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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

PUT YOURSELF IN THIS PICTURE.....                                                ..... YOUR CATCH WILL COVER YOUR COST SUPER, ON-LINE AUCTION                  TWO NIGHT DATE NIGHTS.  CHESTERMAN BEACH, TOFINO. In less than 48 hours CW's Online Auction Fundraiser will be open...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Recognizing Their Roots Post, Postscript To Sevens ** The pictured threesome all started their club rugby with CW, Prevost and Kratz as Minis, and Ngongo at Age Grade. ** Recently had this fascinating hypothetical. Just who would scoop the purse and win the crown of "7's Fastest Man"? ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

HOT POTATO - THE HIGH TACKLE Today’s opinion piece is related to the high tackle.  The Laws of the game define a tackle as: “the method of holding a ball carrier and bringing that player to the ground”.  The business of getting to the ground is the real issue.  There has been much...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Olly and Louise, Johnny Shepherd Award   Awards and Other Things On Saturday last, CW Rugby celebrated the season to date by recognizing those players who either by their coaches or their peers, were adjudged recipients of various Club Perpetual Awards.  The “season” such as it has...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW VIRU REPS & COACHES   Today’s rugby blog includes bits and pieces from across Canada’s rugby world.  We will start on the Island with our VIRU U19 Girls Selects. Last weekend the VIRU U19 Girls Selects played Fraser Valley. The roster of 24 Island Selects players included nine CW...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A few items of mention today.  We’ll start with weekend recaps. CW Div. 3 Islanders CW 38.  Nanaimo 17 Half time score CW 19. Nanaimo 7 T:Alex Clark, Clayton Daum (2), Steve Rennick, Cam Hayward, Don Swainson. C: Marshall Stove (4) Nanaimo: 3T 1C It was a fast-moving game for both sides...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY ON THE HORIZON Sports fans, it is looking like all systems go for next Saturday at Windsor – a triple header.  CW Women will field two teams – Premiers Vs Westshore, 11:15 a.m., Ist Division Vs Burnaby, 12:45 p.m.  Premier Men will play Burnaby at 2:30 p.m. We can give a hint of a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

Today's Honouree, Karen Paquin. In the recent President's message, there was much to celebrate.  One item that has slipped under the radar is for the CW Faithful to celebrate an honour bestowed on past player, Karen Paquin, named to the 2021 World Rugby Women's Dream XV. 'Paquers' had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SAFE SPORT Today we draw attention to the completion of work done on a project initiated by the Coaching Association of Canada and adopted by Rugby Canada and the B.C.R.U.  Club Directors, Olly Winsor (player, coach, and teacher by profession) and Dave Hill (National Coaching Program,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

CANADA THREATEN AGAIN   SHOUT OUT to Canada's NSWT who defeated Wales 24 - 7 on the weekend.  This was an outstanding result given the fact they had to play with 14 players for a long portion of the match.  The ladies now go back to giving more of their time for further preparations for...


TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

Both scheduled games for today were cancelled due to the catastrophic weather issues that have occurred in BC this past week.  Our thoughts go out to the plight of many people in our Province and our thanks to the volunteers and front-line responders for your risks and kindness.   UNSUNG HERO...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OP-ED.  RUGBY IN CANADA. Almost 45 players, plus coaches came together at last Wednesday’s CW Women’s practice. The players consisted of U14, U16 and U19 Girls and Senior Women. What a sight, seeing all these players on one field together! This was a large logistical task to coordinate....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Another Sandison Breakout CW TAKES A PAIR With an 11:30 k.o., Comox must have left at dawn!  More credit to them and thanks for that contribution.  The woes on the pitch compounded the long day as limited numbers and injuries during the contest gutted their efforts.  CW Captain,...


Humphries Hoisted High

Humphries Hoisted High

Today's blog starts with great club news.  Former, outstanding junior, Isaac Olson, has been selected to start and earn his first cap against Belgium tomorrow.  Other CW connections on the bench should also get a trot - Lockie Kratz, Robbie ('Iceman') Povey, and 'DJ" Sears-Duru.  Belgium...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

REMEMBRANCE DAY Throughout France, Belgium and Holland can be found innumerable small cemeteries as one drives the byways.  Today we remember those who gave their lives for the cause of peace, not just in the Great Wars but all the conflicts since.  In a world that seems totally crazy at...


Women Complete Well-Deserved Double Header

Women Complete Well-Deserved Double Header

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

Canada's NSWT completed their two-game sweep of the U.S. on Friday night.  Again, TSN provided good coverage with expert commentary from a U.S. enthusiast providing little insights to the players - well done!  The following synthesis is for those who may have missed the game and do not have...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain, De Merchant, congratulates try-scorer, Renee Gonzalez. CONGRATULATIONS to Canada's NSWT XV's on their 15 - 9 win over the U.S. on Monday.  The two teams will play a re-match this coming Friday and the game will be televised on TSN.  Bouquets to TSN for showing the match and post...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NORSEMEN FACE SEVERE TEST Noting that UVic will field two teams next Saturday, in both Coastal Cup and Barnard Cup, it is not their first rodeo in this spot, however, we have to go back fifty years before the precedent was set when UVic had both a Viking and Norseman team in the 1st...