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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Senior Men

PRORugby - The Future? We continue episode two with Ray and Jake. CW: A real global strength in North America is women’s rugby.  Recently we heard of the women’s game going pro in England.  How do you see the two genders being mutually supportive and bringing this lesser known sport to...


Monday's Musings - PRO Rugby

Monday's Musings - PRO Rugby

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

A SEASON’S REFLECTIONS A recent pleasure was to sit down with Jake Ilnicki and Ray Barkwill to reflect on their season past, ProRugby – U.S. style. Although we attempted to address some specific questions, the conversation often transferred to more generic issues facing Canadian and North...


Bula!

Bula!

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Senior Men / Sevens

Bula, bula. Say it, it is hard to say it without a smile immediately parting from your lips. Bula means a wide range of things in Fiji but mostly just life. There was Fiji and there was the rest! Can there be enough superlatives about this wondrous group of athletes? These men, whose body types,...


Bronze Beauties!

Bronze Beauties!

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSWT / Sevens

Wonderful achievement.  Congratulations to all involved......parents, coaches, players - you do us proud.  Thanks for your sacrifices and role-modelling as to all that is good about sport.  Just a couple of personal opinions - Landry saved her best to last; Farella played well in the...


Coaching Announcements for CW Youth Girls Rugby program for 2016/2017

Coaching Announcements for CW Youth Girls Rugby program for 2016/2017

Posted in Girls Rugby / Girls U12 / Girls U14 / Girls U16-U18 / Senior Women

The Executive Director of the Female Rugby program at CW, David Crossley, would like to welcome 2 new coaches to its female youth coaching team. Anna Wray, our longtime female head coach and recent recipient of the Rugby Canada Female Coach of the Year award is now busy with her newborn boy,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PATHWAY PATTERNS With women`s rugby all the rage, CW is proud to announce its pathway for female rugby for the coming season. The club has taken a few shots about its women`s program with accusations of everything from poaching to payment. Not so!  Development of women`s rugby has been a...


'Twas the Night Before Rio....

'Twas the Night Before Rio....

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSWT / Senior Women / Sevens

Hello all,  It’s less than 48 hours until  rugby sevens makes history and joins the Olympic family. I can report that our women's team is well prepared (not affected by any of the issues being raised by other nations) and ready to launch their 2016 bid for a gold medal. We here on...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's Dynamic Duo It is with great pleasure that CWRFC congratulates the duo of Caroline Crossley and Sophie de Goede.  It has been a lot of fun to have been part of and watched the rugby growth of these ladies over a period of close to eight years, after they first held a ball at Windsor Park...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club

REGISTER HERE Friday, The Pres; today, the Past Pres; The Don; Old Spice - it's beginning to sound like a political convention!  A note from Chris Spicer, Past President, Regarding Sponsorship of the Club. "My name is Chris Spicer and one of my tasks as Past President of CWRFC is the...


Yak is Back!

Yak is Back!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT / Rugby Club / Senior Men

Canada’s senior men’s head coach Mark Anscombe has named a 26-man Canada ‘A’ team that will tour the UK next month. Canada will face off against Greene King IPA Championship club Doncaster (August 20th) as well as Pro 12 side Ulster ((August 26th). “We’re looking to develop our player depth...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men / Sevens / Victoria BC

Exciting CRC MacTier Cup Finals. Oh well, exciting for some, as the Wolf Pack edged The Rock, 21 – 20 and Ontario pasted B.C. 50 – 21. The bonus point enabled The Blues to end up one point ahead of the Wolf Pack and reclaim the Cup for the fifth occasion. CW had Woolridge, Dingwall and...


