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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CLOSER … BUT, Still A Bagel! CW Men played three games on Saturday, resulting in two losses and a tie.  The Third Div., Islanders were at UVic to take on Shane Muldrew’s, very fit Saxons squad.  Although it was a competitive first half, the final score was a lot to a few.  Despite this...


Will They Break The Bagel?

Will They Break The Bagel?

Tomorrow CW Men will field sixty-seven players in three games.  Action starts with the Islanders at UVic Vs Saxons at 11:00 a.m.  Divvies open action Vs Westshore in the curtain-raiser at 1:00 at the House of Windsor, with the main game kicking off at 2:30.  Wow, 67 strong, including two sets...


Junior Boys Season Starts With A BANG!!

Junior Boys Season Starts With A BANG!!

Boys Age Grade Director, Byron Mc Allister reports in with some weekend results.  CW’s U14 & U16 lads were in action at the James Bay Jamboree Sevens and went undefeated in play.  A great day for rugby and lots of fun for the lads.   There was action aplenty across town at Westshore RFC when...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Kickers In The House Last Saturday, Comox Women brought almost a full team and CW had some 25 ladies dressed for four quarters of teams twelve-aside.  The Hosts managed go ahead margins in all four sessions.  The Visitors put in a solid effort although appearing somewhat weary in the...


Weekend Doings

Weekend Doings

CW's Premier Reserve Men travel to Port Alberni tomorrow for their first Roadie of the season.  Port are always a vigorous opponent, especially so, at home.  Their club "gets" the true comraderie of rugby, for their hosting is renowned.  Good luck to the lads - do us proud, safe trip, good game...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSWT Rugby League World Cup CW congratulates, Maddy Adberg on her selection to this November event.  We do not hear too much about rugby league for women in Canada so can make no comment.  This is not the first RWC for the Leagies – CW’s Karen Paquin, Gabby Senft, Mandy Marchuk, and Olivia...


A Tough Day At The Office

A Tough Day At The Office

M-o-M, Steve Pyke, breaks out. There was plenty of scoring, but Saturday was a tough day for the hosts.  The curtain-raiser to the curtain-raiser saw the Comox Kickers take the laurels.  It was great to see Comox with a full roster, a sign of health of the code in the Upper Island.  They...


OPENING DAY

OPENING DAY

CW Men's Rugby is managing to dress 53 players for three games today at Windsor Park. The Premier Men will feature some returnees and a few new faces.  The pack, although reshuffled a little, has a good crew of experienced players with big lock, Nat Dring added to the mix. This was a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OPENING DAY TRIPLE HEADER   CW Men’s rugby will open their season with three games @ the House of Windsor this Saturday.  Resources will be pushed to the max early in the season and could well forebode what matters might look like for the rest of the show.   Matches start at 11:30 a.m. when...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ACHIEVING GOALS - WITH JULIA SCHELL Julia, It is a privilege to be able to ask you a few questions about your young rugby career.  Your recent eighty minutes against Italy raised many eyebrows in only your second test for NSWT.  From a diminutive 5’4” player, we at CW have been fortunate to...


NATIONAL TO  LOCAL

NATIONAL TO LOCAL

Weekend news starts today with a hearty congratulations to ALL players selected to the NSWT’s XV’s – off to challenge for the RWC.  A local paper gave a great write-up to the young Captain, Sophie De Goede, during the week. Sophie started her rugby journey at Windsor Park around the age of six...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BELATED CELEBRATIONS It was brought to our attention by a 'regular' that the recent Westshore Sevens Senior Men's Division was won by the Thunder, a team consisting of indigenous heritage guys and liberally sprinkled with CW present and alum. Thunder d. hosts,Westshore RFC in the final. ...


SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

PATHWAY PLAYERS Today’s photo includes a wonderful group of players who have stayed with the game from a young age. Sophie de Goede, NSWT Captain, led her ladies to a 31 – 3 victory over Wales today in their final game of preparation prior to the RWC; Jack Carson – NSMT 7’s and UBC Varsity;...


Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

BRING A FRIEND THIS SATURDAY - AT THE TEMPLE CANADA plays its final curtain-raiser before the Rugby World Cup. A reminder to DRINK...


RULES of COMPETITION

RULES of COMPETITION

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

Ken Goodland - CW's pensive Director of Rugby Some time back we promised to try to catch up with the club's, very busy Director of Rugby to tease out his thoughts on the newly minted Competitions Committee, Rules of Competition for the 2022 - 23 season.  Here we go..... Ken, our first...


REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION for the coming season is up and running.  Age Grade returnees will note that divisions for this season are U14, U16, U18/19.   Junior Coaches Update Meeting – Wed., 31st August, Windsor Park Pavilion Boys and Girls Youth Camp Day – Sat.,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Boys U18 / Boys Rugby

A Memory For All Time Photo with thanks to ESPN Twitter. Australian Wallaby flanker, Jed Holloway took time long after the final whistle in Mendoza to celebrate and ponder the memory of his debut and Wallaby win last weekend.  What a joy to see such pure ecstacy and reflection on hard work...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  BC AGE GRADE TEAMS CLEAN UP AT WESTERN CANADA CHAMPIONSHIPS Pictured are the Girls and Boys winning U18 teams at the BC Day long weekend Championships held in Kelowna. BC Day long weekend turned out to be fitting for the Age Grade teams that played in the Western Canada...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC / RWC / News / Refereeing / NSWT / Senior Women

SOPHIE SURVEYS THE SCENE! NATS GOOD VALUE FOR WIN Today’s blog opens with a massive apology to both Sophie De Goede and Courtney Holtkamp for a photo identification error in last week’s blog.  Not simply summer ennui, a careless error.  Sorry, ladies, hopefully today’s photo does justice. ...


WORLD CUP PRELIMINARY

WORLD CUP PRELIMINARY

Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede – all concentration.   Today we wish to offer our support for the Canadian NSWT XV for their match against Italy on Sunday.  CW fans should enjoy watching ladies who have worn club colours in recent years, highlighted by the leadership of Sophie.  Sophie has...


It Being The Sabbath

It Being The Sabbath

Posted in Rugby Club / News / Community

With no sacrilege intended to shame, this is a rollicking good rugby read.  Today’s read comes with due credit to the Sydney Morning Herald.  The author, Peter Fitzsimmons, is a past Wallaby, turned Journo.  Fitzy, as a player, never shirked from the battle and has a waggish sense of humor.  ...


Rugby?  It's all about golf!

Rugby? It's all about golf!

Rather hard to drag oneself away from The Open at R & A but with one week to go to a rather 'big' Women's International upcoming, here goes!   Since last posting we have seen two Men's Internationals played "at home". Firstly, there was Belgium when some tries went a-begging in the first...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSWT / Senior Women

  With the recent celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Rugby Canada ran this great oped about "CW's", Gabby Senft.  Gabby started in an "all CW" backrow of DeGoede, Buisa and Senft in the recent victory by our NSWT XV's over Australia.  Gabby has hung her hat with Ceedub...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY, A RUGBY DAY ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Photo - Rugby Canada)   SUPER RUGBY finished another campaign in the Antipodes with a clinical Crusaders side defeating a hopeful Auckland Blues team, 21 – 7.  It was elsewhere in NZ where Canadian eyes were focussed, with our NSWT VX’s taking on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

DIFFERENT SILKS, SAME THOROUGHBREDS! In 100 deg. heat on Saturday, UBCOB Ravens defeated top Uruguayan club side, Penarol in the first match of the Challenge Cup of the Americas held at the Home of US Rugby, Glendale, Colorado.  In the other match the Argentinian Jaguares defeated the...