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Hornets in the House

Hornets in the House

    John Braddock will deservedly, Captain the Firsts tomorrow when they take on the Nanaimo Hornets at The House of Windsor at 2:30 p.m. It has been a long time between drinks for the men and The Faithful.  Speaking of drinks, there will be no license tomorrow and to view from the balcony...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

CW's Mike Finneman and Grady Bowd in action for the VIRU Crimson Tide. (Photo Credit, BC Rugby News; National Rugby News) STEM THE TIDE......... oops, THE PRIDE!! Coastal Cup action on Saturday was almost as perturbing as Canada NSMT RWC action, with the Tide dropping a major...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore hems in the Skipper.  Credit, Alisatair Howes. Saturday, Another Rugby Day – Exhibition Rugby Continues Saturday was a great afternoon, typical Fall weather with sun shining and temperatures lowering.  CW/JBA played Westshore Combined 1st/2nd Division for bragging rights for the...


Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Club Captain, Chiz & Schelly take on the Valhallians (aka Westshore RFC) Big Rugby Day tomorrow!!  CW faces Westshore Rugby in exhibition play for all grades.  Matches kick-off at 11:30 and 12:45.  The games are slated to take place with ample time for fans to get to Westhills Stadium to view...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

From the “eye in the sky”, CW’s Klash videos proceedings at Wallace Field after commandeering U.Vic’s ‘Cherry Picker’. Three matches were on display under sunny skies and a large crowd of rugby-deprived, rabid fans assembled. Klash, obviously not acrophobic, taped the main matches and we may...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bravo Brennig!   It was great to watch 7’s again this past weekend, compliments of CBC.  CWRFC was very proud to have four chaps and one young lady who have worn the Tricolour, on show.  None of the newcomers on the men’s team disappointed and the many newcomers to the women’s team also had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CLUB DAY - MASSIVE SUCCESS Despite inclement weather, a great group of players, male and female, from Minis to Seniors, parents, coaches and a smattering of fans turned out to be part of Saturday’s CW Club Day.  The day culminated with a solid hit-out between the senior men, Team Carson...


UP & RUNNING!  CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

UP & RUNNING! CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

LOCKED & LOADED   It takes a village to raise a child and an army to run a rugby club.  Check OUR PEOPLE and view the interesting bios – an army of volunteers, ready to roll.  From our Mini Director, Dave Hill to Head Honcho, Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland, including Directors of Girl’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / NSMT / Senior Men

CANADA MEN TAKE ONE SMALL STEP Canada’s NSMT took a step in the right direction in qualifying for the 2023 RWC when they defeated arch-rival, U.S. Eagles on Saturday.  Coming from behind, the men notched a 34 – 21 victory and overcame what had been a rather large monkey when they defeated...


WOMEN'S HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED

WOMEN'S HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED

CWRFC is very pleased to annouce the appointment of the Women's Head Coach for the coming season, Caitie McNally.  Caitie first discovered rugby in high school in Guelph, Ontario, where she quickly fell in love with the community and competition that comes with the sport. She continued on to...


SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

COACHING CREW COMPLETE Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland is pleased to announce the addition of Ciaran Hearn to the Men's Coaching Team for the coming season.  Hearn will serve as Assistant Program Coach for backs and skills.  The men will field three teams in competition this year and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA MEN NO MATCH   Canada’s NSMT lost heavily to England last Saturday by a score of 14 – 70.The first try came in the first minute and the try line parade continued, unabated for the next seventy minutes.  Contrary to a report from Rugby Canada which lauded the positives from the lineout...


OLYMPIANS

OLYMPIANS

Last week Rugby Canada announced its selection for Men’s & Women’s Sevens teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  CW congratulations to all who have been selected.  We are especially proud of those who have had a strong affiliation with our club and who have worn the Tricolour jersey on...


ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

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

A couple of the local wags have reminded The Ruggernut that it was just seven years ago when Lucas Albornoz arrived from Argentina on CW’s doorstep.  Lucas put in a season with the Tricolours before relocating to Burnaby and the rest as they say, “is history”.  Congratulations and good...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Lockie Kratz gives a youthful, "don't argue"! CANADA NSMT TO UK in JULY NSMT Coach, Kingsley Jones, recently announced his 32 with two spots to be filled, for the two matches in the UK, July 3 Vs Wales at Cardiff and July, 10 Vs England at Twickers.  It is a fairly “young” side which...


CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW has selected a new Director of Rugby to replace Scott Manning.  It seems almost unfair that just when the club had come to grips with finding a way to appoint Scott as Director of Rugby, a rather unique role so far as B.C. clubs are concerned, that the rug is pulled however, the guidelines...


NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

CW Board has selected a new Head Coach to replace Scott Manning.  Most readers will know by now that Scott has moved “back” to UVic to head up the University program.  Today the club would like to congratulate Ken Goodland who has been appointed to take on the coaching position.  Ken has been...


A DECADE OF DROUGHT

A DECADE OF DROUGHT

Rt. to lt.  Starters - Goodland, O’Toole, Weingart (C.), Walsh, Williams, MacSween, Daume, Gilmour, Gay, Franklin, Buckley P., Thompson C., Scholz, Buckley M., Hearn Bench – Racine L., Monro, Morris, Ilnicki R., Mallory, Hodge, Cordle, Crawford, Pope.   It has been ten years to the day since...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Credit - Victoria Times Colonist) Doug Tate and Rick Farally announced their “second” retirement from coaching rugby at UVic last week.  They retired at the end of the 2019 season, then came Covid!  They agreed to stay on in an interim measure to ensure recruiting would occur and current...


Kratz Inks Contract

Kratz Inks Contract

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

Further to last Wednesday’s post about CW players in the MLR, comes the news that Lockie Kratz has signed with Nola Gold.  Lachlan’s body of work includes many honours packed into his rugby achievements to date in his young rugby career.  CW has a unique tie of sorts with Nola.  Our “own”,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CEEDUB PLAYER UPDATE In times when players have played for a compendium of clubs from coast to coast, we bring you news of players who have all had a considerable number of showings in the Tricolour jersey.  It is rare these days that a club can take sole responsibility for a player’s...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

LAST CHANCE SHREDDING - THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT THE WINDSOR PARK ROSE GARDEN.  10:00 - 4:00 RIP - TODD KNIGHT CW Rugby offers our sincere condolences to the family of Todd Knight.  Todd, very sadly lost his life after Christmas in a car accident in Texas were he has been living for...


The Year Past

The Year Past

We noted the BCRU Annual Report release last week and it is with pleasure we share a few CW related items in same.  Firstly, results from 2019-20 Competition results.  We congratulate, once again, the CW players, coaches and parents of the players on their U19 achievements. Not to live in the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / NSMT

Remembrance Day - The Fragility of Freedom The Menin Gate - Ypres, Belgium.  There are 6,983 Canadian names engraved on this memorial, amongst 50,000 others from the British Empire who disappeared without trace in defence of the Ypres Salient in WW1.  We leave you with thoughts from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

FROM CW MINIS TO THE PROS CW offers its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to former Mini and Age Grade player, Sophie De Goode.  Sophie was recently signed by Saracens RFC and on this past weekend she made her debut from the bench.  Sarries had a big win over rivals, Gloucester, 45...