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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

Better Odds Than Derby Winner! Rich Strike’s recent Kentucky win at 80/1 segues into the final days of CW’s 50/50 Raffle.  The pot is currently over $6000.  To my calculation, I buy $100 worth of tickets and the chances of Striking it Rich are slightly over 30/1, pretty good odds. Let’s see if...



Saturday's Action

Saturday's Action

Tomorrow sees a full slate of men’s and women’s action.  The Women play UBC at Carnarvon Park, kickoff at 1:00 p.m.  Men play at the House of Windsor, Div. 1 at 12:45 and Premier at 2:30. Lots to love about this weekend! Meralomas have invigorated their resurgence this year with a triad...


BATTLE FOR BARNARD

BATTLE FOR BARNARD

Last meeting, Sawyer smuggling! In what has been a very topsy-turvy ‘season’ Westshore and CW come to battle tomorrow for the Barnard Cup, symbol of Island men’s rugby supremacy.  No club has fielded full-strength sides to date and with Coastal Cup play completed, one can imagine the...


WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

Officials from both Cowichan and CW clubs have arrived at the most prudent decision for the weekend, that being, cancellation of both games.  Given Provincial travel requests regarding essential travel only, the fact that the Malahat is still one-lane, in a major state of disrepair and the Mill...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OP-ED.  RUGBY IN CANADA. Almost 45 players, plus coaches came together at last Wednesday’s CW Women’s practice. The players consisted of U14, U16 and U19 Girls and Senior Women. What a sight, seeing all these players on one field together! This was a large logistical task to coordinate....


Humphries Hoisted High

Humphries Hoisted High

Today's blog starts with great club news.  Former, outstanding junior, Isaac Olson, has been selected to start and earn his first cap against Belgium tomorrow.  Other CW connections on the bench should also get a trot - Lockie Kratz, Robbie ('Iceman') Povey, and 'DJ" Sears-Duru.  Belgium...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Three Musketeers! CW Across the Leagues CWRFC has espoused the notion of following the path from Minis to Internationals, for some time. It is interesting to observe some of the outcomes of this notion, ensuring players have had quality coaching and attention to personal growth along...


Hornets in the House

Hornets in the House

    John Braddock will deservedly, Captain the Firsts tomorrow when they take on the Nanaimo Hornets at The House of Windsor at 2:30 p.m. It has been a long time between drinks for the men and The Faithful.  Speaking of drinks, there will be no license tomorrow and to view from the balcony...


Myriad of Matches

Myriad of Matches

  Tomorrow sees CW fielding five senior teams. The Men’s Islanders are slated for an early 10:00 a.m. kickoff at McDonald Park. At 11:00 a.m. the Women’s Reserves take on the visiting Comox Kickers at Windsor Park. Comox sit 1 – 1 whilst our CW ladies are 0 – 2. The Reserves get their second...


A QUARTET OF CONTESTS

A QUARTET OF CONTESTS

  11:00 a.m. Women 1st Div. Vs Burnaby. (Windsor Park). Burnaby has played one match in this spring season resulting in a mammoth 81 points scored. The home team’s task will be formidable however the enthusiasm shown in practise has been creditable and it may not be the ‘cakewalk’ it...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Triple Header at the House This coming Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Windsor Park will see the meeting of two clubs seemingly going in opposite directions. An excellent women’s program in recent years at the Burnaby Rugby Club, sees them move from the Premier Division to the First Division for...


All the Best

All the Best

CW wishes all the readers of this site, the very best of the Christmas Season to you and yours.  A special THANK YOU to all of those who financially support us - your efforts are greatly appreciated.   NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE! On Wednesday we predicted Matt Klimchuk's wearing of the...


A Weekend Without Rugby??  Not So!

A Weekend Without Rugby?? Not So!

On Sunday, our U19 Boys will play the VIRU Final at Mc Donald Park against arch rival, James Bay.  The teams have met twice with a win each, strangely enough, at each other's home field.  There was nothing in either game, so this decider should be a cracker.  The James Bay program of boys age...


Roadie to Rowers

Roadie to Rowers

  The lads take off early tomorrow to travel to Brockton Oval to take on the Rowers. The Divvies (Reserves) will be playing a 1 – 6 opponent. Obviously tough sledding for the Boatmen so far. However, despite being ahead in the standings, nothing can be taken for granted and I suspect...


Auction Nite at the Temple!

Auction Nite at the Temple!

  A great opportunity for supporters and friends to come & have a week's end ale, a slice of pizza and a barrel of laffs.  Tomorrow afternoon at the weekly Happy Hour session, Brandon ('The Queen') Gerhardt will be hosting a Grand Player Auction for Saturday's game Vs Westshore (at Windsor). ...


Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

Critical Clash for Castaway Wanderers

  Captain Flies High! CW travels across town tomorrow to take on the Bays at MacDonald in three games. I would be remiss by omitting credit to both clubs for fielding three senior men’s teams on the same afternoon. Both clubs have had some lean patches, with the Bays being...


Pre-Game Posturing

Pre-Game Posturing

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women / Senior Men

  Speaking with a few knowledgeable (CW) friends this week (some might opine, "oxymoronic") about the outcome of the Premier semi on Saturday and all reckoned it would be a CW win, given the “Points For” discrepancy between the teams.  CW, having scored 652 to Burnaby’s 505, is indeed,...


And Your Roster Is.....

And Your Roster Is.....

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

For those in the know, you will query as to where Schelly and Dobravsky are?  This game has been rescheduled by BCRU due to inclement weather that hit during the season and both players had arranged alternate commitments - pity, but that's the way she rolls!  2:30 p.m. k.o.  Alum touch...


Pre Game Prognostications

Pre Game Prognostications

Posted in CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Men

This site has provided a good picture of the visiting Vikes this week with few accolades for our boys. Today we will muse a little about The Tricolours. The teams match up so equally in so many ways and in so many positions that it is difficult to predict a winner. Will CW react and nullify...


Here's Your Docket!

Here's Your Docket!

  First on the Block #1 John Braddock, already with a bid of $20 from an unnamed overseas bidder. Opening bid takes place 5:30 p.m., precisely this afternoon at Discovery Street Temple, Happy Hour. Fifteen starters and the sixteenth bid on the bench as ONE. Ah, the bench – a...


SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

SUCCESSFUL SELECTION RETAINED

    Coach Manning has rewarded the fine play of last week's starting XV Vs Westshore, making just one change, that being the return of Dustin Dobravsky, to face Burnaby tomorrow at 2:45 k.o., Sponarski, Hohert, Kegode, Morris and Hall being beneficiaries of their efforts. This makes way for...


"D.J." Back in the Fold

"D.J." Back in the Fold

CW Rugby had to search long and deep to find a picture of DJ Sears-Duru in action. We go back some six years when DJ first came to the west coast as a touted junior prospect with a national team future. Djustice played 2 – 3 seasons with the Tricolours before this prediction came to fruition....


Locked & Loaded!

Locked & Loaded!

Maybe tomorrow might come to pass that the chaps can get back on the park. Today’s weather appears to be trying to belie that hope, stay tuned. For the Premier Men tomorrow at The Mac will represent the best two of three for the season. CW Prems have only lost two of eleven games this season,...