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Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

The Future Awaits The Train A great day for rugby saw The Park gradually fill with fans, much to the delight of ‘Bogie’ whose task it was to pass the hat amongst the students!!  The proceedings commenced with a packed deck of 23 ‘Islanders Rolling Subs’, minus The Don, conspicuous by his...


Story Lines A-Plenty

Story Lines A-Plenty

Tomorrow will be a classic matchup with what appears to be the two best Premier teams on the Island, with the Hosts, so far, putting down some serious challenges to what is the best on the Mainland.  The Gerwing Shield is also at stake. It was first played for in September, 2019.  On that date,...


CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

  CW Women's Rugby have announced their first Alumni Day of their "modern era".  CW had a Premier Women's team back in 1996 when they went to the BC Finals.  Women's rugby was resurrected in 2015 Dividends were reaped the following season when The Tricolours upset Velox RFC for the...


Side Bar To Saturday

Side Bar To Saturday

Posted in Giving Back / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Fifteens / Senior Men

  Saturday’s game at Westshore will be for the bragging rights to the Howard Gerwing Shield, along with the more important League points. Today, we bring you a brief glimpse of the late Howard Gerwing.  Howard started his rugby connection with the storied Vancouver KATS RFC, playing in the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

CW 1st Div. Women Vs Vancouver Scribes – A Rookie Roadie for Some.   It was a rainy day at Vancouver’s Rupert Park where the CW Division 1 Women faced Scribes RFC last Saturday. CW had a strong line-up, directed in the backs by #10, Kassidy Cej, and the forwards under the guidance of Captain,...


The Boys are Happy or What???

The Boys are Happy or What???

Oh, and there was rugby too!!! Yesterday, the CW Islanders Third Div. sought to keep their perfect record intact when they took on the Comox Kickers.  That is one heck of a trip, so good show Comox for mustering sixteen players to make the game. CW had 27 guys dressed for this one, so...


Saturday's 'semblings

Saturday's 'semblings

                      Bowd finds another way to beat the defensive line. The day unfolded under a glorious sky, yet a chill, when out of the sun, and no wind factor to speak of.  Fans had barely settled and for this pundit, years of “eyes in the back of the head”, caught Makaroff diving over...


Saturday's Action

Saturday's Action

Tomorrow sees a full slate of men’s and women’s action.  The Women play UBC at Carnarvon Park, kickoff at 1:00 p.m.  Men play at the House of Windsor, Div. 1 at 12:45 and Premier at 2:30. Lots to love about this weekend! Meralomas have invigorated their resurgence this year with a triad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Pre-Cursor to Saturday This week the Premier Women will face a very good UBC Thunderbird side. The UBC Varsity side stays together and plays as a “club” in the BCRU Premier league whereas their Island counterparts, UVic, close their rugby season after the National Championships where this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A few items of mention today.  We’ll start with weekend recaps. CW Div. 3 Islanders CW 38.  Nanaimo 17 Half time score CW 19. Nanaimo 7 T:Alex Clark, Clayton Daum (2), Steve Rennick, Cam Hayward, Don Swainson. C: Marshall Stove (4) Nanaimo: 3T 1C It was a fast-moving game for both sides...


SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

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

CW Women’s Rugby is once again fielding two teams.  Thanks to the recruiting from our junior program, and the efforts of Coaches Caitie and Albert, both our Premier and Division 1 sides are looking strong. The Women’s ‘Divvies’ will take on Burnaby Lake RFC at Windsor Park, starting at 12:45...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY ON THE HORIZON Sports fans, it is looking like all systems go for next Saturday at Windsor – a triple header.  CW Women will field two teams – Premiers Vs Westshore, 11:15 a.m., Ist Division Vs Burnaby, 12:45 p.m.  Premier Men will play Burnaby at 2:30 p.m. We can give a hint of a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

WHATEVER WORKS! Thanks to everyone who spread the word about our Christmas Tree Recycling Fundraiser - it was a great success! We provided community service while having fun raising funds for our growing CW Rugby programs. Thanks to those of you who dropped off your Christmas trees and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The U16 Girls defeated Comox Valley in their Final on Sunday.  This was a very strong team, and the outcome was a little one-sided.  Nevertheless, well done, Comox. CW concluded a very good season, capably coached, and managed by Shane Muldrew, Koji Zolbrod and Jeff Hayes.   The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                            TWO CUP GAMES DECIDED IN COWICHAN Winter weather conditions were evident as players wended their way north, one group of players and supporters being delayed by a four-vehicle accident at the summit!  Regardless, the show went on.A very young and inexperienced...


Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

CW Div. 2 Men now fondly known as The Divvies, will travel to Herd Road tomorrow to cheer on our Ladies and then dress for battle against Cowichan Men for the right to hoist the Times Cup, symbol of Island Div 2 supremacy. The Divvies had earned home-field 'advantage' with an undefeated season...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SAFE SPORT Today we draw attention to the completion of work done on a project initiated by the Coaching Association of Canada and adopted by Rugby Canada and the B.C.R.U.  Club Directors, Olly Winsor (player, coach, and teacher by profession) and Dave Hill (National Coaching Program,...


Barnard on the Shelf

Barnard on the Shelf

(Photo, Wendy Norman) After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid, the Barnard Cup was revisited this Fall season. Saturday last saw some of the wettest and most miserable conditions for some time but credit to Brent Johnson and some leniency from Oak Bay Municipality, the games took place, albeit...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARNARD CUP CW won this title in 2019 and will look to repeat when they take on Westshore at Windsor, this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  This site will have more news about selections on Friday, ftm just book it!  The main game will be preceeded by a Divvies 'curtain-raiser' at 1:00 between the same...


TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

Both scheduled games for today were cancelled due to the catastrophic weather issues that have occurred in BC this past week.  Our thoughts go out to the plight of many people in our Province and our thanks to the volunteers and front-line responders for your risks and kindness.   UNSUNG HERO...


WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

Officials from both Cowichan and CW clubs have arrived at the most prudent decision for the weekend, that being, cancellation of both games.  Given Provincial travel requests regarding essential travel only, the fact that the Malahat is still one-lane, in a major state of disrepair and the Mill...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OP-ED.  RUGBY IN CANADA. Almost 45 players, plus coaches came together at last Wednesday’s CW Women’s practice. The players consisted of U14, U16 and U19 Girls and Senior Women. What a sight, seeing all these players on one field together! This was a large logistical task to coordinate....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Another Sandison Breakout CW TAKES A PAIR With an 11:30 k.o., Comox must have left at dawn!  More credit to them and thanks for that contribution.  The woes on the pitch compounded the long day as limited numbers and injuries during the contest gutted their efforts.  CW Captain,...


Humphries Hoisted High

Humphries Hoisted High

Today's blog starts with great club news.  Former, outstanding junior, Isaac Olson, has been selected to start and earn his first cap against Belgium tomorrow.  Other CW connections on the bench should also get a trot - Lockie Kratz, Robbie ('Iceman') Povey, and 'DJ" Sears-Duru.  Belgium...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

REMEMBRANCE DAY Throughout France, Belgium and Holland can be found innumerable small cemeteries as one drives the byways.  Today we remember those who gave their lives for the cause of peace, not just in the Great Wars but all the conflicts since.  In a world that seems totally crazy at...