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U20's Drop Final To Azurri

U20's Drop Final To Azurri

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Victoria BC

Canada trailed Italy at the interval by a mere four points, 6 - 10 in the JWRC Final.  However, not unlike the Senior Mens game, a massive 52 points were scored in the second stanza, with Canada being on the receiving end of a 23 -45 loss.  From reports a couple of "yellows" against Canada did...


CW CONGRATULATES CAPTAIN CARPS

CW CONGRATULATES CAPTAIN CARPS

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

NSMT's Captain, Aaaron Carpenter reaches the FIFYT CAP plateau today when he leads the boys against Tonga.  This is an outstanding effort and he joins an ellite club.  CW wishes to offer sincere congratulations on this service and also wish him the best of luck in today's outing.  He will be...


Giving Back

Giving Back

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

Last weekend a bunch of CW Minis and Womens players assembled at Windsor to partake in the 51st Oak Bay Tea Party.  These young people did a great job, organizing the "float" and wooing the crowds with their candy tossing abilities. CW seeks to be imnvolved with community whenever possible and...


Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Some Days Are Diamonds.....

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Some days are stones but yesterday was a four diamond day for Rugby Canada’s Men’s Program.  The Men’s U20 team scored a solid; four try victory over Uruguay, 36 – 15.  This put them at the head of Pool A and they now play Italy on Sunday to see who gets promoted back to the World Tier One...


I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!

"I Wanna Be Like Mike (Pyke)!"

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

Sydney Swans, winners of the Australian Footbal League (aka Aussie Rules), last season, currently sit in third place after ten games so far this season.  This is due in no small way to the league-leading "mark" taker, Canadian NSMT, Victorian and former CW-er, Mike Pyke.  Pyker was the talk...


He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

He came, He saw, this time, he failed to Conquer!

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

  Rugby Hall of Famer, Ireland captain and British Lions flanker, Fergus Slattery, a man very used to conquering, failed to do all of that on his recent visit to Victoria.  Slattery, a rugby legend to many CW and Victoria "old timers" was present for the grand opening of a picture wall at...


CW's Spencer Robinson Announced BC Boys U15 Coach

CW's Spencer Robinson Announced BC Boys U15 Coach

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Victoria's Spencer Robinson has been appointed Head Coach of the TrueBlue BC Rugby Under-15 boys provincial team for the upcoming summer season. A Level Three NCCP certified coach with experience at the high school, club, provincial and national levels, Robinson will be working alongside...


Fergus Slattery - British and Irish Lions @ Penny Farthing Pub

Fergus Slattery - British and Irish Lions @ Penny Farthing Pub

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC

  Fergus Slattery BRITISH and IRISH RUGBY LIONS  1971 and 1974   “The Present Honors the Past”.   On Sunday, May 19 th   at 3:00pm, “The Penny Farthing Pub” will play host to the unveiling of a special wall, that will honor the memory of two of the greatest rugby teams that have ever played...


DAVID RICHARDSON

DAVID RICHARDSON

Posted in News / Victoria BC

DAVID RICHARDSON It was with great sadness that the community learned of the sudden passing of David Richardson, and our collective condolences reach out to his widow, Judy. David was born in the North East of England, where he attended Grammar School and University, before qualifying as...


Girls Sevens takes off in Victoria !

Girls Sevens takes off in Victoria !

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Sevens / Victoria BC

  Girls rugby is getting focus in both the province and locally as the BC High School Boys and Girls Sevens competition is underway in Vancouver this weekend.   Locally, girls rugby has received a big boost with its first ever Girls Sevens league boasting a total of 8 teams including the...


CW vs Burnaby Game in Review

CW vs Burnaby Game in Review

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Victoria BC

On the most abysmal of afternoons, two CDI powerhouses met to do battle at Windsor Park. Burnaby Lake sought victory so that they could move towards confirmation of Home field status for the playoffs and CW, in a last ditch attempt to make the playoffs.  Burnaby with the form also was after...


CW Gears Up To Host League Leaders

CW Gears Up To Host League Leaders

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

Home team, Castaway Wanderers, has announced a strong selection to play a rampaging Burnaby Lake team tomorrow at Windsor Park. The Lakers will be extra keen to add a CW scalp to a very impressive record in recent weeks in the CDI League.  Burnaby, with a monstrous and very skilled pack, will...


Not Necessarily A Very Good Day!

Not Necessarily A Very Good Day!

Saturday last saw The Tricolors visit the Shark Tank.  Bayside, a club battling relegation and their plight looking even more dismal following the Ravens win over hosts, JBA, provided more than sufficient creditable opposition for the visitors.   The Ones needed a win and a win of some measure...


UVic Vikes Paste TBirds

UVic Vikes Paste TBirds

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

UVic Vikes with five CW Junior "grads" laid a licking on UBC Birds at the weekend to win the 41st edition of the Brian 'Winky' Wightman Boot.  The Vikes won their 16th consecutive contest.  It is always great to see Island teams perform at their best and we congratulate Beau Parker, Luke...


CW Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner

CW Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW wishes to give a HUGE THANK YOU to all patrons who attended or contributed to our recent Annual Dinner,  held at Uplands Golf Course.  The evening was another outstanding success, enabling the Board to breath a collective sigh of relief, as the club remains solvent for another season! ...


The Weekend That Was!

The Weekend That Was!

The curtain draws on a very interesting weekend.  Firstly, congratulations to the NSMT Sevens, marginally being nutted by Samoa 7 -12 in the Plate Final at Hong Kong.  The boys earned 12 MAJOR points, moving up the ladder to ninth place, vaulting the more illustrious 'Poms'.  An excellent...


Sevens Saga Resumes

Sevens Saga Resumes

Posted in News / Victoria BC

Rugby Canada's Senior Mens Team opens pool play in Hong Kong this weekend. The men play, Hong Kong, Spain and Fiji.  The SMT are joined by BC Youth U17's in a minor version of The BIGS.  This will be another lead up to RWC Mens 7's to be hosted by Moscow in June.  CW offers the club's best...


CW Womens Rugby Hits The News

CW Womens Rugby Hits The News

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

This news is a little stale but CW wishes to congratulate Sophie De Goede - a Minis to Magic success story on her recent selection to play with the BC Womens U18 team at the Las Vegas Sevens.  Sophie epitomizes the term "work ethic", plus being endowed with De Goede and White genes, being the...


Fergus Hall Recognized as BC High School, Male AOY

Fergus Hall Recognized as BC High School, Male AOY

Posted in News / Victoria BC

Castaway Wanderers product and Glenlyon Norfolk graduate Fergus Hall was recently recognized as the Sport BC High School Male Athlete of the Year at the 47th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards. A standout in soccer and rugby, Hall was named one of three top BC male athletes. Hall...


CW Salutes Volunteer

CW Salutes Volunteer

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

With the launching this new web site, it is most fitting to recognize Charlie ("Duck") MacLachlan.  'Duck' is a former Wanderer and national team player and for the past five years, has hosted this site, as his way of "giving back".  He has been a long time friend and supporter of CW since...


Video - Castaway Wanderers RFC over the years

Video - Castaway Wanderers RFC over the years

Posted in Rugby Club / Victoria BC

This is the video that was shown at the Castaway-Wanderers' 2009 Fundraiser at the Uplands Golf Club. It features "vintage" pictures, cameo/candid video footage of various club folks, and highlight clips from our senior, junior, and mini (youth)...