Coaching

R.I.P. John Cannon

R.I.P. John Cannon

It is with sadness today that we offer condolences to the family of John Cannon.  John passed away over the weekend after suffering a heart attack.  A powerful inside centre, Cannon played for Canada at junior level (U17, U19 and U23), before making his senior debut aged 20, in 2001 vs. the USA...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Clinics / Coaching / Community / News / NSMT / Senior Men / Senior Women / Sevens

Vegas Sevens – NSMT The Burners are back!  Duke and Douglas are healthy and one can add them to the mercurial cadre of play-makers; Hirayama, Mack and Jones; the athleticism and pace of a healthy Trainor, Fuli, Hammond and Kay, the “peaking” of White; and round it out with the big men,...


Seven's Selections

Seven's Selections

Friday last, Rugby Canada finally announced the NSMT’s 7’s selections for the upcoming Wellington and Sydney stops of the parade, virtually as the boys stepped on the plane.  Good news for readers of this site was the inclusion of Luke McCloskey.  Luke is a product of CW minis, age grade,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Rule changes will rob the game of its heroic qualities!" Website Video Feature.  One of a number of new improvements on our new site is the video feature.  This can be found by going under the “More” link on the menu bar or personal device “slug”.  When you click on that, a drop down will...


Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Coaching Conundrum from Club to Country

Since our last blog, NSMT’s coach, Kieran Crowley has handed in his ticket.  Following a recent review, Crowley’s contract was extended for another two years with the NSMT.  There has been much reported by rugby scribes across the country as well as rugby fans, in relation to the review and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

MAPLE LEAF WOMEN’S XV The women lost a tight game to England yesterday, 29 – 37.  Canada led 17 – 15 at the half and pulled away to a 29 – 20 gap with not a lot of ticks on the clock.  One could not tell from the Twitter feed what might have happened but the team allowed seventeen points in...


Hats Off to Hydes

Hats Off to Hydes

Posted in Coaching / Community / Men's Reserve Div / Senior Men / Victoria BC

When Simon Ibell, suffering from a rare medical condition, was bullied in Grade 8, three people came to his aid at St. Michaels University School. They were Grade 12 basketball stars Steve Nash and Milan Uzelac, and coach Ian Hyde-Lay.  Ibell and his family never forgot. In fact, Simon...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Coaching / CW Rugby / NSWT / Rugby Club

Thanks for the memories - JONAH LOMU, rest in peace. Website Cutover……………coming very soon.  Please take time to familiarise yourself with navigation around the new site before getting frustrated!   Caroline Crossley breaks history………………not only CW’s first female cap, the first blog to have...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Boy’s Youth teams were in action this past weekend.  The U16’s defeated an old nemesis from Vancouver, Bayside and the U18’s had a good 40 - 22 win, over Abbotsford.  A good start to your season, lads.   Irish International, Shannon Houston (with Anna Wray and Meagan Gibbs), recently...


Game on! Castaway Wanderers launch Senior Women’s program for 2015-16 season

Game on! Castaway Wanderers launch Senior Women’s program for 2015-16 season

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Coaching / Girls Rugby

Oak Bay – Today, Castaway Wanderers Rugby Union Football Club (CW) President Don Swainson announced the storied club will field a senior women’s team for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. Interest in girl’s and women’s rugby has never been stronger. With last year’s unbelievable accomplishment...


RUGBY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - PLAYERS, 15 - 19.

RUGBY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - PLAYERS, 15 - 19.

Posted in Coaching / Juniors / Victoria BC

Gordon Kehoe will be running a two-day rugby development session at Windsor Park on Sunday, May 3rd and Saturday, 9th May. These sessions will prepare players for rep and provincial rugby and will be a great addition for players involved with their high school rugby programs. The camp will...


Minis Resume

Minis Resume

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / Victoria BC

Under 8's to Under 12's boys and girls resume the "second half" of their club mini rugby season at Windsor Park tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Speaking of mini rugby, CW is making an appeal for assistance with schools' annual mini programs, running from late Februaury for about twelve weeks (and we...


Monday's Musings - Seattle, A Saracens Satellite!

