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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...


Waterlogged and More to Come!

Waterlogged and More to Come!

Battle of the Bays CANCELLED ALL CW RUGBY - MEN & WOMEN CANCELLED DUE TO TO FIELD...


Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Captain Wooldridge drives for the line! With seven players who have suited up for The Tricolours this season, missing on duty with NSMT’s XV’s or VII’s, CW will rely heavily on the contribution of two former Vikes captains, Dustin Dobravsky ( #8 ) and Remi Ancil as they travel cross-town...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sevens Seek to Right the Ship Rugby Canada has confirmed speculation by many of the appointment of Damian McGrath as the new Men’s 7’s coach.  The players have a week to sign contracts and it will be back to work this week, in the most literal sense of the word, be it verb or noun!  Hopefully,...


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The final reports from an undefeated weekend have come to this blogger’s desk. From the Westshore Women’s Premier match; what is becoming the hallmark of Ceedub women – a complete team effort with an emphasis on defence was once again the mainstay in their win, a total commitment to the tackle...


Grads et al, Offer Tutorial to Undergrads

Grads et al, Offer Tutorial to Undergrads

There was plenty of pre and post-game respect between two fairly even Premier protagonists yesterday at Windsor Park. Early match scores filtered back from Westshore where CW Premier Women managed to squeak out a last play win when Kara Galbraith booted a penalty to nip the hosts, 37 – 36...


Scholtzie Returns

Scholtzie Returns

Sorry about the reso - after all, he is larger than life! CW takes on UVic on Saturday at Windsor in two matches - Ones Vs Norsemen @ 1:00 p.m. and Prems Vs Vikes @ 2:45.  On paper it appears to be pretty even as both teams strive to get a leg up on Barnard Cup standings.  James Bay lead the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A CW Homecoming This coming weekend will see the return of many former CW Juniors and others who have spent countless hours at Windsor but now ply their trade with UVic. The Vikes will likely feature names from the following; Macbryan Bos, Jeff Nishima-Miller, Joe Erlic, Morgan Tate, Fergus...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Saturday’s “Curtain-Raisers” “A beautiful day at the park”, as a renowned CW wag was overheard. The day opened with an alert intercept from CW’s Laura Sargent to start what was to become a scoring parade in the women’s premier game. Cowichan quickly responded with a bullocking run from...


Points Aplenty at The Park

Points Aplenty at The Park

It was a great day for rugby. The players, officials, fans all contributed to fulfill the pre-game hype. It was a classic. Top class Canadian players pitting their skills against each other and being clad in club colours added to the competition in a ‘big game’ atmosphere. James Bay worked hard...


A Super Saturday at Windsor

A Super Saturday at Windsor

Rugby fans will be the guaranteed winners this coming Saturday at Windsor Park with three games of action on the pitch including the defending women’s Premiership Champions CW, taking on Cowichan R.F.C. and ending with one of the most storied rugby rivalries in Canada as James Bay travels...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

U18 Boy's Action - Lachie Gives a "Don't Argue"! Further weekend Scores and tidbits:  A new chapter in CW U.18  boy's rugby kicked off last weekend when they crossed the Malahat to take on Cowichan. The fixture was belatedly moved to Brentwood College, a long-time supporter of CRFC and...

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