B.C. Rugby

Season Opens With Cup Action

Season Opens With Cup Action

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / News / Prems / Victoria BC

This Saturday The Tricolors take to the pitch at Gordon Head against the Velox Club in the VIRU Barnard Cup opening game.  1ST DIV. kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and the Main Game is at @ 2:45 p.m.   It will be an interesting contest, possibly the last between these two teams played at Gordon Head...


Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Sevens

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Grizz Open Their Account - 40 - 18.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports

  CW thanks Mark Bryant of BCRN for posting this to UTube.   Plaudits to all players on the pitch tonight for a positive effort to play both constructive and entertaining rugby.  This comment is not to negate the intensity of the defensive effort witnessed on Friday but tonight's Bears...


CRC's Resume Tomorrow

CRC's Resume Tomorrow

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Line-ups / News / Victoria BC

Clubmates from last season, Burger and Barkwill did battle on Friday. The Canadian Regional Championships come back to Westhills Stadium tomorrow when the B.C. Bears play The (Atlantic) Rock at 4:30 p.m.  A casual fan wonders just how Rugby Canada (or whomever), could sanction a...


CW Pre-Season Goings On...

CW Pre-Season Goings On...

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

CW reminds all past, present and prospective players that training commences this coming Tuesday at Windsor Park in Oak Bay at 6:15 p.m. New players are especially welcome and any potential players should browse this site to get a sense of our club.  Go to; Calendar for all training dates...


Ontario Blues Stay Undefeated

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC

  Video of Lucas Hammond's tally after he sought work from his "off wing" when McKenzie had worked the blind side twice in the opening moments in last night's 11 - 7 Ontario win over hosts, BC Bears.   This was a game that failed to meet any pre-match hype.  Ontario's dominance at the...


...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

The Ontario Blues have announced their starters for tonite's contest at Langford. It is a side with heaps of talent and a strong Tricolored flavour. In the front row, recent adoptees and Team Canada victors over the U.S., Barkwill and Woolridge will be joined by Dolezel and they will line...


Pucker Leads The Blues

Pucker Leads The Blues

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

Daypuck On The Fly Yonks Ago!   Ontario Blues will include a couple of faces familiar to Victorians on Friday night.  Derek Daypuck is rumoured to lead the squad, so there's life in the old dog yet!  Pucker, a very accomplished player, owner of 17 Canadian caps, adopted CW for many seasons...


Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Sevens / Victoria BC

Learn From The Masters.   King Of Sevens, Waisale Serevi will be present in Victoria on Friday, September 6th to offer a Specialist Training Camp for interested sevens playing youth, ages 7 - 12 and 13 yrs and older.  Serevi's magic is known to many, leading Fiji to two RWC Championships in...


B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

B.C. Bears Announce Squad Vs Ontario Blues

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

Adam "The Beardo" Kleeberger is the major newcomer to the Bears side announced to play Ontario at Westhills Arena, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.   Kleeberger last played for BC in 2011 prior to his departure for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. One of three iconic Canadian...


CW's Fall Cause

CW's Fall Cause

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

Castaway Wanderer's Community Events Coordinator, Lucy Barwin is very pleased to announce the Club's volunteer initiative for the Fall.  Each year CW supports a unique cause.  This season, it is blood donorship.  There have been members of the rugby community requiring blood transfusions and...


Girls Registration is Open !

Girls Registration is Open !

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors

Girls registration is open for the 2013/2014 season !    It has been a busy off-season for the Castaway Wanderer girls with many of the girls representing the Island and their Province in summer competitions.    Many of the CW girls also turned out for the Victoria 7s as well.  Congrats to...


Vancouver Island - A Big Game

Vancouver Island - A Big Game

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

B.C. Bears' Sean Ferguson on the fly.   B.C. Bears go into action against Ontario Blues this coming Friday evening at Westshore Stadium, 7:30 k.o.  It is unknown at this time if any NSMT players will be on show, so this site will bring selection details as soon as we know.  The Bears...


REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

REGISTRATION - Back To School - Early Bird Special

CW is pleased to finally announce that the BCRU electronic registration system for all players is up and running.  To celebrate the occasion, the Club is announcing an Early Bird discount for ALL players, Minis to Senior who are electronically registered before September 8th.   There will be...


Midweek Musings

Midweek Musings

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

Burkie Joins Board R.C.    Rugby Canada is all A-Twitter with the announcement yesterday of B.B.'s addition to the Board. Brian  Burke was "appointed"  (Vs. volunteered/elected/nominated).  The patter is that Burke will bring a positive profile, although the opinions are polarised in the...


Solid Gold

Solid Gold

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

The thrill of victory shown on the faces of the "Ponytail Powerhouses", CW's Sophie De Goede and Caroline Crossley after their victory over Ontario in the National U16 Championship game.  The girls, Soph @ #9 and Caroline @ #15 were major contributors throughout Pool play and again, in the...


National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

National Boys and Mens Age Grade Winners.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Victoria BC

CW's Simon Gray, with a John Thiel look-alike beside him, chomps the gold after B.C. Gold (#1's) defeated Ontario by a score of 50 - 0 in the Final.  A tip of the Ruggernut's cap to Dante Morandin and Simon (Ed. - add Gavin Kratz), who were members of the undefeated B.C. squad.  We would be...


Day #2 @ The Nats

Day #2 @ The Nats

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News

Following Day #1's excellent results for BCRU age grade teams, Day #2, recorded some highlights and one major glitch, that being the Blue Ribbon game of the day at the U18 Men's level with BC #1 taking on Ontario.  The Ontario team is a sizeable and experienced unit and led all the way with a...


B.C. Bears Growl

B.C. Bears Growl

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems

BC Bears open their CRC campaign tomorrow at UBC (7:00p.m.)  It will be like a home coming event for CW as Buckley, Thornber and Morris let's add CW Mini and Jr grad, now with UVic, Luke Mc Closkey who will line up for the Bears with Franklin, Sampson and Gilmour on the other side with...


Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Rugby Canada Paves The Way

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Things seem to be getting more and more challenging at the club level as the difficulties of developing and "keeping" players seems to be ever increasingly frustrating.  Oftimes it seems that talent is snapped up into a more and more demanding international fifteens and sevens program. ...


How About These Ladies?

How About These Ladies?

One cannot produce enough superlatives about our Nat's Women.  After a close loss to the home team, U.S.A. the other day, the women were given a reprieve by their "friends", England who came up with a close win in an upset over the same and previously undefeated, U.S.A.   The Maple Leafs had...


Ruggernut's Ramblings

Ruggernut's Ramblings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / News

Today's main news segues nicely into some musings that have been spinning around for some time after watching the meteoric growth of CW Girl's Rugby.  "It's summer time and the living is easy" but the rugby calendar is still busy - PRC's; CRC's; Summer Games; World Games; Nations Cups,...


National Age Grade Championships

National Age Grade Championships

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Victoria BC

CW is proud to announce its more than fair share of boys and girls who will don the B.C. colors in search of a National Championship, starting next Wednesday at UBC.  In the B.C. Girls U16 Gold Team - Sophie De Goede and Caroline Crossley carry the torch and the B.C. Blue Team will include...


BCRU Announces New Head Honcho

BCRU Announces New Head Honcho

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News

Kiwi born and current Head Coach for BC Bears, Jim Dixon has been announced as the man selected to fill the CEO shoes Jeff Sauve had so capably worn over the past number of yonks.  Dixon has had a meteoric career in a short time in B.C.  His credentials include Rugby Development Officer...


CW Boys Make Bears Squad

CW Boys Make Bears Squad

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club

  Matt Buckley, Jon Morris and Clayton Thornber have been selected for the B.C. Bears team of 27 players who will contest the C.R.C.s for this season.  The team is a far stronger unit than that assembled in past campaigns but still obviously devoid of players from the current B.C....