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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WESTSHORE CAPITALIZE   Last Saturday, Westshore Valkyries defeated CW in Premier League, semi-final action.  CW women opened the scoring when Rookie-of-the-Year, Bronwyn Zodichi drove hard for the line after a good build-up.  Westshore was quick to respond to a CW error and later scored a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  PREMS PUSH FOR PLAYOFF POSITIONS Both teams are on the road this Saturday, the women facing Capilanos who have a five-point lead in the league over the visitors; however, CW has a game in hand.  Caps are an old nemesis for Ceedub.  CW has a superior defensive record going into this...


A MID-SEASON REPORT CARD

CW brings D-o-R, Ken Goodland's reflections on the season to date. Game reports from the weekend will follow in Monday's Musings but much of what Ken reports here was manifested when over 100 men and women travelled to Vancouver to do battle on Saturday. Go, you good things!   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. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW KIDS KICKING KLINIC Last Sunday CW offered an “Introduction to Kicking Clinic” to local clubs Mini and Junior players. Overheard at the start of the day, “I’m a prop, why do I need to know about kicking!” It was an incredible morning at CW rugby seeing so many kids from the Junior...


PROOF OF THE PUDDING

PROOF OF THE PUDDING

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Juniors / Girls Rugby / Boys Rugby

Captain Canada, Sophie deGoede............FROM THE GRASS ROOTS Lockie Kratz Caroline Crossley Jack Carson Robinson, N.Carson, L.Kratz, White, G.Kratz, Newhook Sophie de Goede & Jack Carson, circa 2002/3. ADDENDUM - Luke McClosky, Mike Fualefau, Brennig...


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

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”...


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...


TRY RUGBY

TRY RUGBY

10:30 a.m., SATURDAY, 16. Potscript to yesterday's Musings - a solid win for Italy over Namibia @...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

To Be Envious Of It has always been an interesting issue to discuss, that being Seattle RFC’s inclusion in the BC Premier league!  Coming up is the Annual Can Am 7’s Tournament on July 8th.  This year’s host is Chuckanut Bay RFC on their amazing facility – the 17.5 acre, deWilde Fields, the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A Web Hiatus The Ruggernut, party of two, has just returned from completing a three-week trip across our marvellous country by train – a true bucket-list epic.  During that time rugby, from a Canadian and local perspective has been far from dull!   Firstly, our Men’s VII’s have qualified for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

James Bay Minis protect the ball. Today we are full of Juniors news. CW Minis hosted the Island Spring Jamboree last Sunday. It was a great turnout and there were many smiles all around. Thank you to the volunteers who stepped up to make this morning a success. These club events can’t...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Fun Day at The House.  CW wishes to thank Nanaimo Hornets for coming down for an exhibition stint on Saturday last.  Our boys were able to give a group of Islanders a run and the Visitors managed a thirty something to twenty something win.  Players then retired to The Penny for post...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Back On The Field Today, we have a teaser to the weekend’s games.  More details regarding the selections will follow.  Meanwhile, as conditions chill, CW’s teams prepare to meet crosstown rival, Westshore RFC on Saturday. It will be a BIG day!  The Div.1 Women will play Abbotsford at Windsor...


NSMT

NSMT

Canada's National Senior Men's Team Sevens goes into action tomorrow against Argentina, Ireland and Kenya at the Hong Kong Sevens.  Hong Kong is a bucket list for Sevens enthusiasts.  Canada will feature three players who have a strong CW connection.  Josiah ('Mercury') Morra, who could almost...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Beginning of the End!(Photo credit BCRN Twitter feed.)Westshore’s Otieno beats the last defender as he makes his way to the line for the winning try. “Oh – for” a win!  CW Men’s Prems went “oh-for” four at Juan de Fuca on Saturday.  The Prem Reserves also went down heavily for a second...


REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

CW is pleased to announce that REGISTRATION for the coming season is up and running.  Age Grade returnees will note that divisions for this season are U14, U16, U18/19.   Junior Coaches Update Meeting – Wed., 31st August, Windsor Park Pavilion Boys and Girls Youth Camp Day – Sat.,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Photo credit - Rugby Canada. BORN TO LEAD CW is ever so proud to recognise today, its role in the rugby ‘upbringing’ of Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede.  In the same vein, we appreciate Soph’s recognition of her “club” in all her promos and press.  Sophie was awarded W-o-M in last...


Saturday Rugby

Saturday Rugby

Not quite as exciting as this time last week, however, there will be rugby tomorrow at Shawnigan Lake School, kickoff, 2:00 p.m.  The US Raptors will play forty minutes against a VIRU "U25" team and forty minutes against a VRU "U25" team and the Island will play the Mainland in a thirty...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Recognizing Their Roots Post, Postscript To Sevens ** The pictured threesome all started their club rugby with CW, Prevost and Kratz as Minis, and Ngongo at Age Grade. ** Recently had this fascinating hypothetical. Just who would scoop the purse and win the crown of "7's Fastest Man"? ...


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...