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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Under 20 / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / Sevens

WOMEN'S SEVENS The NSWT will be playing in London this weekend, the same time as the guys. Their parade will then move on to Amsterdam ( May22, 23), when a Tier II event will take place, in conjunction, featuring Canada's Womens Maple Leafs.  Coach, 'Captain Canada' Morgan Williams will have...


Game Day

Game Day

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / News / NSMT / Sevens

Gotta love Port Alberni Mayor, Mike Ruttan who has backed his Black Sheep with an offer to Seattle’s Mayor for today’s BCRU DIV 1 Semi-final – a cedar box of sockeye to “no reply”! ‘Onya, Mike. CW says; “go, you good things, Port!” Best of luck to Jas and his lambs today. Glasgow...


Where Will The Fates Fall?

Where Will The Fates Fall?

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Giving Back / News / NSMT / Refereeing

Burnaby Put The Throttle on Things! Yesterday, at Windsor, The Tricolors had their fate in their hands but did not get the job done. The day started out with a rambling Laker lead in The Ones, 27 – 7 at the half. The second stanza was nothing short of incredible as a bunch of hard workers,...


Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Teams Announced for BCRU 'Match of the Day'

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Line-ups / Prems

(This game will be televised “live” at http://www.bcrugby.com/live/ ) It appears that Burnaby are coming to Windsor, loaded for bear with a selection that probably represents as good as they can muster. Cejvanovic has joined in from the NSMT’s 7’s; both Gotegote and Dolesau added in the...


Blue Collar Performance

Blue Collar Performance

Eighty minute story, short. Fifteen blue collar guys fronted for the full eighty against the (new) league leaders, UBC, on Saturday. Hats off to The Ones, who, despite a lop-sided score produced a gutsy effort in the curtain-raiser. Our man at the park reports; “…despite many tries chalked up,...


Rugby Resumes

Rugby Resumes

The CDI Premiership and Library Square Cup pick up play this weekend after a lengthy layoff. CW travels to UBC and a stint at the new Thunderbird Stadium. On paper it would appear a “no-brainer” as UBC sit in second place and the visitors are in the basement however with a closer inspection,...


Good Friday Comes Early

Good Friday Comes Early

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

Although Belgium scored from the opening kick off (pictured, Tchanque on the fly), Canada's NSMT 7's went on to win 28 - 12 in the Hong Kong Opener. From Coach Middleton; "...we knew from film they would be hard work and they were..."  To paraphrase a Twitter comment from Captain Moonlight...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Sevens

Kicking off with BIG bouquets to Canada ‘A’, NSMT on their come from behind, 28 – 26 reversal of their previous loss, over Samoa ‘A’ for third place finish in the inaugural, Pacific Nations Cup. The boys were down 13 – 21 at the half however, with the scrum being dominant (good news, over...


Vikes Visit Windsor

Vikes Visit Windsor

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems / Victoria BC

Unfortunately, the First Div game is on hold - either a "re-sched" or points forfeiture.....no news on this front, suspect player shortage on CW's part.  However the "Big Shoe" will go on with k.o. slated for 2:45. UVic come into this, cock-o-the-hoop, sitting tied for first with...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Castaway Wanderers – Women’s Program Positions Castaway Wanderers is seeking key positions as it moves forward with the creation of a Senior Women’s program for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. CW currently has a well-established Girls Youth program that has seen growth year over year since...


One Way Traffic

One Way Traffic

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Prems

A poor weather forecast did not eventuate and Ravens and The Tricolors assembled to establish bragging rights in both Div 1 and Prems Rugby. The First Div game saw Ravens stalwart, Benz Hendrickson, trundle over for the opening score but that was really all of the Jericho shine in this one. CW...


Saturday's Struggle

Saturday's Struggle

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Prems

With just three more home games remaining, CW takes on UBCOB Ravens this Saturday at The Park. This will be a mammoth occasion for both clubs with a mere three competition points separating the teams. These clubs have very similar records in their play this season. Ravens are 3 – 7, CW is 2 –...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Giving Back / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

  – Interview with Captain, “Moose” Bydens who proffers his ever articulate take on things. NSMT NEWS. The boys take a rest and spend time with former CW player, Mesa in Fiji – bula, all. Canada’s NSMT wailed on Junior Japan/Japan A in Suva on Monday. It is hard to know what the goals of...


