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Developmental Squads Go Undefeated in NACRA 7's

Developmental Squads Go Undefeated in NACRA 7's

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Canada's Women and Men went undefeated in Sevens action this past weekend in the North American and Carribean Championships. The Women walloped Mexico 51 - 0 in the Final and the guys, headed by a brace from CW's Mike Scholz, defeated U.S.A., 27 - 5.  There are Utube clips floating around...


Georgia Upsets Canadian Visitors

Georgia Upsets Canadian Visitors

Posted in NSMT / Canada Rugby / Fifteens

Phil McKenzie grits against the Lelos.   The game report on this one can be read on Rugby Canada or BC Rugby News websites, where reporters viewed the contest.  One always knew this would be tough for Canada despite a stronger Canadian forward selection.  Georgia has six of its starting...


The Ones Break Their Goose Egg

The Ones Break Their Goose Egg

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports / Victoria BC

A moment to Remember was taken prior to kick off when Nanaimo Hornets visit to Windsor provided a small salve for Ceedub Ones on Saturday.  In a very well played, enjoyable to watch and close match, the Tricolors eked out a 24 - 17 win.  The teams traded tries in the early going and it was right...


Bring On Georgia

Bring On Georgia

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens

Ardron in action!  We predict his return to the #8 position will reap reward.   Rugby Canada has announced the NSMT to play Georgia tomorrow.  The team is; 1- Hubert Buydens, (Saskatoon Wild Oats/Manawatu Turbos) Saskatoon, SK 2- Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls,...


Storied Club Visits Windsor

Storied Club Visits Windsor

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div

A brief Hornet History 101!  Being a Founding Father of the rejuvinated (1968), version of the Hornets, The Ruggernut actually has some credibility in reporting this story!  Nanaimo Hornets (originally, The Rovers), were instituted in 1888 when the Free Press reports; “The match between the...


Christmas Plans?

Christmas Plans?

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Discovery Sports Club could be your venue for your office party, gathering of neighbours or family.  For information or to make a booking, contact KEN                              Discovery Sports Club 714 Discovery St....


CW Wants You!

CW Wants You!

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

First Call for volunteers from Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin. November 24th - Oak Bay Light Up; December 7th- Truck Parade If you can help, contact Lucy  ...


.........And Learn, They Did!

.........And Learn, They Did!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News

You may have read it on this site a few days ago that much would be learned from the Women's game #1 loss to France.  Clairvoyant, it was - quickly assimilated and acted upon.  We dip our lids to the NSWT that defeated France 11 - 6 yesterday.  Under inclement skies, the ladies scored the...


Going Forward - Rugby Canada's Plans For Elite Players

Going Forward - Rugby Canada's Plans For Elite Players

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

It is with interest that I read a recent article posted on Rugby Canada’s website, written by Meghan Mutrie, whether or not an “official voice” of R.C., I know not.  The complete article can be read here and I’ll let the reader form their own opinions and questions.   Basically, she proposes...


CW "Props Up" R.C.

CW "Props Up" R.C.

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News

CW has learned that "newly acquired" prop, DJ Sears has been called up to the National Team squad for the European Tour.  Djustice will have the company of another "youngster", Jake Ilnicki who showed some game when he entered the fray late, against The Maori.  These men, (19-22  years of age)...


"Never On A Sunday", Chant Maori.

"Never On A Sunday", Chant Maori.

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

Yesterday, some 22,500 took in the Canada Vs NZ Maori game in Toronto, a crowd somewhat paling the mere 3500 at Westhills for the ARC’s and probably nixing any future big matches for the west coast.  On the tele, the atmosphere appeared to be magic with the exception of some voice...


Also, On Saturday

Also, On Saturday

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News

Let’s rewind to Saturday's 'Big Picture'. The NSWT lost a close one to France, ranked fourth place in XV’s standings and host of the RWC later this year.  Canada, ranked sixth, got off to a slow start and reading between the lines on match reports, it was a game they still thought they could...


Decisions, Decisions...Mistakes, Mistakes!

Decisions, Decisions...Mistakes, Mistakes!

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Juniors / News / Prems

  Saturday at Windsor saw no joy in Mudville, with the season’s best home crowd leaving the park somewhat frustrated after watching the boys leave competition points on the plate, dropping a 5 – 7 decision to The Ravens.   The Raven opened with pressure and posted first points after an...


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...