Men's Reserve Div

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD

  KERRI COOK Kerri has been a familiar face at CW for several years. She has been involved in various roles within the rugby community by managing numerous club teams, managing regional, provincial and national teams, involved with Jr Tide Rugby and Team Liaison Officer with Rugby...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN WARRIORS This week’s game reports commence by featuring our Women’s Divvies who broke their bagel, on the road at Cowichan. The women proved that last week’s improvement was no fluke, coming away from the Pig Pen with a 19 – 14 scalp. The Cowichan club borrowed players from Westshore...


STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

(John Richardson Images.) CW plays James Bay tomorrow for the third time this season.  The teams have split the previous two encounters, each winning an ‘away’ game. Back in September, a youthful James Bay squad opened their campaign on the right note, defeating Ceedub, 38 – 28.  A month...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Madi Jumeau - not to be denied! CW Opens with Banner Day On what was a club ‘first’ in history, five senior men’s and women’s teams crossed ‘The Pond’ to do battle with two leading Vancouver clubs, UBC Women and Meralomas Men, on Saturday last. Both Premier teams from these clubs...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Two Decades of Memories It was twenty years ago when the Meralomas and CW met in the BCRU semi-final, a bout which lasted for three overtime sessions before a winner was declared. Should you wish to know a little about this one, ask D-o-R, Kenny. And so, these two storied clubs do battle again...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

READY TO RUMBLE - ONE...


It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

OFF THE FIELD Over the Christmas Break, the idea of resurrecting our “Unsung Hero” feature was mentioned in conversation over a bevy. We composed some questions and sent them off to Ed Knaggs. Today, we share Ed’s response. Enjoy! “A hero is not always someone who basks in the limelight. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSMT Captain and Toronto Arrows mainstay, Lucas Rumball. News released by The Province today has confirmed that the Toronto Arrows, Canada's only team in the professional, North American Rugby League (MLR), has folded due to, in all intents and purposes, what looks like financial issues....


CAPS CLOSE THE CURTAIN FOR MEN

CAPS CLOSE THE CURTAIN FOR MEN

Pictured is Johnny Humphries making his return for the season with the Divvies tomorrow. He will join Harry Seymour and a couple of others for a solid selection. The backline is an interesting selection, anchored by veteran Gerhardt in the centres. We will await to see if it can break the...


WIND - UP WEEKEND

WIND - UP WEEKEND

Caps, McKinnon, a wily veteran! CW Men’s Divvies take on Capilanos at the House of Windsor at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.  Neither team has posted a “W” to date, so the contest has the makings of a good battle. The Premier encounter will follow when two grizzled old foes grace the pitch. Caps...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo, Rugby Canada.) THE THRILL OF VICTORY - JOY TO THEIR WORLD CW Premier Women’s match against Bayside was preceded by the good news from New Zealand that the NSWT had defeated France and a subsequent loss by the New Zealand Women to England, put the Canadian Women into #2 ranked...


Vikings Visit Windsor

Vikings Visit Windsor

(Photo, Wendy Norman.) UVic will bring their Norsemen and Viking teams to Windsor today to round out another triple-header. Games will be at 1:00 and 2:30. It will be like homecoming week, with the Norsemen starting five recent U18 "grads." The Vikes will have four CW boys ready as impact...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Nine Try Barrage Unleashed by Hosts A weekend’s plethora of rugby was highlighted by the final match when CW’s Men laid the gauntlet to Westshore by a scoreline of 57 – 12.  This completed the brace of Premier wins over the ‘Shore, following CW Women’s earlier 31 – 26 victory.  The two games...


Only A Tripleheader!

Only A Tripleheader!

CW continues to enjoy the advantages of a home field for the third consecutive week.   10:30 a.m. Premier Women face off against the always difficult, Westshore Valkyries.  Captain, Josie Anzai, is looking for continued upward progress against a well-balanced opposition.  Best of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Every picture tells a story. (Photo - Norm Le Bus) Pride Pedigree Prevails There is not much to say in favor of the home team in a seven try to one loss.  Admittedly there were pockets of resistance between the scores and the second half was a pretty good effort against a “full time”...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A moment's silence for 'Lunk' Wirachowski - R.I.P. What a weekend of rugby! The RWC ¼’s produced everything expected and then some more! A brief opinion point will be offered today. At the House of Windsor – four games – WOW! CW women went down in both of their matches, the Divvies losing to...


GAME ON

GAME ON

The Prelims are over with local rugby and the real deal begins tomorrow at the House of Windsor.  It will be a quadruple-header, starting at 11:15 a.m., when our Div. 2 Women play James Bay.  This will be followed by the Premier Women’s game vs Seattle RFC at 1:00 p.m. Men’s action will follow...


CWRFC - ON THE GROW

CWRFC - ON THE GROW

CW and Oak Bay Council have agreed to recognise the expanded growth of the club and to that end, tomorrow will see a second rugby pitch christened at our Windsor Park location. The Men's Divvies will play James Bay on what was the former soccer pitch, enabling all four senior games to take place...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

U18 Elite Champs. Local Rugby Plays Second Fiddle As the header describes, that was exactly the case as fans watched the All Blacks, Scotland and South Africa flex their muscles at the World Cup, CW U14 Boys and U18 Girls Elite win titles at the Kamloops Sevens, and CW Men’s First Div go...


ONE FOR THE AGES

ONE FOR THE AGES

Johny Sexton leaves the fray.  Credit Rugby World Cup. As predicted, it was a must see!  Ireland placed their strong claim to the Webb Ellis trophy with their victory over RSA last weekend. There will be a couple of other thrillers this weekend when Fiji pushes their claim for the final...


World Cup BIGGIE!

World Cup BIGGIE!

(Pic Credit, AFP) This one goes tomorrow when Ireland (World #1) VS Republic of South Africa (RWC #1), kicks off at noon.  And what a shoot-out it should be! We bring you the latest re viewing.  Vic Pubs assure CW that they will have the game despite it being shown on TSN +, requiring an...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                      AROUND CEEDUBCOACHING SUMMIT A very successful weekend saw some twenty plus club coaches work with Dave Hill, through a curriculum of rugby skills and safe sport. The weekend also saw a successful Introduction to Refereeing Clinic.  Good...


HOME OPENER

HOME OPENER

CWRFC will play host to the visiting Westshore RFC Men's Premier XV tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. This will be the first home game of the season and it had been hoped that this day would see a triple-header.  Unfortunately, for the second consecutive week, the Tricolours have been unable to field a...


Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors

Apologies to our 'regulars' for absence of blogs this week. This old luddite has been unravelling the variences of Windows 11 Vs my former, much more familiar, Windows 10 and some updates with a new hard drive!   CW's Islanders - a collection of young, old and restless took to the pitch...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW, ONE CLUB, ALL AGES; ALL ABILITIES WORDS OF WELCOME – FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK This is my first formal communication since assuming the role of President of Castaway-Wanderers RFC back in April. You can find information about me (yawn) on the web site. I’d rather use this space to...