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VALE - KANE STRAITH

VALE - KANE STRAITH

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

CW wishes to offer our deepest sympathy to the Straith family having learned of the recent passing of Kane after a courageous battle with illness.  Kane was a “late bloomer” to rugby, having excelled at soccer, basketball and a variety of other sports in High School.  He had been introduced to...


A DECADE OF DROUGHT

A DECADE OF DROUGHT

Rt. to lt.  Starters - Goodland, O’Toole, Weingart (C.), Walsh, Williams, MacSween, Daume, Gilmour, Gay, Franklin, Buckley P., Thompson C., Scholz, Buckley M., Hearn Bench – Racine L., Monro, Morris, Ilnicki R., Mallory, Hodge, Cordle, Crawford, Pope.   It has been ten years to the day since...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CEEDUB PLAYER UPDATE In times when players have played for a compendium of clubs from coast to coast, we bring you news of players who have all had a considerable number of showings in the Tricolour jersey.  It is rare these days that a club can take sole responsibility for a player’s...


Director of Rugby - UPDATE

Director of Rugby - UPDATE

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

A SATURDAY RUGBY FIX - D-o-R Meets the Prez! Today’s effort at weekend rugby comes in the form of a video of a meeting between Club President, Dave Crossley and newly appointed Director of Rugby, Scott Manning.  Scott has been at work at his new “part-time” position now for some one hundred...


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

EXCITING NEWS - REGISTRATION RE-RUN REGISTRATION FOR CW PROGRAMS   Online registration for the 2020/2021 Winter/Spring Non-Contact Season is now open.  There are two categories; (i) UPGRADE (ii) NEW REGISTRATION Due to current Provincial Health Office Orders CW Rugby is NOT able to...


R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

It is with heartfelt sadness that we bring news today of the loss of life of a young playing member, 22 year old, Tristan Alexander.  Tristan lost his life last week whilst doing one of many things that he loved, for he was one who attacked living with zest and gusto.  Whilst snow-boarding at...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

LAST CHANCE SHREDDING - THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT THE WINDSOR PARK ROSE GARDEN.  10:00 - 4:00 RIP - TODD KNIGHT CW Rugby offers our sincere condolences to the family of Todd Knight.  Todd, very sadly lost his life after Christmas in a car accident in Texas were he has been living for...


The Year Past

The Year Past

We noted the BCRU Annual Report release last week and it is with pleasure we share a few CW related items in same.  Firstly, results from 2019-20 Competition results.  We congratulate, once again, the CW players, coaches and parents of the players on their U19 achievements. Not to live in the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING Drop Off Area - Rose Garden, Currie Rd (Windsor Park).  Oak Bay. CWRugby, along with Bartlett Tree Services brings this convenient service to all club supporters, friends and the neighbourhood, as of New Year's Day. JAN., 1st - 10:00 - 4:00.         JAN., 2nd...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / News / Community

From Gradyn Bowd currently playing rugby in Spain; "Hola y Felice Navidad" “Hope all are well in Victoria and at CW.  I am currently living and playing in Eibar, Spain which is in the heart of Basque Country.  It’s an interesting situation here with the locals speaking both Spanish and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TRADITIONS DISCARDED – BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.  A COVID CHRISTMAS Guido’s Annual Christmas Luncheon!   Sponsored by Guido and facilitated by Jonesy and Knaggsy for some yonks of years, this occasion which has had no bounds and brings together rugby men from all clubs and allegiances to break...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

(Credit - The Guardian) A COVID CHRISTMAS At a time of much confusion and worry about health, jobs and world affairs there is still plenty to be grateful for in our surrounds.  In Victoria we have a low Covid incidence and a very philanthropical community that has already donated over...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

In lieu of CW Minis rugby last weekend and in conjunction with CFAX Santa’s Anonymous, one of CW’s Minis coaches, Baylea Wilkins got on with her task of completing 3,000 squats!!  Baylea’s goal was to help 3,000 needy Victorian kids during the coming year.  Sports equipment and money...


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...


Weekend Rugby

Weekend Rugby

(Photo credit - Sky Sports) “El Pibe de Oro” - The Golden Kid!  Will this be the inspiration for Los Pumas to overcome an eighteen point spread in this weekend’s Four Nations match Vs NZ All Blacks?  Methinks, not.  Argentina,with ten changes will need more than passion and The Hand of God...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

2020/21 EXECUTIVE CW is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the season, following the recent Virtual AGM - "attended" by some 40 virtual viewers! PRESIDENT - Dave ("Bing") Crossley. Dave is a well-known former player, having worn the colors of UVic, Oak Bay Wanderers and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Remembrance Day - The Fragility of Freedom The Menin Gate - Ypres, Belgium.  There are 6,983 Canadian names engraved on this memorial, amongst 50,000 others from the British Empire who disappeared without trace in defence of the Ypres Salient in WW1.  We leave you with thoughts from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

FROM CW MINIS TO THE PROS CW offers its heartiest congratulations and best wishes to former Mini and Age Grade player, Sophie De Goode.  Sophie was recently signed by Saracens RFC and on this past weekend she made her debut from the bench.  Sarries had a big win over rivals, Gloucester, 45...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Last year’s “discovered” hooker, Dave Mallard, has returned home to The Rock and appeared in the first “Covid Rugby” game in Canada last weekend. Dave Mallard and his brother Stephen are seen above, ‘post-match’, Swilers vs Dogs this past weekend. The match was intense with a loss for the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Today we introduce our readers to a second Kiwi Contact, former Tricolour Captain, Nathan Stewart. Nate has been in touch, updating his experiences and giving us a further sense about Kiwi rugby. Nate arrived on Feb 21st. in Christchurch and he has been playing Premier Division for the...


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

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Minis / Rugby Club / News / Community

Around Ceedub Belief in rugby obviously has not been lost in recent Covid times, given attendance at opening sessions for senior men and women last week and registration for our upcoming mini program. The fact that players had to be registered prior to any appearance on the pitch indicates a...