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Friday Smorgasbord

Friday Smorgasbord

"Cosmo XV", winners of Williams Lake Rustlers Tournament. Last weekend, a CW initiated, Cosmopolitan XV, coached by a robust recovering, Riley Ilnicki and captained by 'returning' native, Nate Stewart, won the Williams Lake Stampeders' Tournament.  The composite group also included Tournament...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Four of the day's best! And yet another calamity!  We have watched the men's team kick away hard won ball indiscriminately, for these past games and Saturday was no different.  If we can't beat "big opposition" in tight, the wide channels must be explored.  On one of the few occasions that...


WEEKEND WARRIORS

WEEKEND WARRIORS

Canada’s U20 Men go into game #2 of the Junior World Rugby Qualifier with a 46 – 12 spread against the United Sates on Saturday. CW’s, ‘The Magician’ Ngongo notched one of the seven tallies in the opener last weekend. This match will be the curtain-raiser to the Romanian test. Canada’s NSMT lost...


Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Challenging Weekend Begins on Wrong Foot

Captain Kelly, dishes off.... The Canadian NSWT lost to the New Zealand Black Ferns "last night" by a score of 28 - 16. This was game #1 of three, being used as a `warm-up`for the Women`s RWC.  The Black Ferns improved their record to 13 - 0 vs Canada.  It was close at the break, 14 - 8,...


CW YOUTH Earn Honors

CW YOUTH Earn Honors

CW`s Anton `The Magician` Ngongo, has been selected to Canada`s Men`s U20 team for a two-game series Vs U.S.A. on June, 13 & 17. The winner will qualify for the World Rugby Trophy tournament held in August. Go, go, Anton!       CW`s Sophie De Goede and Denise Roy have been selected...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A clean pair of heels from Charity Williams. Summer Is A ‘comin’ Weekend News – Women’s 7’s – Day#1 – Canada's NSWT went undefeated in Pool play. Caroline Crossley got a few trots and played her role. For me, most interesting news of the day was that the Kiwis left their three top ladies...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW’s Crossley Gets the Nod for Home Sevens Congratulations to CW’s Caroline Crossley, the only change from the NSWT that finished in second place at the last tournament in Japan. Canada sits third overall on the ladder, a mere two points behind Australia. Action starts Saturday 12:20 p.m. for...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Men's 7's Rise to Top Echelon Again Heady stuff for CW’s Mike Fuailefau, from the fields of Gordon Head and Windsor Park to the pinnacle of the Sevens world – the All Star (Dream Team) at the London Sevens. ‘onya, Mikey. The London event opened with a solid Canadian win over Fiji. The boys...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / Under 20

Second Coming of Casey Dunning It is a pleasure to blog on a massive upcoming weekend event – a Reunion of the Pacific Pride RFC. John Mac Millan reports that over 65 alum have indicated their attendance, coming from as far away as The Land of Oz. Both, Casey Dunning and Mike Pyke now reside...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Flukey photo- the writer's M-o-M caught in the same frame - Braddock & Fraser! A good season ends in hard-fought contest. Being the last game report of the season, the writer may just become a little verbose! UBC had been bushwhacked on their last visit to Windsor and they opened with...


Late-Breaking

Late-Breaking

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

The boys said adios to Jake Sponarski during the week as he headed off to Perth University First Grade side in Western Australia.  Jack has indicated his intent to study meteorology in Oz.  Best of luck, buddy.  Hadyn Evans failed to pass his fitness test yesterday so there will be a shuffle in...


Semis Visit House of Windsor

Semis Visit House of Windsor

El Capitano in action! Saturday, 2:45 p.m. will see a re-match between UBC and CW. Last time around The Birds opened a good lead 22 – 11 and allowed the home side to sneak back into it, compliments of a good try from Moor and a perfect Ice diagonal to The Magician, enabling Barkwill to score...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Youthful flyer, Josiah Morra. Seen at Divvies game last Saturday, Lucas Hammond and Mike Fuli, Captain Ilnicki – wow. Great to see Riles up and about after his major heart surgery. It would seem that former Tricolor, Lucas, has put his studies on hold once again for his rugby career and it...


