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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore Women Remain Undefeated Appleby shows clean heels for first try - unfortunately, it was the final try that mattered most! The rivalry between these two cross-town clubs has been intense and produced some memorable matches. Saturday’s was one more for the books. CW started their...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Calamitous Outcomes CW’s two men’s Premier teams seem to have chosen a very inopportune time to go into a slump, verging on that of mediocrity. The chaps lost both games to the students on the weekend and now face two of the league’s toughest and to date, successful opponents, with a trip...


CW Stings Hornets

CW Stings Hornets

Stewart is hoisted high for good possession. In the most miserable of conditions, teams from the top and the basement came together to do battle at the House of Windsor on Saturday. Must take my hat off to the Hornets for sticking with it against a team with considerably more ammo and although...


Tribulations of Travel

Tribulations of Travel

Friday night text to the coach from Will Knott; “sorry coach, got a dose of Away-Game flu and can’t make it!”  Saturday morning at the terminal; “Joe Bloggs just texted and he can’t play today!”  Enough said. This pundit was treated to a smorgasbord of rugby at Klahanie Park yesterday.  I...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

.....there is still room for the "average-sized" bloke in the game!   On the local scene – nada, Ebb Tide off to New Orleans! Otherwise an opportunity for a Saturday “off”, reflection, time with family and friends. Afar, Canada’s NSMT in action Vs Argentina, not exactly sure where on their...


...... and now for The Rest of the Day

...... and now for The Rest of the Day

Premier Reserves. Men. Westshore 20 CW 17. After leading 17 – 12 at the half, aided by tries from CW “Mini grads”, Mike Makaroff and Brendan Schellenberger, the Reserves let this one get away. They will, no doubt rue missing the opportunity. In the waning moments they made three thrusts within...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Game Reports / News / B.C. Rugby / Refereeing / Senior Men

Premier Train on Tracks A much awaited test for the Westshore faithful, the day had arrived.  Play opened with both teams testing. CW’s recycling looked good. Westshore won some ball only to grubber away, Newman covering nicely on one such occasion and made ground. Stewart, Hohert and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Saturday's Results: CW opened VIRU Division1 play with a lop-sided win over visiting Port Alberni Black Sheep. Port did not quite have the fire-power we have come to expect from them in the past however, some young players will progress with the season and they certainly “hung in there”....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Double at House of Windsor - Bonus Points to Boot! CW opened their season on Saturday with a pair of home wins – Reserves, 40 – 12; Prems 28 – 15, against cross-town rivals JBAA. The Reserves were ahead 19 – 7 at the half, with James Bay well “in it”. Both teams scored early second-half...


Prognostications Gone Awry

Prognostications Gone Awry

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

The absolute cock-up of the Canadian National Anthem at the NSMT Vs Romania match on Saturday was most unfortunately emblematic of that which was to follow. I cannot recall watching such an abysmal game of rugby for a long time, as well, Canada had a man advantage for three quarters of the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A clean pair of heels from Charity Williams. Summer Is A ‘comin’ Weekend News – Women’s 7’s – Day#1 – Canada's NSWT went undefeated in Pool play. Caroline Crossley got a few trots and played her role. For me, most interesting news of the day was that the Kiwis left their three top ladies...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Just a note to conclude the BC Rugby goings-on for the season. CW wishes to congratulate the following winning teams for this past season; Rounsefell to the BirdsPremier men – UBC Thunderbirds. UBC jumped out in similar fashion to their semi-final win over CW. Burnaby came back with...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Flukey photo- the writer's M-o-M caught in the same frame - Braddock & Fraser! A good season ends in hard-fought contest. Being the last game report of the season, the writer may just become a little verbose! UBC had been bushwhacked on their last visit to Windsor and they opened with...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Visitors Throw Spanner in the Works at Windsor! Saturday's Game Reports start with a few words of thanks;Thanks to UBCOB manager, getting to the ferry at 6:00 a.m. to get tickets to ensure the boys would be on the nine after huge ferry backlogs. Hats off to gatekeeper, Peter Kilshaw -...


Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

  Schellie at work!   Watching the Braves makes the writer wax nostalgic, harking back to coaching an undefeated Braves team in 1976, containing names such as Gary Hirayama, Hank Edmunds, Graham Taylor, Don Carson, Kane Straith, Jim Burnham, Ian Bousfield, Billy Collins, Peter Bull,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Refereeing / NSMT / Senior Women

Reflections on Vancouver. Sevens, a product of; speed, size, strength and skill. (Arguably in that order!) Day#1: A great effort from Canada – controlled win over Scotland; slow start, quality finish over Russia with Zaruba showing “world-class” improvement, bagging a fin of tries; then N.Z.!...


Tricolour Tripleheader

Tricolour Tripleheader

  Seattle Women, in second place in the Premiership League proved to be a real hurdle to their hosts on Saturday. Seattle opened strongly, keeping CW under huge pressure and in fact, not scoring created some visible deflation. CW managed to survive the early onslaught and work their way...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Great Auction Item - Tickets for Two – Vancouver Sevens Two seats in 7’s Access Area, level 200, center section. These are special “reserved” seats which offer direct access to the Players Entrance and Exit Tunnels. Access ticket holders will also have exclusive access to view...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Zuss on the scoot! Well, it was a bit of an error prone game, some inconsistencies from the ref, although she did apply them equally to both teams! We applaud Canada’s NSWT effort in their 20 – 10 loss to N.Z.’s Black Ferns, 3 tries to 2, this morning (our time). A further try under the sticks...


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...


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' );...


Cinderella Saga

Cinderella Saga

The table was set at The Mac when the ghosts of Bateau, Mole, GG, Swinson, E-balls, Duke, Al Cave and Bubba carried The Crows to an upset victory over the favoured Westshore Velox, in the Men’s 3rd Div. B.C. Final. A toast to many a fine, Liftspan’s past! Well done, Kelowna. The women got...


..........And then there were Two

..........And then there were Two

Britt's Boot Does Damage! With 22 points, the day might have been expected to be called The Jess Neilson Show however, as with all CW women’s games witnessed by this critic, win or lose, it was all about TEAM. The game was only two minutes old when CW won a scrum, Waters observantly saw...


Goliath Schools David

Goliath Schools David

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Refereeing / Senior Men / Senior Women

The above analogy is somewhat emblematic of Thursday night’s contest between Westshore and CW however, on this occasion, David did not have enough ammo!  It was a case of the good big player getting the upper hand over the good little player, under the lights and in the showers on a chilly...


Nine Try Extravaganza

Nine Try Extravaganza

S.B. Morris at his very best! It was a strange day at Windsor on Saturday. It started with some disconcerting news from Schwartz Bay, where one of a number of vehicles transporting SFU Women was rear-ended, resulting in a visit to the E.R. SFU had a “bare XV” and the other ladies were...