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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, Peter Bull, Billy Treloar, Al Kave...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 A SPECIAL EVENT Despite this being late notice, CW would like to invite as many supporters that can be present to The Temple tomorrow evening, 8:30 p.m. following the men’s and women’s practise. There will be a showing on the BIG screen of the controversial Pool match from the Sevens,...


Triple Header at The House

Triple Header at The House

Saturday’s action kicks off at 11:15 a.m. when The Tricolour ladies face Burnaby. Two weeks back, these two teams had a doozy at Burnaby, with CW coming on late, from behind to get the W. Ne’er-the-less, Burnaby earned another bonus point to top the heap with eight. Tomorrow, CW will be minus a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

.....and we get to see her at all home games!!  Nominated Canada Women's Player-of-the-Year, CW's Julianne Zussman.  You beauty! When the scrumming machine breaks down, what do you do? “You push hard, I’ll push hard…..” CW Prem Women Eight" Vs a ‘CW Men’ Tight Five! What a club! Copped...


The Sage Reports

The Sage Reports

This week we welcome The Sage back for his always, different perspective of the game. Div One: Tries: Brendan Gerhardt, Kyle Hohert, Marcus Hall and Grant Baird. Goals – Gerhardt – 1 pen., 4 conv. There were two main story lines in this match.  Firstly, a full eighty minutes of battle The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Put Yourself in this Picture. Catching a Tyee at the marvellous Langara Lodge, Haida Gwai! It does not get any better, or try a day on halibut for a change. Thanks to Rick Bourne and Langara Adentures for making this a possibility. At Open Auction, more often than not such a bucket list can...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Community / Senior Men

Unsung Hero - Off the Field During the past two to three seasons, Bill Hutchinson has quietly slipped under the radar around CW. Bill, in his later work years, has been seen more frequently on the sidelines. He was observed giving senior men’s team Manager, Craig Thornber a hand on game...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Kicks OFF With Good Style The Tricolors travelled to the Hub City on Saturday to play the first match in the VIRU Island Div II League.  The boys came back to The Temple with a 35 - 3 W under their belts.  Doff of the cap to Brian Kim and Kyle Horan, named M-o-M. A good start for this...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

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

Island rugby recommences this Saturday when CW Div 2 travels to Nanaimo to battle the Hornets. Comox will visit Westshore in the other match in the newly formed VIRU Div. 2 League. Looking at BCRU Leagues for the spring, it appears that there is slow growth in the number of teams playing –...


Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald and buddy, Schalk Burger. CW rugby invites all former teammates and colleagues of Gerald Steenkamp to attend a function in his memory to be held at the Bard and Banker Pub tomorrow, Sunday, 15th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This will not only be an opportunity to share Gerald memories but...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Community

Many thanks to all the volunteers and to Bartlett Tree Experts for a successful Tree Chipping campaign. The event would not have been a success without trees!  So, a HUGE thanks to all who came by with trees and donations. Funds raised will go towards keeping our CW Rugby teams alive...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

FROM, the boys sporting their Canadian dinner jackets in the luxury of the London Irish dressing room, we bring you Ciaran Hearn who has just signed a new two-year deal with the Irish has started in six of the Irish 13 winning games this season. Ciaran is from Newfoundland however, has teamed...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women

Lizzie Adams on the fly for B.C. Today we introduce readers to Lizzie Adams. Lizzie with such a “newness” to our Women’s Premier program, many of us need to be introduced to the players – Lizzie Adams, in her first season with the club has been described by one of her team mates as: “the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING Saturday, Dec., 31st 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Sunday, Jan., 1st 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.Monday, Jan., 2nd 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Saturday, Jan., 7th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Sunday, Jan., 8th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Windsor Park, Rose Garden, Currie Road GET...


Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

When will he ever learn?? England’s captain, Dylan Hartley, sent from the field once again last week. The disdain on Eddie Jone’s (face in the crowd), kinda said it all! Hartley had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he swung a ‘haymaker’ which made some contact, arguably...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Senior Women / Senior Men

JOHN SHERIDAN John, you and I go back some years. I seem to recall you arriving at UVic with a Victoria Junior Canadian Football pedigree. With this background, you threw your hat in with the forwards, correct? CW: What are your recollections of those days?JS: I played football from age 14 -...


Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community / Senior Men

Not too long ago we made an appeal for funds for Gerald Steenkamp, a former CW player and coach, to seek the maximum medical assistance for his dire health condition. Gerald ended up pursuing alternative medicine for his battle, something he was extremely grateful for however, as is most often...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Men

                                                                                                                     Yesterday's blog finished with compliments to last year's grads who came back to Windsor to cheer on this year's counterparts. Today we continue this story line.  We...


Is This the One?

Is This the One?

It has been a rewarding “first half” of rugby for CW with The Ones finishing in third spot and the Prems in second – the only Island club with both teams in the playoffs! Of course, these placings pose a challenge on Saturday, with The Ones needing to travel to Port Alberni whilst the Prems need...


Top Two Tussle

Top Two Tussle

When it was all done and dusted, CW came away from MacDonald still sporting a bagel against James Bay from the three encounters so far this season in Premier play. It was a day that only the staunchest of rugby fans might want to brave to watch these storied clubs do battle. Perhaps it was...


Upcoming Rugby Engagements

Upcoming Rugby Engagements

This weekend; Today, Canada’s NSMT are playing Samoa at time of posting. The downstream is interrupted but you could try www.worldrugby.org Canada will be bolstered by the return of Jamie Cudmore and Philly Mack gets the start at #9. Hearn returns to the centers with Blevins, a combination...


Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Anton on his way to a hat trick! Katie McNally goes hard!   We preface this week’s game reports with a shout out to Erich Eichhorn from Allsports Media. Erich has kindly provided us with a couple of game pix as our main man, Ron Willems, is successfully recuperating from surgery and will...


A New Captain Canada

A New Captain Canada

DTH van der Merwe will carry the honor of the Captaincy for the first time against Romania. This is a very well-deserved honor for this young man who has given yeoman’s toil and blood for the Canadian cause and leads by example. CW wishes ‘Deet’ and his boys “all the best”. A CW Six Pack...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women / Senior Men

Forward progress halted! Just a teaser today for Saturday’s action at The Park – triple-header at The House of Windsor. Premier Women start the day at 11:15 a.m. against Cowichan RFC. Kelly Russell and her crew have mustered a 2 – 2 record so far this campaign versus CW’s 1 – 3,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Andrew Goodmunseth on the go.... Cowichan RFC Ambush CW! Cowichan RFC laid a reality check on the visiting CW Ones last Saturday at Herd Road. The Piggies were full value for a convincing 46 – 19 win, rounding out an “up-Island trifecta” for the weekend. At one point, Cowichan had two men in...