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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...


SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

PATHWAY PLAYERS Today’s photo includes a wonderful group of players who have stayed with the game from a young age. Sophie de Goede, NSWT Captain, led her ladies to a 31 – 3 victory over Wales today in their final game of preparation prior to the RWC; Jack Carson – NSMT 7’s and UBC Varsity;...


Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

BRING A FRIEND THIS SATURDAY - AT THE TEMPLE CANADA plays its final curtain-raiser before the Rugby World Cup. A reminder to DRINK...


RULES of COMPETITION

RULES of COMPETITION

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

Ken Goodland - CW's pensive Director of Rugby Some time back we promised to try to catch up with the club's, very busy Director of Rugby to tease out his thoughts on the newly minted Competitions Committee, Rules of Competition for the 2022 - 23 season.  Here we go..... Ken, our first...


REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION for the coming season is up and running.  Age Grade returnees will note that divisions for this season are U14, U16, U18/19.   Junior Coaches Update Meeting – Wed., 31st August, Windsor Park Pavilion Boys and Girls Youth Camp Day – Sat.,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC / RWC / News / Refereeing / NSWT / Senior Women

SOPHIE SURVEYS THE SCENE! NATS GOOD VALUE FOR WIN Today’s blog opens with a massive apology to both Sophie De Goede and Courtney Holtkamp for a photo identification error in last week’s blog.  Not simply summer ennui, a careless error.  Sorry, ladies, hopefully today’s photo does justice. ...


WORLD CUP PRELIMINARY

WORLD CUP PRELIMINARY

Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede – all concentration.   Today we wish to offer our support for the Canadian NSWT XV for their match against Italy on Sunday.  CW fans should enjoy watching ladies who have worn club colours in recent years, highlighted by the leadership of Sophie.  Sophie has...


Rugby?  It's all about golf!

Rugby? It's all about golf!

Rather hard to drag oneself away from The Open at R & A but with one week to go to a rather 'big' Women's International upcoming, here goes!   Since last posting we have seen two Men's Internationals played "at home". Firstly, there was Belgium when some tries went a-begging in the first...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSWT / Senior Women

  With the recent celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Rugby Canada ran this great oped about "CW's", Gabby Senft.  Gabby started in an "all CW" backrow of DeGoede, Buisa and Senft in the recent victory by our NSWT XV's over Australia.  Gabby has hung her hat with Ceedub...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY, A RUGBY DAY ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Photo - Rugby Canada)   SUPER RUGBY finished another campaign in the Antipodes with a clinical Crusaders side defeating a hopeful Auckland Blues team, 21 – 7.  It was elsewhere in NZ where Canadian eyes were focussed, with our NSWT VX’s taking on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

DIFFERENT SILKS, SAME THOROUGHBREDS! In 100 deg. heat on Saturday, UBCOB Ravens defeated top Uruguayan club side, Penarol in the first match of the Challenge Cup of the Americas held at the Home of US Rugby, Glendale, Colorado.  In the other match the Argentinian Jaguares defeated the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Photo credit - Rugby Canada. BORN TO LEAD CW is ever so proud to recognise today, its role in the rugby ‘upbringing’ of Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede.  In the same vein, we appreciate Soph’s recognition of her “club” in all her promos and press.  Sophie was awarded W-o-M in last...


Grady Leads Backs

Grady Leads Backs

CW’s, Grady Bowd could take a huge step today towards pushing his case for selection for Canada’s NSMT XV’s summer tests, as he starts at #10 for Canada West Selects today against their Atlantic counterparts. Bowd caught the eye of many knowledgeable rugby fans with his Premier league campaign...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Better Odds Than Derby Winner! Rich Strike’s recent Kentucky win at 80/1 segues into the final days of CW’s 50/50 Raffle.  The pot is currently over $6000.  To my calculation, I buy $100 worth of tickets and the chances of Striking it Rich are slightly over 30/1, pretty good odds. Let’s see if...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

What Makes A Rugby Club? No matter the outcome, the commonality of the game produces respect and life-long friendship! Firstly it needs players.  Hopefully, players who want to get better by working hard and then there are those that just wish to play for the love of the game....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Maddy Kicks Off Push For The Line   CW would like to thank ALL of those who contributed to our recent On-Line Auction Fundraiser, the first of two MAJOR fundraising events in lieu of our former Annual Dinner.  There were those who donated the 40 – 50 items – THANK YOU.  Then there were those...


Saturday Rugby

Saturday Rugby

Not quite as exciting as this time last week, however, there will be rugby tomorrow at Shawnigan Lake School, kickoff, 2:00 p.m.  The US Raptors will play forty minutes against a VIRU "U25" team and forty minutes against a VRU "U25" team and the Island will play the Mainland in a thirty...


And Then There Were Two!

And Then There Were Two!

Saturday last saw the Premier Men leave a damp, miserable Victoria for a grey, chilly, and eventual brilliant, sunny, in more ways than won, Jericho Park.  The affair did not commence favourably for the Visitors with Ravens having twelve points on the board within ten minutes from tries by...


MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

  CW’s Premier Men cross the Pond to take on UBCOB Ravens tomorrow at Jericho Beach Park.  These two teams met three weeks back, with the Ravens coming away with a 38 – 31 victory.  The Tricolours gave that one up with error and know that this match should have been at The House of Windsor. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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