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All the Best

All the Best

CW wishes all the readers of this site, the very best of the Christmas Season to you and yours.  A special THANK YOU to all of those who financially support us - your efforts are greatly appreciated.   NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE! On Wednesday we predicted Matt Klimchuk's wearing of the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PATHWAY TO THE PINNACLE Today it gives this site great pleasure to highlight Julianne Zussman, a special athlete, a special person and a wonderful ambassador for rugby, specifically Canadian rugby.  This past weekend, ‘Zuss’ as we fondly know her at CW, refereed at the Dubai Sevens.  She...


Hardly Baa Baas First Rodeo!

Hardly Baa Baas First Rodeo!

A very skilled and well coached group of boys, evidently without a club, came together as the Vancouver Barbarians and schooled CW Rugby U19 Boys in a well-played Championship game on Saturday at Westhills.  42 – 7 was the score, amassing a six try barrage in so doing.  A pre-match blog on...


Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

Last Minute Apeal - Volunteers Needed

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

As an annual event, members of the CW community are asked to volunteer to marshal the lighted truck parade route along Oak Bay Avenue. This is a good opportunity for the Club to give back to our host community and to gain profile with our neighbours. The job is straightforward and provides...


BCRU U19 Club Final - A Couple to Watch.

BCRU U19 Club Final - A Couple to Watch.

Let this commentary commence with the fact that a CW player, red-carded in the late going last Saturday in U19 play, has no due date for recourse, aka an appeal opportunity, until a date sometime AFTER Saturday’s Final.  Where is due process in this case?  BCRU Rules & Regs., wake up!  ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Brandon, 'The Director', Schellenberger - in the office! A DAY TO REFLECT AND GIVE THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE FOR US   It was a good start by Westshore at Windsor on Saturday, no doubt, expected by the home club. After a few recycles Jones or Klaver (WRFC) was hit with a...


Baby Steps

Baby Steps

  Welcome back, Burger! Baby steps it must be to get back into the hunt.  CW faces tenth place Westshore tomorrow at the House of Windsor, k.o., 2:30.  Westshore sits at eleven points with CW, barely out of the basement with eight. The forward pack has a different look again this...


Auction Nite at the Temple!

Auction Nite at the Temple!

  A great opportunity for supporters and friends to come & have a week's end ale, a slice of pizza and a barrel of laffs.  Tomorrow afternoon at the weekly Happy Hour session, Brandon ('The Queen') Gerhardt will be hosting a Grand Player Auction for Saturday's game Vs Westshore (at Windsor). ...


Eight Try Shellacking!

Eight Try Shellacking!

The writer's M-o-M, Tomas Eton, proves hard to pull down.  (Credit- Wendy Norman) Despite CW being the first and last on the score board, there was a deluge of a torrent of eight James Bay tries across the line in between! The header describes the day.   It was very difficult to follow up...


Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

  Captain Flies High! CW travels across town tomorrow to take on the Bays at MacDonald in three games. I would be remiss by omitting credit to both clubs for fielding three senior men’s teams on the same afternoon. Both clubs have had some lean patches, with the Bays being...


Changing Face of Club Rugby

Changing Face of Club Rugby

  It’s been two years since Lomas visited The House.  At that time we celebrated the return of ‘Jab’ Sinclair and the Orange and Black after a conspicuous absence from and a hard-fought return to, ‘The Bigs’.  Recently, it was brought to The Ruggernut’s attention that Lomas and Kats may...


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...