossley having...


Hosts Take a Squeaker

Hosts Take a Squeaker

Pullin reeled in on this occasion.   CW Women flexed their muscles yesterday, defeating Seattle 86 – 7.  Not to blow their horn with this mammoth total, for they too have been on the receiving end of such a hiding but indeed, it did show what a difference a couple of players can sometimes...


An Opportunity for Redemption

An Opportunity for Redemption

  This Saturday, the Reserves will play the curtain-raiser at Windsor at 1:00 p.m.  Burnaby lead the competition ladder, scoring a mammoth 502 points.  Last time round, there was a thirty point differential between the teams.  The Home venue will make a difference but the Lakers are a...


VALE - Don Burgess

VALE - Don Burgess

In recent days much has been written in a variety of sources about the life of Don Burgess.  ‘Burge’ was in many ways, a rugby Renaissance Man – one ahead of his time.  Nearly everyone who has responded to the loss of Don, has referred to the values and qualities of Don, the man.  Anyone who...


Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

This past year, an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership, we added a link from our website and now have a means of effortlessly doing this. (Check it out HERE). Membership comes with a few perks: • free admission to CW home games• 2 events per year with free food and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Weather last weekend made for some pretty rugged matches.  CW’s Premier Women took it on the chin at Carnarvon Park against a very good Burnaby side.  One observer remarked the Burnaby women reminded him of their strong teams of some five seasons ago and they played a game that would...


Venue Change - Womens Prems Vs Burnaby

Venue Change - Womens Prems Vs Burnaby

Posted in Giving Back / Prems / Senior Women

Windsor water-logged, BLRFC in transit!  As we post, Shep to the rescue and lining Carnarvon.  Same k.o., 12:45 p.m. 'onya, Shep!...


Lomas Loom Large

Lomas Loom Large

Two BIG games for our Premier teams tomorrow.  Women are at home to a Burnaby team that knocked off Caps at their last outing and will be gunning for the "W" to open some competition table “room” between themselves and CW.  Burnaby will be travelling with a full contingent and stock full...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Magician finds something amusing! This pundit was doing too much grieving to be doing any musing on Monday last!  Last weekend was yet another tedious experience for any Canadian rugby fan.  There were many aspects of the game against the U.S. that may have been deemed as improvements...


Organisational Blunder

Organisational Blunder

Quoth The Sage; “Now you see wolves, now you….”  It appears that the Seattle Seawolves failed to realise in sufficient time that their players would require a passport to enter Canada – a condition that B.C. Premier Clubs’ Team Managers need to recognise and deal with some months before...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  It took the game day video to more closely observe the play of Clay ‘Burger’ Thornber from last Saturday.  This writer wishes to add plaudits to the Burger who was involved with almost as much grunt work as Finnemore, Hard Hat earner on the day.  As denoted on this site some time back, Clay...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Local Derby – A Double to CW It was a dismal afternoon that bore witness to Saturday’s contests at MacDonald Park.  CW’s Reserves (Divvies) got the scoring underway early and the boys stretched it to 17 – 3 at the interval.  This pundit picked up the action in the second stanza with CW...


Conditions Conducive to Mudders

Conditions Conducive to Mudders

TRY!  Moose and Mack not in this week's picture! As of now, it's "game on" tomorrow at the Mac.  1:00 p.m. and 2:30 for the men's matches. CW Reserves (aka Divvies) will field a strong side as they seek to pick up where they left off last week at Windsor.  The Tricolour has a single...


Timely?

Timely?

Canada's starting props on Saturday, in the muck at MacDonald! Was Wednesday’s blog timely or not?  Cancellation of games this weekend is looming large, due to fields being closed!  Received a lengthy response from Bruce Kuklinski in regards to the blog.  Bruce serves as Lower Island...