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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...


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 -...