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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Owing to the inclement weather of recent weeks, CW finds itself in a very rare, midweek encounter.  In order to enable Westshore to complete their season schedule, the chaps will front up for two matches tomorrow night.  The Reserves play at 6:15 and the Prems will kick off at 7:45 at Jaun...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TRY! Bonus Point Upset for Hosts CW Premier Women came up HUGE against an undefeated, league-leading Capilanos on Saturday. The Tricolours opening try, courtesy of Natasha Louckes came very early. It was followed in short order after some committed running and quality transfers and so...


"D.J." Back in the Fold

"D.J." Back in the Fold

CW Rugby had to search long and deep to find a picture of DJ Sears-Duru in action. We go back some six years when DJ first came to the west coast as a touted junior prospect with a national team future. Djustice played 2 – 3 seasons with the Tricolours before this prediction came to fruition....


Three for the Road

Three for the Road

 [With apologies to Albert Finney (RIP)!] This coming Saturday the club will face major challenges with our three senior teams “on the road”. The Premier Women (0 – 2 – 1), buoyed after their first competition points against UBC last weekend will face a very tough, unbeaten,...


CW Pilfers A Pair At The Mac

CW Pilfers A Pair At The Mac

The Skipper in full flight! CW Reserves made a rollicking start with seven or eight phases early, resulting in a try to the Captain, Makaroff and matters looked well in hand but we all know the game lasts for eighty and the Divvies were about to be exposed with some short-comings. James...


The Latest

The Latest

Don't be disappointed - a few seats at the door.  Make sure you've got a few twenties for some fun stuff!    Shout out to Ciaran Hearn, a familiar face in a Ceedub uni.  'Hearnia' was with his winning team mates last night in their seven try to bagel, 56 - 0 victory over Chile. ...


Locked & Loaded!

Locked & Loaded!

Maybe tomorrow might come to pass that the chaps can get back on the park. Today’s weather appears to be trying to belie that hope, stay tuned. For the Premier Men tomorrow at The Mac will represent the best two of three for the season. CW Prems have only lost two of eleven games this season,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(One that got away!) A Really BIG 'Shoe' What a show this week should be! Men and women will be back at it on the practise pitch tomorrow for the weekend’s matches. Our Premier Women travel to UBC on Saturday and our Islanders Men play Comox at The House of Windsor and the Reserves...


A Decade of CW Web Presence

A Decade of CW Web Presence

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

  The first four years of our website were the result of the efforts and time of former Wanderer and National team player, Charlie (“Duck”) MacLachlan and hosted by his Frontrow Software Co. Duck earned his first cap against Los Pumas, back in 1983. As a hooker, one of his most notable...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GIRLS RUGBY CONTINUES TO GROW Today's photo features three young CW players who participated along with seventeen team mates at the U12 and U14 levels and 73 other girls from Westshore, Cowichan, James Bay and Comox at a weekend clinic held at Belmont H.S., conducted by BCRU Youth...


Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Liam Chisholm in full stride. The weather has put a damper on rugby at The House and across the board this weekend. CW Women were on the hunt for their first victory over visiting UBC Thunderbirds. The women had posted a strong line-up for the match with the Lizzie Adams’ led squad featuring...


UPCOMING DINNER - TICKETS

UPCOMING DINNER - TICKETS

Book your tables of ten, couples or single tickets. TICKETS HERE RUGBY? TRAINING?? CW hopes to be full-on this weekend when the Men's Islanders take on UVic Saxons at Wallace Field at 11:15 a.m.  The Premier Women play UBC at Windsor at 11:15 a.m., to be followed by the...


BIRDS BURST BUBBLE

BIRDS BURST BUBBLE

"Throttled" short of the line!   Once again, we had the Sage on the sidelines last Saturday.  The following is his take on the affair. Reserves: CW 10 UBC Braves 68Half time: CW 5 UBC Braves 41 Basically the score at half time tells the tale. On the day it was two teams clearly...


Another Tough Road Challenge

Another Tough Road Challenge

  Carson Vs Hall CW is off to UBC tomorrow to put their unbeaten record on the line. Last week they amassed a huge total in Seattle but came away the worse for wear with some seven injuries making players unavailable for selection this weekend. This will really see what the club is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

ARC's KICKOFF Canada's NSMT plays Uruguay in Montevideo on Saturday afternoon. (PST, 4:00p.m.).  Best of luck, guys. SYDNEY SEVENS Later today (5:22 k.o., PST), Canada's women start their campaign against Fiji.  This will be followed by games against Ireland...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Adibe away, from Pitsy..... ROAD REPORTS. (Rubes Hit the Big Smoke) Divvies: CW 35 (5t 5c) Saracens 38 (6t 4c) Half time CW 21 Saracens 24 Premier: CW 65 (10t 6c 1p) Saracens 49 (7t 7c) Half time CW 38 Saracens 21   We welcome back the Sage for his take on Sleepless in Seattle. "After...


Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

We bring readers this short video to show where our senior men played yesterday – Starfire Stadium, under the lights!  It was the scene of a plethora of points with CW Prems coming out on top 65 – 49!  In the curtain-raiser The Divvies lost a close one, 30 – 33 but earned two bonus points in...


ROAD WARRIORS

ROAD WARRIORS

Both CW men's and women's teams find themselves on the road tomorrow.  Our women face another trial when they meet Burnaby at the Lake.  Last week CW was 'clinic-ed' by Westshore, as was Burnaby, by Caps.  Our game reporter quoted from Julia Folk as to "lessons learned and experience gained"...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

"Takin' Care of Business"   Tal Bachman is currently absent from the pitch as he travels with his dad, Randy, on his current; ‘Every Song Tells a Story’ Tour. In talking about the tour, Randy, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) describes it as….”Basically my story and the intertwining...


Westshore Fires on All Fours

Westshore Fires on All Fours

  On a fine January morning, with sun peeking through brewing rain clouds, the CW Premier Women stepped on to their home turf for the first time in 2019 to play their rivals, Westshore. The game began with a “flubbed” kick-off to create the game’s first CW scrum, which saw a huge Westshore...


Men Post a Pair

Men Post a Pair

One that got away! The Reserves started promisingly enough for the hosts when from a tap penalty, Kanty sent Makaroff (former CW mins and juniors!) for a 40m burst and Westshore was under the cosh. After some 4/5 penalties, referee Blackwood issued a “yellow”. From an ensuing scrum, #8...


Hot Time at the House

Hot Time at the House

  Tomorrow promises hot times at the House of Windsor with three senior games.  Starting at 11:15, the CW Women will face current B.C. Champs, Westhore, in what promises to be torrid action.  These teams were very evenly matched in pre-season hit-outs although the combinations of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One of the joys of being the main writer on this site is the fact that there are heaps of stories pertaining to our own players that can populate the site. Unfortunately, oftimes there is simply not the time available to bring readers all of the unique nuances provided by our own players....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"The Boys Are Back in Town" CW will field its three senior teams against cross-town rivals, Westshore, this Saturday as B.C. Premier action resumes.   The Women’s Premier competition will feature six teams this season with the addition of UBC. CW finished strongly last year and have...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Through One Player’s Eyes We recently met up with Ray Barkwill and hit him up with some questions about pro rugby in North America. Ray has often been featured with one story or another on our site and we are very proud that he chose to wear CW colours when he first came west from...