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...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

The Ontario Blues have announced their starters for tonite's contest at Langford. It is a side with heaps of talent and a strong Tricolored flavour. In the front row, recent adoptees and Team Canada victors over the U.S., Barkwill and Woolridge will be joined by Dolezel and they will line...


Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Sevens / Victoria BC

Learn From The Masters.   King Of Sevens, Waisale Serevi will be present in Victoria on Friday, September 6th to offer a Specialist Training Camp for interested sevens playing youth, ages 7 - 12 and 13 yrs and older.  Serevi's magic is known to many, leading Fiji to two RWC Championships in...


REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

CW is pleased to finally announce that the BCRU electronic registration system for all players is up and running.  To celebrate the occasion, the Club is announcing an Early Bird discount for ALL players, Minis to Senior who are electronically registered before September 8th.   There will be...


Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Burkie Joins Board R.C.    Rugby Canada is all A-Twitter with the announcement yesterday of B.B.'s addition to the Board. Brian  Burke was "appointed"  (Vs. volunteered/elected/nominated).  The patter is that Burke will bring a positive profile, although the opinions are polarised in the...


Meet Our Sponsors

Meet Our Sponsors

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / Minis / News / Rugby Club

It is with pleasure that CW introduces this new feature to our website.  Luke Kratz kicks off this feature.  Luke works with CIBC - Wood Gundy as a Portfolio Manager and Financial Advisor.  Luke has been in the business “for many years”, the past seven of which have been with Wood Gundy. ...


In Pursuit Of Bill

In Pursuit Of Bill

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Rugby Club

Joy at home with tweets of support from Simon Pacey in the east to Kenny Goodland in the west, former NSMT players supporting and congratulating the current crop on yesterday's win!  It was a tough start to the day for this writer as his beloved Wallabies received yet another "clinic" from the...


Canada Announces Strong XV

Canada Announces Strong XV

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Rugby Club

Coach Crowley has announced a very strong starting XV to play the U.S. in South Carolina this Saturday.  Andrew Tiedeman gets the nod to replace Hubie at loose head and Ryan Hamilton starts ahead of Barkwill.  The locks, Jab Sinclair and Cudmore bring a welcome edge, a mongrel that maybe has...


Solid Gold

Solid Gold

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

The thrill of victory shown on the faces of the "Ponytail Powerhouses", CW's Sophie De Goede and Caroline Crossley after their victory over Ontario in the National U16 Championship game.  The girls, Soph @ #9 and Caroline @ #15 were major contributors throughout Pool play and again, in the...


Giving Back

Giving Back

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

CW Special Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin wishes to thank the many CW players, parents, Board members and friends (!!) who volunteered at yesterday's Classic Car Show on The Avenue.  After a rainy start the day went very well with some guys even getting back from Vancouver from the CRC game...


Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Things seem to be getting more and more challenging at the club level as the difficulties of developing and "keeping" players seems to be ever increasingly frustrating.  Oftimes it seems that talent is snapped up into a more and more demanding international fifteens and sevens program. ...


How About These Ladies?

How About These Ladies?

One cannot produce enough superlatives about our Nat's Women.  After a close loss to the home team, U.S.A. the other day, the women were given a reprieve by their "friends", England who came up with a close win in an upset over the same and previously undefeated, U.S.A.   The Maple Leafs had...


Oak Bay Classic Car Show

Oak Bay Classic Car Show

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

Men and women, girls and boys, our Lucy still needs volunteers for next weekend's Big Show.  She can be contacted at OR 250 818 0050.  Don't leave Lucy in the...


CW Boys Make Bears Squad

CW Boys Make Bears Squad

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

  Matt Buckley, Jon Morris and Clayton Thornber have been selected for the B.C. Bears team of 27 players who will contest the C.R.C.s for this season.  The team is a far stronger unit than that assembled in past campaigns but still obviously devoid of players from the current B.C....


Hubert Back to N.Z.

