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Path to the Playoffs

Path to the Playoffs

Loopy Celebrates the Hardware! CW’s path to the playoffs received a speed bump these past few days with the public announcement by Rugby Canada and personal note to affected clubs that it has selected a group of Centralized Players, solely dedicated to winning the repecharge and inclusion in...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Tate on the counter..... We must kickoff today with a reminder to all readers of this site that it is a blog with a CW bent but not authorized opinions from the Club’s Executive.  With this lead-in, The Ruggernut must offer an apology for any aspersions cast in yesterday’s game reports...


Four on the Road

Four on the Road

Ceedub faces the burden of travel this weekend as all four senior teams face crucial matchups as the road to the playoffs escalates.  The women travel to Capilanos to face the second placed team.  An upset victory could put them in the driver’s seat, playoff-bound.  Last time the teams met...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Sarries Await - Seattle Roadie for the boys this weekend. CWRFC - AGM Tomorrow at 8:00 p.m., DSC.  All and sundry welcome. Reports, new Executive; ratification of legal functioning!!...


Veritable Track Meets

Veritable Track Meets

CW’s Reserves (“Divvies” as the boys like to say), opened a commendable lead at the half in Nanaimo, Saturday. (22 – 12).  This pundit picked up the action at this stage.  Must admit, it was good to be one of a dozen of ‘the Faithful’ amongst a sizeable and knowledgeable (with no boorish...


Resources Stretched Thin

Resources Stretched Thin

With four senior teams on the road this weekend, player resources have been stretched to the max and fortitude will be required if victories are to be secured.  Firstly, our Premier Women are off to Bellingham to play Seattle.  The women had a quality win over the Sarries a couple of weeks...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

IN MEMORIUM:  Connor Braid proudly wore and displayed the name of his good mate, Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones whenever he scored a try at last weekend’s Sevens.  Dylan’s passing last year, came as a shock to all of us at CW and his many friends outside of rugby circles.  Connor’s display of his...


A UNIQUE WEEKEND

A UNIQUE WEEKEND

  CELEBRATE CW APRIL, 7TH/8TH SATURDAY, 7TH.  Home game Vs UBC @ Windsor Park.  1:00 & 2:30 kickoffs and attend our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner. SUNDAY, 8TH.  Honour the life of Club/Canadian Rugby stalwart, Don Burgess.  Uplands G.C. 2:00 p.m. CW takes...


Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

Banner Day for Westshore – Diem Horribilis for CW!

The weather obliged for Westshore and CW on Saturday to make the occasion a great rugby day.  Great it was for the Hosts, winning all four matches in fairly convincing fashion.  The Westshore supporters group has grown and they were out in good force to support their men and women. The First...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Let’s start with some good news.  It’s hats off to the Canadian Women Maple Leafs Sevens, winning the Okinawa Sevens a legitimate event for Sevens Development although some countries ( including Canada), fielded a couple of their regular although younger, players. Caroline Crossley having...


Hosts Take a Squeaker

Hosts Take a Squeaker

Pullin reeled in on this occasion.   CW Women flexed their muscles yesterday, defeating Seattle 86 – 7.  Not to blow their horn with this mammoth total, for they too have been on the receiving end of such a hiding but indeed, it did show what a difference a couple of players can sometimes...


An Opportunity for Redemption

An Opportunity for Redemption

  This Saturday, the Reserves will play the curtain-raiser at Windsor at 1:00 p.m.  Burnaby lead the competition ladder, scoring a mammoth 502 points.  Last time round, there was a thirty point differential between the teams.  The Home venue will make a difference but the Lakers are a...


VALE - Don Burgess

VALE - Don Burgess

In recent days much has been written in a variety of sources about the life of Don Burgess.  ‘Burge’ was in many ways, a rugby Renaissance Man – one ahead of his time.  Nearly everyone who has responded to the loss of Don, has referred to the values and qualities of Don, the man.  Anyone who...


Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

This past year, an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership, we added a link from our website and now have a means of effortlessly doing this. (Check it out HERE). Membership comes with a few perks: • free admission to CW home games• 2 events per year with free food and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  Weather last weekend made for some pretty rugged matches.  CW’s Premier Women took it on the chin at Carnarvon Park against a very good Burnaby side.  One observer remarked the Burnaby women reminded him of their strong teams of some five seasons ago and they played a game that would...


Lomas Loom Large

Lomas Loom Large

Two BIG games for our Premier teams tomorrow.  Women are at home to a Burnaby team that knocked off Caps at their last outing and will be gunning for the "W" to open some competition table “room” between themselves and CW.  Burnaby will be travelling with a full contingent and stock full...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Magician finds something amusing! This pundit was doing too much grieving to be doing any musing on Monday last!  Last weekend was yet another tedious experience for any Canadian rugby fan.  There were many aspects of the game against the U.S. that may have been deemed as improvements...


Organisational Blunder

Organisational Blunder

Quoth The Sage; “Now you see wolves, now you….”  It appears that the Seattle Seawolves failed to realise in sufficient time that their players would require a passport to enter Canada – a condition that B.C. Premier Clubs’ Team Managers need to recognise and deal with some months before...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  It took the game day video to more closely observe the play of Clay ‘Burger’ Thornber from last Saturday.  This writer wishes to add plaudits to the Burger who was involved with almost as much grunt work as Finnemore, Hard Hat earner on the day.  As denoted on this site some time back, Clay...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Local Derby – A Double to CW It was a dismal afternoon that bore witness to Saturday’s contests at MacDonald Park.  CW’s Reserves (Divvies) got the scoring underway early and the boys stretched it to 17 – 3 at the interval.  This pundit picked up the action in the second stanza with CW...


Conditions Conducive to Mudders

Conditions Conducive to Mudders

TRY!  Moose and Mack not in this week's picture! As of now, it's "game on" tomorrow at the Mac.  1:00 p.m. and 2:30 for the men's matches. CW Reserves (aka Divvies) will field a strong side as they seek to pick up where they left off last week at Windsor.  The Tricolour has a single...


Timely?

Timely?

Canada's starting props on Saturday, in the muck at MacDonald! Was Wednesday’s blog timely or not?  Cancellation of games this weekend is looming large, due to fields being closed!  Received a lengthy response from Bruce Kuklinski in regards to the blog.  Bruce serves as Lower Island...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Topical - B.C. Rugby – State of the Union Real concern coming from BCRU re. growth or lack thereof of the game in B.C.  This pundit will play devil’s advocate today on this issue and start by asking; is it not time to start thinking outside the box?  For years we have done it pretty...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

It was a full slate of matches for CW on Saturday.  For starters, The Islanders (VIRU Men’s 3rd Div.), lost to U.Vic’s Saxons, something like a measure of five tries to two. Matches then transferred to the House of Windsor which stood up to the conditions remarkably well after three...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

A Perspective From Sydney Sevens. (Georgina Robinson; Sydney Morning Herald.) "Let us be frank. The very best thing about the Sydney Sevens is that it is nothing like normal rugby.  This needs to be said, not because the code needs its shortcomings pointed out any more in the news media...

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