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U19 Men - GAME OFF

U19 Men - GAME OFF

This is the only shot you will see of the U19 men today as their match Vs Westshore has been cancelled.  Enjoy the day anyway!   NSWT 7's - Day #1 @ US stop for Round One of the Series. Bouquets to Ghis Landry, first women to top 1000 points on the Series Curcuit!  Canada had a good...


Battle For the Best

Battle For the Best

UBCOB Ravens will arrive at Windsor tomorrow with a complete, allowable contingent of “international” rugby troubadours.  Despite their unexpected setback last week it is still more than fair to label them as “The Best” – defending B.C. Champs as well as National Club Champs, ergo, favorites...


Yesteryear - Welcome Port

Yesteryear - Welcome Port

High School pals fail to break black curtain! Port Alberni Black Sheep return to Windsor tomorrow.  Jas brings his boys to The Park to play a CW Reserve's group that really has the bit between their teeth.  Alum, Luke Bradley (NSMT's 7's), will enjoy touchng base with former teammates and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lots to be thankful for…………….CW parents rock it with their youngsters yesterday.  Former International prop, Jeff Hayes, stretches it out! NSMT Vs Uruguay.  Only caught three minutes of action in this one – the three minutes prior to half time.  Canada led 7 – 6 however three sets at the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Girls Youth Action CW U16 and U19 girls travelled to Cowichan for a round robin tournament of games of Sevens Vs the hosts yesterday.  The Cowichan U16’s proved to be a very skilled group with an abundance of speed to boot.  The hosts simply had too much for the visitors, scoring tries with...


Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Captain Stewart, airborn! It was a good day for the Tricolors in Nanaimo, winning all three matches and at the same time sympathizing with numbers issues the home club is facing.  CW has known this problem all too well and may very possibly face the same issue, sooner rather than later and...


Weekend Predictions

Weekend Predictions

CW is on the road this weekend when all three senior teams visit the Hub City.  The women kick off at 11:15 a.m. at May Bennett Park as the Hornets host their home opener.  It is hard to make a prediction with little information however CW women have played one on the road, losing to Comox. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Kickoff Another Season. Another season of CW Mighty Minis kicked off yesterday and this presents an opportunity to thank Anne Jones and husband, Jason who have been the glue that for some eight seasons has ensured the success of the Minis program.  This fact is unknown to most of...


Too Much Fire Power From Locals

Too Much Fire Power From Locals

CW "grad", Aiden Cole, pulled to turf in late going. Opening Day at the House saw an impressive crowd assembled to enjoy two diverse games of rugby.  It was not expected that the track-meet would occur in the curtain-raiser but a fit and rather large group of Norsemen lads, led by newcomer,...


Game Preview

Game Preview

McCloskey in top gear! This blog is still somewhat overshadowed by the fact that it seems unbelievable that the player dispute still has not been settled.  A quick scroll down the staff list of Rugby Canada’s Westhills Office sees some 31 employees, 14 of whom are coaching staff or...


The Boys Are Back in Town

The Boys Are Back in Town

Blogs have been absent from this site for two weeks due to the writer’s testing the efficacy of the VIHA medical system and its vagaries.  During this time “heaps” has happened on the National and local scene.   Probably the biggest issue concerns our National Men’s Sevens players...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14

Monday's Musings a day late.   It was the final 7s tournament of the summer at the Langford 7s over the weekend.    As in the past, John Lyall and his Westshore crew put on a great event with participation in many divisions.   CW was represented by the U19 girls along with 3 other Island teams...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Somewhere in this mass, Sophie De Goede has crossed for her third try! Canada came through with an opening win in the Women’s Tri Nation competition against the U.S. on Monday.  The Canadians led 17 – 5 at the half and closed it out at 36 – 12, after opening up a 36 – 5 lead.  Snippets of the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Canada women dot down another one! Plenty of action there was over the weekend.  We’ll start with the Sevens RWC in San Francisco.  A spectacle at A.T & T Stadium with great crowds and very solid TV coverage to gain further inroads for rugby in the U.S.A.  World Rugby would have been licking...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

City By the Bay Hosts World Cup Sevens BCRU PRC’s Update Finale From CW’s Ed Knaggs, (Coach V.I. South U14 Girls – 2ND place),  CW members; Anna Palmer, Gwynnie Fry, Jesse Knaggs, Arianna Lloyd, Jorja Cook, Marley Robinson, Kalen Timothy, Marissa Shumka, Petra Lord, Sophie Bossi and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sevens Spectacle   Congratulations, Bianca! Today we offer a shout out to both our Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams who finished 3rd and 4th respectively in Paris.  Unfortunately, for the Women the win over France was still not sufficient to nab third place overall in the HSBC Series.  For...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL BARBS - B.C. CHAMPS  (Photo - Brian Kelly, R.C.)  A POTPOURRI OF RUGBY NEWS AND VIEWS Oak Bay H.S. Barbs, emblazoned with the initials of "D.J.", the legendary alum, Dylan Jones, to honour his life, continued to ride the wave of a storybook season last weekend.  The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

With a number of recent blogs on this site referring to “pathways” of players, today we bring an article to our readers from Dave Crossley.  Dave has been very active in developing girl’s rugby and also with the commencement of the Women’s program at CW Rugby.   WHERE ARE THEY NOW? “Having...


Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Abercrombie, fearless from an early age when he learned the art of the tackle! Loose forward and Captain, Tom Abercrombie led his Oak Bay Barbs, including a host of CW Mini “grads” to a huge upset over SLS Stags on Wednesday.  Tom tried his hand at tennis and golf after Mini days,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW congratulates Sandro Fiorino on the recent announcement of his selection as Head Coach of our NSWT’s XV’s program.  There will be an upcoming trial game between East and West as he starts to compile a “long list” of talent.  Our CW female program would like to congratulate the CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Captain, Nathan Stewart snags lineout ball. Regional Rugby. Lower Island Crimson Tide men nipped Combined Tsunami (Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Cowichan and Campbell River), this past weekend, 40 – 38.  Nate (above), was joined in POrt Alberni by club mates, John Braddock, Liam Chisholm,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Headed To New Zealand   The latest has Anton ‘The Magician’ Ngongo off to N.Z.  Anton will ply his trade with Oamaru Old Boys Club in North Otago.  Ceedub wishes him all the best and we throw in this body of work that could not fail to impress most coaches.  The Magician has worked hard on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PUTTING THE SEASON TO BED   This writer has to thank all those who dressed for the Men’s Prems this season for a job well done.  One firstly thinks of the multiple-season stalwarts, Braddock, Thornber, Heppy and Ollie and a few others with not as much seniority.  Then one reflects on the likes...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

BARNARD CUP WINNERS.  2017-18.   It is with our deepest sympathy that we offer the most sincere condolences to the family of Elliot Eurchuk, for their recent loss.  Circumstances of this sad loss can be read HERE.  We offer the President’s message which summarizes matters for our CW Family, I...


Authors of Our Own Demise?

Authors of Our Own Demise?

Those darn Vikings! A word of THANKS, from the Captain.   “Last Saturday it was bums in seats, this Saturday it was boots on ground.”  Captain, Nathan Stewart has responded graciously on behalf of the club’s players for the generosity of CW’s patrons.  Yesterday, our two men’s...