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The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

Brennig “faces” an allowable tackle – back in the day! Saturday, Men's Prems @ the House of Windsor. UVic 3 – 1, CW 1 – 3. Today’s pre-game missive will take some long-time followers back to 2014 when a CW U18 team, featuring this Saturday’s Premier players; Gavin Kratz, Nick Carson,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD Karl Klashinsky - aka, Klash Karl. If you will, in this interview we will address you as Klash, rather than KK, another long-serving, Victoria rugby type! CW: Klash it has been some time since our website has run this feature.  Watching you, filming every...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Riley snags one at The Mac MEN BREAK BAGEL It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day………… The “second half” of the season opened last Saturday with three CW teams in action. The men’s 3rd Div. Islanders visited the Brit Lions in Vancouver.  A club that merged from Ex Brits and Red Lions, some...


CW PAST & PRESENT

CW PAST & PRESENT

Jimmy Grier, the perfect person to meld the Wanderers and the Castaways, was CW's first President. Pictured here, he tells the tale.  CW LEGENDS NIGHT Last Friday a gathering of Castaway and Wanderers ex-players gathered at The Temple to meet new and returning players of our men’s teams and...


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...


Hey ho, hey ho .......

Hey ho, hey ho .......

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

It's off to work we go ..... For those who were not quite ready to let their Christmas trees go or had good intentions last weekend but now have more pine needles on the floor than limbs on the tree - not to worry! Our CW volunteers and Bartlett Tree Experts will be at Windsor Park one last...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CELEBRATING THE SEASON Last week, CW Youth Age Grade Girls and Boys celebrated their very successful seasons with their inaugural Banquet.  Hosted by Oak Bay Rec and Catering, some seventy players and fifty parents, plus assorted coaches and alickadoos were present.  The evening was Emceed...


Whatever Works!!

Whatever Works!!

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

  With the good will of sponsor, Bartlett Tree Service, CWRFC will once again offer a tree-chipping service for all residents of the Oak Bay and surrounding area.  What the heck, if you have friends across town, tell them as well.  This has become an annual service for many years and has...


Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

“Q & A” WITH CAPTAIN CANADA – SOPHIE DE GOEDE. We had hoped to catch up with Sophie prior to RWC however, we could not have conceived the obligations that were on her shoulders at that time. We have reached out again, for some reflections. We need to preface our questions with the fact...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

CASTAWAY WANDERERS OFFERS BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE FOR THE                                                    CHRISTMAS SEASON GREETINGS FROM OUR SPONSORS PRESIDENT'S ELITE LEVEL    PLATINUM LEVEL            GOLD LEVEL             ...


'Tis The Season....

'Tis The Season....

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Club Dinner / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Yesterday afternoon saw a gathering of some of Rugby’s best at the Temple for "Guido's Christmas Lunch".  Sponsored by Guido Danger with tons of support work by Ed Knaggs and Ian “4 Try” Jones ….the return to a sit down lunch was well attended.  Consistent with tradition, each person present...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Exciting news! CW’s Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction is back, face-to-face, with a special twist to the evening, at the Union Club on Feb 25th, 2023 – be sure to mark this date on your calendars! Many thanks to all our donors and bidders for your fabulous support with our online auction!...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SEMI-FINAL SATURDAY & SUNDAY Plenty of action at Windsor this weekend. On Saturday CW Women wrap up their regular fall season with both teams going into the playoffs high in the standings. CW II is ranked in first place in the Island Women’s League, with 4 wins and 1 loss, and will take on...


FULL DAY OF ACTION AT WINDSOR

FULL DAY OF ACTION AT WINDSOR

( Photo credit - John Richardson Images ) CW Women are preparing to end their fall regular season with an intersquad face-off this Saturday. Most of the Women’s fall season has consisted of games of 10’s and 12-aside, due to other clubs lacking available players. CW has only played two...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                               A Dose of Deja Vu?   Almost three years to the day…                                      Will see CW Premier Men face another 0 – 4 situation!  It was on this day in 2019 that Lomas visited Windsor and left, tail between legs, after a 40 – 15...


CWRFC AGM TONIGHT!

CWRFC AGM TONIGHT!

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

When: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, at 8:00PM  Who: All registered members of the CWRFC community are invited to participate in the AGM. Where/How: This meeting will be held in-person at the Discovery Sports Club (must be 19 years of age or older to attend in person due to liquor...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA WOMEN COME UP TRUMPS Led by Captain, Sophie de Goede in every aspect of play, Canada defeated Italy with a bonus point 22 – 12 victory on the weekend in RWC action. Tuttosi led the way again with her brace to top the Try Scorers list with five.  Sophie’s hands displayed her...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

KAMLOOPS SEVENS This tournament started in 2016 and CW sent a small group of Junior Girls to play. This year we registered 9 teams with approximately 90 players, had 20 volunteer parents, coaches and managers, and filled two 50+ seat coaches. This is an incredible achievement! Thank you...


CW AGM

CW AGM

The Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General Meeting is Scheduled for Tuesday, October 25th, 2022, at 8PM.   All Registered Members of the CWRFC community are invited to participate in the AGM. The meeting will be held in person and online.  All CWRFC Members in good standing are invited to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BELATED CELEBRATIONS It was brought to our attention by a 'regular' that the recent Westshore Sevens Senior Men's Division was won by the Thunder, a team consisting of indigenous heritage guys and liberally sprinkled with CW present and alum. Thunder d. hosts,Westshore RFC in the final. ...


Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

BRING A FRIEND THIS SATURDAY - AT THE TEMPLE CANADA plays its final curtain-raiser before the Rugby World Cup. A reminder to DRINK...


It Being The Sabbath

It Being The Sabbath

Posted in Rugby Club / News / Community

With no sacrilege intended to shame, this is a rollicking good rugby read.  Today’s read comes with due credit to the Sydney Morning Herald.  The author, Peter Fitzsimmons, is a past Wallaby, turned Journo.  Fitzy, as a player, never shirked from the battle and has a waggish sense of humor.  ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY, A RUGBY DAY ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Photo - Rugby Canada)   SUPER RUGBY finished another campaign in the Antipodes with a clinical Crusaders side defeating a hopeful Auckland Blues team, 21 – 7.  It was elsewhere in NZ where Canadian eyes were focussed, with our NSWT VX’s taking on...


Grady Leads Backs

Grady Leads Backs

CW’s, Grady Bowd could take a huge step today towards pushing his case for selection for Canada’s NSMT XV’s summer tests, as he starts at #10 for Canada West Selects today against their Atlantic counterparts. Bowd caught the eye of many knowledgeable rugby fans with his Premier league campaign...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Better Odds Than Derby Winner! Rich Strike’s recent Kentucky win at 80/1 segues into the final days of CW’s 50/50 Raffle.  The pot is currently over $6000.  To my calculation, I buy $100 worth of tickets and the chances of Striking it Rich are slightly over 30/1, pretty good odds. Let’s see if...