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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW CONNECTS WITH COMMUNITY One of yesterday’s Hallowe’en Highlights took place in the Oak Bay village when the Ave was shut down, Police and Fire took over with a Funday and all businesses handed out treats to the kids in the hood. CW took the opportunity to link with our Platinum sponsor,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Nine Try Barrage Unleashed by Hosts A weekend’s plethora of rugby was highlighted by the final match when CW’s Men laid the gauntlet to Westshore by a scoreline of 57 – 12.  This completed the brace of Premier wins over the ‘Shore, following CW Women’s earlier 31 – 26 victory.  The two games...


Only A Tripleheader!

Only A Tripleheader!

CW continues to enjoy the advantages of a home field for the third consecutive week.   10:30 a.m. Premier Women face off against the always difficult, Westshore Valkyries.  Captain, Josie Anzai, is looking for continued upward progress against a well-balanced opposition.  Best of...


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”...


Another Quadruple at Home

Another Quadruple at Home

(Credit John Richardson Images) The last time the Pride & CW Senior Men Premier met, it was a close three-point win to the hosts in a very tense encounter.  No points in the first forty and a Gareth Sandner penalty was the difference. This time, the Pride comes in with an undefeated record....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Perhaps ALL tackles at ALL levels should be below the sternum? That certainly would reduce TMO time! REGISTRATION EXAGGERATION! Today the writer apologizes for an error on this data in the previous post. The actual figure is 425, not the 540 reported.  it was a data misread! U12 Boys...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A moment's silence for 'Lunk' Wirachowski - R.I.P. What a weekend of rugby! The RWC ¼’s produced everything expected and then some more! A brief opinion point will be offered today. At the House of Windsor – four games – WOW! CW women went down in both of their matches, the Divvies losing to...


GAME ON

GAME ON

The Prelims are over with local rugby and the real deal begins tomorrow at the House of Windsor.  It will be a quadruple-header, starting at 11:15 a.m., when our Div. 2 Women play James Bay.  This will be followed by the Premier Women’s game vs Seattle RFC at 1:00 p.m. Men’s action will follow...


CWRFC - ON THE GROW

CWRFC - ON THE GROW

CW and Oak Bay Council have agreed to recognise the expanded growth of the club and to that end, tomorrow will see a second rugby pitch christened at our Windsor Park location. The Men's Divvies will play James Bay on what was the former soccer pitch, enabling all four senior games to take place...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Man/Woman-In-The -Middle With the RWC being front and centre in the eyes and mind of every rugby fan world-wide, at the present time, so too is the man (in this case) who carries the whistle. Officiating the game of rugby has become increasingly challenging since the advent of professionalism...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / RWC / News / Boys U14

CW U14 Boys – Winners Kamloops Sevens   RWC Playoffs & Final Monday’s editorial article relating to TSN dropping several RWC matches from regular scheduling and replacing them to TSN+ has produced much ire from fans and plenty of letters have gone TSN’s way! So far, it appears that they have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

U18 Elite Champs. Local Rugby Plays Second Fiddle As the header describes, that was exactly the case as fans watched the All Blacks, Scotland and South Africa flex their muscles at the World Cup, CW U14 Boys and U18 Girls Elite win titles at the Kamloops Sevens, and CW Men’s First Div go...


ONE FOR THE AGES

ONE FOR THE AGES

Johny Sexton leaves the fray.  Credit Rugby World Cup. As predicted, it was a must see!  Ireland placed their strong claim to the Webb Ellis trophy with their victory over RSA last weekend. There will be a couple of other thrillers this weekend when Fiji pushes their claim for the final...


World Cup BIGGIE!

World Cup BIGGIE!

(Pic Credit, AFP) This one goes tomorrow when Ireland (World #1) VS Republic of South Africa (RWC #1), kicks off at noon.  And what a shoot-out it should be! We bring you the latest re viewing.  Vic Pubs assure CW that they will have the game despite it being shown on TSN +, requiring an...


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 @...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Photo credit - Dimitardilkoff, Getty Images. ALLEZ, LES BLEUS! On the BIG stages at the Rugby World Cup, it was France, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Japan and Wales, all looking pretty sharp in their opening victories at RWC. One must give honorable mention to Fiji, playing “their brand”...


RUGBY GALORE

RUGBY GALORE

Famine to Feast.  A BIG weekend upcoming with hosts, France and co-favorites, Vs NZ All Blacks at RWC Opener in Paris. On Vancouver Island, the opener for the BCRU Premier League with CW visiting James Bay. Let’s start with the BIG SHOW where the bookies have France and NZ at 3/1; South Africa...


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

SEVENS HEAVEN Also from last weekend…. Last weekend BCRU hosted two PRC 7’s Tournaments in conjunction with the RAN 7’s – Girl’s U15 & Boy’s U17.  We have some news form the boy’s manager.  VIRU TIDE lost one match in the Round Robin to Vancouver South and faced them again, later in the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

In His Dreams!  Johno With Bill. Plenty of rugby news today, following the weekend’s Paris Olympics Qualifiers at Starlight Stadium. Let’s start with some old news.  Canada’s Men were unsuccessful in their second match against Tonga, losing 36 – 12.  Not sure that Rugby Canada can put any...


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...



Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

(Photo credit - Rugby Canada) Three points in eighty minutes is hardly a testament for hope!  That was the way it was when the NSMT met Tonga on the Island Nation and succumbed 3 -25 last week.  The two tangle again on Tuesday.  No mention of Izzy Folau suiting up.   Not much has...