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And Now For The Rest Of The Story!

And Now For The Rest Of The Story!

CW FUNDRAISER A few other aspects to the night to heighten the bang for your buck!     Late-breaking news. Sophie de Goede, Canada's Women World Cup team Captain, will be joining us for the dinner and will have a few comments about the World Cup and her Captaincy experiences. She will also...


BUCKET LIST GALORE

BUCKET LIST GALORE

CW's Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction Tickets sales have been brisk! A big thank you to all who have committed to attending. If you still need a ticket or want to sponsor a CW player to attend, please do so ASAP. Seats are available but selling fast! The Live Auction portion of the night...


You're Only As Good As Your Last Game

You're Only As Good As Your Last Game

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Men

Today we offer a mid-season reflection of men's progress.  It is interesting watching this interview and hearing 'around the Park', "we can do better"!  There will be plenty of opportunity to prove this line starting with a game against Westshore next Saturday, thence across the pond Vs...


ADDENDUM - IN MEMORIAM - DERWEN PHILLIPS

ADDENDUM - IN MEMORIAM - DERWEN PHILLIPS

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

Further to yesterday's Vale, an old FRF team mate of Derwen's spotted the post and dropped the editor a further note and photos, capturing the man in full regale and top form, which is deemed well worthy of posting! "Derwen was passionate about rugby, a sport he considered a part of his...


VALE

VALE

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

DERWEN PHILLIPS The name Derwen is a Welsh one. If ever an individual was given an appropriate name it was Derwen since the name means OAK TREE. And as was his name, he was solid, dependable and rooted in the most worthy of family and community values on and off the field. His playing days...


WOMENS WEEKEND RESULTS

WOMENS WEEKEND RESULTS

Today, we bring readers this belated report with apologies to reporter, Francesca Fraser for technological hiccups! The Women’s Div.1 team faced a tough opponent this past weekend, losing to Cowichan Rugby Club. Cowichan brought their best (including 3 Nationally capped players), but despite...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(photo - Craig Thornber) SPLIT RESULTS AT HOME CW Men’s rugby had a successful continuance in the win column last Saturday.  The men’s Premier Reserves bested Cowichan by a handy, 38 – 5 score.  Captain, Kyle Hohert, led the parade with a hat trick and singles were added by Gabe Smith,...


A Full Dance Card

A Full Dance Card

This Saturday CW will have four senior teams involved in action.  Games will start at either Windsor or Carnarvon, (weather dependant) with Women’s Div.1 action against Cowichan RFC.  This match will kick off at 11:00 a.m. Last week, the Div 1 team lost to a talented Bayside side but...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

(Free image, credit to deposititphotos ) Happy Birthday To Us February is the occasion of cwrugby.com's tenth birthday, and it is most fitting to recognize Charlie ("Duck") MacLachlan. 'Duck' is a former Wanderer and National team player and for the first five years, hosted this site, as...


Put Yourself In This Picture

Put Yourself In This Picture

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

Fun(d)raiser Auction Item - all inclusive, 4-day trip for two to Langara Lodge (Haida Gwai) Heading out for the early bite. For 35 years, Langara Fishing Adventures has built its reputation on providing the greatest fishing and wildlife adventures in the world. At Langara Fishing...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Ceedub Takes a Double Photo credit - John Richardsom Images A good crowd assembled at the House to view the always entertaining action between these two clubs on Saturday. Predicted inclement weather did not eventuate and temperatures were balmy. CW Divvies opened on the front foot....


The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

Brennig “faces” an allowable tackle – back in the day! Saturday, Men's Prems @ the House of Windsor. UVic 3 – 1, CW 1 – 3. Today’s pre-game missive will take some long-time followers back to 2014 when a CW U18 team, featuring this Saturday’s Premier players; Gavin Kratz, Nick Carson,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD Karl Klashinsky - aka, Klash Karl. If you will, in this interview we will address you as Klash, rather than KK, another long-serving, Victoria rugby type! CW: Klash it has been some time since our website has run this feature.  Watching you, filming every...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Riley snags one at The Mac MEN BREAK BAGEL It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day………… The “second half” of the season opened last Saturday with three CW teams in action. The men’s 3rd Div. Islanders visited the Brit Lions in Vancouver.  A club that merged from Ex Brits and Red Lions, some...


BCRU STANDINGS AT THE HALF

BCRU STANDINGS AT THE HALF

CW embarks on their "second half" campaign this Saturday when Meralomas visit Windsor to compete against our Women's Div. 1 team.  Kickoff will be at 11:15 a.m. The women finished the fall season on a strong note, with a convincing win over Nanaimo to secure the Island Women’s Fall...


And You Dance Card Is.......

And You Dance Card Is.......

Mark your calendars. Fans will note the absence of home games for senior men, and this season the club will have to cross the Rubicon a couple of times to face Caps and UBC, already having travelled to play Ravens, somewhat a repeat of last season's scheduling. Scheduling seems to this pundit to...


CW PAST & PRESENT

CW PAST & PRESENT

Jimmy Grier, the perfect person to meld the Wanderers and the Castaways, was CW's first President. Pictured here, he tells the tale.  CW LEGENDS NIGHT Last Friday a gathering of Castaway and Wanderers ex-players gathered at The Temple to meet new and returning players of our men’s teams and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Fundraiser & Dinner is Back When: Saturday, Feb 25th. Bar opens at 6:00pm. Dinner at 7:00pm. Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon St. Who: CW Community & Friends (19 years of age and older). Tickets: $150 per person; $280 per couple; $1350 per table of 10 people.   How to...


Hey ho, hey ho .......

Hey ho, hey ho .......

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

It's off to work we go ..... For those who were not quite ready to let their Christmas trees go or had good intentions last weekend but now have more pine needles on the floor than limbs on the tree - not to worry! Our CW volunteers and Bartlett Tree Experts will be at Windsor Park one last...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

STACK 'EM UP!   Seems like the chipping service provided has had a great response to date.  With the Festive Season finally coming to an end, we remind supporters that the service will be available again this weekend, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Rose Garden, Windsor Park. Not much else...


Whatever Works!!

Whatever Works!!

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

  With the good will of sponsor, Bartlett Tree Service, CWRFC will once again offer a tree-chipping service for all residents of the Oak Bay and surrounding area.  What the heck, if you have friends across town, tell them as well.  This has become an annual service for many years and has...


Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

“Q & A” WITH CAPTAIN CANADA – SOPHIE DE GOEDE. We had hoped to catch up with Sophie prior to RWC however, we could not have conceived the obligations that were on her shoulders at that time. We have reached out again, for some reflections. We need to preface our questions with the fact...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

CASTAWAY WANDERERS OFFERS BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE FOR THE                                                    CHRISTMAS SEASON GREETINGS FROM OUR SPONSORS PRESIDENT'S ELITE LEVEL    PLATINUM LEVEL            GOLD LEVEL             ...


'Tis The Season....

'Tis The Season....

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

Yesterday afternoon saw a gathering of some of Rugby’s best at the Temple for "Guido's Christmas Lunch".  Sponsored by Guido Danger with tons of support work by Ed Knaggs and Ian “4 Try” Jones ….the return to a sit down lunch was well attended.  Consistent with tradition, each person present...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain Canada, Sophie de Goede, presents Winners medals to CW U14’s. JUNIORS PROVIDE A MIXED BAG Last Sunday there were fireworks aplenty at The House.  The U14 Boys had a one-sided win over Comox Rapids.  A good effort on the Rapids part, punching in a couple against this very strong...