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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain Canada, Sophie de Goede, presents Winners medals to CW U14’s. JUNIORS PROVIDE A MIXED BAG Last Sunday there were fireworks aplenty at The House.  The U14 Boys had a one-sided win over Comox Rapids.  A good effort on the Rapids part, punching in a couple against this very strong...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

VIRU FINALS – A SATURDAY RECAP   THIRD & FOURTH PLACE The opening game at Windsor on Saturday saw CW I play JBAA for third and fourth spots in the pre-Christmas League. CW opened with early pressure and James Bay pushed back with action fast and furious. An early break from CW’s #9,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN SPLIT SEMIS - MEN DROP DUO It was a mixed bag of results for CW Women on Saturday. CW I faced a determined James Bay squad at Windsor. Led by captain Emily Samek, this CW squad had their work cut out for them. Applying early pressure, James Bay found gaps in the CW defense and notched...


BATTLE OF JERICHO

BATTLE OF JERICHO

Today’s BCRU action pales in comparison to the memories of last night’s Women’s RWC Final!  Super enthralling action, it will go into the vault of Great Games in my books.  The contrast between the two game plans was so obvious from the start and both styles would have their proponents –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW's 16TH Man, cheers the action. MEN’S BONUS POINT WIN BUSTS BAGEL The rains ceased however, cold winds from the Strait on a sunny afternoon made conditions challenging and resultant attendance rather poor at Windsor Park on Saturday.  All three games got out of the gate.  Opening...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

AT THE HALF, 12 - 8 Canada Secures Spot in Semis This site’s pre-game credit to Karen Paquin, foreshadowed yet another fantastic game from this lady. Sophie de Goede led, once again by example, and was an inspiration to her teammates who all played very well.  Paquin was Player-of-the-Match...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Beginning of the End!(Photo credit BCRN Twitter feed.)Westshore’s Otieno beats the last defender as he makes his way to the line for the winning try. “Oh – for” a win!  CW Men’s Prems went “oh-for” four at Juan de Fuca on Saturday.  The Prem Reserves also went down heavily for a second...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA WOMEN COME UP TRUMPS Led by Captain, Sophie de Goede in every aspect of play, Canada defeated Italy with a bonus point 22 – 12 victory on the weekend in RWC action. Tuttosi led the way again with her brace to top the Try Scorers list with five.  Sophie’s hands displayed her...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / RWC / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSWT / Senior Women

HOPE YOU’RE WATCHING ONE PERSON’S OPINIONS The Women’s RWC opened with great gusto.  England flexed their muscles after a slow start against Fiji, finally posting 84 points and asserting their place as favourites to take the prize.   The NZ Vs Australia encounter was an enthralling match...


WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

(PHOTO CREDIT - Net World Sports) COMOX WOMEN 26 d. CW 22 CW WOMEN 49 d. JBAA 22 JBAA MEN’S RESERVES 62 d. CW 12 JBAA MEN’s PREMIER 78 d. CW 7   The only observation of note for this fan was that the Prems looked like a M*A*S*H Unit!  There were far too many moving parts to hope for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Boys Age Grade Visit Bayside Last Sunday CW took their U14, U16 & U18 Boys teams to visit Bayside RFC.  CW opened the day with a good win in U14 action.    The U16’s lost a close one, 22 – 26 in an exciting match.  The U18 match saw a very tight first half.  CW managed to edge ahead in...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CLOSER … BUT, Still A Bagel! CW Men played three games on Saturday, resulting in two losses and a tie.  The Third Div., Islanders were at UVic to take on Shane Muldrew’s, very fit Saxons squad.  Although it was a competitive first half, the final score was a lot to a few.  Despite this...


A Tough Day At The Office

A Tough Day At The Office

M-o-M, Steve Pyke, breaks out. There was plenty of scoring, but Saturday was a tough day for the hosts.  The curtain-raiser to the curtain-raiser saw the Comox Kickers take the laurels.  It was great to see Comox with a full roster, a sign of health of the code in the Upper Island.  They...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BELATED CELEBRATIONS It was brought to our attention by a 'regular' that the recent Westshore Sevens Senior Men's Division was won by the Thunder, a team consisting of indigenous heritage guys and liberally sprinkled with CW present and alum. Thunder d. hosts,Westshore RFC in the final. ...


SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

PATHWAY PLAYERS Today’s photo includes a wonderful group of players who have stayed with the game from a young age. Sophie de Goede, NSWT Captain, led her ladies to a 31 – 3 victory over Wales today in their final game of preparation prior to the RWC; Jack Carson – NSMT 7’s and UBC Varsity;...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  BC AGE GRADE TEAMS CLEAN UP AT WESTERN CANADA CHAMPIONSHIPS Pictured are the Girls and Boys winning U18 teams at the BC Day long weekend Championships held in Kelowna. BC Day long weekend turned out to be fitting for the Age Grade teams that played in the Western Canada...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC / RWC / News / Refereeing / NSWT / Senior Women

SOPHIE SURVEYS THE SCENE! NATS GOOD VALUE FOR WIN Today’s blog opens with a massive apology to both Sophie De Goede and Courtney Holtkamp for a photo identification error in last week’s blog.  Not simply summer ennui, a careless error.  Sorry, ladies, hopefully today’s photo does justice. ...


Rugby?  It's all about golf!

Rugby? It's all about golf!

Rather hard to drag oneself away from The Open at R & A but with one week to go to a rather 'big' Women's International upcoming, here goes!   Since last posting we have seen two Men's Internationals played "at home". Firstly, there was Belgium when some tries went a-begging in the first...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY, A RUGBY DAY ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Photo - Rugby Canada)   SUPER RUGBY finished another campaign in the Antipodes with a clinical Crusaders side defeating a hopeful Auckland Blues team, 21 – 7.  It was elsewhere in NZ where Canadian eyes were focussed, with our NSWT VX’s taking on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

DIFFERENT SILKS, SAME THOROUGHBREDS! In 100 deg. heat on Saturday, UBCOB Ravens defeated top Uruguayan club side, Penarol in the first match of the Challenge Cup of the Americas held at the Home of US Rugby, Glendale, Colorado.  In the other match the Argentinian Jaguares defeated the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Photo credit - Rugby Canada. BORN TO LEAD CW is ever so proud to recognise today, its role in the rugby ‘upbringing’ of Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede.  In the same vein, we appreciate Soph’s recognition of her “club” in all her promos and press.  Sophie was awarded W-o-M in last...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The Hill at Bayside RFC   AFTERMATH This header photo evokes ancient memories of Sydney Cricket Ground and what fun was had there!   Today we have an oleo of excellent game day photos with credit to BCRU photographer, Rick MacDonald ( ZRoll Photos ).  Others can be viewed HERE....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Grady opens CW account. UNBLEMISHED ENDING UBC Men completed an undefeated season on Saturday when they bested CW, 49 – 34.  CW’s four tries were a good effort, however UBC maintained their season’s scoring average of 48 points per game with their seven try performance.  CW had a...


And Then There Were Two!

And Then There Were Two!

Saturday last saw the Premier Men leave a damp, miserable Victoria for a grey, chilly, and eventual brilliant, sunny, in more ways than won, Jericho Park.  The affair did not commence favourably for the Visitors with Ravens having twelve points on the board within ten minutes from tries by...


A Week Ago Today!

A Week Ago Today!

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Boys U14 / Boys Rugby

An event that took place at Klahanie Park last Sunday with our CW U13 team is why parents have our children play the game of rugby.  Vancouver Rowing Club hosted the first annual U13 Graduation Tournament.  Due to a last minute change of venue we found ourselves bright and early, fresh off...