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VALE - KANE STRAITH

VALE - KANE STRAITH

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

CW wishes to offer our deepest sympathy to the Straith family having learned of the recent passing of Kane after a courageous battle with illness.  Kane was a “late bloomer” to rugby, having excelled at soccer, basketball and a variety of other sports in High School.  He had been introduced to...


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...


OLYMPIANS

OLYMPIANS

Last week Rugby Canada announced its selection for Men’s & Women’s Sevens teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  CW congratulations to all who have been selected.  We are especially proud of those who have had a strong affiliation with our club and who have worn the Tricolour jersey on...


ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT

A couple of the local wags have reminded The Ruggernut that it was just seven years ago when Lucas Albornoz arrived from Argentina on CW’s doorstep.  Lucas put in a season with the Tricolours before relocating to Burnaby and the rest as they say, “is history”.  Congratulations and good...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Lockie Kratz gives a youthful, "don't argue"! CANADA NSMT TO UK in JULY NSMT Coach, Kingsley Jones, recently announced his 32 with two spots to be filled, for the two matches in the UK, July 3 Vs Wales at Cardiff and July, 10 Vs England at Twickers.  It is a fairly “young” side which...


CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW has selected a new Director of Rugby to replace Scott Manning.  It seems almost unfair that just when the club had come to grips with finding a way to appoint Scott as Director of Rugby, a rather unique role so far as B.C. clubs are concerned, that the rug is pulled however, the guidelines...


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...


UVIC Gains; CW Gives!

UVIC Gains; CW Gives!

It is with a tremendous sense of loss, yet pride, that the CW Tricolours today congratulate Coach Scott Manning who has been announced as the Head Coach of the UVic Vikes Rugby Program.  Scott was appointed Coach of CW Rugby some five seasons back when he was completing his Masters of Education...


A DECADE OF DROUGHT

A DECADE OF DROUGHT

Rt. to lt.  Starters - Goodland, O’Toole, Weingart (C.), Walsh, Williams, MacSween, Daume, Gilmour, Gay, Franklin, Buckley P., Thompson C., Scholz, Buckley M., Hearn Bench – Racine L., Monro, Morris, Ilnicki R., Mallory, Hodge, Cordle, Crawford, Pope.   It has been ten years to the day since...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Credit - Victoria Times Colonist) Doug Tate and Rick Farally announced their “second” retirement from coaching rugby at UVic last week.  They retired at the end of the 2019 season, then came Covid!  They agreed to stay on in an interim measure to ensure recruiting would occur and current...


Kratz Inks Contract

Kratz Inks Contract

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

Further to last Wednesday’s post about CW players in the MLR, comes the news that Lockie Kratz has signed with Nola Gold.  Lachlan’s body of work includes many honours packed into his rugby achievements to date in his young rugby career.  CW has a unique tie of sorts with Nola.  Our “own”,...


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...


Director of Rugby - UPDATE

Director of Rugby - UPDATE

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

A SATURDAY RUGBY FIX - D-o-R Meets the Prez! Today’s effort at weekend rugby comes in the form of a video of a meeting between Club President, Dave Crossley and newly appointed Director of Rugby, Scott Manning.  Scott has been at work at his new “part-time” position now for some one hundred...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Rugby U7 Rookie, Hudson, shares his joy at starting the game!   Six weeks have passed since our last posting and we continue to slog through Covid times.  However, today, it is a glimmer of bright news that is passed to the many ‘starved’ CW fans.  Having heard pronouncements regarding...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

EXCITING NEWS - REGISTRATION RE-RUN REGISTRATION FOR CW PROGRAMS   Online registration for the 2020/2021 Winter/Spring Non-Contact Season is now open.  There are two categories; (i) UPGRADE (ii) NEW REGISTRATION Due to current Provincial Health Office Orders CW Rugby is NOT able to...


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 Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING Drop Off Area - Rose Garden, Currie Rd (Windsor Park).  Oak Bay. CWRugby, along with Bartlett Tree Services brings this convenient service to all club supporters, friends and the neighbourhood, as of New Year's Day. JAN., 1st - 10:00 - 4:00.         JAN., 2nd...


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...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Coach Manning reflects on the “first half” of the season. Castaway Wanderers Coach Scott Manning, Saturday November 28, 2020 at Windsor Park looking over a group of 30 CW Men having a final training session with touch.   (And now some reflections from The Sage on the Sidelines).  “Since...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Girls Rugby / Community

2020/21 EXECUTIVE CW is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the season, following the recent Virtual AGM - "attended" by some 40 virtual viewers! PRESIDENT - Dave ("Bing") Crossley. Dave is a well-known former player, having worn the colors of UVic, Oak Bay Wanderers and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / NSMT

Remembrance Day - The Fragility of Freedom The Menin Gate - Ypres, Belgium.  There are 6,983 Canadian names engraved on this memorial, amongst 50,000 others from the British Empire who disappeared without trace in defence of the Ypres Salient in WW1.  We leave you with thoughts from...