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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

On the road again…………….. Off to Rowers This time last season when The Boatmen visited Windsor. Our Reserves let one get away with a catastrophic second half implosion. For the Prems, it was somewhat of a breakout encounter with the Tricolour going away. 52 – 14. Pre-Xmas, Rowers went 2 – 5...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

A centennial occasion was reached on Saturday at Westhills when the NSMT defeated Chile by a score of 35 - 16, (five tries to three). The game never really aspired to any high standards and there is work to be done to be in a place where the boys can put the wood on the U.S. next Saturday...


From the Sidelines

From the Sidelines

  Put yourself in this picture!!   Captain Rush conducting a 12 person, whale watching Tour via Prince of Whales Whale Watching. Up for auction on 25th. Canada's NSMT will be looking for its 100th win tomorrow against Chile. Canada's first test took place in 1932.  Last year, Canada had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Put Yourself in this Picture. Catching a Tyee at the marvellous Langara Lodge, Haida Gwai! It does not get any better, or try a day on halibut for a change. Thanks to Rick Bourne and Langara Adentures for making this a possibility. At Open Auction, more often than not such a bucket list can...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Doug “The Iceman” Fraser Cometh (the hour, cometh the man), pins his ears for a ninety meter scoot to cinch victory. ** Very poor crowds at Wellington Sevens, once the highlight of the circuit, the past two years have seen a diminishment of notable proportions.  Maybe IRB will review...


Adversity Aplenty

Adversity Aplenty

Who Let the Dogs In?  It was rather a bizarre Mullet Tour for the boys to Seattle this weekend. After a 5:00 a.m. rising for a 5:50 departure, the group was delayed for nearly three hours at the border crossing, compliments of yet, another Executive Order. Upon arrival, the teams mutually...


The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

The Bigs K.O. Saturday for CW

CW Men take their Premier and Reserve teams on the road to challenge Seattle at Magnussen Park tomorrow. By some quirk of scheduling, CW has drawn away games in succession to the Sarries, perhaps a mistake but one which costs CW some added $$ despite players paying for overnight...


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,...