Men's Second Div

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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

“We Are the Champions” Three teams representing the club at the BC Finals left Victoria early yesterday morning to test themselves against the best of the mainland. Can the reader imagine fifteen-year-old boys having to drag themselves out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to ride for two hours to play 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

Old Foes Renew U14 Rivalry It was one year ago as U13’s that Caps took CW to two overtime periods at Klahanie before the Tricolours scored the winning points. Today’s game picked up where that action left off.  CW opened the scoring early when Thomas Gould broke for a bruising fifty-metre run...


NSMT in the Win Column

NSMT in the Win Column

Robbie 'The Ice Man' Povie led the Nats with eleven points in their victory over Brazil, 31 - 14, mid-week. Former CW Junior and Saskatchewan lad, Matt Klimchuk had good minutes starting at #6 and Jo Jo 'Mercury' Morrah notched a tally.  Good contribution from former Tricolours.  Where the heck...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA WOMEN COME UP TRUMPS Led by Captain, Sophie de Goede in every aspect of play, Canada defeated Italy with a bonus point 22 – 12 victory on the weekend in RWC action. Tuttosi led the way again with her brace to top the Try Scorers list with five.  Sophie’s hands displayed her...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CLOSER … BUT, Still A Bagel! CW Men played three games on Saturday, resulting in two losses and a tie.  The Third Div., Islanders were at UVic to take on Shane Muldrew’s, very fit Saxons squad.  Although it was a competitive first half, the final score was a lot to a few.  Despite this...


Will They Break The Bagel?

Will They Break The Bagel?

Tomorrow CW Men will field sixty-seven players in three games.  Action starts with the Islanders at UVic Vs Saxons at 11:00 a.m.  Divvies open action Vs Westshore in the curtain-raiser at 1:00 at the House of Windsor, with the main game kicking off at 2:30.  Wow, 67 strong, including two sets...


A Tough Day At The Office

A Tough Day At The Office

M-o-M, Steve Pyke, breaks out. There was plenty of scoring, but Saturday was a tough day for the hosts.  The curtain-raiser to the curtain-raiser saw the Comox Kickers take the laurels.  It was great to see Comox with a full roster, a sign of health of the code in the Upper Island.  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...


A Lot on the Line

A Lot on the Line

The House of Windsor will witness three hard matches tomorrow.  First up, we welcome after a long lapse, Kats RFC.  Who can remember the last time, no doubt, Vs the Wanderers, yonks ago.  CW’s Islanders, with a win, could assure home field advantage for the Playoffs in Div.3.  K.O....


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,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Olly and Louise, Johnny Shepherd Award   Awards and Other Things On Saturday last, CW Rugby celebrated the season to date by recognizing those players who either by their coaches or their peers, were adjudged recipients of various Club Perpetual Awards.  The “season” such as it has...


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...


Story Lines A-Plenty

Story Lines A-Plenty

Tomorrow will be a classic matchup with what appears to be the two best Premier teams on the Island, with the Hosts, so far, putting down some serious challenges to what is the best on the Mainland.  The Gerwing Shield is also at stake. It was first played for in September, 2019.  On that date,...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NORSEMEN FACE SEVERE TEST Noting that UVic will field two teams next Saturday, in both Coastal Cup and Barnard Cup, it is not their first rodeo in this spot, however, we have to go back fifty years before the precedent was set when UVic had both a Viking and Norseman team in the 1st...


CW Thanks Past President

CW Thanks Past President

This past week saw the second Zoom AGM the club has held.  Some 49 participants took in proceedings as a new Board was elected.  It was an occasion when President, Dave Crossley announced his resignation from the position.  As well, Treasurer, Jason Lewis also declared closure to his term...


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...


AWAY FROM HOME

AWAY FROM HOME

  Today we feature the Cowichan RFC logo with respect and thanks. Despite registering just a lone win so far this season in Premier play, tomorrow’s opposition, Nanaimo Hornets will provide stellar opposition for CW’s men at Herd Rd. In the true spirit of rugby, the Piggies have made...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Chiz at the mine face. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Regardless of the weather, it was a good day for CW visiting the Hub City on Saturday. The venture opened with a men’s “Third Div.” exhibition between the two clubs. Despite being short of two full fifteen a-sides, the clubs mixed and...


Eight Try Shellacking!

Eight Try Shellacking!

The writer's M-o-M, Tomas Eton, proves hard to pull down.  (Credit- Wendy Norman) Despite CW being the first and last on the score board, there was a deluge of a torrent of eight James Bay tries across the line in between! The header describes the day.   It was very difficult to follow up...


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...


Saturday Scorelines

Saturday Scorelines

Bam Bam Bradley forces the issue against The Birds! Women's Premier Vs Comox (A); 30 - 43 Men's Islanders Vs Comox (H); 31 - 31 Men's Premier Reserves Vs UBC (A); 23 - 29 Men's Premier Vs UBC (A); 17 - 29 Looks like a weekend of "close but no...