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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY, A RUGBY DAY ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Photo - Rugby Canada)   SUPER RUGBY finished another campaign in the Antipodes with a clinical Crusaders side defeating a hopeful Auckland Blues team, 21 – 7.  It was elsewhere in NZ where Canadian eyes were focussed, with our NSWT VX’s taking on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

DIFFERENT SILKS, SAME THOROUGHBREDS! In 100 deg. heat on Saturday, UBCOB Ravens defeated top Uruguayan club side, Penarol in the first match of the Challenge Cup of the Americas held at the Home of US Rugby, Glendale, Colorado.  In the other match the Argentinian Jaguares defeated the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Photo credit - Rugby Canada. BORN TO LEAD CW is ever so proud to recognise today, its role in the rugby ‘upbringing’ of Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede.  In the same vein, we appreciate Soph’s recognition of her “club” in all her promos and press.  Sophie was awarded W-o-M in last...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Grady opens CW account. UNBLEMISHED ENDING UBC Men completed an undefeated season on Saturday when they bested CW, 49 – 34.  CW’s four tries were a good effort, however UBC maintained their season’s scoring average of 48 points per game with their seven try performance.  CW had a...


And Your Starting Lineups Are....

And Your Starting Lineups Are....

 NB. - Times for KO's - 2:30 Men, 4:15 Women...


Name That Player

Name That Player

Posted in Prems / Rugby Club / Fifteens / Senior Men

Apologies, ladies, our photography records are not archived for your programs.  Will be forthcoming!       (With apologies to Gareth Sandner, on the pines tomorrow, pic unavailable!)  Go you good things.  The Ruggernut...


BCRU PREMIERSHIP FINALS

BCRU PREMIERSHIP FINALS

CW’s Senior Women’s team will play in their second BC Provincial final in their short six-year history, on Saturday. In their inaugural season CW Premier women were successful in winning the championship in an exciting game vs cross-town rival, Westshore. Flash forward to 2022 and much has...


Cometh the Hour

Cometh the Hour

……………….Cometh the Man During the past decade, since the club’s last BC Championship in 2011, CW has had a great trot with #10’s.  There has been ‘Maestro’ Monro, ‘Ice Man’ Povey, Graf, Buckley, Hall F. and Hall J., and Crossland. In 2014, Graf slotted a field goal to salvage retention rather...


And Then There Were Two!

And Then There Were Two!

Saturday last saw the Premier Men leave a damp, miserable Victoria for a grey, chilly, and eventual brilliant, sunny, in more ways than won, Jericho Park.  The affair did not commence favourably for the Visitors with Ravens having twelve points on the board within ten minutes from tries by...


MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

  CW’s Premier Men cross the Pond to take on UBCOB Ravens tomorrow at Jericho Beach Park.  These two teams met three weeks back, with the Ravens coming away with a 38 – 31 victory.  The Tricolours gave that one up with error and know that this match should have been at The House of Windsor. ...



Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  87 POINTS AS PREMS PROGRESS Our first game report for Monday comes from Vancouver.  On Saturday, King Kyle and his Merry Men set out on a Monumental Mission to take on #1 seed, Bayside RFC.  Despite a late season slump, the boys had scraped in at #8.  Might I suggest they...


Go BIG or Go Home - Playoffs Begin

Go BIG or Go Home - Playoffs Begin

                                                   (Photo - John Richardson) Tomorrow, three CW teams will take to the field in playoff action.  The Men’s Div.1 have mustered the best configuration possible to go on the road to face a tough Bayside squad.  The Divvies will be in the hands...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Recognizing Their Roots Post, Postscript To Sevens ** The pictured threesome all started their club rugby with CW, Prevost and Kratz as Minis, and Ngongo at Age Grade. ** Recently had this fascinating hypothetical. Just who would scoop the purse and win the crown of "7's Fastest Man"? ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PREMIER PLAYOFF PUZZLE SOLVED Last outing, the Ravens experienced the agony of defeat on the last play of the game, losing, 32 – 33 to UBC.  On Saturday, they inflicted the same emotion on CW, when on the last play of the game, they accepted a ‘gift’ intercept pass for a 30m scamper under...


A Lot on the Line

A Lot on the Line

The House of Windsor will witness three hard matches tomorrow.  First up, we welcome after a long lapse, Kats RFC.  Who can remember the last time, no doubt, Vs the Wanderers, yonks ago.  CW’s Islanders, with a win, could assure home field advantage for the Playoffs in Div.3.  K.O....


SATURDAY TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

SATURDAY TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

CW is expecting an overflow crowd at their triple header this Saturday.  The action commences at 11:30 a.m. when the Third Div., Islanders play Vancouver Kats with the outcome affecting their playoff position.   Curtain-raiser, number 2 is also a playoff determiner between League-leading,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Olly and Louise, Johnny Shepherd Award   Awards and Other Things On Saturday last, CW Rugby celebrated the season to date by recognizing those players who either by their coaches or their peers, were adjudged recipients of various Club Perpetual Awards.  The “season” such as it has...


Trifecta of Losses

Trifecta of Losses

For the second week in a row, Saturday was not kind to CW!  Our Women dropped a Divvies’ decision, 10 – 56 to UBC and the Prems were paddled, 21 – 67.  Based on these results, 12th of February seems like a long while ago.  This was the date of a 53 – 17 CW victory over the same Thunderbird...


On The Road Again

On The Road Again

No Home games this weekend.  Premier and Divvies Women do battle at UBC, with the Premier result being crucial as the regular season winds down.  UBC trail The Tricolour by  a mere point.  As evidenced last week at Caps, the outcome likely depends on the strength of the travelling team.   On...


Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

It was a day when the realities of rugby reared their head!  Italy d. Wales, Caps won a pair at Klahanie and the Divvies got a clinic at Windsor Castle.  We will briefly cover the last of these debacles and a note or two about the remainder. Our Premier Women escaped with not much pride intact...


Precursor to Saturday

Precursor to Saturday

CWRFC will be pushed to its very limits this weekend.  Premier Men & Women travel to Vancouver Capilanos, Men & Women Div.1’s will be at Home against Bayside and Men’s Div.3 are on the road to Abbotsford – a full bill!  With three of these five teams atop their Leagues, this Saturday could be...


ALUMNI SATURDAY

ALUMNI SATURDAY

This weekend marks the CWRFC Women’s program's first ever Alumni Day. With plenty of action scheduled for both teams and members of the BC Champs in 2016 slated to be present, as well as athletes from the 90's team, the occasion promises to be epic! What a legacy to behold. Currently our...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Jesse Neilson in support Vs Capilanos. WOMEN’S ALUMNI DAY Have heard there will be Alumni a-plenty on hand at the House for this event on Saturday.  Coming from near and far, ladies who have been part of this rapid growth over the past six years, armed with tales from days of yore. Just a...