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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Hats off to a group of CW volunteers that assisted with the Victoria Christmas Truck Parade and its tour through the Oak Bay village.  That’s the CW way folk and a Merry Christmas to you.     CW’s Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones is once again having some major health issues and...


BARNARD CUP REVIEW

BARNARD CUP REVIEW

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Still surrounded by Vikes - Crossland's magic thwarted!   This game report is brought to readers by one of the club’s two Premier Elite sponsors, the Penny Farthing Pub, the other being the Carson Automotive Group.  Mine host, Matt Mc Neill, has been a major sponsor for the past decade minus a...


BARNARD CUP PREVIEW

BARNARD CUP PREVIEW

A familiar scene from past games - surrounded by Vikes! CW heads to UVic for the second time this season and the third encounter with the undefeated Vikes, on Saturday.  The Cup takes place at Wallace Field at 1:00 p.m.  The Tricolours have announced their probable best available selection for...


Hats Off to Hydes

Hats Off to Hydes

When Simon Ibell, suffering from a rare medical condition, was bullied in Grade 8, three people came to his aid at St. Michaels University School. They were Grade 12 basketball stars Steve Nash and Milan Uzelac, and coach Ian Hyde-Lay.  Ibell and his family never forgot. In fact, Simon...


Triple Header for CW

Triple Header for CW

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / Prems / Victoria BC

Saturday's a Rugby Day for Ceedub, kicking off with the Premier Women playing an exhibition against UBC @ Windsor @ 11:00 a.m.  Marlene Nedved @ #8 leads the side which features some very experienced players, a couple who have worn Canadian colors.  Guarantee you will not be disappointed if you...


Monday's Musings - Students School Visitors

Monday's Musings - Students School Visitors

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Juniors / News / Prems / Victoria BC

The events of Friday night put rugby into the far corners of our mind and we send our deepest sympathies to the families of those victims of yet another atrocity perpetrated by radicals.   (Game reports, compliments of The Sage).Friday night there was also a game under the lights at...


Doing The Lite Fandango

Doing The Lite Fandango

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / Prems / Victoria BC

CW will be introduced to Rugby By Lights tomorrow evening at UVic's Centennial Stadium, kicking off at 6:15 p.m.  The coaches have managed to assemble a fairly strong combination which should give the students their sternest test so far this season.  The Tricolours will see the return of...


Rugby Gods Give One Back

Rugby Gods Give One Back

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

In the curtain-raiser yesterday at Windsor, the Velox were bolstered by a couple of players “coming down” and opened a worthy 14 – 7 lead over The Ones at the half.  The insertion of Coach Winnie at the half was the stabilisation factor that kept scoring from either team taking place in the...


Westshore Velox Visits CW

Westshore Velox Visits CW

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC

Westshore is a club that is improving with every outing and will cause a shock before too long.  At the Premier level they battled the Vikes fairly close last weekend and it took CW time and a good effort to overcome them last time round.  The Velox are bolstered by some new names for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Clinics / CW Rugby / Juniors / Minis / News / NSMT / Sevens / Victoria BC

Late with the blog...late with the reports! Very much after the fact, we bring you a report that CW U14 boys took a rather clinical "workshop" from a visiting Welsh team, Cyfarthfa High School, last Friday. From reports it seems rather challenging to fathom the age group parity but regardless,...


VIRU WOMEN'S FALL FINAL

VIRU WOMEN'S FALL FINAL

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / RWC / Victoria BC

The early play ebbed with positional advantage to Velox as their big pack ground out the yards.  It was about fifteen minutes in when they forced their advantage and following three or four sequences, the fullback burst some twenty meters for opening blood, 7 – 0.  The hosts were buoyed and...


R-E-S-PE-C-T

R-E-S-PE-C-T

Posted in Canada Rugby / Club Dinner / Community / CW Rugby / NSMT / Sevens / Victoria BC

Where else but rugby?  This photo has been all-over but we show it, just in case you have not seen it.  There are very few other sports where two opponents have given their all in a crucial game and one, SBW, can console his opposite number, Jesse Kriel, after the NZ defeat of RSA last...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / RWC / Victoria BC

U14 Boys:  CW welcomed JBAA to the VIRU Junior league yesterday in their first (ever?) age grade U14 match.  This is the Bays first attempt at this age level as far back as can be remembered and no doubt, in traditional James Bay fashion, will grow into a force to be reckoned with.  It is great...


Saturday's Scores

Saturday's Scores

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Prems / Victoria BC

The table was set nicely by the Tricolour Women when they defeated Cowichan 38 – 17 in the VIRU semi-final but it was UVic that enjoyed the banquet after their Norsemen thumped The Ones 57 – 0 and the Vikes won the Premier game 36 – 22. The Cowichan/CW battle was arguably, closer than the...


Triple Header at Windsor

Triple Header at Windsor

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

CW Women kick off the Island semi-final at 11:30 a.m.tomorrow at Windsor against Cowichan, a side they have beaten earlier in the season but the word is that the Cowichan side has bolstered its lineup and a close contest can be expected.  The faithful have only been exposed to one home game...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Boy’s Youth teams were in action this past weekend.  The U16’s defeated an old nemesis from Vancouver, Bayside and the U18’s had a good 40 - 22 win, over Abbotsford.  A good start to your season, lads.   Irish International, Shannon Houston (with Anna Wray and Meagan Gibbs), recently...


Game Report - CW women vs Cowichan

Game Report - CW women vs Cowichan

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / NSWT / Prems / Victoria BC

    Senior Womens - vs Cowichan - 48 - 5It was another solid performance by our new Women's team and we are starting to see some great synergies in the team. Cowichan is a strong team with solid runners in the forwards and back line that offered both direct and strong attacking lines and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / NSMT / Victoria BC

We start this week's article on the positive note especially on the verge of the start of the RWC (which will see high viewership from youth) and the kickoff for many club youth programs around the province.   As professional sport is always front and centre in our news in North America, we...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / Clinics / CW Rugby / Victoria BC

BCRU AGM: The AGM has been and gone.  We did a little digging and found it was rather poorly attended, e.g. only three VIRU clubs being represented in person; Fraser Valley having only one club represented in person and proxy votes being the order of the day.  Not a great idea to have this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Weekend Recap Canada’s DTH Van Der Merwe went seventy minutes with Glasgow Warriors (no bench-warming this week!) and pitched in with yet another tally in post-season, when they upset Munster 31 – 13 in the Final of the Pro12 League.  DTH has scored two beauties in the playoffs and the...


CW TENS

CW TENS

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another Kiwi has flown the coop! RC’s Mike Chu has been rewarded with his service “in the field”, returning to N.Z. with the title of National Coach Development Manager, Mike was a dedicated hard working bloke who was true blue Canuck with his work and decisions. He has been replaced at RC...



RUGBY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - PLAYERS, 15 - 19.

RUGBY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - PLAYERS, 15 - 19.

Posted in Coaching / Juniors / Victoria BC

Gordon Kehoe will be running a two-day rugby development session at Windsor Park on Sunday, May 3rd and Saturday, 9th May. These sessions will prepare players for rep and provincial rugby and will be a great addition for players involved with their high school rugby programs. The camp will...


Final Match of the Season

Final Match of the Season

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / NSWT / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

  In preparation for the Burnaby Battle, we bring viewers the final fifteen minutes of last Saturday's game against the Thunderbirds, how the game was not won by the visitors almost appears a travesty based on this footage.   We have no word about the squad but "go pro" reports Tuesday as...