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Saturday's Action

Saturday's Action

Tomorrow sees a full slate of men’s and women’s action.  The Women play UBC at Carnarvon Park, kickoff at 1:00 p.m.  Men play at the House of Windsor, Div. 1 at 12:45 and Premier at 2:30. Lots to love about this weekend! Meralomas have invigorated their resurgence this year with a triad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Pre-Cursor to Saturday This week the Premier Women will face a very good UBC Thunderbird side. The UBC Varsity side stays together and plays as a “club” in the BCRU Premier league whereas their Island counterparts, UVic, close their rugby season after the National Championships where this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A few items of mention today.  We’ll start with weekend recaps. CW Div. 3 Islanders CW 38.  Nanaimo 17 Half time score CW 19. Nanaimo 7 T:Alex Clark, Clayton Daum (2), Steve Rennick, Cam Hayward, Don Swainson. C: Marshall Stove (4) Nanaimo: 3T 1C It was a fast-moving game for both sides...


Not a rugby day?  Not half!

Not a rugby day? Not half!

BARD AT ITS BEST Today was a unique opportunity to support our Platinum club sponsor, Victoria Pub Co., and mine host, Matt McNeill.  The Bard, Times and Penny opened their doors early with a special breakfast and rugby offer.  The rugby offer was to take in the two opening Six Nations...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Yet another scrum decimated. PREMIERS POST A PAIR It was an excellent start for CW rugby in the new Men’s and Women’s Premier League last Saturday. Both squads opened with significant “W’s”. The men’s game opened with CW control as not witnessed by the locals for many a day. The boys led...


SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

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

CW Women’s Rugby is once again fielding two teams.  Thanks to the recruiting from our junior program, and the efforts of Coaches Caitie and Albert, both our Premier and Division 1 sides are looking strong. The Women’s ‘Divvies’ will take on Burnaby Lake RFC at Windsor Park, starting at 12:45...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

SWAG SHOP In response to many requests, today CW is pleased to announce its renewal of our relationship with Team Sales. NEW CW RUGBY SWAG STORE - NOW OPEN! • Deadline for orders: Sunday, February 6th at midnight. • Please make sure to check sizing charts provided in the on-line...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY ON THE HORIZON Sports fans, it is looking like all systems go for next Saturday at Windsor – a triple header.  CW Women will field two teams – Premiers Vs Westshore, 11:15 a.m., Ist Division Vs Burnaby, 12:45 p.m.  Premier Men will play Burnaby at 2:30 p.m. We can give a hint of a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

WHATEVER WORKS! Thanks to everyone who spread the word about our Christmas Tree Recycling Fundraiser - it was a great success! We provided community service while having fun raising funds for our growing CW Rugby programs. Thanks to those of you who dropped off your Christmas trees and...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community

BECOME A CHAMP! BUY A RUGBY BALL! • Cost: $38 *cash only*• Available (while supplies last):          o Size 3 (for players up to age 10)                  o Size 4 (for players 10-14 years of age)                          o Size 5 (for all players over 14 years of age)     • When: Sat,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Every New Year brings with it hopes, aspirations and renewal. Despite the recent acceleration of the Omicron strand, the mood around Ceedub in terms of rugby is upbeat.  Men's training starts with considerable optimism, under strict protocols tomorrow and the women kick off...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Victoria BC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

Today's Honouree, Karen Paquin. In the recent President's message, there was much to celebrate.  One item that has slipped under the radar is for the CW Faithful to celebrate an honour bestowed on past player, Karen Paquin, named to the 2021 World Rugby Women's Dream XV. 'Paquers' had...


'Twas Two Nights After Christmas

'Twas Two Nights After Christmas

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

And we announce..... Not to rush matters, for this year more so than any other, we need to keep the joys of Christmas in our homes for as long as possible! CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING WHEN YOU ARE READY! Monday, December 27.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 31.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Platinum Sponsor - Victoria Pub Co., Penny Farthing Pub)  SEASON'S GREETINGS A Message from The President.                                                               (The Hill-Huse family.)Dear CW Community,As 2021 draws to a close I want to take the opportunity to reflect on...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The U16 Girls defeated Comox Valley in their Final on Sunday.  This was a very strong team, and the outcome was a little one-sided.  Nevertheless, well done, Comox. CW concluded a very good season, capably coached, and managed by Shane Muldrew, Koji Zolbrod and Jeff Hayes.   The...


Reviewing the Season

Reviewing the Season

  Yesterday whilst gathered at Crappy’s Corner to raise a celebratory toast to the life of Ivor Hughes, a group of coaches of the Junior Men’s Age Grade program was espied.  The chaps were reviewing the season and progress of their teams.  I received this summary for posting to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                            TWO CUP GAMES DECIDED IN COWICHAN Winter weather conditions were evident as players wended their way north, one group of players and supporters being delayed by a four-vehicle accident at the summit!  Regardless, the show went on.A very young and inexperienced...


Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

CW Div. 2 Men now fondly known as The Divvies, will travel to Herd Road tomorrow to cheer on our Ladies and then dress for battle against Cowichan Men for the right to hoist the Times Cup, symbol of Island Div 2 supremacy. The Divvies had earned home-field 'advantage' with an undefeated season...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SAFE SPORT Today we draw attention to the completion of work done on a project initiated by the Coaching Association of Canada and adopted by Rugby Canada and the B.C.R.U.  Club Directors, Olly Winsor (player, coach, and teacher by profession) and Dave Hill (National Coaching Program,...


Barnard on the Shelf

Barnard on the Shelf

(Photo, Wendy Norman) After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid, the Barnard Cup was revisited this Fall season. Saturday last saw some of the wettest and most miserable conditions for some time but credit to Brent Johnson and some leniency from Oak Bay Municipality, the games took place, albeit...


Venue Change

Venue Change

2nd. Div., 1:00 p.m. today. Moved to Carnarvon...


BATTLE FOR BARNARD

BATTLE FOR BARNARD

Last meeting, Sawyer smuggling! In what has been a very topsy-turvy ‘season’ Westshore and CW come to battle tomorrow for the Barnard Cup, symbol of Island men’s rugby supremacy.  No club has fielded full-strength sides to date and with Coastal Cup play completed, one can imagine the...


MVP

MVP

Posted in Game Reports / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Former CW 'grad', - Minis to Majors, Jonas Robinson, was selected as the MVP in UVic's opener yesterday.  The Vikes gave a one-sided walloping to Dalhousie at the University Nationals.  Other CW types - Nick Carson and Benny Newhook featured prominently.  Bouquets to Queens Uni UTube downstream...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARNARD CUP CW won this title in 2019 and will look to repeat when they take on Westshore at Windsor, this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  This site will have more news about selections on Friday, ftm just book it!  The main game will be preceeded by a Divvies 'curtain-raiser' at 1:00 between the same...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

CANADA THREATEN AGAIN   SHOUT OUT to Canada's NSWT who defeated Wales 24 - 7 on the weekend.  This was an outstanding result given the fact they had to play with 14 players for a long portion of the match.  The ladies now go back to giving more of their time for further preparations for...