Monday's Musings - Seattle, A Saracens Satellite!

Posted in Coaching / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Refereeing / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

This week the site will bring readers a series of blogs that will provide some background about Seattle, this coming Saturday’s opposition in an exhibition match. Seattle is coached by Justin Fitzpatrick, in his second season with the club. Season #1 produced the following successes;...


Reminder!

Reminder!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Clinics / Coaching

World Rugby Level 1 Strength & Conditioning Certification Course Location: Langford, BCDate: January 25, 2015Time: 9:00am - 5:00pmCost: $90 Pre-registration is required. Deadline to Register January 20, 2015.A minimum number of registrants is required.Facilitators: Conan Cooper and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / CW Rugby

CW is pleased to congratulate KEN GOODLAND on his recent appointment as Rugby Canada’s Coordinator, National Player Development and Talent ID.  Although Kenny is not a west coast native son, he could almost be deemed to be after 14 years in Victoria.  Ken came to CW after he had finished his...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News

Barnard Cup Congratulations to UVic on a fairly comprehensive victory in last Saturday’s Barnard Cup, 35 – 17. Although the tries scored were relatively close, 4 – 3, the margin was clearly in favour of the students. The hosts led 17 – 5 at the half when it was virtually done and dusted....


Canada Vs Samoa

Canada Vs Samoa

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / CW Rugby / Fifteens

Canada takes on #11 Samoa tomorrow 9:00 PST and can be viewed at; www.irb.com. Coach Crowley has made a whack of changes, probably all for the better but yet another jig-saw to try to find some answers.  The Islanders will be hot under the collar after losing to Italy last weekend and this will...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Rugby Club

CW’s Dylan ‘Diesel’ Jones could use all of our positive vibes as he undergoes a huge battle, having been recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Dylan, a highly respected player on and off the field by mates or foes has started treatments and will no doubt face this foe as aggressively as...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Coaching / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Giving Back

Unsung Hero - Off The Field It has been some time since we did an “in depth” of an on field/off field, CW personality. Lee Lindwall, a modest man, insisted we not use the term “Hero” but it is a fitting term for those we recognize as club heroes for so unflinchingly giving of their time...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Barnard Cup. CW has qualified for the finals of this year’s Barnard Cup, to be played on November 29th against UVic. Three clubs, UVic, JBAA and CW were tied with 2 – 1 records. UVic had 12 points and JBAA and CW ten each. CW won the honors as a result of last Saturday’s win. Good...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

FALL JUNIOR RUGBY CWRFC started preliminary planning for Fall age grade and mini programs for girls and boys for the coming season when twenty two interested folk met at The Temple to offer services for coaching and management of teams for the upcoming season.  The meeting was led by...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Coaching / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

B.C. BEARS SUMMER LONG LIST & SOUTH AMERICA TOUR. C.W. offers special congratulations to Gord Kehoe and Jon Morris who will be travelling to Argentina this summer with the Bears. Keenan Horton was also selected but unfortunately, is in the middle of studies.  Tricolor's, Kenny Goodland...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul"

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul"

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / Girls Rugby / Juniors / NSMT

        FORGING ELITE FITNESS An opportunity for youth girls and boys, aged 13 – 17 for twelve weeks of top class fitness training. WHEN: Starting June 16th, twice weekly at 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., (Tuesdays and Thursdays). WHERE: 708 Pembroke Street, Crossfit Gym. On Saturday, June 14th...


There You Go!

There You Go!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / News / NSMT / Sevens

(Compliments of CW videographer Shaun Barry) So long, it's been good to know ya....it is inevitable in this age of professional rugby football that successes are rewarded financially and so it has come to pass for National Sevens Coach, Geraint John.  John has given Canadian Rugby good...


Summer Camps For Youth

Summer Camps For Youth

Posted in Clinics / Coaching / Community / Girls Rugby / Juniors

We are getting plenty of requests about CW running Summer Camps for Youth Rugby.  Sorry, at this point in time, this is not possible but  a matter the Board has discussed and agree the importance of implementation...so, probably next summer.  In the meantime, we have received news of two...