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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

B.C. CHAMPS   REPEAT VICTORS  Anybody who took in the B.C. U19 Men’s Final yesterday could not quibble with the fact that for 80% of the game the victors displayed a style of rugby that was incredibly effective and efficient in such inclement conditions. To risk playing expansive,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

HUBERT HITS HALF CENTURY Today we bring readers a couple of human interest stories, going back into our archives for content for one and pilfering a great story from Rugby Canada’s website for the other. Last Saturday in Marseille, Hubert Buydens suited up in a Canadian jersey for the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

RUGBY CLINIC – MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYERS UVic will be hosting a Rugby Clinic in conjunction with the National University Men’s Championships and District-Wide Pro-D Day, this coming Friday on the turf field beside Carsa Gym between 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Although the description below...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Oh, what a beautiful morning....!" …….. in the words of Rodgers and Hammerstein. And from the late Tom Browne in his Irish brogue as he coached his grand-daughter in U6 Minis; “Aaah, Macca, it’s just like being in chapel!” CW Rugby hosted some 250 girls and boys, aged 5 – 11 at Windsor...


RECORD REMAINS UNBLEMISHED

RECORD REMAINS UNBLEMISHED

Surreal? On an almost perfect night for ‘Under the Lights’ football, the Vikes and many alum with CW, assembled to do battle. In a match that was far from technically perfect, it mesmerized with its tenseness and all out energy. A throng, worthy of the occasion filled the stand and the...


Under the Lights

Under the Lights

Perhaps on paper, the visitors, CW, might be deemed favorite however UVic are fielding a confident squad, led by their very capable and threatening link at #9/10 – Stewart and Bowd. CW’s newcomer, Hall slots back in at #10 and he will be keen to match his talents with Bowd. The Vikes will...


Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

CW Action, Saturday - Herd Rd., Cowichan Piggies RFC. Premier Women 11:15 a.m.  Island Fall League.  CW at 3 - 2 take on the always tough Cowichan ladies at 2 - 4.  CW had a great tussle with Westshore Women last Saturday, losing by a mere two points, so we can expect this match to be...


Local Derby Produces Highlight Reel Stuff

Local Derby Produces Highlight Reel Stuff

Today’s game recap is provided in length given the fact that very few CW fans seemed to (disappointingly), make the trek to the western suburbs.  Deservedly, you missed a cracker – for the second week in a row!  Much of what was predicted by this scribe on Friday came to pass in a classic...


In Defense of Barnard

In Defense of Barnard

CW will be looking to put the Barnard train back on the tracks tomorrow at Westshore (Juan de Fuca Arena).  The Tricolors lost their first round game in Barnard Cup play to JBAA and tomorrow they travel to the western suburbs to take on the Valhallians, a team which defeated CW handily, almost to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Youth Girls at Kamloops for Sevens Many accolades have been received about the successes of this trip. This is the second year CW girls have participated in this tournament. It was most apt that this year, Boys U14 Coach, Shane Muldrew accompanied the girls (as Aaron Cook was unable to attend)...


Double Header to Men's & Women's Prems

Double Header to Men's & Women's Prems

What an amazing day of wonderful weather to backdrop the action at Windsor which started at 10:15 a.m. yesterday.  The UVic Saxons had a convincing win, although the Islanders were happy with their trio of tries.  Best take-away from this one was the fact that the team had some eighteen...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To Be the Best You Have to Beat the Best This week CW welcomes UBCOB Ravens, recent worthy winners of the inaugural Canadian Club Championship.  Last weekend they were somewhat brought back to ground by the Varsity TBirds, reversing last season’s Premiership Final.  Going into this week CW has...


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...


Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Hard Hat and M-o-M Award winner, Schellie “out the back….” For a change I’d like to commence the game reports with commendations to today’s officials, three in the middle and one touchie, one having come all the way from N.Z. via the way of a naval visitation and seeking out a game to...


Saturday Previews

Saturday Previews

It seems almost foreign to see a Caps team minus Glen McKinnon! With weather predicted as perfect, CW will take to the pitch on Saturday for three outstanding contests.  The Premier Women kick off at 11:15 a.m. Vs Westshore.  With only the two women’s teams in town, the matches...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the game. Earlier this week CW took some flak from some sources for stymying the game.  We would be remiss were we not to respond to such accusations.  It’s good to have a whipping boy.  Whipping boys around the BC Premier League include but are not exclusive to referees, import...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Further scores from the weekend...... From Coach Spenny we have the following report of the U19’s opener against JBA.  This age grade has been increased from U18 to U19, not sure of the reasoning, maybe Head Office has hopes of better retention figures, we’ll see.   “The weather broke to...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Mentioned on this site yesterday the BIG DAY this Saturday with the fun beginning as early as 10:00 a.m. for the tykes.  It is always a great day when we welcome the Vikes to our House and a wonderful bond of comradery and competition has evolved in recent years as CW youth, seeking...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's Doug Fraser on the burst with B.C. Bears Tomorrow sees the B.C. Bears in semi-final action for the Canadian regional Championships when they play Ontario Blues in Calgary at 4:00 (PST).  The match will be downstreamed  HERE.  CW congratulates Mike Finnemore, selected to play lock,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

This Girl Was On Fire! Sophie De Goede - a lady for all seasons, in action for Queens U Vs Acadia. Canada’s U20 Women’s captain, Sophie De Goede (pictured above), led her team to a very close score-line (17 - 27), against England on Saturday in Halifax.  Sophie led the Tri-Nations...


Rugby Aplenty!

Rugby Aplenty!

Jamie was not even on the park!   Canada’s Senior Men’s team dropped their second preparation match in France earlier today to Clermont-Ferrand, 54 – 15 after leading 40 – 8 at the break.  It is difficult to opine much out of these two French encounters with quality sides, sides which would...