125 Years of Rugby in the Hub City!

125 Years of Rugby in the Hub City!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Community / CW Rugby / Senior Men

CWRFC gives a shout out to the Hornets on this, your weekend of celebration. Following a hiatus after the Second World War the club was kick started under the thrust of Kiwi, Barry Millage in 1968.  The Ruggernut was lucky to be part of that renaissance and the Hornets have become a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Reflections (Or, where the heck is Gavin Kratz?) As CW announces LIVE connection for registration for another season, it is easy to take time to reflect on sixteen years of Mini Rugby, players the likes of Luke McClosky, Sophie De Goede, Caroline Crossley, Morgan Tate, Fergus Hall to mention...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Rugby Tour Schools and clubs seem to have become ambitious again in recent years about touring.  Education can be “topped up” and eyes widened by the months of fundraising and excitement leading up to the tour.  Sometimes the most rewarding aspect of the tour is that once you have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PRO RUGBY LEAVES US IN THE COLD The U.S. ProLeague is well into its schedule (Week 14), yet it is difficult to get game reports although scores can be obtained from Facebook but standings would be interesting.  Took some time to scan last weekend’s games and noted only one Canadian in...


Saturday's Smorgasbord

Saturday's Smorgasbord

Women’s Super Series: Hats off to the NSWT, winners of Super Series II after their victory over France, 29 – 10. Laura Russell and her team mates came up with a very inspirational victory for our Women’s Sevens who were presented to fans at Bullen Park, Esquimalt. CW’s Zussman and Waters...


Go for the Gold, Canada

Go for the Gold, Canada

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSWT

Rugby Canada, in partnership with Canadian Olympic Committee, is pleased to announce its 12 athletes and staff that have been nominated to represent Canada at the inaugural rugby sevens competition at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Edmonton’s Jen Kish will captain a side...


CWRFC Announces Men's Head Coach

CWRFC Announces Men's Head Coach

Posted in Coaching / CW Rugby / NSWT / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

President of CWRFC, Don Swainson has announced the appointment of the new Head Coach, Premiership Men, for the coming season. Scott Manning will lead a team of club coaches, still a work in progress, for the coming season. Coaching in the VIRU League and the B.C. CDI Premiership League is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

What a difference a year makes! This time last year in Red Deer, our women lost to England, 15 – 14 and to the U.S., 36 – 28. Yesterday, the women convincingly handed the U.S. a spanking, 33 – 5, bookended by tries from CW’s Britt Waters who opened affairs at seven minutes and Julianne...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ZUSSMAN BAGS A BRACE CW’s Julianne Zussman led the parade to the posts for Canada’s NSWT in their marvellous victory over world #2 ranked, England women on Canada Day, (rather fitting). The Nats chalked up 52 points, 39 in the first half which was pure money. Described by R.C. as; “one of the...


The True North Strong and FREE

The True North Strong and FREE

A RECESS FOR THE RUGGERNUT....... A week off from scribing as ‘catch-up’ around the home has been on the agenda. Not a totally idle week for CW Ruggers, particularly our women. We brought you news about the Island’s Tide successes at last week’s PRC’s. CW had one sibling pair playing on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U16 / Boys U18 / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

Weekend InternationalsUpsets- Georgia d. Fiji, 14 – 3; France d. Argentina, 27 – 0To form; Samoa d. Tonga, 30 – 10; N.Z. d. Wales, 46 – 6; England d. Australia, 44 – 40; Scotland d. Japan, 21 – 16; South Africa d. Ireland, 19 – 13; U.S.A. d. Russia, 25 – 0 and Italy d. Canada, 20 – 18. To add a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Even the Best Need a Rev Up! The following poem was read to the English team by an assistant coach prior to their kick-off Vs Oz in the second test last weekend;THE GUY IN THE GLASS When you get what you want in your struggle for selfAnd the world makes you king for a dayJust go to the mirror...


Bravo, Espana!

Bravo, Espana!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / News / NSMT / Sevens

Thanks, John. Spain, a country that failed to qualify for the RWC Sevens circuit for the 2016/17 season and in fact has not been a regular member of “the show” for two years, has won the Repecharge and will be off to the Rio Olympics. Arguably, the slightly better side in the Final, they...


NSMT Vs Russia

NSMT Vs Russia

Posted in Canada Rugby / Line-ups / NSMT / Senior Men

Changes to the team are minor for tomorrow's game Vs Russia.  Mozac Samson has earned a starting spot in the centers and Pierce, Wilson-Ross and Underwood have been added to the bench. It looks like Hubert 'Moose' Buydens is out with torn ACL - info cleverly searched out by BCRN from...