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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Trifecta at the Hub City There was moisture aplenty at May Bennett Park however it did not seem to interfere with the Visitors scoring ability in all three games, amassing major points against few.   Women's Premier CW travelled with a good contingent, so much so, they spared a few ladies...


Three Teams to the Hub City

Three Teams to the Hub City

Captain Chiz, last time round at the Hornet's Nest CW sends three teams over the 'Hat to Nanaimo tomorrow.  We have no news re the Women's selection however, the Men will be led by the high-flying, Liam Chisholm.  It is two strong groups that will face the Hornets. Divvies, deservedly led...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain, De Merchant, congratulates try-scorer, Renee Gonzalez. CONGRATULATIONS to Canada's NSWT XV's on their 15 - 9 win over the U.S. on Monday.  The two teams will play a re-match this coming Friday and the game will be televised on TSN.  Bouquets to TSN for showing the match and post...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A frequent line out sight on the day at Wallace! MEN NOTCH DAILY DOUBLE CW had approximately eighty vaccinated and registered men and women in rugby gear and in action on Saturday last.  Action opened with he ‘Divvies’ (2nd Div.), playing Cowichan RFC at Windsor.  Pre-game predictions...


FULL SLATE OF SATURDAY MATCHES

FULL SLATE OF SATURDAY MATCHES

No stopping Mike! FIRSTS Vs NORSE All three of CW's senior teams will be in action this Saturday in Victoria.  The Men's 1st Division team will be up against the UVic Norsemen at Wallace Field, UVic at 1:15 p.m. The Firsts aka Prems, will be skippered by former Vike, Liam Chisholm and the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NORSEMEN FACE SEVERE TEST Noting that UVic will field two teams next Saturday, in both Coastal Cup and Barnard Cup, it is not their first rodeo in this spot, however, we have to go back fifty years before the precedent was set when UVic had both a Viking and Norseman team in the 1st...


CW Thanks Past President

CW Thanks Past President

This past week saw the second Zoom AGM the club has held.  Some 49 participants took in proceedings as a new Board was elected.  It was an occasion when President, Dave Crossley announced his resignation from the position.  As well, Treasurer, Jason Lewis also declared closure to his term...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Three Musketeers! CW Across the Leagues CWRFC has espoused the notion of following the path from Minis to Internationals, for some time. It is interesting to observe some of the outcomes of this notion, ensuring players have had quality coaching and attention to personal growth along...


Hornets in the House

Hornets in the House

    John Braddock will deservedly, Captain the Firsts tomorrow when they take on the Nanaimo Hornets at The House of Windsor at 2:30 p.m. It has been a long time between drinks for the men and The Faithful.  Speaking of drinks, there will be no license tomorrow and to view from the balcony...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

CW's Mike Finneman and Grady Bowd in action for the VIRU Crimson Tide. (Photo Credit, BC Rugby News; National Rugby News) STEM THE TIDE......... oops, THE PRIDE!! Coastal Cup action on Saturday was almost as perturbing as Canada NSMT RWC action, with the Tide dropping a major...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore hems in the Skipper.  Credit, Alisatair Howes. Saturday, Another Rugby Day – Exhibition Rugby Continues Saturday was a great afternoon, typical Fall weather with sun shining and temperatures lowering.  CW/JBA played Westshore Combined 1st/2nd Division for bragging rights for the...


Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Club Captain, Chiz & Schelly take on the Valhallians (aka Westshore RFC) Big Rugby Day tomorrow!!  CW faces Westshore Rugby in exhibition play for all grades.  Matches kick-off at 11:30 and 12:45.  The games are slated to take place with ample time for fans to get to Westhills Stadium to view...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

From the “eye in the sky”, CW’s Klash videos proceedings at Wallace Field after commandeering U.Vic’s ‘Cherry Picker’. Three matches were on display under sunny skies and a large crowd of rugby-deprived, rabid fans assembled. Klash, obviously not acrophobic, taped the main matches and we may...


SATURDAY - FINALLY, A Rugby Day!

SATURDAY - FINALLY, A Rugby Day!

12:45, UVIC Wallace Field. CW Vs Norsemen.  It has been two years since these two teams met, with The Tricolours edging out the W on that day.  CW will field a couple of Premier players, subbing in and out however the core will be Division 1 and the exhibition contact hit-out will be great for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW DoR, Ken Goodland demonstrates safety technique in the event of an inintended 'tip-tackle'! Despite the vicissitudes of the Delta Covid variance, rugby continues to be permitted.  The Ruggernut recently caught up with CW Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland and Premier Women’s Coach, Catie...


SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

COACHING CREW COMPLETE Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland is pleased to announce the addition of Ciaran Hearn to the Men's Coaching Team for the coming season.  Hearn will serve as Assistant Program Coach for backs and skills.  The men will field three teams in competition this year and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Lockie Kratz gives a youthful, "don't argue"! CANADA NSMT TO UK in JULY NSMT Coach, Kingsley Jones, recently announced his 32 with two spots to be filled, for the two matches in the UK, July 3 Vs Wales at Cardiff and July, 10 Vs England at Twickers.  It is a fairly “young” side which...


NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

CW Board has selected a new Head Coach to replace Scott Manning.  Most readers will know by now that Scott has moved “back” to UVic to head up the University program.  Today the club would like to congratulate Ken Goodland who has been appointed to take on the coaching position.  Ken has been...


A DECADE OF DROUGHT

A DECADE OF DROUGHT

Rt. to lt.  Starters - Goodland, O’Toole, Weingart (C.), Walsh, Williams, MacSween, Daume, Gilmour, Gay, Franklin, Buckley P., Thompson C., Scholz, Buckley M., Hearn Bench – Racine L., Monro, Morris, Ilnicki R., Mallory, Hodge, Cordle, Crawford, Pope.   It has been ten years to the day since...


Kratz Inks Contract

Kratz Inks Contract

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

Further to last Wednesday’s post about CW players in the MLR, comes the news that Lockie Kratz has signed with Nola Gold.  Lachlan’s body of work includes many honours packed into his rugby achievements to date in his young rugby career.  CW has a unique tie of sorts with Nola.  Our “own”,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Coach Manning reflects on the “first half” of the season. Castaway Wanderers Coach Scott Manning, Saturday November 28, 2020 at Windsor Park looking over a group of 30 CW Men having a final training session with touch.   (And now some reflections from The Sage on the Sidelines).  “Since...


Weekend Rugby

Weekend Rugby

(Photo credit - Sky Sports) “El Pibe de Oro” - The Golden Kid!  Will this be the inspiration for Los Pumas to overcome an eighteen point spread in this weekend’s Four Nations match Vs NZ All Blacks?  Methinks, not.  Argentina,with ten changes will need more than passion and The Hand of God...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Last year’s “discovered” hooker, Dave Mallard, has returned home to The Rock and appeared in the first “Covid Rugby” game in Canada last weekend. Dave Mallard and his brother Stephen are seen above, ‘post-match’, Swilers vs Dogs this past weekend. The match was intense with a loss for the...


Grist for the Rugby Diet

Grist for the Rugby Diet

Posted in Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

(Credit NZ Herald and Fox Sports News) Gardner's Blunder We wet the whistle for tonight’s second rugby clash between NZ and Australia with the following “teaser” from the Sydney Morning Herald’s, Opinion piece writer, Malcolm Knox. “What allowed that final passage to happen? The...


SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

It being a Saturday, it's time for a rugby story ! SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS A feature of www.cwrugby.com has been a series of blogs we have run on the club’s Unsung Heroes. We would like to expand this idea by seeking to learn about some of the club’s successful old boys and the relationship...