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Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / RWC / Refereeing

A Fantasy Figuration RWC 2023 – A fantasy of the future. TIER I (Top 16 finishers from 2019) Four Pools organised as follows;       POOL A                                POOL B                                   POOL C                              POOL D#1 & 8 ranked.                    ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / RWC / News / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Believe it or Not “A Team Behind a Team” This was spotted on Rugby Canada’s website last week.  It took 44 people to produce the NSMT’s results in Japan??  Hard to imagine.  Nearly always the optimist, I cannot help sounding cynical with this one!    The following are the main cast...


The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

The boys take their act on the road again this weekend when they visit the Point Grey Campus to play a very strong UBC program.  It is unusual to see the Birds not on top, that being said, they have not lost a game either!  It will take a super human effort to produce a W in this environment...


Gold Standard

Gold Standard

Posted in Canada Rugby / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT

Last evening I finally caught up with what many have described as being the above standard for RWC, Japan d. Scotland.  What a cracker it was with a deserving result for the hosts.  Japan’s meticulous preparation was rewarded with this outcome.  Now we are down to the “business end”, can we...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

A SILVER LINING? Today’s Ruck & Maul sees the return of The Ruggernut! The lead in is to remark about the incredibly amazing beauty of Atlantic Canada at this time of year, specifically, Cape Breton Island. The writer has been far removed from rugby however noting that many score...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT / Senior Women / Senior Men

Pride ‘grads’, Ken Goodland, Garth Cooke, aided by Hank Williams and Jerry Cordle seek to show The Pride a thing or two – back in the day! COMBO – FPP   Ceedub – One of Many Beneficiaries of Former Pride Program Today’s header states a mouthful!  The initial Pacific Pride program...


Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

The better team won the opener, mind you, not with any great élan!   Was fascinated by the close resemblance to Schelly of #11, not only in appearance but with his play – popping up everywhere, trying to make something happen and tackling surely.  It was a pity that one two occasions “his...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Westshore RFC Founders, 1969 (photo - WRFC) A Wisp of Nostalgia   This coming Saturday, two of the Island’s senior clubs will celebrate a momentous occasion.  The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club regenerated the venerable game in the Hub City in 1968, playing on an exhibition basis with clubs...


PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

PREMIER Match POSTPONED - Rugby Respect

A tip of the Ruggernut cap to Westshore RFC, permitting a special dispensation for CW tomorrow in that they agreed to postpone the Men's Premier match on account of the fact that the Tricolor would have been severely short-handed, given the intention of a large contingent of the boys wanting...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

(Photo credit - BCRU) NO REAL SURPRISES Rugby results from the weekend produced no real surprises, both locally and internationally. Burnaby Lake opened with a win over UBC and this was not unexpected for this pundit, UBC having failed to get out of the gates with any gusto the past...


VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

Perhaps it was only fitting that the UVic Vikes won the inaugural challenge for the Howard Gerwing Shield. Long-time UVic rugby servant, the iconic Howard Gerwing would have been thrilled with the display of power and running rugby the Vikes brought to the day, earning a dominant 43 – 21...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...



Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One Month to Go!  CW Vs Pacific Pride, Yonks Ago (circa 2003- credit, Ron Willems.)The BCRU schedule has been released and pre-Christmas games for men and women can be noted HERE. CW Premier Men open their campaign on Saturday, 7th September – GALA SATURDAY, against UVic at Windsor. The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

So far, a lovely summer hiatus for the Ruggernut, however, news is coming in and it’s back to the keyboard. The most recent news about club registration has been fruitful, so we ask you to spread the word to returnees and newly interested players.   Our Age Grade girls and Boys have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

REGISTRATION OPEN   FROM FOUR TO FORTY (on the field!) CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION has gone LIVE for the 2019/20 season for all ages.                   Customarily, this process has not taken place until the end of summer vacation or early September, so it is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

U20's SEEK SUCCESS Men’s U20s @ World Trophy Canada’s U20 Men have a very good chance to redeem themselves tomorrow when they take on Hong Kong.  Their last outing was a poor result, -28 point differential to Portugal.  Despite RC’s spin of; “despite the score line Canada played some...


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...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To the Victors go the Spoils CWRFC would like to congratulate ALL of last Saturday’s Provincial Finalists in the many grades of men and women. The winners achieved their success through hard work and we offer our best wishes to them. It was notable to see teams from all over the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bill Visits Victoria The William Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup is coming to Victoria tomorrow.  It will be at the Parliament Building at 12 noon. You can have your photo taken with the trophy, currently held by N.Z.  For young children there will be Rookie Rugby activities on the lawns of...


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...


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....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Through One Player’s Eyes We recently met up with Ray Barkwill and hit him up with some questions about pro rugby in North America. Ray has often been featured with one story or another on our site and we are very proud that he chose to wear CW colours when he first came west from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

HUBERT HITS HALF CENTURY Today we bring readers a couple of human interest stories, going back into our archives for content for one and pilfering a great story from Rugby Canada’s website for the other. Last Saturday in Marseille, Hubert Buydens suited up in a Canadian jersey for the...