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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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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

                            TWO CUP GAMES DECIDED IN COWICHAN Winter weather conditions were evident as players wended their way north, one group of players and supporters being delayed by a four-vehicle accident at the summit!  Regardless, the show went on.A very young and inexperienced...


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...


A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / Coaching / Refereeing

Northern Suburbs Oval How the Game Gets Into Your Blood! The following has been reprinted with permission of “Gatesy” a “Guru” blogger to this expert and fan submitted, The Roar, a mostly Australian rugby articles site, with over 1,000,000 likes. (Parenthesis will interpret local jargon...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Coaching

CW & the SPORT INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTRE Recently CWRFC was awarded a grant by SIRC for honouring the importance of coaching and the club’s athletes. SIRC was incorporated in 1973, SIRC, the Sport Information Resource Centre, is Canada’s leader and most trusted partner in advancing...


JUNIOR BOYS READY FOR RUGBY

JUNIOR BOYS READY FOR RUGBY

Registration is now open for the 2021/22 Contact CW Junior Boys Rugby Season.  We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to the pitch for what should be a regular contact rugby season! Registration takes place electronically and you can register HERE. Should you have a question...


WOMEN'S HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED

WOMEN'S HEAD COACH ANNOUNCED

CWRFC is very pleased to annouce the appointment of the Women's Head Coach for the coming season, Caitie McNally.  Caitie first discovered rugby in high school in Guelph, Ontario, where she quickly fell in love with the community and competition that comes with the sport. She continued on to...


SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

COACHING CREW COMPLETE Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland is pleased to announce the addition of Ciaran Hearn to the Men's Coaching Team for the coming season.  Hearn will serve as Assistant Program Coach for backs and skills.  The men will field three teams in competition this year and...


NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

CW Board has selected a new Head Coach to replace Scott Manning.  Most readers will know by now that Scott has moved “back” to UVic to head up the University program.  Today the club would like to congratulate Ken Goodland who has been appointed to take on the coaching position.  Ken has been...


UVIC Gains; CW Gives!

UVIC Gains; CW Gives!

It is with a tremendous sense of loss, yet pride, that the CW Tricolours today congratulate Coach Scott Manning who has been announced as the Head Coach of the UVic Vikes Rugby Program.  Scott was appointed Coach of CW Rugby some five seasons back when he was completing his Masters of Education...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Credit - Victoria Times Colonist) Doug Tate and Rick Farally announced their “second” retirement from coaching rugby at UVic last week.  They retired at the end of the 2019 season, then came Covid!  They agreed to stay on in an interim measure to ensure recruiting would occur and current...


CW Members message

CW Members message

Posted in CW Rugby / Coaching

        Dear CW Members, Castaway Wanderers RFC has been made aware of serious allegations on social media against one of our coaches.   We are shocked by the allegations and condemn the behaviour described. Castaway Wanderers is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Rugby U7 Rookie, Hudson, shares his joy at starting the game!   Six weeks have passed since our last posting and we continue to slog through Covid times.  However, today, it is a glimmer of bright news that is passed to the many ‘starved’ CW fans.  Having heard pronouncements regarding...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Coach Manning reflects on the “first half” of the season. Castaway Wanderers Coach Scott Manning, Saturday November 28, 2020 at Windsor Park looking over a group of 30 CW Men having a final training session with touch.   (And now some reflections from The Sage on the Sidelines).  “Since...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  (Credit, Sydney Morning Herald.) Hot off the press from our Kiwi correspondent, what rugby addicts have suspected for some time, South African sides have moved to the Northern Hemisphere Pro D League! From Stuff Sport; “New Zealand Rugby boss Mark Robinson didn’t spit out...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Coaching / NSMT

Rob Howley.  (Credit - Mark Baker, Canadian Press.) BIG NEWS on the National Rugby front is the recent appointment of Welshman, Rob Howley to work with Head Men’s Coach, Kingsley Jones, as his Senior Assistant Coach. At the same time Howley will supplement his salary, serving as a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY EXTRAVAGANZA @ WESTHILLS CW has a healthy selection of players named to the B.C. Reps team that will take on the NSMT in their penultimate game prior to departure for RWC this coming Friday (30th) @ the newly minted Westhills Stadium.  The match will kick off at 6:30 p.m.  The main...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

ARDRON HEADS UP LONGLIST Tyler Ardron, playing in this weekend’s Super Rugby Qualifying Final, heads up NSMT’s long-list of forty names, as Captain for the upcoming RWC. This long list is not exclusive for those currently injured who may become available. It is with interest that there are...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD PREMIER WOMEN UPSET AT KLAHANIE This was not a Cup Final but what must have been a very satisfying upset for our ladies, posting a 39 – 19 score over the home-team, Capilanos. Caps, in second place in a league which currently looks like, Westshore and the rest, must...


POSTSCRIPT MUSINGS

POSTSCRIPT MUSINGS

Riley Inicki and Cole Braid in action, Saturday. Yesterday’s game report was cobbled through rather hazy eyes after a BIG weekend! In the report we applauded the Bay’s, Cole Braid who had overcome a go round with cancer some years back. Some of our special interest and pride comes from the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GIRLS RUGBY CONTINUES TO GROW Today's photo features three young CW players who participated along with seventeen team mates at the U12 and U14 levels and 73 other girls from Westshore, Cowichan, James Bay and Comox at a weekend clinic held at Belmont H.S., conducted by BCRU Youth...


MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

"CW's" Ray Barkwill Jubilantly Hoists the Spoils! VIRU CRIMSON TIDE Vs SEATTLE SEAWOLVES Seattle Seawolves will take on Vancouver Island’s Crimson Tide tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. kickoff at Westhills Stadium. The Tide, an amalgam of Island Premier teams has not been assembled for...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

B.C. CHAMPS   REPEAT VICTORS  Anybody who took in the B.C. U19 Men’s Final yesterday could not quibble with the fact that for 80% of the game the victors displayed a style of rugby that was incredibly effective and efficient in such inclement conditions. To risk playing expansive,...


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,...