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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...


Canada (and CW) Commonwealth Games History

Canada (and CW) Commonwealth Games History

The show was very young when Canada opened the scoring against South Africa, Caroline Crossley crossing for the first ever try in the inaugural Women’s Sevens. They went on to “bagel” RSA, 29 – 0.  Their second match, saw a somewhat unheralded, Kenya give them stiffer opposition with the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

IN MEMORIUM:  Connor Braid proudly wore and displayed the name of his good mate, Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones whenever he scored a try at last weekend’s Sevens.  Dylan’s passing last year, came as a shock to all of us at CW and his many friends outside of rugby circles.  Connor’s display of his...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

VANCOUVER SEVENS:  Canada gave it a good show on day#1 only to be beaten up rather handily by Scotland and Samoa on day #2 - an unfortunate ending for the hosts in an event that currently is amongst the premier locations on the circuit.  It is not lack of desire but the difference between...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

7’s HEAVEN – Here’s to all the lucky ones making the trek to see Perry Baker in the flesh this weekend!   B.C. and Vancouver Place are well prepared for over 70,000 fans attending the Sevens show this Saturday & Sunday.   In conjunction with the Men’s Sevens, will be the Canadian National...


Sevens Back on the Continent

Sevens Back on the Continent

Vegas Sevens last weekend was certainly exciting with an all-American Final.  U.S. Sevens were the Talk of the Town after they walloped Argentina 28 – 0 in the Championship Final.  U.S. Rugby has convinced any of the Doubting Thomas’s that they have more than arrived on the Sevens scene.  There...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Let’s start with some good news.  It’s hats off to the Canadian Women Maple Leafs Sevens, winning the Okinawa Sevens a legitimate event for Sevens Development although some countries ( including Canada), fielded a couple of their regular although younger, players. Caroline Crossley having...


Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

This past year, an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership, we added a link from our website and now have a means of effortlessly doing this. (Check it out HERE). Membership comes with a few perks: • free admission to CW home games• 2 events per year with free food and...


Timely?

Timely?

Canada's starting props on Saturday, in the muck at MacDonald! Was Wednesday’s blog timely or not?  Cancellation of games this weekend is looming large, due to fields being closed!  Received a lengthy response from Bruce Kuklinski in regards to the blog.  Bruce serves as Lower Island...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Topical - B.C. Rugby – State of the Union Real concern coming from BCRU re. growth or lack thereof of the game in B.C.  This pundit will play devil’s advocate today on this issue and start by asking; is it not time to start thinking outside the box?  For years we have done it pretty...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

It was a full slate of matches for CW on Saturday.  For starters, The Islanders (VIRU Men’s 3rd Div.), lost to U.Vic’s Saxons, something like a measure of five tries to two. Matches then transferred to the House of Windsor which stood up to the conditions remarkably well after three...


Loaded For Bear

Loaded For Bear

It was back in mid-November when The Tricolours travelled to Klahanie and had a banner outing.   The Reserves squeaked by with a 24 – 23 win over Caps and the Prems stepped out with a champagne, near flawless game, 52 – 14.  Mucho agua under the bridge since then but Saturday sees CW fielding...


Saturday – A Big Day!

Saturday – A Big Day!

Meet “Big Mike”. Today, we introduce you to Mike Finnemore.  Mike joined CW back in late October from U.K.  He managed one game under the belt before befalling the fate of the BCRU Discipline Committee.  Mike returned to action last week against The Raven and will be on hand against Caps...