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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

What Makes A Rugby Club? No matter the outcome, the commonality of the game produces respect and life-long friendship! Firstly it needs players.  Hopefully, players who want to get better by working hard and then there are those that just wish to play for the love of the game....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PUT YOURSELF IN THIS PICTURE.....                                                ..... YOUR CATCH WILL COVER YOUR COST SUPER, ON-LINE AUCTION                  TWO NIGHT DATE NIGHTS.  CHESTERMAN BEACH, TOFINO. In less than 48 hours CW's Online Auction Fundraiser will be open...


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...


SATURDAY TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

SATURDAY TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

CW is expecting an overflow crowd at their triple header this Saturday.  The action commences at 11:30 a.m. when the Third Div., Islanders play Vancouver Kats with the outcome affecting their playoff position.   Curtain-raiser, number 2 is also a playoff determiner between League-leading,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Attribution to Pot Of Gold Vectors by Vecteezy">Vecteezy) CW's Online 50/50 Raffle - Winner Takes Half! Deadline: Midnight, Friday, May 27, 2022 Draw: Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Jackpot Goal is $10,000! Buy now for a chance to be the lucky winner and support the Castaway...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

"Empty chairs and empty tables...." Due to COVID we had to make the tough decision to cancel our much anticipated annual “face to face” Banquet & Auction Fundraiser. But it's not all doom and gloom. In lieu of this event we are coordinating a fun and interactive Online Auction from 29 April...


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...


CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

  CW Women's Rugby have announced their first Alumni Day of their "modern era".  CW had a Premier Women's team back in 1996 when they went to the BC Finals.  Women's rugby was resurrected in 2015 Dividends were reaped the following season when The Tricolours upset Velox RFC for the...


Side Bar To Saturday

Side Bar To Saturday

Posted in Giving Back / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Fifteens / Senior Men

  Saturday’s game at Westshore will be for the bragging rights to the Howard Gerwing Shield, along with the more important League points. Today, we bring you a brief glimpse of the late Howard Gerwing.  Howard started his rugby connection with the storied Vancouver KATS RFC, playing in the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                                 $$$ Make A Club Go Round Today we announce the cancellation of our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner.  The Executive have deliberated long and hard before arriving at this decision. Costs are not going down, and money does not grow...


Reviewing the Season

Reviewing the Season

  Yesterday whilst gathered at Crappy’s Corner to raise a celebratory toast to the life of Ivor Hughes, a group of coaches of the Junior Men’s Age Grade program was espied.  The chaps were reviewing the season and progress of their teams.  I received this summary for posting to...


TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

Both scheduled games for today were cancelled due to the catastrophic weather issues that have occurred in BC this past week.  Our thoughts go out to the plight of many people in our Province and our thanks to the volunteers and front-line responders for your risks and kindness.   UNSUNG HERO...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

REMEMBRANCE DAY Throughout France, Belgium and Holland can be found innumerable small cemeteries as one drives the byways.  Today we remember those who gave their lives for the cause of peace, not just in the Great Wars but all the conflicts since.  In a world that seems totally crazy at...


A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / Coaching / Refereeing

Northern Suburbs Oval How the Game Gets Into Your Blood! The following has been reprinted with permission of “Gatesy” a “Guru” blogger to this expert and fan submitted, The Roar, a mostly Australian rugby articles site, with over 1,000,000 likes. (Parenthesis will interpret local jargon...


UP & RUNNING!  CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

UP & RUNNING! CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

LOCKED & LOADED   It takes a village to raise a child and an army to run a rugby club.  Check OUR PEOPLE and view the interesting bios – an army of volunteers, ready to roll.  From our Mini Director, Dave Hill to Head Honcho, Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland, including Directors of Girl’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA MEN NO MATCH   Canada’s NSMT lost heavily to England last Saturday by a score of 14 – 70.The first try came in the first minute and the try line parade continued, unabated for the next seventy minutes.  Contrary to a report from Rugby Canada which lauded the positives from the lineout...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CEEDUB PLAYER UPDATE In times when players have played for a compendium of clubs from coast to coast, we bring you news of players who have all had a considerable number of showings in the Tricolour jersey.  It is rare these days that a club can take sole responsibility for a player’s...


R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

R.I.P. Tristan "Tuna" Alexander

It is with heartfelt sadness that we bring news today of the loss of life of a young playing member, 22 year old, Tristan Alexander.  Tristan lost his life last week whilst doing one of many things that he loved, for he was one who attacked living with zest and gusto.  Whilst snow-boarding at...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

LAST CHANCE SHREDDING - THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT THE WINDSOR PARK ROSE GARDEN.  10:00 - 4:00 RIP - TODD KNIGHT CW Rugby offers our sincere condolences to the family of Todd Knight.  Todd, very sadly lost his life after Christmas in a car accident in Texas were he has been living for...


The Year Past

The Year Past

We noted the BCRU Annual Report release last week and it is with pleasure we share a few CW related items in same.  Firstly, results from 2019-20 Competition results.  We congratulate, once again, the CW players, coaches and parents of the players on their U19 achievements. Not to live in the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / News / Community

From Gradyn Bowd currently playing rugby in Spain; "Hola y Felice Navidad" “Hope all are well in Victoria and at CW.  I am currently living and playing in Eibar, Spain which is in the heart of Basque Country.  It’s an interesting situation here with the locals speaking both Spanish and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TRADITIONS DISCARDED – BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.  A COVID CHRISTMAS Guido’s Annual Christmas Luncheon!   Sponsored by Guido and facilitated by Jonesy and Knaggsy for some yonks of years, this occasion which has had no bounds and brings together rugby men from all clubs and allegiances to break...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

(Credit - The Guardian) A COVID CHRISTMAS At a time of much confusion and worry about health, jobs and world affairs there is still plenty to be grateful for in our surrounds.  In Victoria we have a low Covid incidence and a very philanthropical community that has already donated over...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

In lieu of CW Minis rugby last weekend and in conjunction with CFAX Santa’s Anonymous, one of CW’s Minis coaches, Baylea Wilkins got on with her task of completing 3,000 squats!!  Baylea’s goal was to help 3,000 needy Victorian kids during the coming year.  Sports equipment and money...