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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The roots of the present are deep in the past!  Assistant Coach, Captain Ken,  2009. (Yonks ago, at least it seems like it, in times when a decade is as a day or a day, as a decade!) Unfortunately, the wind makes hearing complex in the early stages of the tape, listen closely to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Always will be a Future Much has occurred since our last posting. We have mustered a few items related to B.C. rugby that many may not be aware of and thought they might at least provide a distraction. Firstly, our own Club President, Matt Gordon has given a very clear statement as to...


The Latest - Rugby Canada Suspends All Activity

The Latest - Rugby Canada Suspends All Activity

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community

CW wishes to make the following known to all club members and the rugby fraternity. As per edict from RC; "On March 13, 2020, Rugby Canada announced it has made the decision to suspend all sanctioned rugby activities nationally effective March 14 until at least April 10. These activities...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Last Monday we commented that it was not possible to laud the efforts of any one man over another at last weekend's Sevens however we congratulate whoever the selectors were for the above team!  Nailed it with Nate and Harry's inclusion!  As for Isaac earning Impact Player of the Tournament,...


SO PROUD!!

SO PROUD!!

                                     (Photo credit - Nigel Reed, CBC Sports)                                                     (Photo credit - Daryl Dyck - Province newspaper.)Every rugby fan in Canada must still be on a total high following the weekend Sevens stop in Vancouver.  The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today we recognise four very special athletes who have graced the House of Windsor with their special skills and personalities in days past. We join RC in honouring these four of the recently announced seventeen inductees to the Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame. Mandy Marchuk, Britt Waters and...


BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

(Complete credit to Rugby Canada for this interesting interview.) CW’s Josiah Morra (NSMT 7’s)   What was your pathway to the National Team like? I started my seven's journey with the Toronto Rugby sevens team down in New York. Ever since I played in my first elite tournament I knew I...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's, Karen Paquin, doing the hard yards! Plenty of rugby going on all around the world but nix at Windsor Park with yet another forecast for the weekend not exactly rosy! SIX NATIONS – Expected wins by Ireland and Wales but an upset in Paris where the Jones Crew (aka England) took one on...


Fickle Finger of Fate!

Fickle Finger of Fate!

  No ferkin rugby again! Vs Caps, Family Day weekend (Feb., 15th) View Sydney Sevens...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEVENS SUCCESSES Despite the cancellation of many of the matches in B.C., it was a lively weekend of rugby. CW’s Premier Women travelled to UBC. The Thunderbirds have graduated to the Premier Division and are the current National XV’s University Champs. The club has mustered a very...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

LET'S PUT SEATS IN THESE SEATS! First in, best dressed! CW is pleased to announce an early push for our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner, returning to the Union Club on February 29th. Organise your table of ten or purchase an individual ticket for this, ‘not to be missed’ event. Tickets...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

GOOD THINGS come in small packages! Today, it's a 'hats off' to BC's Elite U18 7's team that competetd very successfully at the recent World School Sevens Tournament in Auckland.  This was a 'first ever' for a Canadian side and the girls acquitted themselves very proudly, winning five of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 'tis the Season.............to be thankful.  The Treasurer gives thanks for the club being able to keep its financial head above water! A relevant reminder to ink Feb., 29th's Fun(d)raiser! It was the days before Christmas for the thirteenth Annual Guido Luncheon! A spectrum of clubs...


All the Best

All the Best

CW wishes all the readers of this site, the very best of the Christmas Season to you and yours.  A special THANK YOU to all of those who financially support us - your efforts are greatly appreciated.   NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE! On Wednesday we predicted Matt Klimchuk's wearing of the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PATHWAY TO THE PINNACLE Today it gives this site great pleasure to highlight Julianne Zussman, a special athlete, a special person and a wonderful ambassador for rugby, specifically Canadian rugby.  This past weekend, ‘Zuss’ as we fondly know her at CW, refereed at the Dubai Sevens.  She...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Good Day for CW U16 Girls lost to Abbotsford in the B.C. Final, 29 – 44. Down, 22 – 29 @ the half, the girls ran out of steam against a deep bench. Congrats to Abbie. B.C. Champs. Thanks to parents and coaches. U19 Girls. This crew repeated as B.C. Champs with a lop-sided victory...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Chaplain in Presidential mode! CW congratulates third term President, Matt (“The Chaplain”) Gordon.  Matt was re-elected for a third term at last week’s AGM.  A thankless job, requiring considerable “personal” time and support from spouse/partner and family, we are fortunate to have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Brandon, 'The Director', Schellenberger - in the office! A DAY TO REFLECT AND GIVE THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE FOR US   It was a good start by Westshore at Windsor on Saturday, no doubt, expected by the home club. After a few recycles Jones or Klaver (WRFC) was hit with a...


Six Try Improved Effort

Six Try Improved Effort

CW "hard men", Clay Burger, first try of the day! Two seventeen point halves gave CW a solid 34 - 7 victory over Westshore today.  Clayton "Burger" Thornber celebrated his return with the opening tally providing the winning "pot" to his bidder, yours truly, The Ruggernut.  It was...


CW Girls at the Kamloops 7s tournament - Thanksgiving weekend

CW Girls at the Kamloops 7s tournament - Thanksgiving weekend

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / Girls U14 / Girls U12

While many of us were enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie, there were over 50 teams of boys and girls (age grades U14 to U19) battling it out in Kamloops over this past weekend.  It was a wonderful weekend of rugby in a tournament that keeps growing year over year.   Kudos to BC Rugby's Darcy...


Rugby Thanksgiving !

Rugby Thanksgiving !

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

Even though there are no senior men's or women's games on this weekend, there is plenty of rugby action at home and afar.   On this Saturday, it is the Turkey 10s tournament at Windsor for teams young and old.   There is still lots of opportunity to sign up a team or show up to play.  As...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY EXTRAVAGANZA @ WESTHILLS CW has a healthy selection of players named to the B.C. Reps team that will take on the NSMT in their penultimate game prior to departure for RWC this coming Friday (30th) @ the newly minted Westhills Stadium.  The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m.  The main...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Vikes and CW Grad, Nick Carson on the rampage Vs Tonga Canada’s U20 Men’s team succumbed by a score of 26 – 25 in their opener yesterday against Tonga at the Tier II World Trophy Competition. Canada are on a mission to earn promotion to the Tier One level of World Competition. CW has a...


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...