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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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA MEN NO MATCH   Canada’s NSMT lost heavily to England last Saturday by a score of 14 – 70.The first try came in the first minute and the try line parade continued, unabated for the next seventy minutes.  Contrary to a report from Rugby Canada which lauded the positives from the lineout...


OLYMPIANS

OLYMPIANS

Last week Rugby Canada announced its selection for Men’s & Women’s Sevens teams for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  CW congratulations to all who have been selected.  We are especially proud of those who have had a strong affiliation with our club and who have worn the Tricolour jersey on...


ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

ADDENDUM - NSMT SELECTION

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT

A couple of the local wags have reminded The Ruggernut that it was just seven years ago when Lucas Albornoz arrived from Argentina on CW’s doorstep.  Lucas put in a season with the Tricolours before relocating to Burnaby and the rest as they say, “is history”.  Congratulations and good...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Lockie Kratz gives a youthful, "don't argue"! CANADA NSMT TO UK in JULY NSMT Coach, Kingsley Jones, recently announced his 32 with two spots to be filled, for the two matches in the UK, July 3 Vs Wales at Cardiff and July, 10 Vs England at Twickers.  It is a fairly “young” side which...


CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW DIRECTOR OF RUGBY

CW has selected a new Director of Rugby to replace Scott Manning.  It seems almost unfair that just when the club had come to grips with finding a way to appoint Scott as Director of Rugby, a rather unique role so far as B.C. clubs are concerned, that the rug is pulled however, the guidelines...


NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

NEW MEN'S HEAD COACH FOR TRICOLOURS

CW Board has selected a new Head Coach to replace Scott Manning.  Most readers will know by now that Scott has moved “back” to UVic to head up the University program.  Today the club would like to congratulate Ken Goodland who has been appointed to take on the coaching position.  Ken has been...