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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Community / Senior Men

Unsung Hero - Off the Field During the past two to three seasons, Bill Hutchinson has quietly slipped under the radar around CW. Bill, in his later work years, has been seen more frequently on the sidelines. He was observed giving senior men’s team Manager, Craig Thornber a hand on game...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Kicks OFF With Good Style The Tricolors travelled to the Hub City on Saturday to play the first match in the VIRU Island Div II League.  The boys came back to The Temple with a 35 - 3 W under their belts.  Doff of the cap to Brian Kim and Kyle Horan, named M-o-M. A good start for this...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Island rugby recommences this Saturday when CW Div 2 travels to Nanaimo to battle the Hornets. Comox will visit Westshore in the other match in the newly formed VIRU Div. 2 League. Looking at BCRU Leagues for the spring, it appears that there is slow growth in the number of teams playing –...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

FROM, the boys sporting their Canadian dinner jackets in the luxury of the London Irish dressing room, we bring you Ciaran Hearn who has just signed a new two-year deal with the Irish has started in six of the Irish 13 winning games this season. Ciaran is from Newfoundland however, has teamed...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Senior Women / Senior Men

JOHN SHERIDAN John, you and I go back some years. I seem to recall you arriving at UVic with a Victoria Junior Canadian Football pedigree. With this background, you threw your hat in with the forwards, correct? CW: What are your recollections of those days?JS: I played football from age 14 -...


Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

Vale - Gerald Steenkamp

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community / Senior Men

Not too long ago we made an appeal for funds for Gerald Steenkamp, a former CW player and coach, to seek the maximum medical assistance for his dire health condition. Gerald ended up pursuing alternative medicine for his battle, something he was extremely grateful for however, as is most often...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men

Men’s Sevens Cape Town proved to have some very positive highs and disheartening lows for our boys on the weekend. Mooner led the boys out for his fiftieth tournament – a historic feat, ( "CW's" ) Pat Kay crossed for the country’s 2000th tally vs England, amongst his 37 other points scored for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Men

                                                                                                                     Yesterday's blog finished with compliments to last year's grads who came back to Windsor to cheer on this year's counterparts. Today we continue this story line.  We...


A Day of Tough Outcomes

A Day of Tough Outcomes

(Photo credit - John Richardson) For the second week in a row, the weather failed to cooperate. Regardless, a good crowd was mustered by start of play at MacDonald last Saturday. Action began very favourably for CW with a couple of very focussed and strong drives, five or six retentions,...


Is This the One?

Is This the One?

It has been a rewarding “first half” of rugby for CW with The Ones finishing in third spot and the Prems in second – the only Island club with both teams in the playoffs! Of course, these placings pose a challenge on Saturday, with The Ones needing to travel to Port Alberni whilst the Prems need...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Nicholas bags a hat trick! CW U18 Boys have once again made their way to the B.C. Championship Finals. CW is defending Champ and this year’s version will seek to follow last year’s feat when they play Cowichan RFC in the Final next Sunday at Windsor Park. Yesterday, the lads defeated...


Top Two Tussle

Top Two Tussle

When it was all done and dusted, CW came away from MacDonald still sporting a bagel against James Bay from the three encounters so far this season in Premier play. It was a day that only the staunchest of rugby fans might want to brave to watch these storied clubs do battle. Perhaps it was...


Weather Intervenes!

Weather Intervenes!

SENIOR MEN TODAY 11:00 a.m. CW Vs JBAA 3rd DIV.  Venue - Windsor Park 12:45 p.m. JBAA Vs CW 1st DIV.  Venue - McDonald Park 2:30 p.m. JBAA Vs CW Premier  Venue - Mc Donald...


Upcoming Rugby Engagements

Upcoming Rugby Engagements

This weekend; Today, Canada’s NSMT are playing Samoa at time of posting. The downstream is interrupted but you could try www.worldrugby.org Canada will be bolstered by the return of Jamie Cudmore and Philly Mack gets the start at #9. Hearn returns to the centers with Blevins, a combination...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / News / Senior Men

CAM POLSON For a number of years, rightly or wrongly the guess, it seems as if CW has given more to the UVic rugby program than what it has received in return. This season the tide has somewhat reversed, although this “giving” continues with the likes of White, Kratz, Masterton, Prevost,...


Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Anton on his way to a hat trick! Katie McNally goes hard!   We preface this week’s game reports with a shout out to Erich Eichhorn from Allsports Media. Erich has kindly provided us with a couple of game pix as our main man, Ron Willems, is successfully recuperating from surgery and will...


A New Captain Canada

A New Captain Canada

DTH van der Merwe will carry the honor of the Captaincy for the first time against Romania. This is a very well-deserved honor for this young man who has given yeoman’s toil and blood for the Canadian cause and leads by example. CW wishes ‘Deet’ and his boys “all the best”. A CW Six Pack...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Forward progress halted! Just a teaser today for Saturday’s action at The Park – triple-header at The House of Windsor. Premier Women start the day at 11:15 a.m. against Cowichan RFC. Kelly Russell and her crew have mustered a 2 – 2 record so far this campaign versus CW’s 1 – 3,...


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...


A Tale of Two Halves aka Temporary Table Toppers!

A Tale of Two Halves aka Temporary Table Toppers!

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

Last night at UVic it was a game of two halves with The Visitors, a team which could control its own destiny, doing just that by the end of the night. It was good to see CW do that and also to finish with a flourish, both aspects we have not witnessed in recent seasons. The Vikes opened by...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A tip of The Ruggernut's cap to StFX Women CIS Champs CW Rugby congratulates St FX Uni on their victory over Ottawa Gee Gees at the CIS University Championships, 27 – 19 on Sunday last. The Victoria faithful – dedicated rugby fans were conspicuous by their absence at most games, with 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...


Carnarvon Park Resurrected!

Carnarvon Park Resurrected!

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Prems / Senior Women / Senior Men

Carnarvon Scene - Abrams on the fly in days of yonks Late-breaking....... Juan de Fuca has been closed today due to standng water.  Both games switched to Carnarvon.  Women Premier at 11:30. 1. Grace Harper 2. Jill Bonnet 3. Erika Shaw 4. Charlotte Edwardson 5. Danielle Campbell 6....


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...