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CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

CW Age Grade Shine at Sevens

Coach Denver & his U16 Boys - 1st Place ONE WEEK AGO Last weekend the Vancouver Sevens was preceded by Sevens competition for U15, U16 and U18 boys and girls on Thursday & Friday. Thirty teams from as far afield as Edmonton, Washington and Nova Scotia participated! South Island – VI Tide...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

SAVE  OR   $ELL? This night last week saw a midweek Think Tank take place, offering thoughts regarding the future of Discovery Sports Club, our rugby club’s adorned, never to be replicated and shared, ‘Spiritual Home’. The physical configuration centers around its iconic bar, compliments of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo - Rugby Canada) VANCOUVER SEVENS- WEEKEND WARRIORS CWRFC congratulates Caroline, Sophie and all of their team mates on their ‘underdog victory’ in the bronze medal match yesterday, defeating Australia by a score of 19 – 14. Earlier, they had squeaked by the USA, 12 - 10 in...


M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT

  An astute follower of our site made reference to the fact that Lockie Kratz's name had been omitted to follow at the Sevens this weekend.  Unfortunately, for Lockie and a couple of other teammates, they suffered serious injuries at the last tournament in Perth.  Lockie's knee was...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

CHEER FOR ME! This weekend's Sevens in Vancouver, the ninth IRB version at BC PLACE will have good television coverage........ Saturday February 24 TSN4 11:20am-3:00pm PT / 2:20-6:00pm ET Pool play matches, including Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team vs Spain (11:43am PT / 2:43pm ET)...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WINNER OF LUCKY DRAW FOR SEVENS TIX Congratulations to Fay Vintcent who won tickets to the Vancouver Sevens this weekend after purchasing a table of ten for our upcoming Fun(d)raiser on May 10th. If you missed the lucky draw, don't miss the event! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE The event will have...


MIDTOWN VICTORIA - OFFICE SPACE IN HERITAGE BUILDING

MIDTOWN VICTORIA - OFFICE SPACE IN HERITAGE BUILDING

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

Commercial space for rent on the second floor of a heritage house, minutes from the heart of downtown. The second floor consists of four private commercial spaces, a shared two-piece bathroom and a shared common area which is used as a waiting room/lunchroom. The second floor is only accessible...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

JUST ADDED TO THE AUCTION BLOCK Smelt Bay Beach House, Cortes Island. Up to eight people for a four night stay. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms FIVE STAR vacay.  This is a deluxe auction item and a great one for a “team bid”.  CW has 339 youth and mini players registered; this would be an ideal...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GOT YOUR TICKET?   HERE  MARCH 9, 6:00 p.m. UNION CLUB ISLAND ITEMS ON THE BLOCK                                                                 (Photo - Blake Barrington) Butchart Gardens VIP Extravaganza. Four VIP tickets with reserve seating to the Fireworks. Gourmet picnic...


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...


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...


ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

TICKET PURCHASE TODAY & TOMORROW GIVES ENTRY FOR SEVENS TICKET DRAW GET YOUR TICKET HERE CW ANNUAL DINNER & FUNDRAISER ANGLER’S DREAM TRIP FOR TWO - Langara Fishing Lodge 4-day trip to Langara for two with airfare, accommodations, meals, private guided 20’ boat every day and care...


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...


CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Women

As rugby fever kicks off again, the Castaway Wanderers Women’s teams are set to embark on a thrilling journey as they continue into the 2024 season. Both the Premier and Division 2 women's teams are preparing hard for an action-packed encounter this Saturday. The Premier Women will be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

READY TO RUMBLE - ONE...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Plotting the “Second Half”. CW’s men have been hard at it, preparing to cause a few surprises in the “second half”. The mood has been upbeat as the men move into Islander action on Saturday, January 27th against Nanaimo Hornets at Windsor, to be followed by a controlled scrimmage against...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Photo credit, The Times, December, 2023.) And Some That Is Not So Good! Wow, body cameras on junior soccer referees!  What’s next? I draw reference today to some further Christmas reading of another interesting article by former England International, Stuart Barnes, in The Times, (Dec....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

All That Is Good About the Game Last week the writer had the privilege of attending the club’s second Annual Junior Awards Banquet.  The event was attended by some 150 players and their parents. CW Junior Boys & Girls have just completed a most rewarding and successful season and it was a time...


NEXT ON THE DOCKET

NEXT ON THE DOCKET

CW's Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction    When: Saturday, Mar 9th. Bar opens at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm.   Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon St.    Who: CW Community (19 years of age and older). Tickets: $150 per person; $280 per couple; $1350 per table of 10 people....


INNOVATORS IN RUGBY

INNOVATORS IN RUGBY

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / News / Juniors / Refereeing

  Coach Hyde-Lay stands adjacent to the renowned and recently deceased, Kevin (“Lunk”) Wirachowski’s Scrum Master. Lunk was a creative engineer and analyst of the rugby scrum. Today’s blog is all about another creative inventor. The story has interesting and tragic components to it,...


 Sale Schellshot!

Sale Schellshot!

  Canadian Women continue to stay in the news in the UK club rugby scene. This week it was Julia Schell and Sophie de Goede. Sophie continues to be a “T(ry) – A – G(ame)” player, scoring another tally and setting one up with a skillful offload. Soph was again in the team-of-the-week All...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Ollie scores! Rugby Reflection – A Bird’s Eye View! Received one comment about a recent blog re MLR being arguably stronger with a new Miami franchise and a relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles franchise, and the loss of the lone Canadian Toronto Arrows franchise.  The point I should...


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. ...