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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Minis / NSMT / RWC

Hubert Hugs Coach After Victory What could have taken place at Windsor, a battle between loose and tight head props from CW and Caps – Buydens and Marshall, actually took place in the Land of the Long White Cloud when Byden’s Manawatu Turbos edged Hawkes Bay for the ITM title, 32 – 24 this...


What A  Difference A Year Makes!

What A Difference A Year Makes!

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

Caps visit Windsor tomorrow with a bitter memory of last season’s sound 52 – 12 defeat, no doubt, still on the minds of those that played in the game. But as the header says….CW fielded a team that included; Buydens, Tiedeman, Jake Ilnicki, Kleeberger, Dingwall, Buckley, Monro and Northcott,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Juniors / Prems

  Plenty of weekend rugby, although not a whole lot to crow about from a Tricolor viewpoint. Saturday started with The Ones getting hammered by The Norsemen, 76 – 12, confirming an earlier expressed pov about just how challenging it will be this season for many club sides playing the...


CW VISITS VARSITY

CW VISITS VARSITY

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

Tomorrow’s CDI Premiership encounter sees The Tricolors back at Wallace Field with The Ones kicking off at 1:00 and Premiership action at 2:30 p.m. Word from the training pitch is encouraging, as numbers are picking up and competition for selection is becoming more intense. The Vikes laid quite...


Let's Get This Guy In A Canadian Jersey!

Let's Get This Guy In A Canadian Jersey!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Minis / NSMT

  A pretty good crowd for a mid-weeker went home disappointed from Westhills Stadium last night when Canada lost to the U.S. by a score of 16 – 3. The contest was only ten minutes old when quick hands saw winger, Stanfill on the overlap, in for an easy tally. In the early exchanges,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

GOLD COAST SEVENS. The results of Canada’s matches on Day #1 provided very interesting statistical analysis but unfortunately, for the boys, all meaningless, as no wins occurred and relegation to the “lesser” echelons resulted from what was a good day of work and “ever so close” but we know...


CW Octet @ U17 Trial

CW Octet @ U17 Trial

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors

CW recognises Brayden Tate, Jonas Robinson, Brandon Schellenberger, Gavin Kratz, Jonah Hall, Callum Masterton, Carter White and Brennig Prevost who were invited to attend a Canada West U17 Camp at Shawnigan over the weekend.  The boys did themselves and their club proud at the very demanding...


Students School CW

Students School CW

It didn’t take long on Saturday for UBC to make their mark at Windsor. Last year’s CW U18 captain, James Carson was the first to cross the line in the curtain-raiser. It then seemed like an open door policy had been adopted by the hosts as an endless parade of eight tallies proceeded, leaving...


UBC @ House of Windsor

UBC @ House of Windsor

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

James Carson (last season U18 captain), returns "home" on Saturday. It is a resurgent UBC program that visits Windsor tomorrow, the first game here against these two clubs in many a moon.  UBC has been promoted to the CDI Premiership League and a good thing in the eyes of this pundit...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Barnard Cup. CW has qualified for the finals of this year’s Barnard Cup, to be played on November 29th against UVic. Three clubs, UVic, JBAA and CW were tied with 2 – 1 records. UVic had 12 points and JBAA and CW ten each. CW won the honors as a result of last Saturday’s win. Good...


Premier Performance - Pleasant Surprise

Premier Performance - Pleasant Surprise

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Prems

On paper, the hosts appeared as underdogs but on the day, every player did his job, confidently and competently, providing a win of good value. The highlight was a team commitment to defense. CW opened the scoring with a penalty and the contest went twenty minutes before the first tally after...


Ones Set Table

Ones Set Table

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / News / Victoria BC

Under sunny skies The Ones set the table on Saturday with a solid, 43 – 12 win over JBAA. The return of Mike Dalsin at #10 was welcomed with his combination with Conway, setting the backs on their way. The forwards were led by Haight, Horan and Middleton and their constant, front foot attack...


