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U14's Open The Season

U14's Open The Season

Posted in Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW hosted Shawnigan Lake School U14's yesterday at The Park.  The session was "developmental" in substance.  All the boys worked in skills stations before partaking in a "friendly" scrimmage.  This was a good opportunity for some of the "new" U14's (12 yr olds) to try their skills on the...


Recapping The Weekend

Recapping The Weekend

Scotty ('The Bus') Franklin, on the rampage at Gordon Head.  Relishing his return to #8, Scott had a solid game, being named MoM.  (Game photos posted - credits, Ron Willems.) The two matches at Gordon Head produced somewhat stereotyped results, with CW opening up big leads and the home...


All The Latest

All The Latest

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

D DAY FOR DONORS....... tomorrow (Friday 13th...nothing suspicious about that!!) is the last day for CW's Blood Drive.  Congratulations and thanks to NSMT guys, who give blood on and off the field - Adam Kleeberger, Connor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, Pat Kay, John Moonlight, Mike Fuli and Connor...


Season Opens With Cup Action

Season Opens With Cup Action

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / News / Prems / Victoria BC

This Saturday The Tricolors take to the pitch at Gordon Head against the Velox Club in the VIRU Barnard Cup opening game.  1ST DIV. kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and the Main Game is at @ 2:45 p.m.   It will be an interesting contest, possibly the last between these two teams played at Gordon Head...


Donors Top Double Digits

Donors Top Double Digits

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

Former Junior, Ben Lawless, back in town, all the way from Fort McMurray, gives his pint of claret!  Lucy reports that donors reached and extended well beyond double digits over the weekend.  There is a large contingent of NSMT players giving tomorrow and we remind folk that the drive concludes...


Recent Reflections Of The Average Joe Club Fan

Recent Reflections Of The "Average Joe" Club Fan

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

The Prez and Joe Fuli ham it up!    The paradoxes of Canadian Rugby from global to local are many.  The fan has to admit joy with the successes of the Men's and Women's XV's and VII's results over the past 6 - 8 months however the questions of  where and how far we go are enigmatic.  This...


Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Sevens

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Minis Are In The Starting Blocks

Minis Are In The Starting Blocks

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

Minis for girls and boys, ages 6 -11, kick off this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. @ Windsor.  We are hoping to have wi-fi so parents can sign up electronically.  There will be some kit available for purchase.  Players we will have some homework for you....take a brochure and give it to your best pal...


Don't Waste That Claret!!

Don't Waste That Claret!!

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

CW's Blood Donor Drive has commenced this week.  We have seven and counting.   Canadian Blood Services, 1-800-2DONATE; 3449 Saanich Road.     Saturday is a BIG DAY.......give blood, watch Victoria Sevens.  One sot open mid-morning, Saturday, contact Lucy...


It's No Fluke!

It's No Fluke!

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

............that Canada's Senior Mens Team program is showing a vast imrovement with performance and results.  The video shows some of the approach that has been responsible for recent gains.  It is also a very motivating collage for any young players who are thinking of focussing on rugby with...


Grizz Open Their Account - 40 - 18.

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

  CW thanks Mark Bryant of BCRN for posting this to UTube.   Plaudits to all players on the pitch tonight for a positive effort to play both constructive and entertaining rugby.  This comment is not to negate the intensity of the defensive effort witnessed on Friday but tonight's Bears...


CRC's Resume Tomorrow

CRC's Resume Tomorrow

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

Clubmates from last season, Burger and Barkwill did battle on Friday. The Canadian Regional Championships come back to Westhills Stadium tomorrow when the B.C. Bears play The (Atlantic) Rock at 4:30 p.m.  A casual fan wonders just how Rugby Canada (or whomever), could sanction a...


CW Pre-Season Goings On...

CW Pre-Season Goings On...

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

CW reminds all past, present and prospective players that training commences this coming Tuesday at Windsor Park in Oak Bay at 6:15 p.m. New players are especially welcome and any potential players should browse this site to get a sense of our club.  Go to; Calendar for all training dates...


..........And Now For Something Rather Special

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / News

  This promo video for Women's Rugby comes compliments of Rugby Canada.  It is insightful to see just why the Women's program has been so successful over the past months.  You go,...


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!

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...