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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, Peter Bull, Billy Treloar, Al Kave...


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...


Try!!

Try!!

Make a bid on your favourite player Vs UBC on Saturday tonite at The Clubbie, 714 Discovery, 8:30.  The Tricolor starting lineup Vs The Birds is as follows; FRF: #1 John Braddock #2 Ray Barkwill #3 Jack Sponarski #4 Cam Polson #5 Connor Turner #6 Riley Ilnicki (C) #7 Nathan Stewart #8 Haydn...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY IN REVIEW Paquin - a masterful game. CW Premier Women were great value on Saturday for their 39 – 19 win, minus a number of players. It was 17 – 7 at the half when Britt Waters excused herself to go coach the Jess Nelson led Vikes to the National Unis 7’s Championship. Congrats...


Triple Header at The House

Triple Header at The House

Saturday’s action kicks off at 11:15 a.m. when The Tricolour ladies face Burnaby. Two weeks back, these two teams had a doozy at Burnaby, with CW coming on late, from behind to get the W. Ne’er-the-less, Burnaby earned another bonus point to top the heap with eight. Tomorrow, CW will be minus a...


Unsung Hero - On the Field

Unsung Hero - On the Field

Newcomer, Connor Turner - a force to be reckoned with! Connor Turner is a newcomer to CW, a real find! He has shoved alongside of Polson, Hohert, Horan, Evans and McLean. Finally, it looks like he and Thomas have the lock on the lock positions. Connor has earned our Unsung Hero recognition....


From Eight to Eighties

From Eight to Eighties

The fabric of CW culture is based on this catch phrase. Last week we referred to the inventor of the Tetley Kicking Tee, when introducing Mark Wyatt. Let’s introduce you to the real Don Burgess. Burge achieved many notable feats on the rugby pitch for the Oak Bay Wanderers, the Crimson Tide,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Late Out of the Gate! Everywhere else it’s been announced but we save the best til last! CW offers our heartiest congratulations to Caroline Crossley who has been selected for the NSWT Sevens Vegas Version, upcoming this weekend. “Cross” does not get to wear the Tricolour very often these days,...


Tricolour Tripleheader

Tricolour Tripleheader

  Seattle Women, in second place in the Premiership League proved to be a real hurdle to their hosts on Saturday. Seattle opened strongly, keeping CW under huge pressure and in fact, not scoring created some visible deflation. CW managed to survive the early onslaught and work their way...


Saturday Under Preview

Saturday Under Preview

Not sure if our women will be serious contenders for a playoff spot or of a mere nuisance value to teams for the rest of the way. A win vs Seattle would be absolutely essential if a playoff run is to be the case, as Burnaby travels to Capilano and a five –pointer at home just might put a semis...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Great Auction Item - Tickets for Two – Vancouver Sevens Two seats in 7’s Access Area, level 200, center section. These are special “reserved” seats which offer direct access to the Players Entrance and Exit Tunnels. Access ticket holders will also have exclusive access to view...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

On the road again…………….. Off to Rowers This time last season when The Boatmen visited Windsor. Our Reserves let one get away with a catastrophic second half implosion. For the Prems, it was somewhat of a breakout encounter with the Tricolour going away. 52 – 14. Pre-Xmas, Rowers went 2 – 5...


From the Sidelines

From the Sidelines

  Put yourself in this picture!!   Captain Rush conducting a 12 person, whale watching Tour via Prince of Whales Whale Watching. Up for auction on 25th. Canada's NSMT will be looking for its 100th win tomorrow against Chile. Canada's first test took place in 1932.  Last year, Canada had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PUT YOURSELF IN THIS PICTURE WHY? (Canucks tix for two)   WHAT DO I EAT WHEN I GO THERE? Compliments, Mine Host, Adam Pegg's Award winning La Quercia Restaurant. ( We'll add $100 cash towards accomodation, another fabulous auction item available on 25TH February.)  HAVEN'T GOT...


Fun Times at the Temple

Fun Times at the Temple

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / NSWT / ARC's / Men's Second Div

After tomorrow's plethora of rugby, head to The Temple for an evening of fun with the first ever Canadian Legends, Bar Olympics.  The evening will be hosted by the Men's Second Divvies.  Dress as your favourite Canadian Legend and partake in a three-ringed circus of bar events.  The evening...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Put Yourself in this Picture. Catching a Tyee at the marvellous Langara Lodge, Haida Gwai! It does not get any better, or try a day on halibut for a change. Thanks to Rick Bourne and Langara Adentures for making this a possibility. At Open Auction, more often than not such a bucket list can...


Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald Steenkamp Memorial

Gerald and buddy, Schalk Burger. CW rugby invites all former teammates and colleagues of Gerald Steenkamp to attend a function in his memory to be held at the Bard and Banker Pub tomorrow, Sunday, 15th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. This will not only be an opportunity to share Gerald memories but...


Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

When will he ever learn?? England’s captain, Dylan Hartley, sent from the field once again last week. The disdain on Eddie Jone’s (face in the crowd), kinda said it all! Hartley had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he swung a ‘haymaker’ which made some contact, arguably...


A Day of Tough Outcomes

A Day of Tough Outcomes

(Photo credit - John Richardson) For the second week in a row, the weather failed to cooperate. Regardless, a good crowd was mustered by start of play at MacDonald last Saturday. Action began very favourably for CW with a couple of very focussed and strong drives, five or six retentions,...


Is This the One?

Is This the One?

It has been a rewarding “first half” of rugby for CW with The Ones finishing in third spot and the Prems in second – the only Island club with both teams in the playoffs! Of course, these placings pose a challenge on Saturday, with The Ones needing to travel to Port Alberni whilst the Prems need...


A New Captain Canada

A New Captain Canada

DTH van der Merwe will carry the honor of the Captaincy for the first time against Romania. This is a very well-deserved honor for this young man who has given yeoman’s toil and blood for the Canadian cause and leads by example. CW wishes ‘Deet’ and his boys “all the best”. A CW Six Pack...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Andrew Goodmunseth on the go.... Cowichan RFC Ambush CW! Cowichan RFC laid a reality check on the visiting CW Ones last Saturday at Herd Road. The Piggies were full value for a convincing 46 – 19 win, rounding out an “up-Island trifecta” for the weekend. At one point, Cowichan had two men in...


Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

The Brooding Soldier reminds us of those Canadians who gave their lives at the Battle of Ypres, succumbing to the first gas attacks. In these times of uncertainty, let us take some time tomorrow, Remembrance Day, to do just that. Ypres, 1915 - The Brooding SoldierTHIS COLUMN MARKS THE...