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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MAGNIFIQUE!! CW Rugby is so proud of the achievement of our NSWT, defeating the NZ Black Ferns on the weekend.  The victory places the women as #2 ranked team in the world and also wins the Pacific Four Competition.  Trailing, 3 -14 after thirty minutes, the ladies slowly ground their way...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A GRAND CELEBRATION Friday last saw an amazing celebration of rugby in Victoria.  It was the Golden Anniversary of Elementary School rugby.  A small beginning back in 1972 has seen the event grow to 34 teams playing 52 games on nine fields last Friday.  During this fifty years...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Jacob Bossi, running rampant! (Photo credit - John Richardson) Monday’s Musings are not exactly amusing for the writer however, in grasping for objectivity, it was a fair result to an intense and intriguing battle and if one has to end one’s campaign, it was honest effort and desire. A...


Men Face a One-Man Wrecking Crew!

Men Face a One-Man Wrecking Crew!

How could it be any different when you kick your restarts directly, 5/7 times, giving time to spare for a player to be just that?  However, the writer will get to that.  I commence today’s match reports with, it being the Sabbath, “hallelujah” to the club’s Premier Women, defeating Caps, 20 –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Final League Home Game   It was a pity for Burnaby Lake RFC that they had to play rugby against Castaway Wanderers RFC when they visited Oak Bay on Saturday. On what was a frigid afternoon the sparse gallery was treated to a very good match from the premier men. The start was scary! From an...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                       More excellent photos, compliments, John Richardson and more can be viewed HERE REFLECTIONS Watched Saturday’s game with an old friend, former Athletic Director, and member of UVic’s, Walk of Fame (Rugby), and former Oak Bay Wanderer teammate, Mike Elcock....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

First, the Good News - Happiness is; Kids At the Klub! Saturday was definitely a rugby day, starting with a Six Nations game and breakfast at The Temple, where a mix of players, parents and juniors took in the atmosphere that is DSC.  Brent gave a tour of the iconic jerseys, honor board...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Good Day For the Most Part Today’s blog comes from the information from others as The Ruggernut was under the weather! To kick off the day, we had women’s Divvies at United RFC where they took one on the chin, 26 – 0. Despite the loss, the team felt this was a huge improvement compared to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN WARRIORS This week’s game reports commence by featuring our Women’s Divvies who broke their bagel, on the road at Cowichan. The women proved that last week’s improvement was no fluke, coming away from the Pig Pen with a 19 – 14 scalp. The Cowichan club borrowed players from Westshore...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GOT YOUR TICKET?   HERE  MARCH 9, 6:00 p.m. UNION CLUB ISLAND ITEMS ON THE BLOCK                                                                 (Photo - Blake Barrington) Butchart Gardens VIP Extravaganza. Four VIP tickets with reserve seating to the Fireworks. Gourmet picnic...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Madi Jumeau - not to be denied! CW Opens with Banner Day On what was a club ‘first’ in history, five senior men’s and women’s teams crossed ‘The Pond’ to do battle with two leading Vancouver clubs, UBC Women and Meralomas Men, on Saturday last. Both Premier teams from these clubs...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Photo credit, The Times, December, 2023.) And Some That Is Not So Good! Wow, body cameras on junior soccer referees!  What’s next? I draw reference today to some further Christmas reading of another interesting article by former England International, Stuart Barnes, in The Times, (Dec....


 Sale Schellshot!

Sale Schellshot!

  Canadian Women continue to stay in the news in the UK club rugby scene. This week it was Julia Schell and Sophie de Goede. Sophie continues to be a “T(ry) – A – G(ame)” player, scoring another tally and setting one up with a skillful offload. Soph was again in the team-of-the-week All...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lockie Hits the Ton Teammate, 'Jacko' Carson, who has played with Lockie for yonks, offers congratulations on 100 points for Canada. The NSMT Sevens had a great Day #1 at Capetown last weekend.  With victories over NZ, 19 – 7, and last week’s winners, Samoa, 33 – 7 before succumbing to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

“We Are the Champions” Three teams representing the club at the BC Finals left Victoria early yesterday morning to test themselves against the best of the mainland. Can the reader imagine fifteen-year-old boys having to drag themselves out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to ride for two hours to play a...


Bowd's Boot Keeps Boys Unbeaten

Bowd's Boot Keeps Boys Unbeaten

Grady Bowd has laced them up in three matches this season and the boys have won all three, in no small measure due to Grady! Last Saturday’s victory over Capilanos also produced a bonus point. These two storied combatants opened on a beautiful afternoon of rugby weather with the flow going back...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSMT Captain and Toronto Arrows mainstay, Lucas Rumball. News released by The Province today has confirmed that the Toronto Arrows, Canada's only team in the professional, North American Rugby League (MLR), has folded due to, in all intents and purposes, what looks like financial issues....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW WOMEN CLOSE THE CURTAIN Last Saturday Castaway Wanderer’s Div. 2 Women played their first 15’s game of the season against the reigning Div 2 champions, Nanaimo Hornets. The game unfolded with Nanaimo setting the tone just before the ten-minute mark, showcasing their strength from the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo, Rugby Canada.) THE THRILL OF VICTORY - JOY TO THEIR WORLD CW Premier Women’s match against Bayside was preceded by the good news from New Zealand that the NSWT had defeated France and a subsequent loss by the New Zealand Women to England, put the Canadian Women into #2 ranked...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Nine Try Barrage Unleashed by Hosts A weekend’s plethora of rugby was highlighted by the final match when CW’s Men laid the gauntlet to Westshore by a scoreline of 57 – 12.  This completed the brace of Premier wins over the ‘Shore, following CW Women’s earlier 31 – 26 victory.  The two games...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Every picture tells a story. (Photo - Norm Le Bus) Pride Pedigree Prevails There is not much to say in favor of the home team in a seven try to one loss.  Admittedly there were pockets of resistance between the scores and the second half was a pretty good effort against a “full time”...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A moment's silence for 'Lunk' Wirachowski - R.I.P. What a weekend of rugby! The RWC ¼’s produced everything expected and then some more! A brief opinion point will be offered today. At the House of Windsor – four games – WOW! CW women went down in both of their matches, the Divvies losing to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

U18 Elite Champs. Local Rugby Plays Second Fiddle As the header describes, that was exactly the case as fans watched the All Blacks, Scotland and South Africa flex their muscles at the World Cup, CW U14 Boys and U18 Girls Elite win titles at the Kamloops Sevens, and CW Men’s First Div go...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

GERWING SHIELD GOES WEST WESTSHORE UNVEILS KENYAN CONNECTION   The vaunted ‘the Kenyans are coming’ was on show at Windsor Park on the weekend. The show started well enough for the hosts with some strong set scrummaging rewarded with penalties. Around the ten-minute mark a tight head scrum,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Photo credit - Dimitardilkoff, Getty Images. ALLEZ, LES BLEUS! On the BIG stages at the Rugby World Cup, it was France, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Japan and Wales, all looking pretty sharp in their opening victories at RWC. One must give honorable mention to Fiji, playing “their brand”...