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Waterlogged and More to Come!

Waterlogged and More to Come!

Battle of the Bays CANCELLED ALL CW RUGBY - MEN & WOMEN CANCELLED DUE TO TO FIELD...


Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Captain Wooldridge drives for the line! With seven players who have suited up for The Tricolours this season, missing on duty with NSMT’s XV’s or VII’s, CW will rely heavily on the contribution of two former Vikes captains, Dustin Dobravsky ( #8 ) and Remi Ancil as they travel cross-town...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Prems / Senior Men

Rugby Canada Men get shellacked again! I use this description, given their being outscored 34 – 14, at one stage it was 34 – 7 (34 unanswered), in the second half! In today’s match against the U.S.A. in the American Pacific Challenge, Canada led at the half 23 – 13 but found themselves trailing...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sevens Seek to Right the Ship Rugby Canada has confirmed speculation by many of the appointment of Damian McGrath as the new Men’s 7’s coach.  The players have a week to sign contracts and it will be back to work this week, in the most literal sense of the word, be it verb or noun!  Hopefully,...


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The final reports from an undefeated weekend have come to this blogger’s desk. From the Westshore Women’s Premier match; what is becoming the hallmark of Ceedub women – a complete team effort with an emphasis on defence was once again the mainstay in their win, a total commitment to the tackle...


Grads et al, Offer Tutorial to Undergrads

Grads et al, Offer Tutorial to Undergrads

There was plenty of pre and post-game respect between two fairly even Premier protagonists yesterday at Windsor Park. Early match scores filtered back from Westshore where CW Premier Women managed to squeak out a last play win when Kara Galbraith booted a penalty to nip the hosts, 37 – 36...


Scholtzie Returns

Scholtzie Returns

Sorry about the reso - after all, he is larger than life! CW takes on UVic on Saturday at Windsor in two matches - Ones Vs Norsemen @ 1:00 p.m. and Prems Vs Vikes @ 2:45.  On paper it appears to be pretty even as both teams strive to get a leg up on Barnard Cup standings.  James Bay lead the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A CW Homecoming This coming weekend will see the return of many former CW Juniors and others who have spent countless hours at Windsor but now ply their trade with UVic. The Vikes will likely feature names from the following; Macbryan Bos, Jeff Nishima-Miller, Joe Erlic, Morgan Tate, Fergus...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Saturday’s “Curtain-Raisers” “A beautiful day at the park”, as a renowned CW wag was overheard. The day opened with an alert intercept from CW’s Laura Sargent to start what was to become a scoring parade in the women’s premier game. Cowichan quickly responded with a bullocking run from...


Points Aplenty at The Park

Points Aplenty at The Park

It was a great day for rugby. The players, officials, fans all contributed to fulfill the pre-game hype. It was a classic. Top class Canadian players pitting their skills against each other and being clad in club colours added to the competition in a ‘big game’ atmosphere. James Bay worked hard...


A Super Saturday at Windsor

A Super Saturday at Windsor

Rugby fans will be the guaranteed winners this coming Saturday at Windsor Park with three games of action on the pitch including the defending women’s Premiership Champions CW, taking on Cowichan R.F.C. and ending with one of the most storied rugby rivalries in Canada as James Bay travels...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

U18 Boy's Action - Lachie Gives a "Don't Argue"! Further weekend Scores and tidbits:  A new chapter in CW U.18  boy's rugby kicked off last weekend when they crossed the Malahat to take on Cowichan. The fixture was belatedly moved to Brentwood College, a long-time supporter of CRFC and...


V.I.R.U. Kicks off Another Season

V.I.R.U. Kicks off Another Season

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

"T-A-G" Thornber goes to work! The Juan De Fuca field, home of the newly founded, Westshore RFC was a made to order setting for the season’s opener on Friday night.  A perfectly manicured, lined and bleacher accompanied pitch, compliments of the local council and a pavilion which is...


Strong Selection Announced to Face Westshore

Strong Selection Announced to Face Westshore

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Prems / Senior Men / Sevens

Castaway Wanderers, despite a very strong club culture, has had some lean years on the pitch in recent seasons. There has always been the odd, spirited, inspirational performance but the sustenance has not been there. There has been some solid off-season work done this past summer, in an effort...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Season Opens in Spectacular Style CWRFC kicked off the new season with an oleo of activity for all ages at Windsor Park last Saturday. Mini rugby and age grade rugby got underway on Sunday with good attendances. Saturday’s event was highlighted by the appearance of Olympic medalists,...


YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

  Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., CW kicks off a Gala Opening to the coming season. Parents can register, try their hand at rugby golf and rummage through available swag while the kids from 5 – 15 can test their rugby skills. There will be an opportunity for pre-minis to run around a most...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Drive for the Prize Begins CW’s Men’s and Women’s teams get their campaigns underway next week. The Women travel to Burnaby Lake on Saturday, 16th to get started on the business of defending their B.C. Premier crown. With gaps in the starting line-up, the ladies will find out it is possibly...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Gala Kickoff to Rugby Season Today we bring readers a “teaser” notice for the tenth!  Saturday, 10th September, CW is planning a Gala Kickoff for this coming season, for players, parents and friends from minis to senior men and women.  It will be a day when newcomers will be introduced to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Clinics / Community / CW Rugby / Refereeing / Rugby Club

Level One Officiating Course Date: Sunday September 11th, 2016 --Victoria Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm Location: Westshore Rugby Club 1767 Island Hwy Victoria (Colwood) BC Cost: $70 + tax Facilitator: John de Goede Contact:  document.write( 'jo' +'hn@de' +'goede' +'.ca' );...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW at the Nationals Today it’s hats off to B.C. Girls, Boys and Senior Women on their successful achievements in Toronto at the R.C. National Championships over the past six days. B.C.’s Senior Women finished in third place. They did manage to defeat Julianne Zussman’s, Quebec and National...


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...