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Los Pumas Vover A Windsor Park

Los Pumas Vover A Windsor Park

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Juniors / Minis / Victoria BC

CW Minis & U14's will take advantage of watching an International team train when Argentina takes to Windsor Park this coming Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. and next Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  On Wednesday, the U14's will train after Los Pumas at 4:30 and Coach Shane has asked as many as possible to take in...


Around The League

Around The League

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

The BCRU Premiership League gets underway this afternoon.  Let's start with CW.  The Tricolors travel to Klahanie to take on the Caps, always tough at home.  Caps had a tough game last week last week with a narrow two point loss to Burnaby.  CW is slowly mustering the troops.  There is a hint...


Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Unsung Hero - Off The Field

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

Who lines our field rain, hail or shine, midweek, weekends?  Who completes the program layout and ensures weekly roster inserts get to the printers on time?  Who assists with the website and its associated graphics? Who designs posters and brochures for Mini and Girls Rugby promotion? ...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

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

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.  In what has been a particularly rocky start to the season, certain individuals have stood out.  Over the next couple of weeks, we will recognize some of these "Unsung Heroes".    The first is Gord Kehoe. Gord's hometown is Alliston, Ontario, where he entered...


Numbers Belie Tale Of The Tape

Numbers Belie Tale Of The Tape

Excitement is in the rugby air as another CDI season kicks off.  The state of the CW Nation appears hale with 58 senior men registered.  These numbers are every bit as healthy as the past three seasons, yet it is a problem that the club is having to field two senior teams.  CW is struggling to...


Fruitless Trek Crosstown

Fruitless Trek Crosstown

In horrendous weather conditions, CW dropped a pair of results to James Bay yesterday.  The Ones found themselves down 10 - 18 at the interval and failed to make any inroads in the second stanza, losing 17 - 33.   The Prems had a plot that could have and some might say, should have, succeeded...


Inclement Weather Cancels A Great Day

Inclement Weather Cancels A Great Day

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

The day that might have been......GREAT!  Most unfortunately, Windsor Park has significant standing water late this afternoon and all rugby fixtures that had been planned for tomorrow - minis, girls and age grade boys and youth are cancelled.  The forecast for tomorrow is .....much of the...


Old School Values Come To The Fore

Old School Values Come To The Fore

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

At practise last night an oleo of talent worked hard, ranging The Park.  Players will need to exhibit the value of selflessness before the starting XV is jig-sawed to take the pitch on Saturday.  Loyalty to the Tricolor and pride of performance will be much needed values as players will...


Age Grade Action All Day!

Age Grade Action All Day!

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

Sunday - Games On!!   Windsor Park will be bursting at the seams this coming Sunday with age grade action.  Minis kick off at 10:00 a.m. followed by U14's taking on Cowichan at 11:30.  At 1:00 p.m. the U16 boys host Cowichan and the U18's open their season against Cowichan at 2:30 p.m.  ...


Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

Rugby Canada Announces ARC Squad

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

Coach Crowley has announced his 25 man roster for the upcoming ARC's to be held again at Westhills Arena in Langford, starting October 11th when Canada takes on Argentina at 6:00 p.m.  It is a very interesting mix of players, predominantly coming from the recent CRC  Competition, an...


That Other Code

That Other Code

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

This time last year, our site was all agog with the news that CW and NSMT's player, Mike Pyke was playing in the Australian Rules Football Grand Final.  Not only was Mike playing, he featured predominantly and was feted widely in The Land Downunder when his Sydney Swans won the title.  One...


Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

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

CW is very happy to announce that Ro Hindson, of the former unamalgamated Castaway RFC was inducted to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame last week.  Hindson who played his rugby with UVic, UBC, UBCOB and a lengthy stint with Castaways, still has a strong affinity with CW RFC.    His blond flowing...


Off To Oz

Off To Oz

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Sevens

  Despite the unavailability of players such as; Mack, Trainor, Ardron, Duke, Hassler, O'Toole, De Goede, Kleeberger and Scholt, Geraint John has selected a solid squad for the trek to Oz.   Nate Hirayama from the Vikes will skipper the side which will include vets, Moonlight, Dala, Hearn...


CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW U14s set their alarm clocks Saturday night for an early Sunday morning drive up to Cumberland as the Comox Valley Kicker’s Rugby club hosted a Jamboree to commemorate the club’s 125th year.  Upon arrival in Cumberland, we were greeted with bucketting rains. After huddling under a roof near...


Students School Hosts

Students School Hosts

A case of "all tied up and nowhere to go"   UVic visited Windsor Park yesterday and gave a clinic to the Hosts, winning the curtain-raiser 53 - 0 and taking the main game 45 - 10.   "Scores perhaps did not accurately reflect the extended periods of possession by CW.  Unfortunately, The...


Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

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

This Saturday, Doug Tate brings a solid group of Vikes to Windsor Park.  The Vikes appear to be a stronger combination on paper than that XV that took JBA apart last week.  It is a group that could include as many five or six "grads" from CW's Junior and Mini ranks however, it is just a duet,...


B.C. Youth Sevens Program

B.C. Youth Sevens Program

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Juniors

The picture tells a story....a big time crowd welcomes the teams in Las Vegas. Head coach of the BC Elite Youth Sevens Shane Thompson has announced a series of ID Sessions as the program begins to build towards the 2014 Las Vegas International Youth Invitational in January. A program...


CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Rugby Club

Looks like Fuli and Zac could be on opposite sides of the ball on Saturday!   Adam Kleeberger and Mike Fuailefau have been selected for the Bears as they take to the road for a hoped for, measure of respectability, this weekend.  The Bears ( 1 & 3) play the Prairie Wolf Pack (2 & 2) in...


Americas Rugby Championship

Americas Rugby Championship

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community

Rugby Canada will host the IRB Americas Rugby Championship 2013 in October at a time when the sport is enjoying unprecedented interest and growth in North America.   Hot off the back of Canada’s qualification for Rugby World Cup 2015, the four-team six-match IRB-funded international...


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...