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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

UNSUNG HERO – ON THE FIELD Nathan Oliver Plenty of rugby afoot but none on the CW front. The Ruggernut recently caught up with club MVP, Nate Oliver and got the skinny on his presence with CW rugby. This “Mighty Mite’s” yellow head gear can be spotted anywhere on the field where the hard...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Just a windup on the Women’s IRB Tourney. It was alluded to that there was a heavy CW volunteer involvement in an earlier blog on this site. Today, we would like to name names, starting with Dave Crossley, Chair of Local Organization – logistics, team liaison, volunteer management,...


Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / Prems

(This game will be televised “live” at http://www.bcrugby.com/live/ ) It appears that Burnaby are coming to Windsor, loaded for bear with a selection that probably represents as good as they can muster. Cejvanovic has joined in from the NSMT’s 7’s; both Gotegote and Dolesau added in the...


Final Match of the Season

Final Match of the Season

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / NSWT / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

  In preparation for the Burnaby Battle, we bring viewers the final fifteen minutes of last Saturday's game against the Thunderbirds, how the game was not won by the visitors almost appears a travesty based on this footage.   We have no word about the squad but "go pro" reports Tuesday as...


Blue Collar Performance

Blue Collar Performance

Eighty minute story, short. Fifteen blue collar guys fronted for the full eighty against the (new) league leaders, UBC, on Saturday. Hats off to The Ones, who, despite a lop-sided score produced a gutsy effort in the curtain-raiser. Our man at the park reports; “…despite many tries chalked up,...


Game Day

Game Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Prems / RWC / Victoria BC

REES BOOT Did a little delving after the fact and reckon this postscript blog is a credit to players who have learned how to play together as a club team but wear their loyalty to their schools in their hearts – the epitome that is the very essence of this great game of ours. SMUS fielded –...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

The CDI Premiership and Library Square Cup pick up play this weekend after a lengthy layoff. CW travels to UBC and a stint at the new Thunderbird Stadium. On paper it would appear a “no-brainer” as UBC sit in second place and the visitors are in the basement however with a closer inspection,...


March Madness Visits Windsor

March Madness Visits Windsor

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems

Perhaps the reader may need to be a little forgiving this week for anything deemed as “overly superlative” but the effort tugged at the strings of this old timer’s heart – the very essence of the game which unfolded on Saturday. In a season that might be summed up as “tough” with yet...


Vikes Visit Windsor

Vikes Visit Windsor

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems / Victoria BC

Unfortunately, the First Div game is on hold - either a "re-sched" or points forfeiture.....no news on this front, suspect player shortage on CW's part.  However the "Big Shoe" will go on with k.o. slated for 2:45. UVic come into this, cock-o-the-hoop, sitting tied for first with...


One Way Traffic

One Way Traffic

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Prems

A poor weather forecast did not eventuate and Ravens and The Tricolors assembled to establish bragging rights in both Div 1 and Prems Rugby. The First Div game saw Ravens stalwart, Benz Hendrickson, trundle over for the opening score but that was really all of the Jericho shine in this one. CW...


Saturday's Struggle

Saturday's Struggle

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

With just three more home games remaining, CW takes on UBCOB Ravens this Saturday at The Park. This will be a mammoth occasion for both clubs with a mere three competition points separating the teams. These clubs have very similar records in their play this season. Ravens are 3 – 7, CW is 2 –...


Downstreaming Disaster!

Downstreaming Disaster!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Prems / Sevens

Couldn’t cross the pond yesterday however looked forward to first viewing of BCRU’s down streamed version of the “match-of-the-day”. Although I was late tuning in, I had missed nothing, as “power had failed”, so it was to be old-fashioned radio the rest of the way. I can’t be too critical, for...


B.C. Rugby Action

B.C. Rugby Action

The Tricolors head to Klahanie with two teams tomorrow to play a make-up, "rainout". The result at the Premier level will have a decided effect on the points table. Let’s start with The Ones. Capilanos are undefeated in this grade and with a match in hand could vault over Burnaby into first...


