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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(One that got away!) A Really BIG 'Shoe' What a show this week should be! Men and women will be back at it on the practise pitch tomorrow for the weekend’s matches. Our Premier Women travel to UBC on Saturday and our Islanders Men play Comox at The House of Windsor and the Reserves...


CANADA VS CHILE (ARC)

CANADA VS CHILE (ARC)

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fundraiser / Victoria BC / NSMT / Senior Men

For those regulars OR others who may have recently (like half an hour ago!!) read a confusing blog - NOTE - CORRECTION. (Ruggernut's bad!!)    The four tickets that CW has available are for this game on Friday (not a previously assumed, Saturday!)  The match is at Westhills, k.o. 7:00...


A Decade of CW Web Presence

A Decade of CW Web Presence

  The first four years of our website were the result of the efforts and time of former Wanderer and National team player, Charlie (“Duck”) MacLachlan and hosted by his Frontrow Software Co. Duck earned his first cap against Los Pumas, back in 1983. As a hooker, one of his most notable...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GIRLS RUGBY CONTINUES TO GROW Today's photo features three young CW players who participated along with seventeen team mates at the U12 and U14 levels and 73 other girls from Westshore, Cowichan, James Bay and Comox at a weekend clinic held at Belmont H.S., conducted by BCRU Youth...


Don't Miss the Boat!

Don't Miss the Boat!

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

Week in and week out readers of this site are exposed to what CW rugby is all about, in fact this year we celebrate a Decade of Presence on the Web. Every year it becomes increasingly expensive to run a rugby club with increases on every turn, from increases of player insurance fees; union...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PLAYER OF THE YEAR CW congratulates Brandon Schellenberger who has been named the winner of the Phil Mack Award for the Indigenous Rugby Player of the Year. Last year U.Vic’s, Crosby Stewart won the inaugural presentation. We applaud the work that Thunder Rugby and its Patron, Phil Mack,...


Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Liam Chisholm in full stride. The weather has put a damper on rugby at The House and across the board this weekend. CW Women were on the hunt for their first victory over visiting UBC Thunderbirds. The women had posted a strong line-up for the match with the Lizzie Adams’ led squad featuring...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

THIS SPORTING LIFE! Just in case you cannot get to our Fundraiser Dinner and may wish to bid on any of the exciting “items” available, we start today with that on-line opportunity.    TIGHT LINES LANGARA LODGE A ‘bucket list’ for any fisherman, avid or not, the sheer beauty is worth...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

"Takin' Care of Business"   Tal Bachman is currently absent from the pitch as he travels with his dad, Randy, on his current; ‘Every Song Tells a Story’ Tour. In talking about the tour, Randy, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) describes it as….”Basically my story and the intertwining...


Westshore Fires on All Fours

Westshore Fires on All Fours

  On a fine January morning, with sun peeking through brewing rain clouds, the CW Premier Women stepped on to their home turf for the first time in 2019 to play their rivals, Westshore. The game began with a “flubbed” kick-off to create the game’s first CW scrum, which saw a huge Westshore...


Men Post a Pair

Men Post a Pair

One that got away! The Reserves started promisingly enough for the hosts when from a tap penalty, Kanty sent Makaroff (former CW mins and juniors!) for a 40m burst and Westshore was under the cosh. After some 4/5 penalties, referee Blackwood issued a “yellow”. From an ensuing scrum, #8...


Hot Time at the House

Hot Time at the House

  Tomorrow promises hot times at the House of Windsor with three senior games.  Starting at 11:15, the CW Women will face current B.C. Champs, Westhore, in what promises to be torrid action.  These teams were very evenly matched in pre-season hit-outs although the combinations of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

ODDS & ENDS - Up to the Armpits in Christmas Trees! Just a reminder that Tree Chipping will continue this coming Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spread the word. Go, CW! Dates for Your Calendar Premier Season Kicks Off.  Opening Matches will be Vs Westshore...


Get Rid of Your Tree and Help Ceedub!

Get Rid of Your Tree and Help Ceedub!

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

Christmas Trees can be dropped off Saturday and Sunday Dec 29th and 30th 10am to 4pm at Windsor Park, ( Rose Garden corner ).  Payment by Donation. Donations are critical to assist running CW's many programs. Thanks to CW sponsor, Bartlett Tree Experts....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC / News / Senior Men

Pro Rugby Precedes Santa to Town! A good crowd on what was not the most pleasant of evenings took in the Seawolves Vs Tide game on Saturday at Westhills. The first forty minutes were interesting and competitive with a 19 – 7 differential going in the Visitor’s favor. The second stanza...


MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

"CW's" Ray Barkwill Jubilantly Hoists the Spoils! VIRU CRIMSON TIDE Vs SEATTLE SEAWOLVES Seattle Seawolves will take on Vancouver Island’s Crimson Tide tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. kickoff at Westhills Stadium. The Tide, an amalgam of Island Premier teams has not been assembled for...


Unsung Hero - On The Field

Unsung Hero - On The Field

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

Kelton Dawe is in his second season with the club, having joined us after a brief stint in Vancouver, after arriving from Nova Scotia. He has not always been available due to demands of work but whenever he has been on the pitch he has been very visible in either the lock or back row spots and...


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...