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Double Header to Men's & Women's Prems

Double Header to Men's & Women's Prems

What an amazing day of wonderful weather to backdrop the action at Windsor which started at 10:15 a.m. yesterday.  The UVic Saxons had a convincing win, although the Islanders were happy with their trio of tries.  Best take-away from this one was the fact that the team had some eighteen...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To Be the Best You Have to Beat the Best This week CW welcomes UBCOB Ravens, recent worthy winners of the inaugural Canadian Club Championship.  Last weekend they were somewhat brought back to ground by the Varsity TBirds, reversing last season’s Premiership Final.  Going into this week CW has...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MEN'S RESERVES Today, a few words from The Sage on the sidelines.  It was a beautiful day at the House of Windsor……sun and blue sky and green grass…..awaiting the team from Port Alberni as they pulled up in their  Black Beauty….over the years a vision for any Home Team to expect a tough...


Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Hard Hat and M-o-M Award winner, Schellie “out the back….” For a change I’d like to commence the game reports with commendations to today’s officials, three in the middle and one touchie, one having come all the way from N.Z. via the way of a naval visitation and seeking out a game to...


Saturday Previews

Saturday Previews

It seems almost foreign to see a Caps team minus Glen McKinnon! With weather predicted as perfect, CW will take to the pitch on Saturday for three outstanding contests.  The Premier Women kick off at 11:15 a.m. Vs Westshore.  With only the two women’s teams in town, the matches...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stretching the point! On a personal note – always good to be at Hornets RFC, as one of the 1968 “re-founding fathers” I can usually bump into an old mate or two and on this occasion it was Bill Dryden.  A good support group of Used-to-Bees was on hand as usual and Nanaimo, your ground, lights...


Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Captain Stewart, airborn! It was a good day for the Tricolors in Nanaimo, winning all three matches and at the same time sympathizing with numbers issues the home club is facing.  CW has known this problem all too well and may very possibly face the same issue, sooner rather than later and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Kickoff Another Season. Another season of CW Mighty Minis kicked off yesterday and this presents an opportunity to thank Anne Jones and husband, Jason who have been the glue that for some eight seasons has ensured the success of the Minis program.  This fact is unknown to most of...


High Hopes - Dashed!

High Hopes - Dashed!

Saturday in Vancouver produced miserable weather when CW fronted at the Prince of Wales H.S. to play the Loma in the Reserves Semi.  The somewhat rustic conditions, the boys having to change in the bus, a Port-A-Potty so far away that players had to urinate behind a building, reminding the...


....And Then There Were Four!

....And Then There Were Four!

OMG....Shut the front door! Heartiest congratulations to CW Men and Women Premier teams, both qualifying for the final four.  The Men turned the tables on UVic with a 45 – 37 win and the women had a fantastic victory over Burnaby, 53 – 29 on Saturday.  Indeed, CW is one of two club sides...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Little Master in action   Our game report labelled Gus Boyd-Porter as “The Little Master”.  Indeed, an honour.  Clive Churchill, the original and still, one and only, played rugby league for South Sydney Rabbitohs in the 50’s.  Sydney’s southern suburbs were a tough place to reside...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Mikey slots a trey! We would be tragically remiss if we were not to honour the Humboldt Broncos players, family and friends with our deepest and sincerest condolences at this heart-breaking time.  Our sadness must know no bounds and may you be strengthened by your support for each other and...


Playoffs Loom Large

Playoffs Loom Large

The Magician returns! CW ‘s Men’s and Women’s Prems face their penultimate matches this weekend as the BCRU Premiership playoffs loom large.  Coach Dovanne has mustered a strong women’s side to put out against the Sarries, a club that has had little success on the field of late.  That being...


Hosts Take a Squeaker

Hosts Take a Squeaker

Pullin reeled in on this occasion.   CW Women flexed their muscles yesterday, defeating Seattle 86 – 7.  Not to blow their horn with this mammoth total, for they too have been on the receiving end of such a hiding but indeed, it did show what a difference a couple of players can sometimes...


An Opportunity for Redemption

An Opportunity for Redemption

  This Saturday, the Reserves will play the curtain-raiser at Windsor at 1:00 p.m.  Burnaby lead the competition ladder, scoring a mammoth 502 points.  Last time round, there was a thirty point differential between the teams.  The Home venue will make a difference but the Lakers are a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Weather last weekend made for some pretty rugged matches.  CW’s Premier Women took it on the chin at Carnarvon Park against a very good Burnaby side.  One observer remarked the Burnaby women reminded him of their strong teams of some five seasons ago and they played a game that would...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Local Derby – A Double to CW It was a dismal afternoon that bore witness to Saturday’s contests at MacDonald Park.  CW’s Reserves (Divvies) got the scoring underway early and the boys stretched it to 17 – 3 at the interval.  This pundit picked up the action in the second stanza with CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

It was a full slate of matches for CW on Saturday.  For starters, The Islanders (VIRU Men’s 3rd Div.), lost to U.Vic’s Saxons, something like a measure of five tries to two. Matches then transferred to the House of Windsor which stood up to the conditions remarkably well after three...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Morgan Tate - good form, good game. Glad tidings, great joy! In the curtain-raiser, Lomas opened with an early penalty at five minutes however CW responded with enthusiasm and sustained pressure, only errors preventing a go—ahead try. Meralomas eventually worked play into the CW half and...


Match Preview

Match Preview

  The curtain-raiser kicks off @ 12:45 and Ollie and his boys will be hard pressed against a quality opponent in the Meraloma. Lomas are 8 – 2 and sitting in third spot on the table vs CW’s 5 – 4, of which, a couple of the four losses should really have been reversed. The Tricolors will...


Christmas Comes Early For CW

Christmas Comes Early For CW

Saturday was gloomy enough however, field conditions did enable both games to take place at Windsor. The writer apologizes to the Rippers with the pre-game report of being winless (in fact, a claim befitting Hornets). The Reserves match saw both teams bobbling opportunities and the Home...


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...