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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

HOT POTATO - THE HIGH TACKLE Today’s opinion piece is related to the high tackle.  The Laws of the game define a tackle as: “the method of holding a ball carrier and bringing that player to the ground”.  The business of getting to the ground is the real issue.  There has been much...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PREMIER PLAYOFF PUZZLE SOLVED Last outing, the Ravens experienced the agony of defeat on the last play of the game, losing, 32 – 33 to UBC.  On Saturday, they inflicted the same emotion on CW, when on the last play of the game, they accepted a ‘gift’ intercept pass for a 30m scamper under...


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...


Trifecta of Losses

Trifecta of Losses

For the second week in a row, Saturday was not kind to CW!  Our Women dropped a Divvies’ decision, 10 – 56 to UBC and the Prems were paddled, 21 – 67.  Based on these results, 12th of February seems like a long while ago.  This was the date of a 53 – 17 CW victory over the same Thunderbird...


On The Road Again

On The Road Again

No Home games this weekend.  Premier and Divvies Women do battle at UBC, with the Premier result being crucial as the regular season winds down.  UBC trail The Tricolour by  a mere point.  As evidenced last week at Caps, the outcome likely depends on the strength of the travelling team.   On...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

It was a day when the realities of rugby reared their head!  Italy d. Wales, Caps won a pair at Klahanie and the Divvies got a clinic at Windsor Castle.  We will briefly cover the last of these debacles and a note or two about the remainder. Our Premier Women escaped with not much pride intact...


Precursor to Saturday

Precursor to Saturday

CWRFC will be pushed to its very limits this weekend.  Premier Men & Women travel to Vancouver Capilanos, Men & Women Div.1’s will be at Home against Bayside and Men’s Div.3 are on the road to Abbotsford – a full bill!  With three of these five teams atop their Leagues, this Saturday could be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

"Empty chairs and empty tables...." Due to COVID we had to make the tough decision to cancel our much anticipated annual “face to face” Banquet & Auction Fundraiser. But it's not all doom and gloom. In lieu of this event we are coordinating a fun and interactive Online Auction from 29 April...


PREMIER TEAMS ATOP THE TABLES

PREMIER TEAMS ATOP THE TABLES

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

Saturday last saw CW Women’s Prems keep pace with their male counterparts, cross-town action, when they defeated Capilanos 56 – 10. CW Women’s rugby embraced their Alumni Day on Saturday, kicking off against UBC in Div.1 action.  The UBC program is a strong one with Div. 1 players...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Chronicle From The Mac CW’s Divvies set the table with their result in Saturday’s curtain-raiser against rival James Bay.   Led by Harry Elliott’s brace of tries, the boys amassed a mammoth nine try total in their victory, 61 – 7.  This result keeps the Divvies undefeated.  The boys...


ALUMNI SATURDAY

ALUMNI SATURDAY

This weekend marks the CWRFC Women’s program's first ever Alumni Day. With plenty of action scheduled for both teams and members of the BC Champs in 2016 slated to be present, as well as athletes from the 90's team, the occasion promises to be epic! What a legacy to behold. Currently our...


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...


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,...


CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

  CW Women's Rugby have announced their first Alumni Day of their "modern era".  CW had a Premier Women's team back in 1996 when they went to the BC Finals.  Women's rugby was resurrected in 2015 Dividends were reaped the following season when The Tricolours upset Velox RFC for the...


RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

  (Crediit, Mark Bryant - BCRN) By 2:30, the heavens had opened.  As with the pre-game prediction, “inclement weather and home field” were factors.  In my opinion, it was more how the boys wearing White played, fighting for every inch before capitulating, narrowly, 23 – 15. It was...


Triple-Header at Westshore

Triple-Header at Westshore

Finnie on the rampage. Overheard at training last night, from Captain Chiz; “Don’t take this game lightly, Westshore always shows up to play us!”  Truer words could not be said, no matter what the respective records of the Premier teams are to date.  Today we will just touch briefly on the...


Side Bar To Saturday

Side Bar To Saturday

Posted in Giving Back / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Fifteens / Senior Men

  Saturday’s game at Westshore will be for the bragging rights to the Howard Gerwing Shield, along with the more important League points. Today, we bring you a brief glimpse of the late Howard Gerwing.  Howard started his rugby connection with the storied Vancouver KATS RFC, playing in the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                                 $$$ Make A Club Go Round Today we announce the cancellation of our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner.  The Executive have deliberated long and hard before arriving at this decision. Costs are not going down, and money does not grow...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

CW 1st Div. Women Vs Vancouver Scribes – A Rookie Roadie for Some.   It was a rainy day at Vancouver’s Rupert Park where the CW Division 1 Women faced Scribes RFC last Saturday. CW had a strong line-up, directed in the backs by #10, Kassidy Cej, and the forwards under the guidance of Captain,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW VIRU REPS & COACHES   Today’s rugby blog includes bits and pieces from across Canada’s rugby world.  We will start on the Island with our VIRU U19 Girls Selects. Last weekend the VIRU U19 Girls Selects played Fraser Valley. The roster of 24 Island Selects players included nine CW...


Saturday's 'semblings

Saturday's 'semblings

                      Bowd finds another way to beat the defensive line. The day unfolded under a glorious sky, yet a chill, when out of the sun, and no wind factor to speak of.  Fans had barely settled and for this pundit, years of “eyes in the back of the head”, caught Makaroff diving over...