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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

JOY IN MUDVILLE – NSMT’s MOMENTOUS WIN (Photo - Rugby Canada) It’s been a long time between drinks but total credit to the NSMT on their very solid victory over higher ranked, Romania on Friday evening.  This group has been under tremendous pressure to breach a drought of losses, so there...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Photo - Rugby Canada A fifty-point second half performance by a visiting second/third string Scottish team provokes today’s point of conjecture, that being, just how are Canada’s fixtures scheduled?  Nothing is learned from a sixty-point shellacking.  We can be as supportive all we...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW RUGBY ON, AND OFF THE FIELD Hats off to CW men who represented in a number of matches last weekend. The newborn, Vancouver Highlanders, opened their cause with a brace of wins. Their "A" team, featuring Jacob Bossi as a starter and Oliie Nott as an impact player, defeated Canada...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Hit The Tour Trail Akin to summer tours planned by Scotland to the Americas, starting off Vs Canada; Wales, next weekend Vs South Africa, before going to Australia; and England next weekend Vs Japan, before going on to NZ; CW U12 Minis recently travelled to Vancouver to play Mulgrave School...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Women

CW/UVIC SPEEDSTER, Spencer Cotie.  Photo - Rugby Canada Men Mired in Mediocrity – Some Observations   Following the NSMT’s Sevens abject results we now see our Men’s U20 program falling far behind the U.S.  In chasing a 15-point deficit to get to the WC Tier II competition, things did...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

New Link With Oz Established CW's, Jace Peters has found himself on the pitch with the NSW Country, Cowra Eagles.  The Tricolours have a great link with Casey Dunning's home club, Nelson Bay Gropers in NSW and we now extend our link to the Central West of NSW.  Strangely enough, Cowra plays...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MAGNIFIQUE!! CW Rugby is so proud of the achievement of our NSWT, defeating the NZ Black Ferns on the weekend.  The victory places the women as #2 ranked team in the world and also wins the Pacific Four Competition.  Trailing, 3 -14 after thirty minutes, the ladies slowly ground their way...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A GRAND CELEBRATION Friday last saw an amazing celebration of rugby in Victoria.  It was the Golden Anniversary of Elementary School rugby.  A small beginning back in 1972 has seen the event grow to 34 teams playing 52 games on nine fields last Friday.  During this fifty years...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WESTSHORE CAPITALIZE   Last Saturday, Westshore Valkyries defeated CW in Premier League, semi-final action.  CW women opened the scoring when Rookie-of-the-Year, Bronwyn Zodichi drove hard for the line after a good build-up.  Westshore was quick to respond to a CW error and later scored a...


ITEMS OF INTEREST

ITEMS OF INTEREST

In the Women's Premier League, one of the semi-finals will see #3 Castaway Wanderers take on #2 Westshore RFC at Juan De Fuca recreation center this Saturday, April 27th at 12:45pm.  CW won against Seattle last weekend and will be looking to carry that momentum against Westshore. Westshore and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Jacob Bossi, running rampant! (Photo credit - John Richardson) Monday’s Musings are not exactly amusing for the writer however, in grasping for objectivity, it was a fair result to an intense and intriguing battle and if one has to end one’s campaign, it was honest effort and desire. A...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                    Chips Down!UBC and CW men will replay this Saturday in a game which is for all the marbles.  The outcome will see a “go on, or golf!  Last week, UBC, led by Takoda McMullin, blasted out of the blocks and certainly appeared to...


Men Face a One-Man Wrecking Crew!

Men Face a One-Man Wrecking Crew!

How could it be any different when you kick your restarts directly, 5/7 times, giving time to spare for a player to be just that?  However, the writer will get to that.  I commence today’s match reports with, it being the Sabbath, “hallelujah” to the club’s Premier Women, defeating Caps, 20 –...


SATURDAY'S ARMIES ANNOUNCED

SATURDAY'S ARMIES ANNOUNCED

JOHNNY SHEPHERD AWARD WINNERS - Frankie & Mike ROAD WARRIORS CW Premier Women have not announced their starters but the squad incudes some solid ammunition!  The likes of Zodichi (Rookie of the Year), Chanelle Challenger, Hill-Huse, Belchos, Samek, King, Fry, Beck, Beauchemin, Reed and...


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...