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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Riley snags one at The Mac MEN BREAK BAGEL It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day………… The “second half” of the season opened last Saturday with three CW teams in action. The men’s 3rd Div. Islanders visited the Brit Lions in Vancouver.  A club that merged from Ex Brits and Red Lions, some...


CW PAST & PRESENT

CW PAST & PRESENT

Jimmy Grier, the perfect person to meld the Wanderers and the Castaways, was CW's first President. Pictured here, he tells the tale.  CW LEGENDS NIGHT Last Friday a gathering of Castaway and Wanderers ex-players gathered at The Temple to meet new and returning players of our men’s teams and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

STACK 'EM UP!   Seems like the chipping service provided has had a great response to date.  With the Festive Season finally coming to an end, we remind supporters that the service will be available again this weekend, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Rose Garden, Windsor Park. Not much else...


Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

“Q & A” WITH CAPTAIN CANADA – SOPHIE DE GOEDE. We had hoped to catch up with Sophie prior to RWC however, we could not have conceived the obligations that were on her shoulders at that time. We have reached out again, for some reflections. We need to preface our questions with the fact...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain Canada, Sophie de Goede, presents Winners medals to CW U14’s. JUNIORS PROVIDE A MIXED BAG Last Sunday there were fireworks aplenty at The House.  The U14 Boys had a one-sided win over Comox Rapids.  A good effort on the Rapids part, punching in a couple against this very strong...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN SPLIT SEMIS - MEN DROP DUO It was a mixed bag of results for CW Women on Saturday. CW I faced a determined James Bay squad at Windsor. Led by captain Emily Samek, this CW squad had their work cut out for them. Applying early pressure, James Bay found gaps in the CW defense and notched...


TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

The House of Windsor will see three games tomorrow as the “first-half” winds down.  V.I. Women’s League action will feature an 11:30 a.m. semi-final between CW I and JBAA.  The second contest will feature Visitors, Burnaby Lake Lakers and Ceedub in Men’s Premier Reserve action.  On paper,...


BATTLE OF JERICHO

BATTLE OF JERICHO

Today’s BCRU action pales in comparison to the memories of last night’s Women’s RWC Final!  Super enthralling action, it will go into the vault of Great Games in my books.  The contrast between the two game plans was so obvious from the start and both styles would have their proponents –...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

William Webb Ellis Would Turn In His Grave (Photo - Credit, Julian Paine) If he was to be informed of the advent of professionalism, the game’s global growth, the evolution of women’s rugby, he would well roll over!  As it has spread, so too has the sophistication of its Laws.  All matches...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW's 16TH Man, cheers the action. MEN’S BONUS POINT WIN BUSTS BAGEL The rains ceased however, cold winds from the Strait on a sunny afternoon made conditions challenging and resultant attendance rather poor at Windsor Park on Saturday.  All three games got out of the gate.  Opening...


FULL DAY OF ACTION AT WINDSOR

FULL DAY OF ACTION AT WINDSOR

( Photo credit - John Richardson Images ) CW Women are preparing to end their fall regular season with an intersquad face-off this Saturday. Most of the Women’s fall season has consisted of games of 10’s and 12-aside, due to other clubs lacking available players. CW has only played two...


NSMT

NSMT

Canada's National Senior Men's Team Sevens goes into action tomorrow against Argentina, Ireland and Kenya at the Hong Kong Sevens.  Hong Kong is a bucket list for Sevens enthusiasts.  Canada will feature three players who have a strong CW connection.  Josiah ('Mercury') Morra, who could almost...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

AT THE HALF, 12 - 8 Canada Secures Spot in Semis This site’s pre-game credit to Karen Paquin, foreshadowed yet another fantastic game from this lady. Sophie de Goede led, once again by example, and was an inspiration to her teammates who all played very well.  Paquin was Player-of-the-Match...


NSMT in the Win Column

NSMT in the Win Column

Robbie 'The Ice Man' Povie led the Nats with eleven points in their victory over Brazil, 31 - 14, mid-week. Former CW Junior and Saskatchewan lad, Matt Klimchuk had good minutes starting at #6 and Jo Jo 'Mercury' Morrah notched a tally.  Good contribution from former Tricolours.  Where the heck...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                               A Dose of Deja Vu?   Almost three years to the day…                                      Will see CW Premier Men face another 0 – 4 situation!  It was on this day in 2019 that Lomas visited Windsor and left, tail between legs, after a 40 – 15...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Beginning of the End!(Photo credit BCRN Twitter feed.)Westshore’s Otieno beats the last defender as he makes his way to the line for the winning try. “Oh – for” a win!  CW Men’s Prems went “oh-for” four at Juan de Fuca on Saturday.  The Prem Reserves also went down heavily for a second...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA WOMEN COME UP TRUMPS Led by Captain, Sophie de Goede in every aspect of play, Canada defeated Italy with a bonus point 22 – 12 victory on the weekend in RWC action. Tuttosi led the way again with her brace to top the Try Scorers list with five.  Sophie’s hands displayed her...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / RWC / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSWT / Senior Women

HOPE YOU’RE WATCHING ONE PERSON’S OPINIONS The Women’s RWC opened with great gusto.  England flexed their muscles after a slow start against Fiji, finally posting 84 points and asserting their place as favourites to take the prize.   The NZ Vs Australia encounter was an enthralling match...


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Let's commence today by THANKING all of those parents and coaches who have given up their weekend, thankful for their kids - playing CW rugby. The crew will take nine teams of age grade Sevens to Kamloops to play in an event that is slowly earning iconic status.  The locals put on a fantastic...


Three On The Docket At MacDonald

Three On The Docket At MacDonald

Late-breaking….. CW Women will field a team on the road to Comox tomorrow.  The Men’s Islanders, slated for the same venue has resulted in an embarrassing CW forfeiture.  For the first two home games, CW has managed three teams on the same day however, it appears that this weekend the...


Will They Break The Bagel?

Will They Break The Bagel?

Tomorrow CW Men will field sixty-seven players in three games.  Action starts with the Islanders at UVic Vs Saxons at 11:00 a.m.  Divvies open action Vs Westshore in the curtain-raiser at 1:00 at the House of Windsor, with the main game kicking off at 2:30.  Wow, 67 strong, including two sets...


Weekend Doings

Weekend Doings

CW's Premier Reserve Men travel to Port Alberni tomorrow for their first Roadie of the season.  Port are always a vigorous opponent, especially so, at home.  Their club "gets" the true comraderie of rugby, for their hosting is renowned.  Good luck to the lads - do us proud, safe trip, good game...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSWT Rugby League World Cup CW congratulates, Maddy Adberg on her selection to this November event.  We do not hear too much about rugby league for women in Canada so can make no comment.  This is not the first RWC for the Leagies – CW’s Karen Paquin, Gabby Senft, Mandy Marchuk, and Olivia...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ACHIEVING GOALS - WITH JULIA SCHELL Julia, It is a privilege to be able to ask you a few questions about your young rugby career.  Your recent eighty minutes against Italy raised many eyebrows in only your second test for NSWT.  From a diminutive 5’4” player, we at CW have been fortunate to...


NATIONAL TO  LOCAL

NATIONAL TO LOCAL

Weekend news starts today with a hearty congratulations to ALL players selected to the NSWT’s XV’s – off to challenge for the RWC.  A local paper gave a great write-up to the young Captain, Sophie De Goede, during the week. Sophie started her rugby journey at Windsor Park around the age of six...