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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Dustin Dobravsky watches the fruits of his labors!   All Bears It was a good night for rugby at Klahanie Park last Friday.  The Boys U14 Reps suited up against Washington State.  The American side featured some behemoth thirteen year olds who were matched with a technically stable...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

CW’s President has released the following presser, relating to club coaching for the coming season; VICTORIA – Castaway Wanderers Rugby President Matt Gordon is pleased to announce Ken Goodland is returning to the club as the Senior Men’s Assistant Head Coach and the club's forwards coach. Ken...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

We received plenty of compliments and comments on this week’s Musings header photo, featuring Mozac Samson in CW colors and recent captain, Doug Fraser in Vikes colors!  These two players competed against each other last weekend, Zac in Wolfpack colors and Doug in Bears uni.  The photo was shot...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARKWILL HOISTS THE SPOILS! Although Ruck and Maul is taking a summer hiatus, there a few items of interest that have met the eye recently.  First and foremost, the Seattle Seawolves (7 – 2) claiming the initial MLR trophy in a come-from-behind victory over the Glendale Raptors (8 – 1) in...


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

Canada U20 Men’s Team Today, CW wishes to offer our congratulations to a number of young men who have been selected to represent Canada in the upcoming (June 12 & 16) North American Qualifier against the U.S.A. in Houston.  We gave Schellie a shout-out on Monday after his play in the Trial...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MVP CW congratulates Oak Bay H.S. and CW U18 player, Nick Carson on being selected as the first recipient of the Don Burgess Memorial Award for the Most Valuable High School Player in Victoria for this past season.  The Award was presented following yet, another memorable match between SMUS...


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...


Our Man in New Zealand

Our Man in New Zealand

Had word recently from CW’s, Jordan Ford, giving it a go in Canterbury.  Jordan had the first half of the season at the House of Windsor but as many young men are wont to do, packed his bags and headed to the Mecca of Rugby Football – N.Z.  Jordan has picked up with Timaru and from his report,...


Hatrick of Playoff Performances

Hatrick of Playoff Performances

All three CW teams find themselves in semis action on Saturday.  Unfortunately, a supporter’s bus to Vancouver concept, fell through.  We would hope that our women are the beneficiaries with strong sideline support at Juan de Fuca when they kick off against Westshore at 2:30 p.m.  The men...


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...


....And Then There Were Four!

....And Then There Were Four!

OMG....Shut the front door! Heartiest congratulations to CW Men and Women Premier teams, both qualifying for the final four.  The Men turned the tables on UVic with a 45 – 37 win and the women had a fantastic victory over Burnaby, 53 – 29 on Saturday.  Indeed, CW is one of two club sides...


Playoff Prognostications

Playoff Prognostications

  CW Men go into three weekend playoff matches.  The Islanders (VIRU – Div2) travel to the mainland to play Meralomas.  This is a tough result to predict as The Tricolours have not named their selection and the strength of the Lomas is unknown.  I suppose, given the inconsistency of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

My period of mourning has passed and I will attempt to make some sense of the action last Saturday, with today’s musings, although there is nothing too amusing about them!  Both CW teams gifted the last seventeen points of their games to the visiting students!  The Reserves started out where...


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...


Barnard Cup Decider

Barnard Cup Decider

  The 2017 - 18 BCRU League play season comes to and end tomorrow at Windsor Park when U.Vic visits, to take on the hosts, CW.  The outcme of the Premier match will also determine the winner of VIRU play for the Barnard Cup, top Premier club on the Island, currently held by JBAA who toppled...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Little Master in action   Our game report labelled Gus Boyd-Porter as “The Little Master”.  Indeed, an honour.  Clive Churchill, the original and still, one and only, played rugby league for South Sydney Rabbitohs in the 50’s.  Sydney’s southern suburbs were a tough place to reside...


Oh What a Night!

Oh What a Night!

CW Rugby wishes to thank its many patrons, sponsors of major open auction items, friends and fans who participated in the weekend’s Annual Fun(d)raiser event. A successful night of fun and friendship it was!  The tenor of the evening was set with a wonderful jersey presentation to the club by...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Mikey slots a trey! We would be tragically remiss if we were not to honour the Humboldt Broncos players, family and friends with our deepest and sincerest condolences at this heart-breaking time.  Our sadness must know no bounds and may you be strengthened by your support for each other and...


Playoffs Loom Large

Playoffs Loom Large

The Magician returns! CW ‘s Men’s and Women’s Prems face their penultimate matches this weekend as the BCRU Premiership playoffs loom large.  Coach Dovanne has mustered a strong women’s side to put out against the Sarries, a club that has had little success on the field of late.  That being...