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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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(Credit - Victoria Times Colonist) Doug Tate and Rick Farally announced their “second” retirement from coaching rugby at UVic last week.  They retired at the end of the 2019 season, then came Covid!  They agreed to stay on in an interim measure to ensure recruiting would occur and current...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CEEDUB PLAYER UPDATE In times when players have played for a compendium of clubs from coast to coast, we bring you news of players who have all had a considerable number of showings in the Tricolour jersey.  It is rare these days that a club can take sole responsibility for a player’s...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Remembrance Day - The Fragility of Freedom The Menin Gate - Ypres, Belgium.  There are 6,983 Canadian names engraved on this memorial, amongst 50,000 others from the British Empire who disappeared without trace in defence of the Ypres Salient in WW1.  We leave you with thoughts from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Last year’s “discovered” hooker, Dave Mallard, has returned home to The Rock and appeared in the first “Covid Rugby” game in Canada last weekend. Dave Mallard and his brother Stephen are seen above, ‘post-match’, Swilers vs Dogs this past weekend. The match was intense with a loss for the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Coaching / NSMT

Rob Howley.  (Credit - Mark Baker, Canadian Press.) BIG NEWS on the National Rugby front is the recent appointment of Welshman, Rob Howley to work with Head Men’s Coach, Kingsley Jones, as his Senior Assistant Coach. At the same time Howley will supplement his salary, serving as a...


SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

It being a Saturday, it's time for a rugby story ! SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS A feature of www.cwrugby.com has been a series of blogs we have run on the club’s Unsung Heroes. We would like to expand this idea by seeking to learn about some of the club’s successful old boys and the relationship...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The roots of the present are deep in the past!  Assistant Coach, Captain Ken,  2009. (Yonks ago, at least it seems like it, in times when a decade is as a day or a day, as a decade!) Unfortunately, the wind makes hearing complex in the early stages of the tape, listen closely to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

TEN YEARS OF TALENTED TENS For a rugby club in B.C.’s Premier League to be a solid contender there needs to be a number of key components.  Although CW has only claimed the prize on one occasion in this decade, with the exception of the 2015/16 season, the club has often been a contender as far...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Last Monday we commented that it was not possible to laud the efforts of any one man over another at last weekend's Sevens however we congratulate whoever the selectors were for the above team!  Nailed it with Nate and Harry's inclusion!  As for Isaac earning Impact Player of the Tournament,...


SO PROUD!!

SO PROUD!!

                                     (Photo credit - Nigel Reed, CBC Sports)                                                     (Photo credit - Daryl Dyck - Province newspaper.)Every rugby fan in Canada must still be on a total high following the weekend Sevens stop in Vancouver.  The...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today we recognise four very special athletes who have graced the House of Windsor with their special skills and personalities in days past. We join RC in honouring these four of the recently announced seventeen inductees to the Canadian Rugby Hall of Fame. Mandy Marchuk, Britt Waters and...


Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Cometh the Hour, Cometh 'The Queen'! Scoring commenced early in this one with CW crossing on their first foray into Westshore territory. The hosts responded with some hard running and testing of tacklers and easily tied the affair. About mid-half, Kanty scored after a deft little dummy and...


Myriad of Matches

Myriad of Matches

  Tomorrow sees CW fielding five senior teams. The Men’s Islanders are slated for an early 10:00 a.m. kickoff at McDonald Park. At 11:00 a.m. the Women’s Reserves take on the visiting Comox Kickers at Windsor Park. Comox sit 1 – 1 whilst our CW ladies are 0 – 2. The Reserves get their second...


BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

BLACK ATHLETES HISTORY MONTH

(Complete credit to Rugby Canada for this interesting interview.) CW’s Josiah Morra (NSMT 7’s)   What was your pathway to the National Team like? I started my seven's journey with the Toronto Rugby sevens team down in New York. Ever since I played in my first elite tournament I knew I...