CW Takes Decider

CW Takes Decider

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Prems

All Wrapped Up With Nowhere To Go! This scribe did not see this one in the flesh but the video is well worth a watch. It was far from an all-time classic. It was an error-filled, whistled-punctuated, close, hard-fought battle between these old rivals. The report will...


Correction & Apologies

Correction & Apologies

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / Sevens

Brought to attention by a reader from yesterday's blog regarding U17 player, Gavin Kratz, that the camp in fact begins on Friday and in fact there is no outcome. I apologise to the other players who will be in attendance at the camp, mentioned in a blog on January, 18.  All of these players...


Andy, Man of the Match

Andy, Man of the Match

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / NSMT

It's "hat's off" today to CW and Plymouth Albion's, Andy Tiedeman.  Tieds, shown here leading the way in the maul, was voted MoM in Albion's weekend, close win over Jersey.  Albion, mired at the bottom, have now completed four on the trot at home and have suffered some close losses away.  Tieds...


Boys Break Bagel at Boatmen's Expense

Boys Break Bagel at Boatmen's Expense

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports / Prems

  Under sunny skies and a good crowd in attendance, team captains opposing each other in the battle of the FRF, the stage was set at Brockton for an interesting Premier contest. At the end of the day, The Tricolors chalked a nine-try, 53 – 18 spree over Rowers. This table had been set with...


Tricolors Visit Boatmen

Tricolors Visit Boatmen

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens

Arguably, the “match of the day”, as some other interesting contests will be taking place in Vancouver however, BCRU has deemed it to be the feature video-ed game and this will be shown at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening. It can be viewed at;  http://www.bcrugby.com/live/             Rowers are...


Rugby Returns

Rugby Returns

This Saturday rugby will return to Windsor when the visiting Seattle Saracens take on the Tricolors in an exhibition game. Saturday’s contest is going to be a hard match…a mini International! Readers may well question the task of winning, based on pre-Christmas form but of course the Saracens...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div

CW Visits Port As depicted whenever you play the Port, it is a game of character and only the toughest stand the test for hopes of victory. Port Alberni is a great club to visit. With their own field and clubhouse which exudes rugby atmosphere, both the on field and off field experience is of...


Canada West U17 Selects

Canada West U17 Selects

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors

“Canada West” has announced a squad of 28 players who will assemble at SLS on February 27th, with “Canada East” to select a National U17 team. We are thrilled to announce eight Tricolors and a CW manager of this group and wish them all well at the final trials.  Pictured are Brayden Tate,...


Canada Vs Samoa

Canada Vs Samoa

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / CW Rugby / Fifteens

Canada takes on #11 Samoa tomorrow 9:00 PST and can be viewed at; www.irb.com. Coach Crowley has made a whack of changes, probably all for the better but yet another jig-saw to try to find some answers.  The Islanders will be hot under the collar after losing to Italy last weekend and this will...


Rowers Enter The W Column @ CW's Expense

Rowers Enter The W Column @ CW's Expense

It was day of mixed results at Windsor. All in attendance hoped that the table had been laid with a highly motivational and inspirational victory by The Ones. The locals led early and it lasted for a long time, in fact until the last five minutes of the half when the dam burst and Rowers scored...


A Win Is A Win!

A Win Is A Win!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT

Nanyak scores lone tally. Speaking with many rugby types at Windsor yesterday, few had any idea re Canada’s performance Vs. Namibia. We quote Patrick Johnston’s (The Province) report, as it equates to much of what this pundit assessed and is an objective point of view; “Shall we start with...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Coaching / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Giving Back

Unsung Hero - Off The Field It has been some time since we did an “in depth” of an on field/off field, CW personality. Lee Lindwall, a modest man, insisted we not use the term “Hero” but it is a fitting term for those we recognize as club heroes for so unflinchingly giving of their time...