B.C. Rugby

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD

  KERRI COOK Kerri has been a familiar face at CW for several years. She has been involved in various roles within the rugby community by managing numerous club teams, managing regional, provincial and national teams, involved with Jr Tide Rugby and Team Liaison Officer with Rugby...


CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

Coach Denver & his U16 Boys - 1st Place ONE WEEK AGO Last weekend the Vancouver Sevens was preceded by Sevens competition for U15, U16 and U18 boys and girls on Thursday & Friday. Thirty teams from as far afield as Edmonton, Washington and Nova Scotia participated! South Island – VI Tide...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo - Rugby Canada) VANCOUVER SEVENS- WEEKEND WARRIORS CWRFC congratulates Caroline, Sophie and all of their team mates on their ‘underdog victory’ in the bronze medal match yesterday, defeating Australia by a score of 19 – 14. Earlier, they had squeaked by the USA, 12 - 10 in...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN WARRIORS This week’s game reports commence by featuring our Women’s Divvies who broke their bagel, on the road at Cowichan. The women proved that last week’s improvement was no fluke, coming away from the Pig Pen with a 19 – 14 scalp. The Cowichan club borrowed players from Westshore...


STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

(John Richardson Images.) CW plays James Bay tomorrow for the third time this season.  The teams have split the previous two encounters, each winning an ‘away’ game. Back in September, a youthful James Bay squad opened their campaign on the right note, defeating Ceedub, 38 – 28.  A month...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GOT YOUR TICKET?   HERE  MARCH 9, 6:00 p.m. UNION CLUB ISLAND ITEMS ON THE BLOCK                                                                 (Photo - Blake Barrington) Butchart Gardens VIP Extravaganza. Four VIP tickets with reserve seating to the Fireworks. Gourmet picnic...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Madi Jumeau - not to be denied! CW Opens with Banner Day On what was a club ‘first’ in history, five senior men’s and women’s teams crossed ‘The Pond’ to do battle with two leading Vancouver clubs, UBC Women and Meralomas Men, on Saturday last. Both Premier teams from these clubs...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Two Decades of Memories It was twenty years ago when the Meralomas and CW met in the BCRU semi-final, a bout which lasted for three overtime sessions before a winner was declared. Should you wish to know a little about this one, ask D-o-R, Kenny. And so, these two storied clubs do battle again...


CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

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

As rugby fever kicks off again, the Castaway Wanderers Women’s teams are set to embark on a thrilling journey as they continue into the 2024 season. Both the Premier and Division 2 women's teams are preparing hard for an action-packed encounter this Saturday. The Premier Women will be...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Plotting the “Second Half”. CW’s men have been hard at it, preparing to cause a few surprises in the “second half”. The mood has been upbeat as the men move into Islander action on Saturday, January 27th against Nanaimo Hornets at Windsor, to be followed by a controlled scrimmage against...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

All That Is Good About the Game Last week the writer had the privilege of attending the club’s second Annual Junior Awards Banquet.  The event was attended by some 150 players and their parents. CW Junior Boys & Girls have just completed a most rewarding and successful season and it was a time...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Ollie scores! Rugby Reflection – A Bird’s Eye View! Received one comment about a recent blog re MLR being arguably stronger with a new Miami franchise and a relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles franchise, and the loss of the lone Canadian Toronto Arrows franchise.  The point I should...


It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

OFF THE FIELD Over the Christmas Break, the idea of resurrecting our “Unsung Hero” feature was mentioned in conversation over a bevy. We composed some questions and sent them off to Ed Knaggs. Today, we share Ed’s response. Enjoy! “A hero is not always someone who basks in the limelight. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CHRISTMAS SEASON - A TIME FOR THANKS While we move into the Christmas seasons it is a time for gratitude and reflection.  Castaway Wanderers Rugby club would like to take this time to thank all of the hard-working volunteers who have pitched in to make CW the premier rugby club in Canada. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

“We Are the Champions” Three teams representing the club at the BC Finals left Victoria early yesterday morning to test themselves against the best of the mainland. Can the reader imagine fifteen-year-old boys having to drag themselves out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to ride for two hours to play a...


Get On The Bus, Gus!

Get On The Bus, Gus!

Let's get those in this picture on the bus! There are still some seats on the spectator's bus on Sunday. CW Executive has decided to treat the cost of the ride! [FOOTNOTE: People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. CW takes no responsibility for any supporters travelling on...


FILL THE BUS!      10-4 CONVOY!

FILL THE BUS! 10-4 CONVOY!

  GOOD NEWS A CW volunteer is organizing a SUPPORTERS BUS of 46 seats for Sunday's Age Grade Finals. The deal is; regular price walk-on fare for 9:00 a.m. BC ferry; a bus fee (tbd); Tsawassen - UBC - Tsawassen for 7:00 p.m. return to Victoria. E-mail HERE today, with your name and number...


Bowd's Boot Keeps Boys Unbeaten

Bowd's Boot Keeps Boys Unbeaten

Grady Bowd has laced them up in three matches this season and the boys have won all three, in no small measure due to Grady! Last Saturday’s victory over Capilanos also produced a bonus point. These two storied combatants opened on a beautiful afternoon of rugby weather with the flow going back...


A Colorful Collage

A Colorful Collage

U14 Boys set the pace on Finals Day.     (Photos - Thomas Buchan.)P.S. For those who asked regarding Monday's Musings the U16 Boy's score - Final CW 45 JBAA 5.BC Finals - FILL THE BUS! U16 Boys Vs Bayside.   U18 Girls Vs Abbotsford.   U18 Boys Vs UBCOB Ravens. The news...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSMT Captain and Toronto Arrows mainstay, Lucas Rumball. News released by The Province today has confirmed that the Toronto Arrows, Canada's only team in the professional, North American Rugby League (MLR), has folded due to, in all intents and purposes, what looks like financial issues....


CAPS CLOSE THE CURTAIN FOR MEN

CAPS CLOSE THE CURTAIN FOR MEN

Pictured is Johnny Humphries making his return for the season with the Divvies tomorrow. He will join Harry Seymour and a couple of others for a solid selection. The backline is an interesting selection, anchored by veteran Gerhardt in the centres. We will await to see if it can break the...


WIND - UP WEEKEND

WIND - UP WEEKEND

Caps, McKinnon, a wily veteran! CW Men’s Divvies take on Capilanos at the House of Windsor at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.  Neither team has posted a “W” to date, so the contest has the makings of a good battle. The Premier encounter will follow when two grizzled old foes grace the pitch. Caps...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW WOMEN CLOSE THE CURTAIN Last Saturday Castaway Wanderer’s Div. 2 Women played their first 15’s game of the season against the reigning Div 2 champions, Nanaimo Hornets. The game unfolded with Nanaimo setting the tone just before the ten-minute mark, showcasing their strength from the...


Triple Header At The House

Triple Header At The House

                                                   (Photo - John Richardson.)CW Men’s Premier take on the Pacific Pride in their return contest tomorrow at 2:30 at Windsor.  Last time round, the Pride schooled the Tricolours and have continued their winning ways since that encounter. Despite...


PUDDLES PALOOZA PREVENTS BONANZA!

PUDDLES PALOOZA PREVENTS BONANZA!

CANCELLED! Unfortunately, tomorrow's planned Age Grade Bonanza, Abbotsford v CW will not come to fruition. Weather has necessitated the pitches be closed. VIRU President, John Lyall in action on a muddy pitch - back in the...