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Three On The Docket At MacDonald

Three On The Docket At MacDonald

Late-breaking….. CW Women will field a team on the road to Comox tomorrow.  The Men’s Islanders, slated for the same venue has resulted in an embarrassing CW forfeiture.  For the first two home games, CW has managed three teams on the same day however, it appears that this weekend the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSWT Rugby League World Cup CW congratulates, Maddy Adberg on her selection to this November event.  We do not hear too much about rugby league for women in Canada so can make no comment.  This is not the first RWC for the Leagies – CW’s Karen Paquin, Gabby Senft, Mandy Marchuk, and Olivia...


NATIONAL TO  LOCAL

NATIONAL TO LOCAL

Weekend news starts today with a hearty congratulations to ALL players selected to the NSWT’s XV’s – off to challenge for the RWC.  A local paper gave a great write-up to the young Captain, Sophie De Goede, during the week. Sophie started her rugby journey at Windsor Park around the age of six...


SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

PATHWAY PLAYERS Today’s photo includes a wonderful group of players who have stayed with the game from a young age. Sophie de Goede, NSWT Captain, led her ladies to a 31 – 3 victory over Wales today in their final game of preparation prior to the RWC; Jack Carson – NSMT 7’s and UBC Varsity;...


Rugby?  It's all about golf!

Rugby? It's all about golf!

Rather hard to drag oneself away from The Open at R & A but with one week to go to a rather 'big' Women's International upcoming, here goes!   Since last posting we have seen two Men's Internationals played "at home". Firstly, there was Belgium when some tries went a-begging in the first...


Grady Leads Backs

Grady Leads Backs

CW’s, Grady Bowd could take a huge step today towards pushing his case for selection for Canada’s NSMT XV’s summer tests, as he starts at #10 for Canada West Selects today against their Atlantic counterparts. Bowd caught the eye of many knowledgeable rugby fans with his Premier league campaign...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Better Odds Than Derby Winner! Rich Strike’s recent Kentucky win at 80/1 segues into the final days of CW’s 50/50 Raffle.  The pot is currently over $6000.  To my calculation, I buy $100 worth of tickets and the chances of Striking it Rich are slightly over 30/1, pretty good odds. Let’s see if...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

What Makes A Rugby Club? No matter the outcome, the commonality of the game produces respect and life-long friendship! Firstly it needs players.  Hopefully, players who want to get better by working hard and then there are those that just wish to play for the love of the game....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Recognizing Their Roots Post, Postscript To Sevens ** The pictured threesome all started their club rugby with CW, Prevost and Kratz as Minis, and Ngongo at Age Grade. ** Recently had this fascinating hypothetical. Just who would scoop the purse and win the crown of "7's Fastest Man"? ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


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...


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...


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,...


TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

Both scheduled games for today were cancelled due to the catastrophic weather issues that have occurred in BC this past week.  Our thoughts go out to the plight of many people in our Province and our thanks to the volunteers and front-line responders for your risks and kindness.   UNSUNG HERO...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Another Sandison Breakout CW TAKES A PAIR With an 11:30 k.o., Comox must have left at dawn!  More credit to them and thanks for that contribution.  The woes on the pitch compounded the long day as limited numbers and injuries during the contest gutted their efforts.  CW Captain,...


Humphries Hoisted High

Humphries Hoisted High

Today's blog starts with great club news.  Former, outstanding junior, Isaac Olson, has been selected to start and earn his first cap against Belgium tomorrow.  Other CW connections on the bench should also get a trot - Lockie Kratz, Robbie ('Iceman') Povey, and 'DJ" Sears-Duru.  Belgium...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

CW's Mike Finneman and Grady Bowd in action for the VIRU Crimson Tide. (Photo Credit, BC Rugby News; National Rugby News) STEM THE TIDE......... oops, THE PRIDE!! Coastal Cup action on Saturday was almost as perturbing as Canada NSMT RWC action, with the Tide dropping a major...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore hems in the Skipper.  Credit, Alisatair Howes. Saturday, Another Rugby Day – Exhibition Rugby Continues Saturday was a great afternoon, typical Fall weather with sun shining and temperatures lowering.  CW/JBA played Westshore Combined 1st/2nd Division for bragging rights for the...


Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Club Captain, Chiz & Schelly take on the Valhallians (aka Westshore RFC) Big Rugby Day tomorrow!!  CW faces Westshore Rugby in exhibition play for all grades.  Matches kick-off at 11:30 and 12:45.  The games are slated to take place with ample time for fans to get to Westhills Stadium to view...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

From the “eye in the sky”, CW’s Klash videos proceedings at Wallace Field after commandeering U.Vic’s ‘Cherry Picker’. Three matches were on display under sunny skies and a large crowd of rugby-deprived, rabid fans assembled. Klash, obviously not acrophobic, taped the main matches and we may...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bravo Brennig!   It was great to watch 7’s again this past weekend, compliments of CBC.  CWRFC was very proud to have four chaps and one young lady who have worn the Tricolour, on show.  None of the newcomers on the men’s team disappointed and the many newcomers to the women’s team also had...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CLUB DAY - MASSIVE SUCCESS Despite inclement weather, a great group of players, male and female, from Minis to Seniors, parents, coaches and a smattering of fans turned out to be part of Saturday’s CW Club Day.  The day culminated with a solid hit-out between the senior men, Team Carson...


UP & RUNNING!  CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

UP & RUNNING! CLUB DAY, SATURDAY.

LOCKED & LOADED   It takes a village to raise a child and an army to run a rugby club.  Check OUR PEOPLE and view the interesting bios – an army of volunteers, ready to roll.  From our Mini Director, Dave Hill to Head Honcho, Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland, including Directors of Girl’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

CANADA MEN TAKE ONE SMALL STEP Canada’s NSMT took a step in the right direction in qualifying for the 2023 RWC when they defeated arch-rival, U.S. Eagles on Saturday.  Coming from behind, the men notched a 34 – 21 victory and overcame what had been a rather large monkey when they defeated...


SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

COACHING CREW COMPLETE Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland is pleased to announce the addition of Ciaran Hearn to the Men's Coaching Team for the coming season.  Hearn will serve as Assistant Program Coach for backs and skills.  The men will field three teams in competition this year and...