CW Take a Brace - Ones Move On

CW Take a Brace - Ones Move On

As predicted, Cowichan Piggy fans were in for a treat.  Hats off to Tricolour and CRFC Women, scoring thirteen tries in all and the visiting CW, managed to beat the bonus point differential, winning 44 – 36.  Most unfortunately, CW have missed the playoffs, the final being adjudged by many...


Game Day Dispensation

Game Day Dispensation

The Competition Committee of the BCRU have as a rule; that clubs with both Premier and Premier Reserve teams in playoffs had to schedule the Reserve game for Sunday. It has come to our attention that a dispensation has been permitted for UBCOB and the First Divvy game will now be forwarded...


They Are the Champions!

They Are the Champions!

Can’t think of enough congratulatory comments for our NSMT 7’s – winners in Singapore this weekend. Just sooooo happy for the core group who have laboured so hard for so long to finally reach this pinnacle, surrounded by youngsters to carry the torch and some pace in the mix to boot and this...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today’s R & M takes a re-visit to last Saturday’s Women’s Premiership match.  If you missed the game or would like to re-visit the action, we have included a forty minute video clip for your enjoyment.  Would like to draw the viewer’s attention to the place kicking of CW’s Jess Neilson,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Visitors Throw Spanner in the Works at Windsor! Saturday's Game Reports start with a few words of thanks;Thanks to UBCOB manager, getting to the ferry at 6:00 a.m. to get tickets to ensure the boys would be on the nine after huge ferry backlogs. Hats off to gatekeeper, Peter Kilshaw -...


Tasty Offering at the House of Windsor

Tasty Offering at the House of Windsor

  Deemed "high" this season!   The third and final of the season’s triple-headers will take place tomorrow at Windsor, with the first encounter commencing at 11:00 a.m.  Westshore Women have handed two lop-sided lacings on CW’s B.C. Champs this season and although tomorrow will be closer it...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW All Over Shout out for best of luck to Mike Fuli, Luke McCloskey and Pat Kay on the eve of Hong Kong Men’s Sevens. MacGrath has taken an expansive group to HK, with a new speedster from the CFL - Teavaughn Campbell. Unfortunately, John Moonlight has to stay behind as a result...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Rogie's Road Warriors Saturday past saw all three of CW’s senior teams on the road to Klahanie, never an easy venue. Arrived just prior to the half of the women’s match with CW ahead 5 -3 and mounting an attack. A pleasant surprise for this pundit, given prognostications based on, last week....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  The countenance of a happy man! The Don, Raymondo and Ruggernut share a post-game laugh. Ray undergoes knee surgery this week and we wish him luck for a successful operation and speedy recovery. CW travels to Klahanie with three senior teams this Saturday. There will be room on the bus...


Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

  Schellie at work!   Watching the Braves makes the writer wax nostalgic, harking back to coaching an undefeated Braves team in 1976, containing names such as Gary Hirayama, Hank Edmunds, Graham Taylor, Don Carson, Kane Straith, Jim Burnham, Ian Bousfield, Billy Collins, Peter Bull,...


Women Suffer Setback

Women Suffer Setback

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / B.C. Rugby / NSWT / Senior Women

Congratulations to CW’s; Olivia DeMerchant, Karen Paquin, Brittany Waters, and Julianne Zussman, as well to Caps; Andrea Burk on their selection to the NSWT to play two tests against the U.S.A. next week in San Diego. Both clubs were missing players however Caps came in very focussed...


Titlists in Town - Consecutive Tripleheader

Titlists in Town - Consecutive Tripleheader

Premier Women open the bill against Capilano, a team they leap-frogged in the standings last week. Our women have set their sights on the playoffs, so this will be another must-win. Despite missing some members last week, the team performance was meritorious with Paquin leading the way. A...