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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

MINI RUGBY RESUMES.  CW Sunday Minis has resumed and will continue for some six weeks or so for the “second half”.  This coincides with a “season” that is beginning in our Elementary Schools for Grade 4 & 5 girls and boys.  The Greater Victoria Schools Program is in its 44th year, having...


One Man's Opinion

One Man's Opinion

Day #2 at Wellington.  Canada (13th rank) vs Russia (14th).  When the dust settled on this one, the difference between these teams was huge, with Canada winning, 35 – 12.  Harry Jones was clearly M-o-M and bagged a hat-trick to boot.  Others to show were; Cejvanovic, Hammond and Hirayama. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Official Club Photographer It takes numerous volunteers to keep a rugby club on the go.  Ron Willems, our club photographer, was raised to the role of “official” when a local ref demanded his presence “outside the ropes”.  We thought we would give Ron “official” status with his...


Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / News / Prems / Senior Women

Confronted by a Sea of Red!  The CW commitment to the tackle was meritorious. A match that offered much going in, exposed some real differences on the day and by the time the mud had settled the hosts had convincingly showed their class, exposing some glaring differences between the...


Familiarity Breeds........

Familiarity Breeds........

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U16-U18 / News / NSWT / Prems / Rugby Club / Senior Women

Old School Island rivalry has been resurrected with three clubs fielding strong Women’s programs this season.  In the past, it has been predominantly a one-horse race with Velox in front and they are currently, B.C. Premiers.  This season the double V’s have been given serious opposition.  The...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Rule changes will rob the game of its heroic qualities!" Website Video Feature.  One of a number of new improvements on our new site is the video feature.  This can be found by going under the “More” link on the menu bar or personal device “slug”.  When you click on that, a drop down will...


CW Women Road Warriors

CW Women Road Warriors

At Windsor Park yesterday, fans’ eyes were directed with interest at the Twittersphere, bleeping out happenings at Herd Road with the club’s women’s team.  At the end of the day, the results read; CW 24 d. Cowichan 17.  With this win, their first on the road, the women have moved into second place...


Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

Xmas Tree Chipping Schedule over the Holiday Period

  CASTAWAY WANDERERS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING SERVICE   For over fifteen years, the Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club has welcomed members of the community seeking a convenient place to dispose of their Christmas trees while also contributing – via donation for the tree...


Provincial Double for Junior Boys

Provincial Double for Junior Boys

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors

The fact that CW was victorious in both the U14 and U18 Age Grade Finals on Sunday was part of a great story of Junior Rugby in B.C.  The games that were played (U16’s won by Cowichan over Capilanos), all resulted in close scores and the two games reported on this site, also displayed great...


U14's Vs Caps, B.C. Final

U14's Vs Caps, B.C. Final

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U14 / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Prems

The U14's play Capilano Rugby @ Windsor tomorrow @ High Noon.  Klahanie is under the effects of weather and Windsor is hot to trot.  This is a late announcement but it should be a very good match, hopefully, well attended, thence off to UVic to support the U18's @ 2:00 p.m.  Late -breaking, CW...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Prems / Rugby Club

Last Sunday not only were the Junior Boys in action, the U18 Girls were also on the park at Westshore.  CW girls had a good contingent of players and racked up a bunch of tallies.  As well, the U14 Girls were in action at Cowichan.  The numbers were not as plentiful but on the day with these...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Prems

WE SHALL NOT FORGET   Boys U14  Last Sunday, CW U14 Boys faced Capilanos from Vancouver at Windsor Park.  A late report tells of a game which was a hard fought contest between the two teams, something which has been ongoing at age grade for a number of seasons now with mutual respect given...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Boy’s Youth teams were in action this past weekend.  The U16’s defeated an old nemesis from Vancouver, Bayside and the U18’s had a good 40 - 22 win, over Abbotsford.  A good start to your season, lads.   Irish International, Shannon Houston (with Anna Wray and Meagan Gibbs), recently...


CW Girls on the Rise !

CW Girls on the Rise !