Hubert Back to N.Z.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Canada's loss has become Manawatu's gain with the news that Hubert Buydens has finally inked a pro contract.  In this writer's opinion, the man that most consistently stood out in the last RWC games for Canada was Big Hubie and it seems that he has finally received just reward with a two...


U20 Women Go Undefeated

U20 Women Go Undefeated

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / News / Rugby Club

The Womens Nations Cup for U20 play goes to .... CANADA!  The girls went undefeated in matches against the U.S.A. (2X - 27-3 in the Final!!), Great Britain and South Africa.  Go, you good things! Back in Canadaland, the B.C. Mens U19 team won the Age Grade Championships with a hard...


Tide Topples Tourists

Tide Topples Tourists

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Pictured, firing one from the base of the ruck is CW U15 player, Braydon Tate.   In splendid sunshine yesterday Victoria's Spring Tide teams at the U15 and U17 levels gave visiting West Monmouth School from Pontypool, Wales a rugby clinic, winning both games by a wide margin.  The matches...


Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Women All The Rage !!

Canadian Womens Rugby has hit the headlines again in the rugby world!  WoooWeee!  The Women finished in third place at the recently completed World Student Games in Kazan.  They overcame Great Britain, 36 - 0 for the bronze medal.    Meanwhile, the Womens U20 team has posted an undefeated 3 -...


CW Wants You!!

CW Wants You!!

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

VICTORIA CLASSIC CAR SHOW   CW will once again, be performing a civic volunteer effort at the Annual Classic Car Show.  The club volunteers from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and we will be operating in four shifts of about 2.5 hours duration.  This will require approximately thirty volunteers...


PRC's RESULTS

PRC's RESULTS

A weekend of rugby wound up at UBC yesterday.  Champs were determined in Boys and Girls U18 and Boys U16 catgories as teams from around B.C. battled for the titles.  In the Girls U18 Div, Fraser Valley nipped the Vancouver Island Tsunami, 12 - 7.  These teams have had some classic contests...


CW Appeal For Welsh Billets

CW Appeal For Welsh Billets

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

Two touring teams from Monmouth School, Wales (visitors are U15, U16 and U17 boys) are visiting Victoria soon and we are still looking for billet homes. CW teams have been hosted by this school previously. The dates are July 17th (6:30 pm pickup downtown), July 18th (games at Windsor starting...


SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

SEVENS WORLD CUPS KICK OFF

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Sevens

Canada's Men's & Women's teams take to the pitch today in Moscow in RWC action.  For the men, UVic's  Nate Hirayama has been handed the captaincy for the campaign, always a chance as often Yak comes off the bench as an impact sub,  'onya, Nate - all the best to you and the boys from Ceedub. ...


CW's Everywhere, Man!

CW's Everywhere, Man!

There is a good CW presence in Canada's Sevens Team recently announced to do battle at the RWC 7's Competition in Moscow, starting on June 28th.  Captain Nanyak Dala is joined by Ciaran Hearn, Mike Fuailefau and Lucas Hammond.  Other members are James Bay's John Moonlight who has been a rock...


Ireland Came To Play!

Ireland Came To Play!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club

Ireland laid a 40 – 14 licking on Canada at Toronto’s BMO field, not to mention CW’s Temple, in front of a record Canadian rugby crowd of 20,400 yesterday.  The six try to one final tally was probably representative of events, although as my wife said; “Our Canadian boys always seem to play...


GAME DAY

GAME DAY

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club

Barkwill & Woolridge pack down in another uni.  Both men will be on the pitch today at some stage against Ireland and we wish them well.  News of note overnight saw the U.S. put in a pretty lethargic display in losing to the Kingdom of Tonga ("all glory to God") by a scoreline of 18 - 9. ...


CANADA Vs IRELAND

CANADA Vs IRELAND

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Canada has announced the team to play Ireland this Saturday, a game showed live on TSN at 5:00 p.m. (PST). #1 - Hubert Buydens, (Saskatoon Wild Oats/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK #2 - Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON #3 - Jason Marshall, (Atlantique...