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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A GRAND CELEBRATION Friday last saw an amazing celebration of rugby in Victoria.  It was the Golden Anniversary of Elementary School rugby.  A small beginning back in 1972 has seen the event grow to 34 teams playing 52 games on nine fields last Friday.  During this fifty years...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  PREMS PUSH FOR PLAYOFF POSITIONS Both teams are on the road this Saturday, the women facing Capilanos who have a five-point lead in the league over the visitors; however, CW has a game in hand.  Caps are an old nemesis for Ceedub.  CW has a superior defensive record going into this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo - Rugby Canada) VANCOUVER SEVENS- WEEKEND WARRIORS CWRFC congratulates Caroline, Sophie and all of their team mates on their ‘underdog victory’ in the bronze medal match yesterday, defeating Australia by a score of 19 – 14. Earlier, they had squeaked by the USA, 12 - 10 in...


M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT

  An astute follower of our site made reference to the fact that Lockie Kratz's name had been omitted to follow at the Sevens this weekend.  Unfortunately, for Lockie and a couple of other teammates, they suffered serious injuries at the last tournament in Perth.  Lockie's knee was...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

CHEER FOR ME! This weekend's Sevens in Vancouver, the ninth IRB version at BC PLACE will have good television coverage........ Saturday February 24 TSN4 11:20am-3:00pm PT / 2:20-6:00pm ET Pool play matches, including Canada’s Women’s Sevens Team vs Spain (11:43am PT / 2:43pm ET)...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WINNER OF LUCKY DRAW FOR SEVENS TIX Congratulations to Fay Vintcent who won tickets to the Vancouver Sevens this weekend after purchasing a table of ten for our upcoming Fun(d)raiser on May 10th. If you missed the lucky draw, don't miss the event! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE The event will have...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GOT YOUR TICKET?   HERE  MARCH 9, 6:00 p.m. UNION CLUB ISLAND ITEMS ON THE BLOCK                                                                 (Photo - Blake Barrington) Butchart Gardens VIP Extravaganza. Four VIP tickets with reserve seating to the Fireworks. Gourmet picnic...


It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

OFF THE FIELD Over the Christmas Break, the idea of resurrecting our “Unsung Hero” feature was mentioned in conversation over a bevy. We composed some questions and sent them off to Ed Knaggs. Today, we share Ed’s response. Enjoy! “A hero is not always someone who basks in the limelight. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW KIDS KICKING KLINIC Last Sunday CW offered an “Introduction to Kicking Clinic” to local clubs Mini and Junior players. Overheard at the start of the day, “I’m a prop, why do I need to know about kicking!” It was an incredible morning at CW rugby seeing so many kids from the Junior...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lockie Hits the Ton Teammate, 'Jacko' Carson, who has played with Lockie for yonks, offers congratulations on 100 points for Canada. The NSMT Sevens had a great Day #1 at Capetown last weekend.  With victories over NZ, 19 – 7, and last week’s winners, Samoa, 33 – 7 before succumbing to...


MLR IMPLODING?

MLR IMPLODING?

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / NSMT

How ironic after posting concerns about the dissolution of the Arrows, that yesterday it was announced that last year’s League Champs, the New York Ironworkers, cannot continue in the League.  Further, evidently talk about a new franchise in Los Angeles is also very dubious. All of this is sad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

     YOUR PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER - VANCOUVER SEVENS* Watch with like-minded friends (CW in Section 221)* Support your club (15% of sales)* Cheer our men and women at a fun-filled event.* Buy your tickets now.                                                                    Simply...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

“We Are the Champions” Three teams representing the club at the BC Finals left Victoria early yesterday morning to test themselves against the best of the mainland. Can the reader imagine fifteen-year-old boys having to drag themselves out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to ride for two hours to play a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSMT Captain and Toronto Arrows mainstay, Lucas Rumball. News released by The Province today has confirmed that the Toronto Arrows, Canada's only team in the professional, North American Rugby League (MLR), has folded due to, in all intents and purposes, what looks like financial issues....


WIND - UP WEEKEND

WIND - UP WEEKEND

Caps, McKinnon, a wily veteran! CW Men’s Divvies take on Capilanos at the House of Windsor at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday.  Neither team has posted a “W” to date, so the contest has the makings of a good battle. The Premier encounter will follow when two grizzled old foes grace the pitch. Caps...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW WOMEN CLOSE THE CURTAIN Last Saturday Castaway Wanderer’s Div. 2 Women played their first 15’s game of the season against the reigning Div 2 champions, Nanaimo Hornets. The game unfolded with Nanaimo setting the tone just before the ten-minute mark, showcasing their strength from the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Photo, Rugby Canada.) THE THRILL OF VICTORY - JOY TO THEIR WORLD CW Premier Women’s match against Bayside was preceded by the good news from New Zealand that the NSWT had defeated France and a subsequent loss by the New Zealand Women to England, put the Canadian Women into #2 ranked...


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....


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...


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

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...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul - A Mixed Bag

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul - A Mixed Bag

Today we share a couple of pictures provided by our Boy's Youth Director. The header is a shot of CW lads who played on the winning BC U18 team at the weekend's Western Canada Championships in Calgary. BC Boys won Gold in this one, as did their U16 counterparts, (pictured below), with a...


BIG NAMES

BIG NAMES

MLR FINAL, credit - The Rugby Network Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul mentioned big named players contracted to the San Diego Legion (MLR).  A local site follower reminded this writer of Michael Smith being high on the list of BIG-NAME players for the San Diego Legion in Saturday’s Final of the...