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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  PREMS PUSH FOR PLAYOFF POSITIONS Both teams are on the road this Saturday, the women facing Capilanos who have a five-point lead in the league over the visitors; however, CW has a game in hand.  Caps are an old nemesis for Ceedub.  CW has a superior defensive record going into this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Final League Home Game   It was a pity for Burnaby Lake RFC that they had to play rugby against Castaway Wanderers RFC when they visited Oak Bay on Saturday. On what was a frigid afternoon the sparse gallery was treated to a very good match from the premier men. The start was scary! From an...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Bring it on! Saturday’s games will see the Women’s Divvies at Nanaimo and the men at home Vs Burnaby Lake RFC. The Divvies play at 1:00 and the Prems at 2:30. It will be a critical contest for CW, with Burnaby at 8 – 3, with 40 points and CW at 5 – 6 with 29 points and Westshore (28), UBC...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                       More excellent photos, compliments, John Richardson and more can be viewed HERE REFLECTIONS Watched Saturday’s game with an old friend, former Athletic Director, and member of UVic’s, Walk of Fame (Rugby), and former Oak Bay Wanderer teammate, Mike Elcock....


Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

                          CW Matches Upcoming, Saturday.                               Women Premier Vs UBC, Windsor Park, 12:45.                Men Premier Reserve Vs UVic Norsemen, Wallace Field, UVic, 1:00.                               Men Premier Vs UVic Vikes, Wallace Field,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

First, the Good News - Happiness is; Kids At the Klub! Saturday was definitely a rugby day, starting with a Six Nations game and breakfast at The Temple, where a mix of players, parents and juniors took in the atmosphere that is DSC.  Brent gave a tour of the iconic jerseys, honor board...


UNSUNG HERO - ON THE FIELD

UNSUNG HERO - ON THE FIELD

GAVIN KRATZ Meet Gavin Kratz, the consummate ‘Hard Hat’. Gavin is a man who has spent 15+ years on the fields of Windsor Park. He is the epitome of “CW Family”. He also epitomizes the club’s commitment to players, facilitating a pathway for their rugby development and joy of the game. He...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CARSON CLAN RETURN TO ROOTS A QUARTET OF GAMES This coming Saturday will be the highlight of the year for home games. Come early and enjoy the forecast of a sunny day. Our Premier women will be mine host as they continue to build their Tour Fund, serving both beer & burgers. The Women’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Good Day For the Most Part Today’s blog comes from the information from others as The Ruggernut was under the weather! To kick off the day, we had women’s Divvies at United RFC where they took one on the chin, 26 – 0. Despite the loss, the team felt this was a huge improvement compared to...


Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

CW Vs WESTSHORE THIS SATURDAY The women’s teams will face off at Windsor Park at 12:45 this Saturday. Westshore, annually arise from the ashes of pre-Christmas sparse going, every February.  This year is no exception, noting their 73 – 12 win over Seattle at home last weekend. The Valkyries...


Premier Women Start Campaign Emphatically!

Premier Women Start Campaign Emphatically!

CW’s Premier women travelled to Vancouver last Saturday to play UBC “Thunder”. This is the UBC Div 1 team that played in the hybrid season and qualified for Premier play, - so not UBC's strongest team. 29 to 0 at half, 53 to 0 at full time for CW. CW scrummaged strongly, winning three tight...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo - Rugby Canada) VANCOUVER SEVENS- WEEKEND WARRIORS CWRFC congratulates Caroline, Sophie and all of their team mates on their ‘underdog victory’ in the bronze medal match yesterday, defeating Australia by a score of 19 – 14. Earlier, they had squeaked by the USA, 12 - 10 in...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN WARRIORS This week’s game reports commence by featuring our Women’s Divvies who broke their bagel, on the road at Cowichan. The women proved that last week’s improvement was no fluke, coming away from the Pig Pen with a 19 – 14 scalp. The Cowichan club borrowed players from Westshore...


STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

(John Richardson Images.) CW plays James Bay tomorrow for the third time this season.  The teams have split the previous two encounters, each winning an ‘away’ game. Back in September, a youthful James Bay squad opened their campaign on the right note, defeating Ceedub, 38 – 28.  A month...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GOT YOUR TICKET?   HERE  MARCH 9, 6:00 p.m. UNION CLUB ISLAND ITEMS ON THE BLOCK                                                                 (Photo - Blake Barrington) Butchart Gardens VIP Extravaganza. Four VIP tickets with reserve seating to the Fireworks. Gourmet picnic...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Madi Jumeau - not to be denied! CW Opens with Banner Day On what was a club ‘first’ in history, five senior men’s and women’s teams crossed ‘The Pond’ to do battle with two leading Vancouver clubs, UBC Women and Meralomas Men, on Saturday last. Both Premier teams from these clubs...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Two Decades of Memories It was twenty years ago when the Meralomas and CW met in the BCRU semi-final, a bout which lasted for three overtime sessions before a winner was declared. Should you wish to know a little about this one, ask D-o-R, Kenny. And so, these two storied clubs do battle again...


CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Women

As rugby fever kicks off again, the Castaway Wanderers Women’s teams are set to embark on a thrilling journey as they continue into the 2024 season. Both the Premier and Division 2 women's teams are preparing hard for an action-packed encounter this Saturday. The Premier Women will be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

READY TO RUMBLE - ONE...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Plotting the “Second Half”. CW’s men have been hard at it, preparing to cause a few surprises in the “second half”. The mood has been upbeat as the men move into Islander action on Saturday, January 27th against Nanaimo Hornets at Windsor, to be followed by a controlled scrimmage against...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Photo credit, The Times, December, 2023.) And Some That Is Not So Good! Wow, body cameras on junior soccer referees!  What’s next? I draw reference today to some further Christmas reading of another interesting article by former England International, Stuart Barnes, in The Times, (Dec....


 Sale Schellshot!

Sale Schellshot!

  Canadian Women continue to stay in the news in the UK club rugby scene. This week it was Julia Schell and Sophie de Goede. Sophie continues to be a “T(ry) – A – G(ame)” player, scoring another tally and setting one up with a skillful offload. Soph was again in the team-of-the-week All...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Ollie scores! Rugby Reflection – A Bird’s Eye View! Received one comment about a recent blog re MLR being arguably stronger with a new Miami franchise and a relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles franchise, and the loss of the lone Canadian Toronto Arrows franchise.  The point I should...


It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

OFF THE FIELD Over the Christmas Break, the idea of resurrecting our “Unsung Hero” feature was mentioned in conversation over a bevy. We composed some questions and sent them off to Ed Knaggs. Today, we share Ed’s response. Enjoy! “A hero is not always someone who basks in the limelight. ...


MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

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