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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD PREMIER WOMEN UPSET AT KLAHANIE This was not a Cup Final but what must have been a very satisfying upset for our ladies, posting a 39 – 19 score over the home-team, Capilanos. Caps, in second place in a league which currently looks like, Westshore and the rest, must...


RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

A Front Row Fraternity of Great Substance It was with sadness that we read Ray Barkwill’s Facebook posting last Friday. Slated to be the Rugby World Cup’s second oldest player to compete when the event takes place in Japan, in September, he has been sadly deprived of that honour. At...


Men's Premier Reserves VIRU Times Cup Final

Men's Premier Reserves VIRU Times Cup Final

Mike Makaroff will lead his boys to the fray at UVic tomorrow morning at 11:15 a.m. in this one. On paper, it could be argued that it should not be close, as The Norsemen have really hit their straps of late. The UVic team includes CW Jr "Grads" Carter White, Callum Mastereton, Jonas...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Ollie Gets Throttled by CW Jr Grads, Carter White, Callum Masterton & Aiden Cole! It was another valiant but losing effort against Westshore Valhallians by our ladies on Saturday. The rivalry is bitter but the respect is great. Westshore won the contest 38 – 12 to remain undefeated...


Deja vu?

Deja vu?

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / B.C. Rugby / Refereeing / Senior Women

Zuss; "Not on my watch!" Is this the season for The Tricolour women?  CW has been building each game, somewhat reminiscent of the 2015/16 Premiership winning season.  That year all four games went to Westshore – then there was that unforgettable B.C. Final!  Of course there is no...


A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

A Couple of Local Derbies on Tap

WEEKEND MATCHES Men’s Islanders Westshore Men’s 3RDS @ Windsor, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.Women’s Prems Vs Westshore at Juan de Fuca, Saturday, 12:00 noon. CW’s Julia Folk Hits the Big Time (Again). The club would like to give a shout out to Julia Folk this week.  The Tricolours...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bill Visits Victoria The William Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup is coming to Victoria tomorrow.  It will be at the Parliament Building at 12 noon. You can have your photo taken with the trophy, currently held by N.Z.  For young children there will be Rookie Rugby activities on the lawns of...


BARNARD CUP CHAMPS REPEAT!

BARNARD CUP CHAMPS REPEAT!

Rain?? What rain? This fan arrived late for the altered start-time for the Divvies and for the first quarter it was close. CW edged to a 12 – 5 margin. Suddenly the switch was turned on and with sure hands assuring width of attack and superior pace the lads opened a 26 – 5 differential at...


To the Games

To the Games

For the ‘curtain-raiser’ this week our Men’s Divvies have posted one of their strongest selections in recent weeks despite some players being called for higher service. In the hopes of finishing with a flourish, we see a combination that finally gives Heppy a rest, Haydn Jenkins and Horton pair...


Here's Your Docket!

Here's Your Docket!

  First on the Block #1 John Braddock, already with a bid of $20 from an unnamed overseas bidder. Opening bid takes place 5:30 p.m., precisely this afternoon at Discovery Street Temple, Happy Hour. Fifteen starters and the sixteenth bid on the bench as ONE. Ah, the bench – a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Community / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Smother Defense Well, there was no blog on Monday as the Ruggernut was too busy musing the premier men’s stats! So, here we go. CW Men top the table with points scored at a mammoth 517 in 14 games at an average of 37 ppg. On the other hand, our defensive record shows an average of 23...


They Came; They Conquered!

They Came; They Conquered!

  Tally Time! It wasn’t all disappointing news on Saturday, the CW Women Prems managed to defeat Burnaby, 39 – 17 for a promising start to the afternoon. The match was only two minutes old when CW broke from their own end and Bazian finished with opening points. Burnaby...


SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

    Coach Manning has rewarded the fine play of last week's starting XV Vs Westshore, making just one change, that being the return of Dustin Dobravsky, to face Burnaby tomorrow at 2:45 k.o., Sponarski, Hohert, Kegode, Morris and Hall being beneficiaries of their efforts. This makes way for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  The shoulder-high tackle is being given solid attention by refs these days. CW HOSTS A BURNABY TRIPLE HEADER This Saturday, CW welcomes Burnaby RFC to Windsor; Women's Premier @ 11:30; Men's Reseves @ 1:00 and Men's Premier @ 2:45.  The club's, Men's Islanders will take on the UVic Saxons...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

MASSIVE SHOUT OUT TO CANADA NSMT VII'S Connor Braid picked up the slack after Nate Hirayama succumbed to injury early in the proceedings at BC Place over the weekend.  Connor, who led the IMPACT Stats last weekend in Vegas, was the second top point scorer in Vancouver and was selected on...


BIG NIGHT Under Lights

BIG NIGHT Under Lights

CW took a pair off Westshore last night at Juan de Fuca. Just comparing the training and playing conditions as attested by the lighting facilities for the two clubs places CW in the ‘Spartan’ category and provides a definite home field advantage but on this night that was not to be. Despite...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Owing to the inclement weather of recent weeks, CW finds itself in a very rare, midweek encounter.  In order to enable Westshore to complete their season schedule, the chaps will front up for two matches tomorrow night.  The Reserves play at 6:15 and the Prems will kick off at 7:45 at Jaun...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TRY! Bonus Point Upset for Hosts CW Premier Women came up HUGE against an undefeated, league-leading Capilanos on Saturday. The Tricolours opening try, courtesy of Natasha Louckes came very early. It was followed in short order after some committed running and quality transfers and so...


"D.J." Back in the Fold

"D.J." Back in the Fold

CW Rugby had to search long and deep to find a picture of DJ Sears-Duru in action. We go back some six years when DJ first came to the west coast as a touted junior prospect with a national team future. Djustice played 2 – 3 seasons with the Tricolours before this prediction came to fruition....


Three for the Road

Three for the Road

 [With apologies to Albert Finney (RIP)!] This coming Saturday the club will face major challenges with our three senior teams “on the road”. The Premier Women (0 – 2 – 1), buoyed after their first competition points against UBC last weekend will face a very tough, unbeaten,...


POSTSCRIPT MUSINGS

POSTSCRIPT MUSINGS

Riley Inicki and Cole Braid in action, Saturday. Yesterday’s game report was cobbled through rather hazy eyes after a BIG weekend! In the report we applauded the Bay’s, Cole Braid who had overcome a go round with cancer some years back. Some of our special interest and pride comes from the...


CW Pilfers A Pair At The Mac

CW Pilfers A Pair At The Mac

The Skipper in full flight! CW Reserves made a rollicking start with seven or eight phases early, resulting in a try to the Captain, Makaroff and matters looked well in hand but we all know the game lasts for eighty and the Divvies were about to be exposed with some short-comings. James...


Saturday Night's Alright!

Saturday Night's Alright!

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

"Oh, What A Night!" CW Rugby wishes to thank all those donors, attendees and bidders who so generously supported the club's Annual Fun(d)raiser last night.  Special mention must be given to Langara Lodge's, Rick Bourne for his contribution.  Although Rick has his Ravens Old Boys closest...


The Latest

The Latest

Don't be disappointed - a few seats at the door.  Make sure you've got a few twenties for some fun stuff!    Shout out to Ciaran Hearn, a familiar face in a Ceedub uni.  'Hearnia' was with his winning team mates last night in their seven try to bagel, 56 - 0 victory over Chile. ...


Locked & Loaded!

Locked & Loaded!

Maybe tomorrow might come to pass that the chaps can get back on the park. Today’s weather appears to be trying to belie that hope, stay tuned. For the Premier Men tomorrow at The Mac will represent the best two of three for the season. CW Prems have only lost two of eleven games this season,...