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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...


Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

The Brooding Soldier reminds us of those Canadians who gave their lives at the Battle of Ypres, succumbing to the first gas attacks. In these times of uncertainty, let us take some time tomorrow, Remembrance Day, to do just that. Ypres, 1915 - The Brooding SoldierTHIS COLUMN MARKS THE...


CW/Westshore Split a Pair

CW/Westshore Split a Pair

Well and truly smothered! It was a throwback to over a decade ago when league rugby returned to Carnarvon yesterday – and a huge thanks to the neighbours who retrieved some balls booted over their fence – hope you enjoyed the games! Decimation of the Windsor site saw CW playng at Carnarvon...


Dark Days at Westshore

Dark Days at Westshore

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

The news of a forfeit from President, Mark Wyatt filtered its way to The Don and crew who were enjoying watching a great match at UVic between the Vikes and Guelph last night. The word was that Westshore could not field what they deemed as a “safe” FRF for the Premier contest. The resultant...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CIS action begins tomorrow at UVic. The UVic Women, led by prolific point-scorer, Jess Neilson, member of CW’s Premiership winning team and Coach, Britt Waters who dons The Tricolor each week will both play a huge role as to whether UVic will be able to retain the title they won last year. Other...


Two Tries Short of a Perfect Afternoon!

Two Tries Short of a Perfect Afternoon!

A day which dawned grey and dismal, started out well enough for the Castaway Wanderers on Saturday at Windsor. The men’s Thurds took to the field for their second match of the season against a JBAA team which featured mostly youngsters, no doubt many grads from last year’s U18’s. Credit to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

From Rugby Canada website....... MONTEVIDEO — Canada 'A' lost 27-22 to Samoa 'A' Sunday to conclude its Americas Pacific Challenge campaign. Canada got a first half penalty try while Ben LeSage and Gordon McRorie also touched down in the second half. Samoa took an early 7-0 lead before...


Waterlogged and More to Come!

Waterlogged and More to Come!

Battle of the Bays CANCELLED ALL CW RUGBY - MEN & WOMEN CANCELLED DUE TO TO FIELD...


Grads et al, Offer Tutorial to Undergrads

Grads et al, Offer Tutorial to Undergrads

There was plenty of pre and post-game respect between two fairly even Premier protagonists yesterday at Windsor Park. Early match scores filtered back from Westshore where CW Premier Women managed to squeak out a last play win when Kara Galbraith booted a penalty to nip the hosts, 37 – 36...


Scholtzie Returns

Scholtzie Returns

Sorry about the reso - after all, he is larger than life! CW takes on UVic on Saturday at Windsor in two matches - Ones Vs Norsemen @ 1:00 p.m. and Prems Vs Vikes @ 2:45.  On paper it appears to be pretty even as both teams strive to get a leg up on Barnard Cup standings.  James Bay lead the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A CW Homecoming This coming weekend will see the return of many former CW Juniors and others who have spent countless hours at Windsor but now ply their trade with UVic. The Vikes will likely feature names from the following; Macbryan Bos, Jeff Nishima-Miller, Joe Erlic, Morgan Tate, Fergus...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Gala Kickoff to Rugby Season Today we bring readers a “teaser” notice for the tenth!  Saturday, 10th September, CW is planning a Gala Kickoff for this coming season, for players, parents and friends from minis to senior men and women.  It will be a day when newcomers will be introduced to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Clinics / Community / CW Rugby / Refereeing / Rugby Club

Level One Officiating Course Date: Sunday September 11th, 2016 --Victoria Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm Location: Westshore Rugby Club 1767 Island Hwy Victoria (Colwood) BC Cost: $70 + tax Facilitator: John de Goede Contact:  document.write( 'jo' +'hn@de' +'goede' +'.ca' );...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club

REGISTER HERE Friday, The Pres; today, the Past Pres; The Don; Old Spice - it's beginning to sound like a political convention!  A note from Chris Spicer, Past President, Regarding Sponsorship of the Club. "My name is Chris Spicer and one of my tasks as Past President of CWRFC is the...


Yak is Back!

Yak is Back!

Canada’s senior men’s head coach Mark Anscombe has named a 26-man Canada ‘A’ team that will tour the UK next month. Canada will face off against Greene King IPA Championship club Doncaster (August 20th) as well as Pro 12 side Ulster ((August 26th). “We’re looking to develop our player depth...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Rugby Tour Schools and clubs seem to have become ambitious again in recent years about touring.  Education can be “topped up” and eyes widened by the months of fundraising and excitement leading up to the tour.  Sometimes the most rewarding aspect of the tour is that once you have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Senior Men / VIRU Tide Rugby

Writing about Shawnigan’s Centennial and Gareth Edwards yesterday brings to mind, Edward’s beloved Cardiff touring Canada in their Centennial year, 1977.  Cardiff had  completed a pretty good season with Gerald Davies as Captain, they had just been nutted out against Newport, losing the Welsh...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Unsung Hero – On the Field – Lauren Sargent Lauren, CW Women’s Rugby is a new page for many CW supporters and male players.  Fans are not aware of the background of most of the players, although in time, we hope that players will become as familiar as those on our men’s teams.  We have seen you...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Senior Men / Victoria BC

Unsung Hero - On the Field Clayton ‘Burger’ Thornber has been a tricolour since his days as an age grade player, passing through the levels, playing with a B.C.H.S. Champs team at Shawnigan, on to UVic and full circle, with some CRC competition thrown in, back to CW. During this time he moved...


Rugby Ramblings

Rugby Ramblings

Team mates at club; arch rivals at school; friends for life! Howard Russell Cup. Congratulations to SMUS on their comprehensive 25 – 0 victory over the Oak Bay Barbs on Thursday. In the early going, the teams tested each other with physicality and unfortunately, for Oak Bay, by game’s end they...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Unsung Hero – Off the Field Today’s Hero, Andreissa Lee (with another Hero, John Morley) Fondly known as “Dray”, Andreissa was recently honored by the club with the Jimmy Aitken, Most Outstanding Supporter Award and the time is right for us honour her with the above title as well! CW: Dray,...


The Story So Far.....

The Story So Far.....

Competing in the BC Premiership finals for women’s rugby is new to Castaway Wanderers, but the tradition of quality rugby on Vancouver Island is not.   “When we (re)started the senior women’s rugby program in 2015, we had to draw on all our strengths. We knew we had to have a feeder program,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sarries Douse Playoff Hopes It was never going to be easy however, when the dust had settled, the one difference had gone Seattle’s way in an entertaining, 40 – 31 match. Embedded in this blog is the game video (compliments of Seattle R.F.C. videographer). Sunny skies and shirtless fans...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Senior Women

March Madness - Rugby Style. Tomorrow night, kicking off at 6:30 at Velox's Westshore Velodrome, CW Women will pit current form against local, arch rivals, Westshore Valhallians. This will be CW women's first game vs their cross-town rivals, Westshore, since the Island final this past fall...