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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  87 POINTS AS PREMS PROGRESS Our first game report for Monday comes from Vancouver.  On Saturday, King Kyle and his Merry Men set out on a Monumental Mission to take on #1 seed, Bayside RFC.  Despite a late season slump, the boys had scraped in at #8.  Might I suggest they...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

HOT POTATO - THE HIGH TACKLE Today’s opinion piece is related to the high tackle.  The Laws of the game define a tackle as: “the method of holding a ball carrier and bringing that player to the ground”.  The business of getting to the ground is the real issue.  There has been much...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PREMIER PLAYOFF PUZZLE SOLVED Last outing, the Ravens experienced the agony of defeat on the last play of the game, losing, 32 – 33 to UBC.  On Saturday, they inflicted the same emotion on CW, when on the last play of the game, they accepted a ‘gift’ intercept pass for a 30m scamper under...


Trifecta of Losses

Trifecta of Losses

For the second week in a row, Saturday was not kind to CW!  Our Women dropped a Divvies’ decision, 10 – 56 to UBC and the Prems were paddled, 21 – 67.  Based on these results, 12th of February seems like a long while ago.  This was the date of a 53 – 17 CW victory over the same Thunderbird...


Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

It was a day when the realities of rugby reared their head!  Italy d. Wales, Caps won a pair at Klahanie and the Divvies got a clinic at Windsor Castle.  We will briefly cover the last of these debacles and a note or two about the remainder. Our Premier Women escaped with not much pride intact...


PREMIER TEAMS ATOP THE TABLES

PREMIER TEAMS ATOP THE TABLES

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Game Reports / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women

Saturday last saw CW Women’s Prems keep pace with their male counterparts, cross-town action, when they defeated Capilanos 56 – 10. CW Women’s rugby embraced their Alumni Day on Saturday, kicking off against UBC in Div.1 action.  The UBC program is a strong one with Div. 1 players...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Chronicle From The Mac CW’s Divvies set the table with their result in Saturday’s curtain-raiser against rival James Bay.   Led by Harry Elliott’s brace of tries, the boys amassed a mammoth nine try total in their victory, 61 – 7.  This result keeps the Divvies undefeated.  The boys...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Jesse Neilson in support Vs Capilanos. WOMEN’S ALUMNI DAY Have heard there will be Alumni a-plenty on hand at the House for this event on Saturday.  Coming from near and far, ladies who have been part of this rapid growth over the past six years, armed with tales from days of yore. Just a...


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...


RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

  (Crediit, Mark Bryant - BCRN) By 2:30, the heavens had opened.  As with the pre-game prediction, “inclement weather and home field” were factors.  In my opinion, it was more how the boys wearing White played, fighting for every inch before capitulating, narrowly, 23 – 15. It was...


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...


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...


Not a rugby day?  Not half!

Not a rugby day? Not half!

BARD AT ITS BEST Today was a unique opportunity to support our Platinum club sponsor, Victoria Pub Co., and mine host, Matt McNeill.  The Bard, Times and Penny opened their doors early with a special breakfast and rugby offer.  The rugby offer was to take in the two opening Six Nations...


Men Divvies to the Hub City

Men Divvies to the Hub City

Only action for CW rugby this weekend - Men's 1st & 3rd Division at Nanaimo. Oh, and Six Nations at The Bard.  Doors open 7:00 a.m. Breaka $9 before 9:00!! IRELAND  WALES       ENGLAND  ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Yet another scrum decimated. PREMIERS POST A PAIR It was an excellent start for CW rugby in the new Men’s and Women’s Premier League last Saturday. Both squads opened with significant “W’s”. The men’s game opened with CW control as not witnessed by the locals for many a day. The boys led...


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...


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...


MVP

MVP

Posted in Game Reports / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Former CW 'grad', - Minis to Majors, Jonas Robinson, was selected as the MVP in UVic's opener yesterday.  The Vikes gave a one-sided walloping to Dalhousie at the University Nationals.  Other CW types - Nick Carson and Benny Newhook featured prominently.  Bouquets to Queens Uni UTube downstream...


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,...


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...


Women Complete Well-Deserved Double Header

Women Complete Well-Deserved Double Header

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

Canada's NSWT completed their two-game sweep of the U.S. on Friday night.  Again, TSN provided good coverage with expert commentary from a U.S. enthusiast providing little insights to the players - well done!  The following synthesis is for those who may have missed the game and do not have...