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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community

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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Every New Year brings with it hopes, aspirations and renewal. Despite the recent acceleration of the Omicron strand, the mood around Ceedub in terms of rugby is upbeat.  Men's training starts with considerable optimism, under strict protocols tomorrow and the women kick off...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

Today's Honouree, Karen Paquin. In the recent President's message, there was much to celebrate.  One item that has slipped under the radar is for the CW Faithful to celebrate an honour bestowed on past player, Karen Paquin, named to the 2021 World Rugby Women's Dream XV. 'Paquers' had...


'Twas Two Nights After Christmas

'Twas Two Nights After Christmas

Posted in CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

And we announce..... Not to rush matters, for this year more so than any other, we need to keep the joys of Christmas in our homes for as long as possible! CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING WHEN YOU ARE READY! Monday, December 27.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 31.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Platinum Sponsor - Victoria Pub Co., Penny Farthing Pub)  SEASON'S GREETINGS A Message from The President.                                                               (The Hill-Huse family.)Dear CW Community,As 2021 draws to a close I want to take the opportunity to reflect on...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The U16 Girls defeated Comox Valley in their Final on Sunday.  This was a very strong team, and the outcome was a little one-sided.  Nevertheless, well done, Comox. CW concluded a very good season, capably coached, and managed by Shane Muldrew, Koji Zolbrod and Jeff Hayes.   The...


Reviewing the Season

Reviewing the Season

  Yesterday whilst gathered at Crappy’s Corner to raise a celebratory toast to the life of Ivor Hughes, a group of coaches of the Junior Men’s Age Grade program was espied.  The chaps were reviewing the season and progress of their teams.  I received this summary for posting to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                            TWO CUP GAMES DECIDED IN COWICHAN Winter weather conditions were evident as players wended their way north, one group of players and supporters being delayed by a four-vehicle accident at the summit!  Regardless, the show went on.A very young and inexperienced...


VALE - Ivor Hughes

VALE - Ivor Hughes

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Community

It is with regret we announce the recent passing of Ivor Hughes.  For many years Ivor had been a regular feature on the balcony at home games.  In later times, due to sight issues, his good mate and scorekeeper for years, Hugh Creighton, saw to it that Ivor made the games. Ivor was born...


Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

CW Div. 2 Men now fondly known as The Divvies, will travel to Herd Road tomorrow to cheer on our Ladies and then dress for battle against Cowichan Men for the right to hoist the Times Cup, symbol of Island Div 2 supremacy. The Divvies had earned home-field 'advantage' with an undefeated season...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SAFE SPORT Today we draw attention to the completion of work done on a project initiated by the Coaching Association of Canada and adopted by Rugby Canada and the B.C.R.U.  Club Directors, Olly Winsor (player, coach, and teacher by profession) and Dave Hill (National Coaching Program,...


Barnard on the Shelf

Barnard on the Shelf

(Photo, Wendy Norman) After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid, the Barnard Cup was revisited this Fall season. Saturday last saw some of the wettest and most miserable conditions for some time but credit to Brent Johnson and some leniency from Oak Bay Municipality, the games took place, albeit...


Venue Change

Venue Change

2nd. Div., 1:00 p.m. today. Moved to Carnarvon...


BATTLE FOR BARNARD

BATTLE FOR BARNARD

Last meeting, Sawyer smuggling! In what has been a very topsy-turvy ‘season’ Westshore and CW come to battle tomorrow for the Barnard Cup, symbol of Island men’s rugby supremacy.  No club has fielded full-strength sides to date and with Coastal Cup play completed, one can imagine the...


MVP

MVP

Posted in Game Reports / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Former CW 'grad', - Minis to Majors, Jonas Robinson, was selected as the MVP in UVic's opener yesterday.  The Vikes gave a one-sided walloping to Dalhousie at the University Nationals.  Other CW types - Nick Carson and Benny Newhook featured prominently.  Bouquets to Queens Uni UTube downstream...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARNARD CUP CW won this title in 2019 and will look to repeat when they take on Westshore at Windsor, this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  This site will have more news about selections on Friday, ftm just book it!  The main game will be preceeded by a Divvies 'curtain-raiser' at 1:00 between the same...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

CANADA THREATEN AGAIN   SHOUT OUT to Canada's NSWT who defeated Wales 24 - 7 on the weekend.  This was an outstanding result given the fact they had to play with 14 players for a long portion of the match.  The ladies now go back to giving more of their time for further preparations for...


TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

Both scheduled games for today were cancelled due to the catastrophic weather issues that have occurred in BC this past week.  Our thoughts go out to the plight of many people in our Province and our thanks to the volunteers and front-line responders for your risks and kindness.   UNSUNG HERO...


WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

Officials from both Cowichan and CW clubs have arrived at the most prudent decision for the weekend, that being, cancellation of both games.  Given Provincial travel requests regarding essential travel only, the fact that the Malahat is still one-lane, in a major state of disrepair and the Mill...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OP-ED.  RUGBY IN CANADA. Almost 45 players, plus coaches came together at last Wednesday’s CW Women’s practice. The players consisted of U14, U16 and U19 Girls and Senior Women. What a sight, seeing all these players on one field together! This was a large logistical task to coordinate....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Another Sandison Breakout CW TAKES A PAIR With an 11:30 k.o., Comox must have left at dawn!  More credit to them and thanks for that contribution.  The woes on the pitch compounded the long day as limited numbers and injuries during the contest gutted their efforts.  CW Captain,...


Humphries Hoisted High

Humphries Hoisted High

Today's blog starts with great club news.  Former, outstanding junior, Isaac Olson, has been selected to start and earn his first cap against Belgium tomorrow.  Other CW connections on the bench should also get a trot - Lockie Kratz, Robbie ('Iceman') Povey, and 'DJ" Sears-Duru.  Belgium...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

REMEMBRANCE DAY Throughout France, Belgium and Holland can be found innumerable small cemeteries as one drives the byways.  Today we remember those who gave their lives for the cause of peace, not just in the Great Wars but all the conflicts since.  In a world that seems totally crazy at...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Trifecta at the Hub City There was moisture aplenty at May Bennett Park however it did not seem to interfere with the Visitors scoring ability in all three games, amassing major points against few.   Women's Premier CW travelled with a good contingent, so much so, they spared a few ladies...


A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / Coaching / Refereeing

Northern Suburbs Oval How the Game Gets Into Your Blood! The following has been reprinted with permission of “Gatesy” a “Guru” blogger to this expert and fan submitted, The Roar, a mostly Australian rugby articles site, with over 1,000,000 likes. (Parenthesis will interpret local jargon...