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Tribulations of Travel

Tribulations of Travel

Friday night text to the coach from Will Knott; “sorry coach, got a dose of Away-Game flu and can’t make it!”  Saturday morning at the terminal; “Joe Bloggs just texted and he can’t play today!”  Enough said. This pundit was treated to a smorgasbord of rugby at Klahanie Park yesterday.  I...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

.....there is still room for the "average-sized" bloke in the game!   On the local scene – nada, Ebb Tide off to New Orleans! Otherwise an opportunity for a Saturday “off”, reflection, time with family and friends. Afar, Canada’s NSMT in action Vs Argentina, not exactly sure where on their...


...... and now for The Rest of the Day

...... and now for The Rest of the Day

Premier Reserves. Men. Westshore 20 CW 17. After leading 17 – 12 at the half, aided by tries from CW “Mini grads”, Mike Makaroff and Brendan Schellenberger, the Reserves let this one get away. They will, no doubt rue missing the opportunity. In the waning moments they made three thrusts within...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Game Reports / News / B.C. Rugby / Refereeing / Senior Men

Premier Train on Tracks A much awaited test for the Westshore faithful, the day had arrived.  Play opened with both teams testing. CW’s recycling looked good. Westshore won some ball only to grubber away, Newman covering nicely on one such occasion and made ground. Stewart, Hohert and...


Tricolours School Seattle

Tricolours School Seattle

This week we welcome and thank the return of The Sage to recount events at the House of Windsor last Saturday. CW welcomed Seattle; two men's teams to Windsor Sept 23, 2017. The rugby on display, at a point early in the season, offered up some exciting play and a number of miscues. This being...


Premier Women Bounce Burnaby

Premier Women Bounce Burnaby

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Game Reports / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women

This week, we are very pleased to introduce; "Sage on the Sidelines #2" - a welcome change from The Ruggernut's colloquial diatribes. What a start for the CW Women as they welcomed Burnaby Lake to Windsor Park on one of the finest days of rugby those hallowed grounds have seen. The team were a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Double at House of Windsor - Bonus Points to Boot! CW opened their season on Saturday with a pair of home wins – Reserves, 40 – 12; Prems 28 – 15, against cross-town rivals JBAA. The Reserves were ahead 19 – 7 at the half, with James Bay well “in it”. Both teams scored early second-half...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Something for Juniors to notebook. NSMT Maple Leafs Sevens.  Sad result, 0 - 4.  We were rather chuffed to see four of our boys with this squad but results for our Tier #2 Sevens guys leave much to be desired. Brennig Prevost, moons ago and currently member of Men's U20's team that dropped...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN'S CHANCES DIMINISH Despite CW’s Karen Paquin escaping the clutches of a Welsh tackler, once again another good run would come to naught with an unforced error and this was the story of the afternoon in a contest that was somewhat lack-luster from a Canadian pov. From the kick off errors...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / C.R.C's / Senior Men

B.C. Bears Down in Opener B.C. finds themselves in an unusual position following their opening win over The Prairie Wolf Pack on Friday night - atop the table!  It is credit to JBAA's, Tony Healy and Phil Mack, the coaching duo, who masterminded this one.  We'll see how far it goes when the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Four of the day's best! And yet another calamity!  We have watched the men's team kick away hard won ball indiscriminately, for these past games and Saturday was no different.  If we can't beat "big opposition" in tight, the wide channels must be explored.  On one of the few occasions that...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

CHANCES GONE BEGGING? This past weekend produced two results which may have players rueing missed chances.  Canada's NSWT 7's finished third in the season's final tournament in France and third overall in the Series, a placing I am sure they felt could have been one higher, leading the Aussies...


Prognostications Gone Awry

Prognostications Gone Awry

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

The absolute cock-up of the Canadian National Anthem at the NSMT Vs Romania match on Saturday was most unfortunately emblematic of that which was to follow. I cannot recall watching such an abysmal game of rugby for a long time, as well, Canada had a man advantage for three quarters of the...


CW's Zussman Notches a Brace - First Leg Up!

CW's Zussman Notches a Brace - First Leg Up!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / NSWT / Senior Women

It was a tough "watch" with the down streaming freezing, breaking up and often non-existent.  The fan attendance was "two men and a dog" for what was generally, a well played match by the victors.  In the early going Canada shunted a huge Australian scrum backwards at the rate of knots on four...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Game Reports / News / Senior Men

There can be no excuses from here on in, as the British Lions commence the business end of their N.Z. Tour. They opened with an unimpressive win over a "Barabarians" team, 13 - 7, with some pundits claiming "jetlag"!  Good thing is for those real rugger-nuts we will actually be able to see all...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Men's 7's Rise to Top Echelon Again Heady stuff for CW’s Mike Fuailefau, from the fields of Gordon Head and Windsor Park to the pinnacle of the Sevens world – the All Star (Dream Team) at the London Sevens. ‘onya, Mikey. The London event opened with a solid Canadian win over Fiji. The boys...


Through Tricolour Eyes - The Week in Review

Through Tricolour Eyes - The Week in Review

Burnaby Firing on all Cylinders:  From the first play of the game, Burnaby shunted a CW “put-in” backwards, took the loose ball and the half back went 45m under the posts and this was a portend of the kind of day it was to be.  The second scrum also splintered, resulting in CW hooker, ‘BK’...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Flukey photo- the writer's M-o-M caught in the same frame - Braddock & Fraser! A good season ends in hard-fought contest. Being the last game report of the season, the writer may just become a little verbose! UBC had been bushwhacked on their last visit to Windsor and they opened with...


CW Take a Brace - Ones Move On

CW Take a Brace - Ones Move On

As predicted, Cowichan Piggy fans were in for a treat.  Hats off to Tricolour and CRFC Women, scoring thirteen tries in all and the visiting CW, managed to beat the bonus point differential, winning 44 – 36.  Most unfortunately, CW have missed the playoffs, the final being adjudged by many...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Visitors Throw Spanner in the Works at Windsor! Saturday's Game Reports start with a few words of thanks;Thanks to UBCOB manager, getting to the ferry at 6:00 a.m. to get tickets to ensure the boys would be on the nine after huge ferry backlogs. Hats off to gatekeeper, Peter Kilshaw -...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Rogie's Road Warriors Saturday past saw all three of CW’s senior teams on the road to Klahanie, never an easy venue. Arrived just prior to the half of the women’s match with CW ahead 5 -3 and mounting an attack. A pleasant surprise for this pundit, given prognostications based on, last week....


Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

Barkwill Bags Hat Trick

  Schellie at work!   Watching the Braves makes the writer wax nostalgic, harking back to coaching an undefeated Braves team in 1976, containing names such as Gary Hirayama, Hank Edmunds, Graham Taylor, Don Carson, Kane Straith, Jim Burnham, Ian Bousfield, Billy Collins, Peter Bull,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY IN REVIEW Paquin - a masterful game. CW Premier Women were great value on Saturday for their 39 – 19 win, minus a number of players. It was 17 – 7 at the half when Britt Waters excused herself to go coach the Jess Nelson led Vikes to the National Unis 7’s Championship. Congrats...


The Sage Reports

The Sage Reports

This week we welcome The Sage back for his always, different perspective of the game. Div One: Tries: Brendan Gerhardt, Kyle Hohert, Marcus Hall and Grant Baird. Goals – Gerhardt – 1 pen., 4 conv. There were two main story lines in this match.  Firstly, a full eighty minutes of battle The...


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...