CW Rugby

SATURDAY - FINALLY, A Rugby Day!

SATURDAY - FINALLY, A Rugby Day!

12:45, UVIC Wallace Field. CW Vs Norsemen.  It has been two years since these two teams met, with The Tricolours edging out the W on that day.  CW will field a couple of Premier players, subbing in and out however the core will be Division 1 and the exhibition contact hit-out will be great for...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bravo Brennig!   It was great to watch 7’s again this past weekend, compliments of CBC.  CWRFC was very proud to have four chaps and one young lady who have worn the Tricolour, on show.  None of the newcomers on the men’s team disappointed and the many newcomers to the women’s team also had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CLUB DAY - MASSIVE SUCCESS Despite inclement weather, a great group of players, male and female, from Minis to Seniors, parents, coaches and a smattering of fans turned out to be part of Saturday’s CW Club Day.  The day culminated with a solid hit-out between the senior men, Team Carson...


UP & RUNNING!  CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

UP & RUNNING! CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

LOCKED & LOADED   It takes a village to raise a child and an army to run a rugby club.  Check OUR PEOPLE and view the interesting bios – an army of volunteers, ready to roll.  From our Mini Director, Dave Hill to Head Honcho, Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland, including Directors of Girl’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / NSMT / Senior Men

CANADA MEN TAKE ONE SMALL STEP Canada’s NSMT took a step in the right direction in qualifying for the 2023 RWC when they defeated arch-rival, U.S. Eagles on Saturday.  Coming from behind, the men notched a 34 – 21 victory and overcame what had been a rather large monkey when they defeated...


JUNIOR GIRLS WANT YOU!

JUNIOR GIRLS WANT YOU!

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / Juniors / Girls Rugby / B.C. Rugby

CW Girls Rugby is a well-established program that was started in 2011/2012 with only 12 girls. The program now supports a ‘girls only’ development format for athletes ranging from the U14 to U19 age grades with well over 60 girls now participating. CW is a leader in girl’s rugby development in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW YOUTH GET UNDERWAY Coach, Morgan & U15 Boys Tuesday saw the commencement of our Youth programs for the coming season.  Both men’s and women’s senior programs are also underway. The club wishes to welcome all newcomers – experienced or novice.  Our coaches across the board, have...


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...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA MEN NO MATCH   Canada’s NSMT lost heavily to England last Saturday by a score of 14 – 70.The first try came in the first minute and the try line parade continued, unabated for the next seventy minutes.  Contrary to a report from Rugby Canada which lauded the positives from the lineout...


OLYMPIANS

OLYMPIANS

Last week Rugby Canada announced its selection for Men’s & Women’s Sevens teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  CW congratulations to all who have been selected.  We are especially proud of those who have had a strong affiliation with our club and who have worn the Tricolour jersey on...


ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT

A couple of the local wags have reminded The Ruggernut that it was just seven years ago when Lucas Albornoz arrived from Argentina on CW’s doorstep.  Lucas put in a season with the Tricolours before relocating to Burnaby and the rest as they say, “is history”.  Congratulations and good...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Lockie Kratz gives a youthful, "don't argue"! CANADA NSMT TO UK in JULY NSMT Coach, Kingsley Jones, recently announced his 32 with two spots to be filled, for the two matches in the UK, July 3 Vs Wales at Cardiff and July, 10 Vs England at Twickers.  It is a fairly “young” side which...


CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW has selected a new Director of Rugby to replace Scott Manning.  It seems almost unfair that just when the club had come to grips with finding a way to appoint Scott as Director of Rugby, a rather unique role so far as B.C. clubs are concerned, that the rug is pulled however, the guidelines...


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...


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...


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...


Kratz Inks Contract

Kratz Inks Contract

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

Further to last Wednesday’s post about CW players in the MLR, comes the news that Lockie Kratz has signed with Nola Gold.  Lachlan’s body of work includes many honours packed into his rugby achievements to date in his young rugby career.  CW has a unique tie of sorts with Nola.  Our “own”,...


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...