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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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Canada's U20 Women lost their weekend match to England, 22 - 36.  England opened with a flurry and went ahead, 19 - 0.  From then on it was all Canada.  There will be a replay on Saturday and this effort will boost belief that a win is attainable.   Meanwhile, Canada's Senior Men lost to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Somewhere in this mass, Sophie De Goede has crossed for her third try! Canada came through with an opening win in the Women’s Tri Nation competition against the U.S. on Monday.  The Canadians led 17 – 5 at the half and closed it out at 36 – 12, after opening up a 36 – 5 lead.  Snippets of the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW’s Dustin Dobravsky watches the fruits of his labors!   All Bears It was a good night for rugby at Klahanie Park last Friday.  The Boys U14 Reps suited up against Washington State.  The American side featured some behemoth thirteen year olds who were matched with a technically stable...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

CW’s President has released the following presser, relating to club coaching for the coming season; VICTORIA – Castaway Wanderers Rugby President Matt Gordon is pleased to announce Ken Goodland is returning to the club as the Senior Men’s Assistant Head Coach and the club's forwards coach. Ken...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

We received plenty of compliments and comments on this week’s Musings header photo, featuring Mozac Samson in CW colors and recent captain, Doug Fraser in Vikes colors!  These two players competed against each other last weekend, Zac in Wolfpack colors and Doug in Bears uni.  The photo was shot...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Canada women dot down another one! Plenty of action there was over the weekend.  We’ll start with the Sevens RWC in San Francisco.  A spectacle at A.T & T Stadium with great crowds and very solid TV coverage to gain further inroads for rugby in the U.S.A.  World Rugby would have been licking...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

City By the Bay Hosts World Cup Sevens BCRU PRC’s Update Finale From CW’s Ed Knaggs, (Coach V.I. South U14 Girls – 2ND place),  CW members; Anna Palmer, Gwynnie Fry, Jesse Knaggs, Arianna Lloyd, Jorja Cook, Marley Robinson, Kalen Timothy, Marissa Shumka, Petra Lord, Sophie Bossi and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARKWILL HOISTS THE SPOILS! Although Ruck and Maul is taking a summer hiatus, there a few items of interest that have met the eye recently.  First and foremost, the Seattle Seawolves (7 – 2) claiming the initial MLR trophy in a come-from-behind victory over the Glendale Raptors (8 – 1) in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Minis / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT / Under 20 / Boys Rugby

BC Senior Women’s Team for National Championship   CW is both pleased and proud to announce our congratulations to the following ladies who have been selected to represent B.C. at this tournament in July.  B.C. finished in third place last year with perennial Champs, Quebec, again at the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sevens Spectacle   Congratulations, Bianca! Today we offer a shout out to both our Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams who finished 3rd and 4th respectively in Paris.  Unfortunately, for the Women the win over France was still not sufficient to nab third place overall in the HSBC Series.  For...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OAK BAY HIGH SCHOOL BARBS - B.C. CHAMPS  (Photo - Brian Kelly, R.C.)  A POTPOURRI OF RUGBY NEWS AND VIEWS Oak Bay H.S. Barbs, emblazoned with the initials of "D.J.", the legendary alum, Dylan Jones, to honour his life, continued to ride the wave of a storybook season last weekend.  The...


Here We Go Again!

Here We Go Again!

Oak Bay Barbs, Jack Carson fires one out.... Tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Shawnigan Lake will play Oak Bay HS in the BC Schools AAAA Boys Final.  This will be a repeat of the Vancouver Island Final last week.  We posted a descriptive blog on this one but many missed it due to issues we had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

With a number of recent blogs on this site referring to “pathways” of players, today we bring an article to our readers from Dave Crossley.  Dave has been very active in developing girl’s rugby and also with the commencement of the Women’s program at CW Rugby.   WHERE ARE THEY NOW? “Having...


Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Barbs Burst Stags Bubble!

Abercrombie, fearless from an early age when he learned the art of the tackle! Loose forward and Captain, Tom Abercrombie led his Oak Bay Barbs, including a host of CW Mini “grads” to a huge upset over SLS Stags on Wednesday.  Tom tried his hand at tennis and golf after Mini days,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / Juniors / Fifteens / NSMT / Under 20

Canada U20 Men’s Team Today, CW wishes to offer our congratulations to a number of young men who have been selected to represent Canada in the upcoming (June 12 & 16) North American Qualifier against the U.S.A. in Houston.  We gave Schellie a shout-out on Monday after his play in the Trial...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MVP CW congratulates Oak Bay H.S. and CW U18 player, Nick Carson on being selected as the first recipient of the Don Burgess Memorial Award for the Most Valuable High School Player in Victoria for this past season.  The Award was presented following yet, another memorable match between SMUS...