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Girls U14 / Girls U16-U18 / Rugby Club

The CW girls program is entering its 5th year and it is an appropriate time to pause and celebrate this accomplishment. It is more notable to celebrate some of it's original members that are now beginning to make their presence felt at he representative levels. The athletes listed below were...


Vikes Best Ceedub

Vikes Best Ceedub

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / Prems

(This week’s game blog is brought to readers, courtesy of Sage on the sideline.) For this scribe the day had a measure of the unknown to it.  Not much was known about the opposition and the Tricolors have only had a couple of hit outs so there was concern about “Ground Hog Day’’ where we might...


Game Report - CW women vs Cowichan

Game Report - CW women vs Cowichan

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / NSWT / Prems / Victoria BC

    Senior Womens - vs Cowichan - 48 - 5It was another solid performance by our new Women's team and we are starting to see some great synergies in the team. Cowichan is a strong team with solid runners in the forwards and back line that offered both direct and strong attacking lines and...


CW 1sts and Women's teams to Nanaimo this weekend

CW 1sts and Women's teams to Nanaimo this weekend

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby

The season is upon us with Castaway Wanderers vs Nanaimo Saturday September 12th.The 2015/2016 CW Women’s team will play their first game with Kicko Off 11:30 followed by CW Div 1 Men’sn team with a 1pm kick off. It is great to see a Women’s team again in CW colours. Their training sessions...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / NSMT / Victoria BC

We start this week's article on the positive note especially on the verge of the start of the RWC (which will see high viewership from youth) and the kickoff for many club youth programs around the province.   As professional sport is always front and centre in our news in North America, we...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / Prems

TRAINING COMMENCES  SEPTEMBER, 1ST. REMINDERS – Women practise 5:45 p.m., Men practise 6:15 p.m. at Windsor.  SEASON OPENERS – Women @ Nanaimo, Saturday, Sept., 12th;                               Men Div 1 @ Nanaimo, Saturday, Sept., 12th.   RUGBY 101 An introduction to the game of...


"It Just Wasn't Good Enough"

"It Just Wasn't Good Enough"

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / News / NSMT / Under 20

Blevins Sniffs the Line Wished it was as good as R.C’s Twitter feed made it out BUT the above quote from the coach after another Canadian, error-filled performance against a better drilled and skilled and sized, opposition on Saturday at Twin Elms in Ontario, sums it up.  This match could...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors

OFF TO ENGLAND – PLAYER PROFILE BRANDON SCHELLENBERGER With CW’s U18 Boys preparing to travel to the U.K. later this summer, we thought it would be appropriate to profile a few of the lads and we start with Brandon. Brandon first started playing rugby at Middle School at Colquitz, he...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Growing the Game Photo, CW’s, 'Yak' (Nanyak Dala) and 'Puck' (Derek Daypuck) pictured, “giving back”. Rugby Canada recently posted the fact that the game of rugby is growing in leaps and bounds, although this may be hard to fathom when clubs are having trouble (CW included) finding numbers...


Game on! Castaway Wanderers launch Senior Women’s program for 2015-16 season

Game on! Castaway Wanderers launch Senior Women’s program for 2015-16 season

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Coaching / Girls Rugby

Oak Bay – Today, Castaway Wanderers Rugby Union Football Club (CW) President Don Swainson announced the storied club will field a senior women’s team for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. Interest in girl’s and women’s rugby has never been stronger. With last year’s unbelievable accomplishment...


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / VIRU Tide Rugby

Best wishes to the VIRU Crimson Tide who take on a predominantly Burnaby Lake side, representing the Fraser Valley today @ 2:30 @ Windsor Park.  There will be a strong smattering of Tricolors in the side – Braddock, Evans, Ilnicki, Allen, and both Hortons – a meteoric rise for young Teagan –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Club Dinner / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / Juniors / News / Rugby Club

  Hats off today to recipients recognised for their efforts and performances this season. The Annual Players Dinner was a night of some considerable success, with the ability to have a chuckle at ourselves, foremost, on the table. Again, recognition of junior boys and girls was a...