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On behalf of CW Rugby I offer the club’s heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the players and staff (including those who did not make it to Marseille but were involved in the build-up), on achieving their goal of qualifying for the 20th RWC in Japan next year. They have been a wonderful...


WEEKEND PREVIEW

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Ceedub takes its act on the road this week with their first trip to the mainland where they will take on the storied Meraloma club at Connaught Park. It is a tale of opposite ends of the ladder, with CW tied for second spot and games in hand and a 6 – 0 record and Lomas as cellar-dwellers at 1 –...


Three 'Dubs' For Ceedub!

Three 'Dubs' For Ceedub!

It was all CW on Saturday - Men's Premier Action. Saturday saw a hat-trick of home wins for CW rugby. Action began on this glorious sunny day with the Premier Women at 11 a.m.! The ladies fielded a very strong group against what seemed like a fledgling Comox club. Comox continued to...


WEEKEND PREVIEW

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Tomorrow’s scheduled slate of four games has been reduced to three following Westshore’s forfeit in the Men’s Third Division match. The Valhallians need to fill two complete men’s teams for their trip to Nanaimo and simply put, do not have enough players for the third match. This is a plight...


UPCOMING

UPCOMING

A trio of players featured in this photo will be in action on Saturday morning Vs Germany in the KEY Qualifying Match for the last spot in RWC.  Go, Canada - Philly, Hubert and Fraser. The match can be viewed on TSN @ 7:00 a.m. (PST).   SATURDAY at THE PARK 10:00 a.m. Sr Men ISLANDERS...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

UNSUNG HERO(OINE) ON/OFF the FIELD It has been some time since we have run this club interest item.  Today we feature Lauren Sargent. CW: Lauren, you could hardly be described as being of average size. Just what is it that attracts you to this game of rugby where you play against women of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

For kickers today, CW wants to throw a BIG SHOUT OUT to Surrey RFC, announcing they have raised and contributed $15,000 to the Cancer Society of B.C., over ther past month!  Now that's giving back, 'onya, Surrey. Canada men get down to business! The thirty one players selected to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW traversed the Malahat and wended to The Pigpen on Herd Road, with two senior teams this past weekend.  The Premier Women provided the curtain-raiser against the locals as the skies opened and the winds blew.  The weather proved to not be a detriment to the rugby.  Cowichan has had a...


Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

CW Action, Saturday - Herd Rd., Cowichan Piggies RFC. Premier Women 11:15 a.m.  Island Fall League.  CW at 3 - 2 take on the always tough Cowichan ladies at 2 - 4.  CW had a great tussle with Westshore Women last Saturday, losing by a mere two points, so we can expect this match to be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

My interest was recently piqued when chatting with a club member who was present at the Million Pound Game in Toronto. What on earth was the Million Pound Game? In brief; “marketing of Rugby League in Canada”! Had the Toronto Wolfpack won the match against the London Broncos, they would have...


In Defense of Barnard

In Defense of Barnard

CW will be looking to put the Barnard train back on the tracks tomorrow at Westshore (Juan de Fuca Arena).  The Tricolors lost their first round game in Barnard Cup play to JBAA and tomorrow they travel to the western suburbs to take on the Valhallians, a team which defeated CW handily, almost to...


U19 Men - GAME OFF

U19 Men - GAME OFF

This is the only shot you will see of the U19 men today as their match Vs Westshore has been cancelled.  Enjoy the day anyway!   NSWT 7's - Day #1 @ US stop for Round One of the Series. Bouquets to Ghis Landry, first women to top 1000 points on the Series Curcuit!  Canada had a good...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MEN'S RESERVES Today, a few words from The Sage on the sidelines.  It was a beautiful day at the House of Windsor……sun and blue sky and green grass…..awaiting the team from Port Alberni as they pulled up in their  Black Beauty….over the years a vision for any Home Team to expect a tough...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lots to be thankful for…………….CW parents rock it with their youngsters yesterday.  Former International prop, Jeff Hayes, stretches it out! NSMT Vs Uruguay.  Only caught three minutes of action in this one – the three minutes prior to half time.  Canada led 7 – 6 however three sets at the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Girls Youth Action CW U16 and U19 girls travelled to Cowichan for a round robin tournament of games of Sevens Vs the hosts yesterday.  The Cowichan U16’s proved to be a very skilled group with an abundance of speed to boot.  The hosts simply had too much for the visitors, scoring tries with...


Saturday Previews

Saturday Previews

It seems almost foreign to see a Caps team minus Glen McKinnon! With weather predicted as perfect, CW will take to the pitch on Saturday for three outstanding contests.  The Premier Women kick off at 11:15 a.m. Vs Westshore.  With only the two women’s teams in town, the matches...


Weekend Predictions

Weekend Predictions

CW is on the road this weekend when all three senior teams visit the Hub City.  The women kick off at 11:15 a.m. at May Bennett Park as the Hornets host their home opener.  It is hard to make a prediction with little information however CW women have played one on the road, losing to Comox. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Kickoff Another Season. Another season of CW Mighty Minis kicked off yesterday and this presents an opportunity to thank Anne Jones and husband, Jason who have been the glue that for some eight seasons has ensured the success of the Minis program.  This fact is unknown to most of...


Too Much Fire Power From Locals

Too Much Fire Power From Locals

CW "grad", Aiden Cole, pulled to turf in late going. Opening Day at the House saw an impressive crowd assembled to enjoy two diverse games of rugby.  It was not expected that the track-meet would occur in the curtain-raiser but a fit and rather large group of Norsemen lads, led by newcomer,...


Game Preview

Game Preview

McCloskey in top gear! This blog is still somewhat overshadowed by the fact that it seems unbelievable that the player dispute still has not been settled.  A quick scroll down the staff list of Rugby Canada’s Westhills Office sees some 31 employees, 14 of whom are coaching staff or...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Mentioned on this site yesterday the BIG DAY this Saturday with the fun beginning as early as 10:00 a.m. for the tykes.  It is always a great day when we welcome the Vikes to our House and a wonderful bond of comradery and competition has evolved in recent years as CW youth, seeking...


The Boys Are Back in Town

The Boys Are Back in Town

Blogs have been absent from this site for two weeks due to the writer’s testing the efficacy of the VIHA medical system and its vagaries.  During this time “heaps” has happened on the National and local scene.   Probably the biggest issue concerns our National Men’s Sevens players...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's Doug Fraser on the burst with B.C. Bears Tomorrow sees the B.C. Bears in semi-final action for the Canadian regional Championships when they play Ontario Blues in Calgary at 4:00 (PST).  The match will be downstreamed  HERE.  CW congratulates Mike Finnemore, selected to play lock,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

This Girl Was On Fire! Sophie De Goede - a lady for all seasons, in action for Queens U Vs Acadia. Canada’s U20 Women’s captain, Sophie De Goede (pictured above), led her team to a very close score-line (17 - 27), against England on Saturday in Halifax.  Sophie led the Tri-Nations...


Rugby Aplenty!

Rugby Aplenty!

Jamie was not even on the park!   Canada’s Senior Men’s team dropped their second preparation match in France earlier today to Clermont-Ferrand, 54 – 15 after leading 40 – 8 at the break.  It is difficult to opine much out of these two French encounters with quality sides, sides which would...