Rugby Club

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

KEEPERS OF THE GATE Every little bit counts when it comes to keeping the head above water, regarding the operating costs required to run a rugby club. Each home game, Gord Hawkins and Peter Kilshaw “patrol” the pathway egress at Windsor Park, courteously requesting a “donation’ from attendees...


Sadness & Gladness

Sadness & Gladness

It is an exception that we post today’s sad story and subsequent appeal. The news comes from a former player, Trevor Pollock who is appealing on behalf of his daughter. “Charleigh's journey started eight months ago, when she had her first unexplained seizure. Our family had no idea the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Breakout by Morra in Paris …..and why does this headline not surprise CW fans?  Windsor Park has seen Josiah’s mercurial magic and enthusiastic exuberance over the past three seasons, patrons scratching their heads; “How did he do that?”  He has been included with a number of Canadian...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TO A MAN!  (Photo; BCRN) Very interesting to note the NSMT’s 7’S were present to a man to offer their thanks and best wishes to their past coach, Damian McGrath, last Friday at JBAA. The coach gave each player a mounted collage of memory, recorded in photo after the team had won their only...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ANOTHER WOMENS' SPECTACLE AT WESTHILLS   Elation, but…..Britt Benn’s face shows the exhaustion and possibly, the frustration of yet, another ‘Home’ underachievement.   A great weekend of Sevens, buoyed by excellent turnouts on both days. The new stands worked well and yes if the same can...


Puttin' on a Show

Puttin' on a Show

TENTH ANNUAL FAMILY SPORT & RECREATION SHOW This Saturday at PISE, Interurban Road Campus.  11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CW Mini Rugby will be represented along with other sports to give the general public an opportunity to be exposed to our program........ This is a unique one of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Burnaby's Watkins Under Wraps  (photo, Compliments of BL's Darren McCrory) SATURDAY’S STORIES A Post Mortem of the Match - CW’s FRF, until Braddock’s departure appeared to have the edge, on occasion to the point of earning a penalty but the M-i-M seemed content for the ball to be...


Stories Within A Story

Stories Within A Story

There were many stories on this day, a day when the elements decided to have their say in CW chasing the prize. Despite a horrendous delay and slow crossing, the boys were in good spirits with great craic, putting matters in perspective. As the adage goes; “The devil is in the details”. Suffice...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Further Reflection on Saturday – Battles Within the Battle [Pictured, Carter grasps at Clayton, while Gavin sets up and Riley oversees!]  In the FRF it was Carter White against Clayton Thornber.  Both chaps have come up through the CW Minis and Age Grade ranks.  Clay via SLS and Carter...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo, credit to CW's Wendy Norman; see MORE for other match photos) .......AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR   Pre-game, UVic's Martin-Freek took a blow and Findlay started. The game was only three minutes old when CW put their stamp on it and it proved to be indelible. Morra broke out and fed...


And Your Roster Is.....

And Your Roster Is.....

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

For those in the know, you will query as to where Schelly and Dobravsky are?  This game has been rescheduled by BCRU due to inclement weather that hit during the season and both players had arranged alternate commitments - pity, but that's the way she rolls!  2:30 p.m. k.o.  Alum touch...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

FOUR to WATCH All Eyes on Nick!  Early in the week we looked at U.Vic’s seniors, so today we mention two freshman who could put a serious stamp on Saturday’s match. We open the batting with Nick Carson, a man of many talents, not the least being his size! We watched Nick handle ball...


Call Out the Army

Call Out the Army

Between all 48 of us we should be able to throw a net over the students – at least for some of the match! The CW/UVic “mutual interdependence” has been no fluke. Years ago, Doug Tate was part of a triumvirate, another of whom had coached the Vikes, of instigators of CW Mini Rugby – a place for...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

  President's Award Recipient - Gradyn Bowd Seniors Lead Vikes into Playoff Swansong The BCRU quarter-final will take place at Windsor this Saturday. The visiting Vikes will be led by a core of graduating players, featuring the recent President’s Award winner, Gradyn Bowd....


Saturday's a Rugby Day

Saturday's a Rugby Day

A strong men's combination has been selected to face Rowers in the final league game of the season. Rowers went down to JBA last weekend with a score line of 12 – 48 and have to return to the Island again to face a team preparing their game for playoff action. The Rowers have been doing it...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A clean pair of heels from JoMo! This Saturday sees the return of Vancouver Rowing Club in Senior Men’s competition. The Reserves kick off at 12:30 p.m., with the Prems at 2:15. CW’s Women Prems kick off against Seattle at 4:00 p.m. for a trifecta of good footie. Two of the three matches...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD PREMIER WOMEN UPSET AT KLAHANIE This was not a Cup Final but what must have been a very satisfying upset for our ladies, posting a 39 – 19 score over the home-team, Capilanos. Caps, in second place in a league which currently looks like, Westshore and the rest, must...


A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

WEEKEND MATCHES Men’s Islanders Westshore Men’s 3RDS @ Windsor, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.Women’s Prems Vs Westshore at Juan de Fuca, Saturday, 12:00 noon. CW’s Julia Folk Hits the Big Time (Again). The club would like to give a shout out to Julia Folk this week.  The Tricolours...


BARNARD CUP CHAMPS REPEAT!

BARNARD CUP CHAMPS REPEAT!

Rain?? What rain? This fan arrived late for the altered start-time for the Divvies and for the first quarter it was close. CW edged to a 12 – 5 margin. Suddenly the switch was turned on and with sure hands assuring width of attack and superior pace the lads opened a 26 – 5 differential at...


To the Games

To the Games

For the ‘curtain-raiser’ this week our Men’s Divvies have posted one of their strongest selections in recent weeks despite some players being called for higher service. In the hopes of finishing with a flourish, we see a combination that finally gives Heppy a rest, Haydn Jenkins and Horton pair...


Here's Your Docket!

Here's Your Docket!

  First on the Block #1 John Braddock, already with a bid of $20 from an unnamed overseas bidder. Opening bid takes place 5:30 p.m., precisely this afternoon at Discovery Street Temple, Happy Hour. Fifteen starters and the sixteenth bid on the bench as ONE. Ah, the bench – a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Smother Defense Well, there was no blog on Monday as the Ruggernut was too busy musing the premier men’s stats! So, here we go. CW Men top the table with points scored at a mammoth 517 in 14 games at an average of 37 ppg. On the other hand, our defensive record shows an average of 23...


They Came; They Conquered!

They Came; They Conquered!

  Tally Time! It wasn’t all disappointing news on Saturday, the CW Women Prems managed to defeat Burnaby, 39 – 17 for a promising start to the afternoon. The match was only two minutes old when CW broke from their own end and Bazian finished with opening points. Burnaby...


SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

    Coach Manning has rewarded the fine play of last week's starting XV Vs Westshore, making just one change, that being the return of Dustin Dobravsky, to face Burnaby tomorrow at 2:45 k.o., Sponarski, Hohert, Kegode, Morris and Hall being beneficiaries of their efforts. This makes way for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  The shoulder-high tackle is being given solid attention by refs these days. CW HOSTS A BURNABY TRIPLE HEADER This Saturday, CW welcomes Burnaby RFC to Windsor; Women's Premier @ 11:30; Men's Reseves @ 1:00 and Men's Premier @ 2:45.  The club's, Men's Islanders will take on the UVic Saxons...