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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Rugby Tour Schools and clubs seem to have become ambitious again in recent years about touring.  Education can be “topped up” and eyes widened by the months of fundraising and excitement leading up to the tour.  Sometimes the most rewarding aspect of the tour is that once you have...


The True North Strong and FREE

The True North Strong and FREE

A RECESS FOR THE RUGGERNUT....... A week off from scribing as ‘catch-up’ around the home has been on the agenda. Not a totally idle week for CW Ruggers, particularly our women. We brought you news about the Island’s Tide successes at last week’s PRC’s. CW had one sibling pair playing on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Senior Men / VIRU Tide Rugby

Writing about Shawnigan’s Centennial and Gareth Edwards yesterday brings to mind, Edward’s beloved Cardiff touring Canada in their Centennial year, 1977.  Cardiff had  completed a pretty good season with Gerald Davies as Captain, they had just been nutted out against Newport, losing the Welsh...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

   Seven’s Heaven:  The Sevens Show for both genders again proved it’s ‘never over ‘til it’s over'!  What an epic finish for our Canadian Women.  Where does one come up with enough superlatives for this magical 29 – 19 win over the Aussies?  Canada, after dropping a pool game, 17 – 19 to N.Z....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Unsung Hero – On the Field – Lauren Sargent Lauren, CW Women’s Rugby is a new page for many CW supporters and male players.  Fans are not aware of the background of most of the players, although in time, we hope that players will become as familiar as those on our men’s teams.  We have seen you...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW joins Newport in Saluting Rod “The Cod” Snow Rod Snow was honoured by Newport on the weekend, being placed in the Newport RFC Hall of Fame. “Codfish” Snow made 190 appearances for Newport over a decade long span. He’d go on to make forty appearances for the Newport Gwent Dragons after...


School Rugby Takes Over

School Rugby Takes Over

It is the time of season when the rugby focus reverts to our youth. Friday 13th will see the 44TH Annual GVSD Mini Rugby Jamboree. Over the years, this tournament has produced players who have continued to the highest echelons, most notable being Gareth Rees and more recently, Caroline...


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Every summer a large number of CW players are selected for representative youth rugby.  The very successful, Crimson Tide Organisation is seeking volunteers for the following posiitons.  Not all positions require tecnical rugby skill sets and it isd a great opportunity for parents to be...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / VIRU Tide Rugby

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...


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / VIRU Tide Rugby

Best wishes to the VIRU Crimson Tide who take on a predominantly Burnaby Lake side, representing the Fraser Valley today @ 2:30 @ Windsor Park.  There will be a strong smattering of Tricolors in the side – Braddock, Evans, Ilnicki, Allen, and both Hortons – a meteoric rise for young Teagan –...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / VIRU Tide Rugby

A note of "good luck" to Canada's U20 men who play an explosive Tongan side in semi final action today in Portugal.  Winner will go for "promotion" to the Tier One Tourney. Go, Canada! Tip of the cap to the Junior Barbs who won the South Island comp yesterday with a 50 - 43 fest of points...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Clinics / Juniors / News / NSWT / RWC / Sevens / VIRU Tide Rugby

NSWT SEVENS Heartiest congratulations from the Castaway Wanderers to our women on yet another stellar performance on the IRB World Circuit. The Atlanta Series saw Canada drop their final pool game to England as well as losing their equivalent of Philly Mack, Jen Kish, to injury. What an...


A Plethora of Junior Rugby

A Plethora of Junior Rugby

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Juniors / VIRU Tide Rugby

 Support for a rampant Tide player....   So let's start with the Tide U15's video above, (and credit to Velox parent, Jim Hayhurst).  This group finished in third place two weeks ago at the PRC's however, a number of these boys were in Vancouver on the weekend trying out for selection to the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / VIRU Tide Rugby

This fan was pretty impressed with the effort of the Junior Tide U16 squad Vs Down H.S. the other day.  Spence insisted "ball in hand", otherwise the 12 - 15 scoreline may well have been reversed. Slow to get going but at the quarter, Conor King made great headway and the locals led 7 - 0. ...


Visitors Take the Spoils

Visitors Take the Spoils

Posted in Juniors / News / Victoria BC / VIRU Tide Rugby

South Island Junior Tide Faced a Tough Irish Team in Youth Rugby Exhibition Match   Victoria, BC – A great evening of intense and exciting Junior Tide rugby took place at Windsor Park Monday night.  The Irish schoolboys from Down High School in Northern Ireland were as tough as expected,...


PRC's - Girls U16 Island Tsunami - Silver; Boys U15 Tide - Bronze

PRC's - Girls U16 Island Tsunami - Silver; Boys U15 Tide - Bronze

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / VIRU Tide Rugby

CW septet of lads that played on the team that defeated Vancouver North II for the third place today at the PRC's held at UBC.  The Island Tsunami U16 Girls finished in second place after dropping their final to a very good Fraser Valley East team.  Hats off to the Valley, as they also...


Down Comes To Town

Down Comes To Town

Down H.S. have hit the North American continent, playing N.W. Loggers.  The 2ND XV won their game although the 1ST XV lost a close one by a score of 15 - 12.  The Loggers fielded a team of U19's, so it is expected that tomorrow's game against the Tide U18's will be a dandy.  See you at the Park...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

FALL JUNIOR RUGBY CWRFC started preliminary planning for Fall age grade and mini programs for girls and boys for the coming season when twenty two interested folk met at The Temple to offer services for coaching and management of teams for the upcoming season.  The meeting was led by...


Wednesday's, Ruck & Maul.

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / VIRU Tide Rugby

Excitement abounds as we welcome the Cherry Blossoms and their record of seven wins on the trot. Coached by noted Aussie, Eddie Jones and assisted by Leigh Jones, the Japanese side features a much more confident group of players than ever before with players who can call New Zealand,...


Buckley Pots Points In Cup Loss

Buckley Pots Points In Cup Loss

Posted in Community / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Prems / Sevens / VIRU Tide Rugby

Yesterday at Cowichan RFC's, Herd Rd Field, the table was set quite nicely in early matches between the Fraser Valley R.U. & the V.I.R.U.  The Spring Tide (U20) Men, coached by Winston Stanley opened with a lop-sided victory by a score of 78 to 12.  UVic's Fergus Hall led the way in the...


McKecnie Cup Kicks Off

McKecnie Cup Kicks Off

Posted in B.C. Rugby / VIRU Tide Rugby

Fraser Valley Coach, De Scossa, as he likes to do, proclaims his McKechnie Cup holders as underdogs when they travel to the Island to take on The Tide on Sunday. He is a shrewd coach and the underdog card is merely a deflection for his very good team to fly under the radar. Action will begin...


Bonus For B.C. Bears - Argentina in June?

Bonus For B.C. Bears - Argentina in June?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / NSMT / VIRU Tide Rugby

It seems that finally the emphasis placed on the CRC's by Rugby Canada as a pathway for elite senior mens players, is starting to stick on the west coast.  It is a rather unique year for B.C., as we celebrate the 125th year of rugby in the Province and a number of special events are in place. ...


TIDE SENIOR MEN & U20 PRACTISES BEGIN

TIDE SENIOR MEN & U20 PRACTISES BEGIN

Posted in VIRU Tide Rugby

Tide senior men and U20 training tonight at Brentwood B Fields, 6:30 - 8:00.  Tonight and Wednesday May 14th will be Open Sessions.    If you need a carpool ride, check FB to start some dialogue: https://www.facebook.com/2013BCRugbyCupsCompetitions?ref=hl John Lyall...