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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(One that got away!) A Really BIG 'Shoe' What a show this week should be! Men and women will be back at it on the practise pitch tomorrow for the weekend’s matches. Our Premier Women travel to UBC on Saturday and our Islanders Men play Comox at The House of Windsor and the Reserves...


A Decade of CW Web Presence

A Decade of CW Web Presence

  The first four years of our website were the result of the efforts and time of former Wanderer and National team player, Charlie (“Duck”) MacLachlan and hosted by his Frontrow Software Co. Duck earned his first cap against Los Pumas, back in 1983. As a hooker, one of his most notable...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GIRLS RUGBY CONTINUES TO GROW Today's photo features three young CW players who participated along with seventeen team mates at the U12 and U14 levels and 73 other girls from Westshore, Cowichan, James Bay and Comox at a weekend clinic held at Belmont H.S., conducted by BCRU Youth...


Don't Miss the Boat!

Don't Miss the Boat!

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Week in and week out readers of this site are exposed to what CW rugby is all about, in fact this year we celebrate a Decade of Presence on the Web. Every year it becomes increasingly expensive to run a rugby club with increases on every turn, from increases of player insurance fees; union...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PLAYER OF THE YEAR CW congratulates Brandon Schellenberger who has been named the winner of the Phil Mack Award for the Indigenous Rugby Player of the Year. Last year U.Vic’s, Crosby Stewart won the inaugural presentation. We applaud the work that Thunder Rugby and its Patron, Phil Mack,...


Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Liam Chisholm in full stride. The weather has put a damper on rugby at The House and across the board this weekend. CW Women were on the hunt for their first victory over visiting UBC Thunderbirds. The women had posted a strong line-up for the match with the Lizzie Adams’ led squad featuring...


BIRDS BURST BUBBLE

BIRDS BURST BUBBLE

"Throttled" short of the line!   Once again, we had the Sage on the sidelines last Saturday.  The following is his take on the affair. Reserves: CW 10 UBC Braves 68Half time: CW 5 UBC Braves 41 Basically the score at half time tells the tale. On the day it was two teams clearly...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

ARC's KICKOFF Canada's NSMT plays Uruguay in Montevideo on Saturday afternoon. (PST, 4:00p.m.).  Best of luck, guys. SYDNEY SEVENS Later today (5:22 k.o., PST), Canada's women start their campaign against Fiji.  This will be followed by games against Ireland...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Adibe away, from Pitsy..... ROAD REPORTS. (Rubes Hit the Big Smoke) Divvies: CW 35 (5t 5c) Saracens 38 (6t 4c) Half time CW 21 Saracens 24 Premier: CW 65 (10t 6c 1p) Saracens 49 (7t 7c) Half time CW 38 Saracens 21   We welcome back the Sage for his take on Sleepless in Seattle. "After...


Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

We bring readers this short video to show where our senior men played yesterday – Starfire Stadium, under the lights!  It was the scene of a plethora of points with CW Prems coming out on top 65 – 49!  In the curtain-raiser The Divvies lost a close one, 30 – 33 but earned two bonus points in...


Men's Wellington Sevens

Men's Wellington Sevens

WAIKATO STADIUM Canada opened their campaign with a welcome return by Fuli and he celebrated with first blood.  Spain went ahead and Kaay replied for a final score of 12 - 12.  It now looks like whatever the differential between Spain and Japan and Canada and Japan will see one team go on to...


ROAD WARRIORS

ROAD WARRIORS

Both CW men's and women's teams find themselves on the road tomorrow.  Our women face another trial when they meet Burnaby at the Lake.  Last week CW was 'clinic-ed' by Westshore, as was Burnaby, by Caps.  Our game reporter quoted from Julia Folk as to "lessons learned and experience gained"...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

"Takin' Care of Business"   Tal Bachman is currently absent from the pitch as he travels with his dad, Randy, on his current; ‘Every Song Tells a Story’ Tour. In talking about the tour, Randy, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) describes it as….”Basically my story and the intertwining...


Hot Time at the House

Hot Time at the House

  Tomorrow promises hot times at the House of Windsor with three senior games.  Starting at 11:15, the CW Women will face current B.C. Champs, Westhore, in what promises to be torrid action.  These teams were very evenly matched in pre-season hit-outs although the combinations of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One of the joys of being the main writer on this site is the fact that there are heaps of stories pertaining to our own players that can populate the site. Unfortunately, oftimes there is simply not the time available to bring readers all of the unique nuances provided by our own players....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"The Boys Are Back in Town" CW will field its three senior teams against cross-town rivals, Westshore, this Saturday as B.C. Premier action resumes.   The Women’s Premier competition will feature six teams this season with the addition of UBC. CW finished strongly last year and have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW ALL OVER! Co-coach of Canada’s U18 Men, Scott with Jacko, Zack, Elvis, Josh and Max Canada’s Maple Leaf Sevens completed the Punta Del Este Tournament yesterday in not too stellar fashion.  This development group went 1 – 5 over the two days, finishing in eighth place out of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

ODDS & ENDS - Up to the Armpits in Christmas Trees! Just a reminder that Tree Chipping will continue this coming Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spread the word. Go, CW! Dates for Your Calendar Premier Season Kicks Off.  Opening Matches will be Vs Westshore...


And Your Starting Lineup Is......

And Your Starting Lineup Is......

Posted in Prems / Rugby Club / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

  Cam scored a try for the Wolves in his first match last season! and a shout out to Owen Wood from Cowichan (an ommission from yesterday), along with CW's Beluci Kegode Can't make it out?  Follow score line...


MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

"CW's" Ray Barkwill Jubilantly Hoists the Spoils! VIRU CRIMSON TIDE Vs SEATTLE SEAWOLVES Seattle Seawolves will take on Vancouver Island’s Crimson Tide tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. kickoff at Westhills Stadium. The Tide, an amalgam of Island Premier teams has not been assembled for...


'Tis the Season

'Tis the Season

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community

Xmas Lunch at the Temple December 2018 Guido the leader…..Jonesy and Knaggsie rounded out the triumvirate, hosting a feast at the Temple for all to enjoy. Many came….many enjoyed…..many laughed…..most were hounded by old embarrassing stories that were well embellished. ( e.g. Jonesy’s...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Men

Kelton Dawe is in his second season with the club, having joined us after a brief stint in Vancouver, after arriving from Nova Scotia. He has not always been available due to demands of work but whenever he has been on the pitch he has been very visible in either the lock or back row spots and...


Voting For Player-of-the-Year

Voting For Player-of-the-Year

Received a tweet from Rugby Canada; "It's that time of year!🏆🗳️ The voting for the 2018 Player of the Year award is open now until December 20th, 2018. A huge congratulations goes out to all of our phenomenal nominees!🏉🍁 #RugbyCA" Vote for your favorite Male VII's and XV's player...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

V.I. CHAMPS A few words from Coach Spenny The Boys U19 B.C. Final will be held at McDonald Park, this coming Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  The opposition will be the Ravens club from Vancouver, who will also have their U16 side in the Final against JBAA as the curtain-raiser.  The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

B.C. CHAMPS!   (Déjà vu all over!)  One week later we find ourselves congratulating this side again.  Our heartiest congratulations today to our CW U19 Girls, Provincial Champs.  The girls defeated Abbotsford, 45 – 10 yesterday in Cowichan.  We’ll try to pick up snippets during the week,...