CW Chalk Up A Pair

CW Chalk Up A Pair

It was hats off to the boys for a pair of solid wins at Windsor today.  The Ones set the table with a significant seven try, 43 - 12 win over James Bay. The Prems led 17 - 7 at the half, due to a good defensive stand in the final minutes.  James Bay made it close at 17 - 14 but it was all CW...


CW Vs JBAA

CW Vs JBAA

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

Action at Windsor tomorrow, Firsts @ 1:00p.m.  Premiers @ 2:45.  Bar and food available.  CW will field a Premier team that is somewhat shorn up compared to last week, with the return of Keogh, Morris and Horton.  Stalwarts, Braddock, Thornber, Daum and newcomer Bishop, will be looked upon...


Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Community / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems

Braddock - another tireless performance. Director of Rugby, Brent Johnston, offers his game observations today and we have spiced them with a few other comments offered by fans. BJ: “At game’s end, I felt I had seen this same picture some twelve months ago! The match was in reach at the half,...


CW Crosstown Vs UVic., etc.

CW Crosstown Vs UVic., etc.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / Prems

Late-breaking because we have been holding out for lineups but it seems, "no-can-do", as an early season void has forced late selections. We can tell you that the 1:00 p.m. match CW Ones Vs Norse has been rescheduled.  So it's just the "main game" Vikes hosting The Tricolors @ 2:45 @...


CW Pinches a Pair in Opener

CW Pinches a Pair in Opener

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Minis / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Sony Bill Woolridge Offloads The table was set by The Ones against a “younger” Academy from the Valhallians when they wound up, led by a four-try performance from Sammy Rocher, defeating the VV, 37 – 10. Down 7 – 10 at the interval, The Tricolors cranked it up a notch, scoring thirty...


Castaway Wanderers Kickoff Weekend - Saturday, September 13

Castaway Wanderers Kickoff Weekend - Saturday, September 13

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

    Oak Bay – The BC Premiership Rugby season kicks off Saturday, September 13th including a hometown match-up between two teams with a lot to prove.  Premiership Division regulars, Castaway Wanderers are putting last season’s semi-final exit vs. James Bay Athletic Association behind them...


Mini Coaches Have a Run !

Mini Coaches Have a Run !

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Rugby Club

Former "greats" and now mini coaches Ed Knaggs, Aaron Cook, Matt Gordon and Lee Wakely helped CW go 3-0 at the Ebb tide season opening 10-a-side tourney.   Proving that you are never too old to put on the boots, CW mini coaches and other over 40s players (I am as good as I never was...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another High Achievement for Women. Canada’s U20 Women won a second, high profile silver medal yesterday when they finished runner-up to Australia at the Youth Olympics at Nanjing, China. Perhaps the journey was more important than the destination. In Pool play, Canada lost to China, 24 –...


Not Enough Superlatives!

Not Enough Superlatives!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / RWC

Well, Canada's dream run is over.  Fair go for the English - runners-up three times and today their defence was simply impregnable and Scarrat showed her class, as it should have been.  This pundit cannot offer sufficient superlatives for the effort throughout this campaign and especially,...


Go, Ladies, Go!

Go, Ladies, Go!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / RWC

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Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSWT / RWC

  By now, any readers of this site would have seen/ heard about the Women's monumental, semi-final victory yesterday over France, 18 - 16. One cannot offer enough superlatives for this monumental milestone for Canadian Rugby, specifically, for Canadian Women’s Rugby. Their self-belief,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / Rugby Club / RWC / Sevens

RUGBY CANADA Vs HOST NATION IN RWC SEMI-FINAL. RC Women take on France in Paris this morning, with an expected crowd of 20,000 in attendance…….98% French Fanatics! Our Women went 1 - 1 on their Fall Tour to France, so expectations can be high, following their very successful campaign to date....


Weekend Results

Weekend Results

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News

Gavin Kratz & Brennig Prevost (CW), proudly display their gold medals, winning Boy's U16. AGE GRADE NATIONALS U18 Men d. Ontario; U18 Women – come back after loss to Ontario in Round Robin for 10 – 7 Championship victory.  U17 Men d. Quebec.  U16 Men #1 d. Alberta, 26 – 0 for 1st Place;...