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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...


CW Junior Rugby

CW Junior Rugby

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

CWRFC, under the leadership of newly appointed Director of Junior Rugby, Don Swainson, recently hosted a luncheon Think Tank on the topic of Junior Rugby, attended by twenty coaches and managers of boys and girls U14 - U18 rugby.  The occasion was also the "launching" of the club's Handbook...


CW's Jack Nyren Makes The Grade

CW's Jack Nyren Makes The Grade

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Pictured in last year's BC winning U16 team at the CRC's, CW's Jack Nyren has continued with his representative career, recently being announced as selected to the B.C. U17 team for the upcoming PRC's.  Some players could very well be selected for the B.C. U18 Championships from this...


Around CW & Upcoming

Around CW & Upcoming

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

FOR YOUR CALENDARS: Saturday, June 15th, U14 B.C. Trial @ UVic's Wallace Field at 11:00 til 2:00. Saturday, June 15th, 4:30......The Temple is open for 5:00 k.o., CANADA Vs IRELAND, join your mates in a Guinness and cheer on the Maple Leaf as they go for four on the trot. NB. Premier...


Giving Back

Giving Back

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

Last weekend a bunch of CW Minis and Womens players assembled at Windsor to partake in the 51st Oak Bay Tea Party.  These young people did a great job, organizing the "float" and wooing the crowds with their candy tossing abilities. CW seeks to be imnvolved with community whenever possible and...


Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Some days are stones but yesterday was a four diamond day for Rugby Canada’s Men’s Program.  The Men’s U20 team scored a solid; four try victory over Uruguay, 36 – 15.  This put them at the head of Pool A and they now play Italy on Sunday to see who gets promoted back to the World Tier One...


Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

Rugby Canada Selects Squad Vs. Fiji - Wednesday.

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

Coach Crowley has named his squad to take on the Fijians this Wednesday at BMO Field, Toronto, KO., @ 3:00 p.m. PST.  The Fijians defeated Japan handily last week and pose a problem for the Canadians.  If you watch French, English and Super XV rugby, you would be constantly amazed by the size...


"I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!"

"I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!"

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Sydney Swans, winners of the Australian Footbal League (aka Aussie Rules), last season, currently sit in third place after ten games so far this season.  This is due in no small way to the league-leading "mark" taker, Canadian NSMT, Victorian and former CW-er, Mike Pyke.  Pyker was the talk...


BC BEARS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF

BC BEARS ANNOUNCE COACHING STAFF

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

A strong triad of coach-management has been named for the upcoming summer season of CRC's.  Head Coach is Burnaby's, Jim Dixon, a man of eclectic rugby background and experience, who along with Kris De Scossa has been the mastermind of Burnaby's resurgence over the past three seasons.  He will...


He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

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

  Rugby Hall of Famer, Ireland captain and British Lions flanker, Fergus Slattery, a man very used to conquering, failed to do all of that on his recent visit to Victoria.  Slattery, a rugby legend to many CW and Victoria "old timers" was present for the grand opening of a picture wall at...


CW's Spencer Robinson Announced BC Boys U15 Coach

CW's Spencer Robinson Announced BC Boys U15 Coach

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Victoria's Spencer Robinson has been appointed Head Coach of the TrueBlue BC Rugby Under-15 boys provincial team for the upcoming summer season. A Level Three NCCP certified coach with experience at the high school, club, provincial and national levels, Robinson will be working alongside...


MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

MIKEYS TO PLAY IN BERMUDA

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

  Fuailefau and Scholz have been chosen to play, along with a couple of other Canucks including Pat Parfrey, for a Barbarian-style team against top English club, Saracens, this Friday Night as a  Fundraiser for Bermudan Youth Rugby.  The encounter will be filmed by UK's Total Rugby.  In the...


BITS & PIECES

BITS & PIECES

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

CANADA NSMT 16 - USA 9.  (FRF in action - Tieds and Hubie at work.) Canada Senior Mens Team defeated USA in the opener of the Pacific Nations Cup today in Edmonton.  Conditions were inclement as the boot of Connor Braid accounted for eleven points and Canada's John Moonlight scored the sole...


Fergus Slattery - British and Irish Lions @ Penny Farthing Pub

Fergus Slattery - British and Irish Lions @ Penny Farthing Pub

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC

  Fergus Slattery BRITISH and IRISH RUGBY LIONS  1971 and 1974   “The Present Honors the Past”.   On Sunday, May 19 th   at 3:00pm, “The Penny Farthing Pub” will play host to the unveiling of a special wall, that will honor the memory of two of the greatest rugby teams that have ever played...


CW Gears Up To Host League Leaders

CW Gears Up To Host League Leaders

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Home team, Castaway Wanderers, has announced a strong selection to play a rampaging Burnaby Lake team tomorrow at Windsor Park. The Lakers will be extra keen to add a CW scalp to a very impressive record in recent weeks in the CDI League.  Burnaby, with a monstrous and very skilled pack, will...


Not Necessarily A Very Good Day!

Not Necessarily A Very Good Day!

Saturday last saw The Tricolors visit the Shark Tank.  Bayside, a club battling relegation and their plight looking even more dismal following the Ravens win over hosts, JBA, provided more than sufficient creditable opposition for the visitors.   The Ones needed a win and a win of some measure...


Kudos to Rugby Canada

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Rugby Club

It is great to report Rugby Canada "thinking outside the box".  Last week, RC's Steve Lancaster, newly appointed, Kiwi Manager of High Performance and Mike Shelley, SMNT U20 Coach, visited the CFL trials for players selling their wares to the various Canadian scouts.  This UTube Total...


U11's/U13's Go 8 & 0 @ Cowichan Jamboree

U11's/U13's Go 8 & 0 @ Cowichan Jamboree

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club

Hats off to CW Minis who made a splash at Shawnigan Lake Jamboree today (Sunday).  The U11's and U13's went undefeated in winning four games each and playing some very good rugby in the process.  Check out the photos for action pix.  Thanks to our coaches today, Lance and Mark and all...


CW Bolsters The Ranks

CW Bolsters The Ranks

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Line-ups / Prems / Rugby Club

Coach, Hyde-Lay has announced a strong XV for Saturday's Bayside encounter.  Mike Scholtz has finally completed a long injury recouperation period and will join Mike Fuailefau in the centers.  Although Fuli was called up for VII's duty, he saw little playing time, so this pair should be itching...


CW Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner

CW Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW wishes to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all patrons who attended or contributed to our recent Annual Dinner,  held at Uplands Golf Course.  The evening was another outstanding success, enabling the Board to breath a collective sigh of relief, as the club remains solvent for another season! ...


The Weekend That Was!

The Weekend That Was!

The curtain draws on a very interesting weekend.  Firstly, congratulations to the NSMT Sevens, marginally being nutted by Samoa 7 -12 in the Plate Final at Hong Kong.  The boys earned 12 MAJOR points, moving up the ladder to ninth place, vaulting the more illustrious 'Poms'.  An excellent...


CW Womens Rugby Hits The News

CW Womens Rugby Hits The News

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

This news is a little stale but CW wishes to congratulate Sophie De Goede - a Minis to Magic success story on her recent selection to play with the BC Womens U18 team at the Las Vegas Sevens.  Sophie epitomizes the term "work ethic", plus being endowed with De Goede and White genes, being the...


CW Salutes Volunteer

CW Salutes Volunteer

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

With the launching this new web site, it is most fitting to recognize Charlie ("Duck") MacLachlan.  'Duck' is a former Wanderer and national team player and for the past five years, has hosted this site, as his way of "giving back".  He has been a long time friend and supporter of CW since...