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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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A tip of The Ruggernut's cap to StFX Women CIS Champs CW Rugby congratulates St FX Uni on their victory over Ottawa Gee Gees at the CIS University Championships, 27 – 19 on Sunday last. The Victoria faithful – dedicated rugby fans were conspicuous by their absence at most games, with the...


CW/Westshore Split a Pair

CW/Westshore Split a Pair

Well and truly smothered! It was a throwback to over a decade ago when league rugby returned to Carnarvon yesterday – and a huge thanks to the neighbours who retrieved some balls booted over their fence – hope you enjoyed the games! Decimation of the Windsor site saw CW playng at Carnarvon...


Unsung Hero - Off the Field

Unsung Hero - Off the Field

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

Gordie Hawkins as a player, will only be remembered by the “O.F’s”. Gord donned the jersey for Oak Bay Wanderers for many seasons, back yonks ago. Today we want to recognise him, as a face that newcomers and younger members might recognise from his weekly post at the “gate” on the south end of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CIS action begins tomorrow at UVic. The UVic Women, led by prolific point-scorer, Jess Neilson, member of CW’s Premiership winning team and Coach, Britt Waters who dons The Tricolor each week will both play a huge role as to whether UVic will be able to retain the title they won last year. Other...


Two Tries Short of a Perfect Afternoon!

Two Tries Short of a Perfect Afternoon!

A day which dawned grey and dismal, started out well enough for the Castaway Wanderers on Saturday at Windsor. The men’s Thurds took to the field for their second match of the season against a JBAA team which featured mostly youngsters, no doubt many grads from last year’s U18’s. Credit to...


Hallow's Eve Quadruple-Header

Hallow's Eve Quadruple-Header

The Ruggernut ponders Saturday’s outcomes with Morgan and Ed! The Chaplain reports that mustering a third senior men’s team for same day challenge is somewhat akin to changing water to wine, however, it has been done and the Mighty T(h)urds will face James Bay III, reportedly, an under 20...


Tryfest at Windsor

Tryfest at Windsor

Three hours and change later, fifteen tries had been witnessed by fans last Saturday at The Park when UVic visited CW. The curtain-raiser was an entertaining, well-played and skilled contest. CW earned a bonus point in their 24 – 17 loss, a match which they might have won as they led 17 – 14...


Deja vu, all over!

Deja vu, all over!

Lucas in di-sguise with stripes on! This Saturday, UVic will return to The House of Windsor for a replay of three weeks back, led by the likes of Lucas Hammond. Hammond has made the tough choice of declining to return to the NSMT’s 7’s program but rather to continue his education and get on with...