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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Photo credit, The Times, December, 2023.) And Some That Is Not So Good! Wow, body cameras on junior soccer referees!  What’s next? I draw reference today to some further Christmas reading of another interesting article by former England International, Stuart Barnes, in The Times, (Dec....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Ollie scores! Rugby Reflection – A Bird’s Eye View! Received one comment about a recent blog re MLR being arguably stronger with a new Miami franchise and a relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles franchise, and the loss of the lone Canadian Toronto Arrows franchise.  The point I should...


It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

OFF THE FIELD Over the Christmas Break, the idea of resurrecting our “Unsung Hero” feature was mentioned in conversation over a bevy. We composed some questions and sent them off to Ed Knaggs. Today, we share Ed’s response. Enjoy! “A hero is not always someone who basks in the limelight. ...


MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW KIDS KICKING KLINIC Last Sunday CW offered an “Introduction to Kicking Clinic” to local clubs Mini and Junior players. Overheard at the start of the day, “I’m a prop, why do I need to know about kicking!” It was an incredible morning at CW rugby seeing so many kids from the Junior...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Every picture tells a story. (Photo - Norm Le Bus) Pride Pedigree Prevails There is not much to say in favor of the home team in a seven try to one loss.  Admittedly there were pockets of resistance between the scores and the second half was a pretty good effort against a “full time”...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                      AROUND CEEDUBCOACHING SUMMIT A very successful weekend saw some twenty plus club coaches work with Dave Hill, through a curriculum of rugby skills and safe sport. The weekend also saw a successful Introduction to Refereeing Clinic.  Good...


RUGBY GALORE

RUGBY GALORE

Famine to Feast.  A BIG weekend upcoming with hosts, France and co-favorites, Vs NZ All Blacks at RWC Opener in Paris. On Vancouver Island, the opener for the BCRU Premier League with CW visiting James Bay. Let’s start with the BIG SHOW where the bookies have France and NZ at 3/1; South Africa...


Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors

Apologies to our 'regulars' for absence of blogs this week. This old luddite has been unravelling the variences of Windows 11 Vs my former, much more familiar, Windows 10 and some updates with a new hard drive!   CW's Islanders - a collection of young, old and restless took to the pitch...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Senior Coaching Changes for 2023-24 Season. With the proclamation of the activation of registration, the time is ripe for today’s release from the Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland.  “Castaway Wanderers rugby would like to thank and congratulate Ollie Winser as he takes the next step in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

JUNIOR BOYS PREPARE FOR INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER Tomorrow afternoon, CW U14 & U15 Boys will play against Kenilworth School from England. First kickoff will be 3:30 for the U14 squad followed by the U15 game. Kenilworth is bringing a total of 48 players. They have just come off wins against...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Fundraiser & Dinner is Back When: Saturday, Feb 25th. Bar opens at 6:00pm. Dinner at 7:00pm. Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon St. Who: CW Community & Friends (19 years of age and older). Tickets: $150 per person; $280 per couple; $1350 per table of 10 people.   How to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Attribution to Pot Of Gold Vectors by Vecteezy">Vecteezy) CW's Online 50/50 Raffle - Winner Takes Half! Deadline: Midnight, Friday, May 27, 2022 Draw: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Jackpot Goal is $10,000! Buy now for a chance to be the lucky winner and support the Castaway...


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...