Victoria BC

R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

It is with heartfelt sadness that we bring news today of the loss of life of a young playing member, 22 year old, Tristan Alexander.  Tristan lost his life last week whilst doing one of many things that he loved, for he was one who attacked living with zest and gusto.  Whilst snow-boarding at...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

LAST CHANCE SHREDDING - THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT THE WINDSOR PARK ROSE GARDEN.  10:00 - 4:00 RIP - TODD KNIGHT CW Rugby offers our sincere condolences to the family of Todd Knight.  Todd, very sadly lost his life after Christmas in a car accident in Texas were he has been living for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING Drop Off Area - Rose Garden, Currie Rd (Windsor Park).  Oak Bay. CWRugby, along with Bartlett Tree Services brings this convenient service to all club supporters, friends and the neighbourhood, as of New Year's Day. JAN., 1st - 10:00 - 4:00.         JAN., 2nd...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TRADITIONS DISCARDED – BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.  A COVID CHRISTMAS Guido’s Annual Christmas Luncheon!   Sponsored by Guido and facilitated by Jonesy and Knaggsy for some yonks of years, this occasion which has had no bounds and brings together rugby men from all clubs and allegiances to break...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

(Credit - The Guardian) A COVID CHRISTMAS At a time of much confusion and worry about health, jobs and world affairs there is still plenty to be grateful for in our surrounds.  In Victoria we have a low Covid incidence and a very philanthropical community that has already donated over...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

In lieu of CW Minis rugby last weekend and in conjunction with CFAX Santa’s Anonymous, one of CW’s Minis coaches, Baylea Wilkins got on with her task of completing 3,000 squats!!  Baylea’s goal was to help 3,000 needy Victorian kids during the coming year.  Sports equipment and money...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Coach Manning reflects on the “first half” of the season. Castaway Wanderers Coach Scott Manning, Saturday November 28, 2020 at Windsor Park looking over a group of 30 CW Men having a final training session with touch.   (And now some reflections from The Sage on the Sidelines).  “Since...


Weekend Rugby

Weekend Rugby

(Photo credit - Sky Sports) “El Pibe de Oro” - The Golden Kid!  Will this be the inspiration for Los Pumas to overcome an eighteen point spread in this weekend’s Four Nations match Vs NZ All Blacks?  Methinks, not.  Argentina,with ten changes will need more than passion and The Hand of God...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

2020/21 EXECUTIVE CW is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the season, following the recent Virtual AGM - "attended" by some 40 virtual viewers! PRESIDENT - Dave ("Bing") Crossley. Dave is a well-known former player, having worn the colors of UVic, Oak Bay Wanderers and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / NSMT

Remembrance Day - The Fragility of Freedom The Menin Gate - Ypres, Belgium.  There are 6,983 Canadian names engraved on this memorial, amongst 50,000 others from the British Empire who disappeared without trace in defence of the Ypres Salient in WW1.  We leave you with thoughts from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

FROM CW MINIS TO THE PROS CW offers its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to former Mini and Age Grade player, Sophie De Goode.  Sophie was recently signed by Saracens RFC and on this past weekend she made her debut from the bench.  Sarries had a big win over rivals, Gloucester, 45...


Grist for the Rugby Diet

Grist for the Rugby Diet

Posted in Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

(Credit NZ Herald and Fox Sports News) Gardner's Blunder We wet the whistle for tonight’s second rugby clash between NZ and Australia with the following “teaser” from the Sydney Morning Herald’s, Opinion piece writer, Malcolm Knox. “What allowed that final passage to happen? The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

Today we introduce our readers to a second Kiwi Contact, former Tricolour Captain, Nathan Stewart. Nate has been in touch, updating his experiences and giving us a further sense about Kiwi rugby. Nate arrived on Feb 21st. in Christchurch and he has been playing Premier Division for the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  (Credit, Sydney Morning Herald.) Hot off the press from our Kiwi correspondent, what rugby addicts have suspected for some time, South African sides have moved to the Northern Hemisphere Pro D League! From Stuff Sport; “New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson didn’t spit out...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Coaching / NSMT

Rob Howley.  (Credit - Mark Baker, Canadian Press.) BIG NEWS on the National Rugby front is the recent appointment of Welshman, Rob Howley to work with Head Men’s Coach, Kingsley Jones, as his Senior Assistant Coach. At the same time Howley will supplement his salary, serving as a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Girls Rugby / Senior Women / Boys Rugby

Gilbert Player of the MonthThe club proudly congratulates Hannah Scherr. Hannah is a loose forward with The Tricolours and she joins Jess Neilson and Gabby Senft as former winners. Rugby – up & running, no pun here! Cohorts in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TWO DECADES OF AUSTRALIAN CONNECTIONS It has been suggested around CW circles that in this 21st century, the Antipodes – Australia and NZ, have provided the club with a number of fine players and it would be interesting to see where they are now. Today, we go to Australia first up. Of the...


RUGBY RESTART @ CW

RUGBY RESTART @ CW

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

CW Rugby is pleased to announce that the registration process for the 2020 Fall Program is now open! Many hours have been spent by CW administrators to ensure CW Rugby’s return to play meets all the criteria of the BC Rugby Union, Rugby Canada and the BC Health Office. We invite you to watch...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

BUST THE RUST! This site is pleased to announce that Phase 3 Return to Play comes into effect on September 1st.  From BCRU, President Annabelle Kehoe, comes the following; The Ruggernut congratulates the club’s COVID Sub-commitee responsible for compiling the RTP material over...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Senior Men

Long time, no post!  Our last blog was a bio on Dave Spicer.  Today, the Doc features again.  This time with tight lines.  Past Pres, Chris (‘Oldspice’) Spicer bid on the Kinglsey Grant day fishing trip at the club's most recent fund-raiser.  Spice, being no chopped liver, won this bid last year...


SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

It being a Saturday, it's time for a rugby story ! SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS A feature of www.cwrugby.com has been a series of blogs we have run on the club’s Unsung Heroes. We would like to expand this idea by seeking to learn about some of the club’s successful old boys and the relationship...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Girls Rugby

THE NEXT STEP Recently our roving reporter caught up with a number of CW young ladies who have just graduated from High School. The girls were asked a few generic questions as to their rugby involvement and their future. Most of the young ladies have followed the club pathway from U14 to U19...


Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

“The roots of the present lie deep in our past.”   Keeping with this theme in these Covid times, today we bring you a ‘Golden Oldie’, David Clarke.  Clarkie was an original Castaway, having come from the U.K. via Montreal and Cowichan and is one of a handful from his era who can be...


Return to Play Planning Update

Return to Play Planning Update

Posted in Prems / Victoria BC / News / Community / CW Postings

We want to let the Castaway Wanderers RFC faithful know that significant work and coordination is taking place to get Rugby moving again in a positive and safe direction.  Regular Zoom calls; document reviews; drafting of key information in support of a return to CW Rugby; and much more have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby

HIGHLANDERS Brains Trust (Credit to All Black Rugby - Getty Images)   Those Kiwis!   Well, it was with bated breath last week that we awaited outcomes but this week we were left positively gasping – and this all for free!  Super shout out to TSN.  The CANES/BLUES contest was of an even...