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The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

The boys take their act on the road again this weekend when they visit the Point Grey Campus to play a very strong UBC program.  It is unusual to see the Birds not on top, that being said, they have not lost a game either!  It will take a super human effort to produce a W in this environment...


Gold Standard

Gold Standard

Posted in Canada Rugby / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT

Last evening I finally caught up with what many have described as being the above standard for RWC, Japan d. Scotland.  What a cracker it was with a deserving result for the hosts.  Japan’s meticulous preparation was rewarded with this outcome.  Now we are down to the “business end”, can we...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

A SILVER LINING? Today’s Ruck & Maul sees the return of The Ruggernut! The lead in is to remark about the incredibly amazing beauty of Atlantic Canada at this time of year, specifically, Cape Breton Island. The writer has been far removed from rugby however noting that many score...


Expectations Galore

Expectations Galore

The Pacific Pride will be the opposition tomorrow at the House.  CW welcomes Coach Cudmore and the boys.  We cannot tell you a whole lot about the Pride squad as a number are from out of Province.  There are a couple of RC U20 lads, some of whom will be elligible for that team again next year....


ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News

Brickbat hurled The Ruggernut's way today, along with "What about Chris May?"  Fair point.  Mayzer served as Captain of the Pride for the program's first two years and then suffered a serious injury, ultimately forcing him to forego the game he loved and was very good at playing.  To the best of...


Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Wednesday's Ruck and Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSMT / Senior Women / Senior Men

Pride ‘grads’, Ken Goodland, Garth Cooke, aided by Hank Williams and Jerry Cordle seek to show The Pride a thing or two – back in the day! COMBO – FPP   Ceedub – One of Many Beneficiaries of Former Pride Program Today’s header states a mouthful!  The initial Pacific Pride program...


Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

Schelly Lookalike – Russian Version Opens RWC Scoring!!

The better team won the opener, mind you, not with any great élan!   Was fascinated by the close resemblance to Schelly of #11, not only in appearance but with his play – popping up everywhere, trying to make something happen and tackling surely.  It was a pity that one two occasions “his...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Westshore RFC Founders, 1969 (photo - WRFC) A Wisp of Nostalgia   This coming Saturday, two of the Island’s senior clubs will celebrate a momentous occasion.  The Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club regenerated the venerable game in the Hub City in 1968, playing on an exhibition basis with clubs...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore Shows Early Form in 41 – 38 Track Meet   Saturday’s match was merely a minute in when the Westerner’s newcomer, McKinnon, a big unit from the Prairies showed his stuff, fending off a couple of “would-be’s” and a forty metre trundle for first blood. CW appeared stunned however,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

 Where It All Begins!   The Ruggernut - on the...


VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

VIKES TAKE SHIELD CHALLENGE

Perhaps it was only fitting that the UVic Vikes won the inaugural challenge for the Howard Gerwing Shield. Long-time UVic rugby servant, the iconic Howard Gerwing would have been thrilled with the display of power and running rugby the Vikes brought to the day, earning a dominant 43 – 21...


Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Inaugural Gerwing Shield Match

Club President, Matt ('The Chaplain') Gordon, Displays the Prize Tomorrow sees CW’s Gala Opening Day culminate in a senior men’s Premier match between UVic and CW, playing for the Gerwing Shield. I could wax at length about Howard owing to a close personal relationship over a period...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Stewart Eyes His Options  (photo- BCRU) CW Boys Show Well Before Second Half Swamping   Rugby Canada 45 – B.C. 13   CW’s Braddock, Finnemore and Stewart knocked heads “pretty good” with their more vaunted rivals for forty minutes on Friday last at Westhills. Then there was the...


ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

ONE WEEK OUT - GRAND GALA OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY - A FAMILY AFFAIR - Saturday, September 7, 2019 Next Saturday’s CW Rugby Gala Opening at Windsor Park will feature current National Senior Men and Women who will help host mini and junior sessions, with the day featuring a Premiership match between CW Premier Men vs. the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY EXTRAVAGANZA @ WESTHILLS CW has a healthy selection of players named to the B.C. Reps team that will take on the NSMT in their penultimate game prior to departure for RWC this coming Friday (30th) @ the newly minted Westhills Stadium.  The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m.  The main...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! And can they THREEPEAT??   Castaway Wanderers (CW) 2019-20 Men's Edition begins Club training  TOMORROW, Tuesday, Aug 20th.  Location, due to Windsor Park seasonal maintenance closure, will be at 3957 Gordon Head Rd. (for those of you old enough it is the old...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Boys Age Grade Program, 2019/2020 With the aim of continuing to provide an enjoyable and meaningful sporting experience for the youth in our community CW Junior Boys rugby is pleased to announce the leadership group for the 2019/2020 season. For this upcoming season, our coaching team...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One Month to Go!  CW Vs Pacific Pride, Yonks Ago (circa 2003- credit, Ron Willems.)The BCRU schedule has been released and pre-Christmas games for men and women can be noted HERE. CW Premier Men open their campaign on Saturday, 7th September – GALA SATURDAY, against UVic at Windsor. The...


CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW Girls program - coaching and management announcement for 2019/2020

CW is pleased to announce its coaching and management line-up for the upcoming 2019/2020 season.   CW Girls Rugby is a well-established program that was started in 2011/2012 with handful of athletes and is now supporting multiple age grades.  This award-winning program (3 Rugby Canada...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

REGISTRATION OPEN   FROM FOUR TO FORTY (on the field!) CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION has gone LIVE for the 2019/20 season for all ages.                   Customarily, this process has not taken place until the end of summer vacation or early September, so it is...


Pinnacle Achieved

Pinnacle Achieved

The Club takes great joy in offering our congratulations today to Sophie De Goede.  Soph will earn her first National Senior Women's XV Cap against RWC Champs, N.Z. Silver Ferns when Canada plays N.Z. this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in California.  Sophie will join CW's Gabby Senft in the forward...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

ARDRON HEADS UP LONGLIST Tyler Ardron, playing in this weekend’s Super Rugby Qualifying Final, heads up NSMT’s long-list of forty names, as Captain for the upcoming RWC. This long list is not exclusive for those currently injured who may become available. It is with interest that there are...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

KEEPERS OF THE GATE Every little bit counts when it comes to keeping the head above water, regarding the operating costs required to run a rugby club. Each home game, Gord Hawkins and Peter Kilshaw “patrol” the pathway egress at Windsor Park, courteously requesting a “donation’ from attendees...


Sadness & Gladness

Sadness & Gladness

It is an exception that we post today’s sad story and subsequent appeal. The news comes from a former player, Trevor Pollock who is appealing on behalf of his daughter. “Charleigh's journey started eight months ago, when she had her first unexplained seizure. Our family had no idea the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Breakout by Morra in Paris …..and why does this headline not surprise CW fans?  Windsor Park has seen Josiah’s mercurial magic and enthusiastic exuberance over the past three seasons, patrons scratching their heads; “How did he do that?”  He has been included with a number of Canadian...