CW Takes Decider

CW Takes Decider

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Prems

All Wrapped Up With Nowhere To Go! This scribe did not see this one in the flesh but the video is well worth a watch. It was far from an all-time classic. It was an error-filled, whistled-punctuated, close, hard-fought battle between these old rivals. The report will...


Boys Break Bagel at Boatmen's Expense

Boys Break Bagel at Boatmen's Expense

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports / Prems

  Under sunny skies and a good crowd in attendance, team captains opposing each other in the battle of the FRF, the stage was set at Brockton for an interesting Premier contest. At the end of the day, The Tricolors chalked a nine-try, 53 – 18 spree over Rowers. This table had been set with...


Canada's Campaign

Canada's Campaign

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

Just about sevens'ed out after watching some great stuff downstreamed.......much improved, almost high def.  Main observation, men-in-the-middle still give higher ranked teams the benefit of the doubt at the breakdown.  Canada faced tough opposition and lost both their openers, to N.Z....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Tough Times – Tough Players This week, Canadian Sevens is in the news, bigtime. Let’s start with the women who have left Mag Harvey, World Rugby’s Female Player of the Year, at home for the Brazil Sevens, starting on Saturday. Coach Tate has added two rookie “youngsters”. Although these...


They Came, They Conquered!

They Came, They Conquered!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems

A defensive wall blocks Oliver's progress.   Clubs on the mainland have already seen it but CW was witness to Seattle being the real deal, take this to the bank from a former sceptic regarding their inclusion in the CDI comp – class, on and off the field. The main game saw a notable...


Rugby Returns

Rugby Returns

This Saturday rugby will return to Windsor when the visiting Seattle Saracens take on the Tricolors in an exhibition game. Saturday’s contest is going to be a hard match…a mini International! Readers may well question the task of winning, based on pre-Christmas form but of course the Saracens...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

SEATTLE, A WHO’S WHO OF U.S. RUGBY. Today we will take a look at some of Seattle’s players. Seattle RFC has a long 49 year history, (1966 founding). In 1971 Old Puget Sound Beach RFC formed. Finally, in 2006 Jeff Lombard’s (well known in Victoria), OPSB merged with Seattle and the club became...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The year in review would have to have the performances of Canadian Women’s teams in both VII’s and XV’s as arguably, the top achievement. Further to this, Canada will be hosting a leg of the Women’s World Rugby VII’s Circuit in April. This tournament will take place at Westhills Stadium in...


Chalking 'Em Up!

Chalking 'Em Up!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Juniors / NSMT / Prems / Sevens

A tip of The Ruggernut's cap to Sean Duke.  Dukey surpassed his team mate, John Moonlight's try tally in Dubai last week. Duke, at 26 promises to be around for a while yet to add to that total.  109 tries is a formidable total and ranks highly amongst the list of all-time try scorers on the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / NSMT / Prems

CDI Crunches At the Top After last weekend, the CDI Premiership delineated clearly between the top five and the bottom three with The Birds leading the way. Most unfortunately, for the Tricolours after their visit to Jericho on Saturday and subsequent 17 – 18 loss, they find themselves ten...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul.

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

LEST WE FORGET CW Vs ROWERS BOOK IT! THIS SATURDAY - SUPPORTERS' LUNCHEON - PAVILION EAST - 1:00 p.m. This event will be held for all SPONSORS, 20/20 MEMBERS & SOCIAL MEMBERS.  This serves as a reminder as you have previously been notified for purposes of menu and libations....


Rowers Enter The W Column @ CW's Expense

Rowers Enter The W Column @ CW's Expense

It was day of mixed results at Windsor. All in attendance hoped that the table had been laid with a highly motivational and inspirational victory by The Ones. The locals led early and it lasted for a long time, in fact until the last five minutes of the half when the dam burst and Rowers scored...