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Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Former Vikes Skippers Relied on to Carry the Day

Captain Wooldridge drives for the line! With seven players who have suited up for The Tricolours this season, missing on duty with NSMT’s XV’s or VII’s, CW will rely heavily on the contribution of two former Vikes captains, Dustin Dobravsky ( #8 ) and Remi Ancil as they travel cross-town...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Prems / Senior Men

Rugby Canada Men get shellacked again! I use this description, given their being outscored 34 – 14, at one stage it was 34 – 7 (34 unanswered), in the second half! In today’s match against the U.S.A. in the American Pacific Challenge, Canada led at the half 23 – 13 but found themselves trailing...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Sevens Seek to Right the Ship Rugby Canada has confirmed speculation by many of the appointment of Damian McGrath as the new Men’s 7’s coach.  The players have a week to sign contracts and it will be back to work this week, in the most literal sense of the word, be it verb or noun!  Hopefully,...


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

The final reports from an undefeated weekend have come to this blogger’s desk. From the Westshore Women’s Premier match; what is becoming the hallmark of Ceedub women – a complete team effort with an emphasis on defence was once again the mainstay in their win, a total commitment to the tackle...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A CW Homecoming This coming weekend will see the return of many former CW Juniors and others who have spent countless hours at Windsor but now ply their trade with UVic. The Vikes will likely feature names from the following; Macbryan Bos, Jeff Nishima-Miller, Joe Erlic, Morgan Tate, Fergus...


Strong Selection Announced to Face Westshore

Strong Selection Announced to Face Westshore

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Prems / Senior Men / Sevens

Castaway Wanderers, despite a very strong club culture, has had some lean years on the pitch in recent seasons. There has always been the odd, spirited, inspirational performance but the sustenance has not been there. There has been some solid off-season work done this past summer, in an effort...


YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET TWO OLYMPIC RUGBY MEDALLISTS!

  Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., CW kicks off a Gala Opening to the coming season. Parents can register, try their hand at rugby golf and rummage through available swag while the kids from 5 – 15 can test their rugby skills. There will be an opportunity for pre-minis to run around a most...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Drive for the Prize Begins CW’s Men’s and Women’s teams get their campaigns underway next week. The Women travel to Burnaby Lake on Saturday, 16th to get started on the business of defending their B.C. Premier crown. With gaps in the starting line-up, the ladies will find out it is possibly...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Gala Kickoff to Rugby Season Today we bring readers a “teaser” notice for the tenth!  Saturday, 10th September, CW is planning a Gala Kickoff for this coming season, for players, parents and friends from minis to senior men and women.  It will be a day when newcomers will be introduced to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW at the Nationals Today it’s hats off to B.C. Girls, Boys and Senior Women on their successful achievements in Toronto at the R.C. National Championships over the past six days. B.C.’s Senior Women finished in third place. They did manage to defeat Julianne Zussman’s, Quebec and National...


Monday's Musings - PRO Rugby

Monday's Musings - PRO Rugby

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

A SEASON’S REFLECTIONS A recent pleasure was to sit down with Jake Ilnicki and Ray Barkwill to reflect on their season past, ProRugby – U.S. style. Although we attempted to address some specific questions, the conversation often transferred to more generic issues facing Canadian and North...


Yak is Back!

Yak is Back!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Coaching / Community / CW Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSMT / Rugby Club / Senior Men

Canada’s senior men’s head coach Mark Anscombe has named a 26-man Canada ‘A’ team that will tour the UK next month. Canada will face off against Greene King IPA Championship club Doncaster (August 20th) as well as Pro 12 side Ulster ((August 26th). “We’re looking to develop our player depth...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / Senior Men / Sevens / Victoria BC

Exciting CRC MacTier Cup Finals. Oh well, exciting for some, as the Wolf Pack edged The Rock, 21 – 20 and Ontario pasted B.C. 50 – 21. The bonus point enabled The Blues to end up one point ahead of the Wolf Pack and reclaim the Cup for the fifth occasion. CW had Woolridge, Dingwall and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

What a difference a year makes! This time last year in Red Deer, our women lost to England, 15 – 14 and to the U.S., 36 – 28. Yesterday, the women convincingly handed the U.S. a spanking, 33 – 5, bookended by tries from CW’s Britt Waters who opened affairs at seven minutes and Julianne...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U16 / Boys U18 / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

Weekend InternationalsUpsets- Georgia d. Fiji, 14 – 3; France d. Argentina, 27 – 0To form; Samoa d. Tonga, 30 – 10; N.Z. d. Wales, 46 – 6; England d. Australia, 44 – 40; Scotland d. Japan, 21 – 16; South Africa d. Ireland, 19 – 13; U.S.A. d. Russia, 25 – 0 and Italy d. Canada, 20 – 18. To add a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / NSMT / Senior Men

Even the Best Need a Rev Up! The following poem was read to the English team by an assistant coach prior to their kick-off Vs Oz in the second test last weekend;THE GUY IN THE GLASS When you get what you want in your struggle for selfAnd the world makes you king for a dayJust go to the mirror...


Bravo, Espana!

Bravo, Espana!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / News / NSMT / Sevens

Thanks, John. Spain, a country that failed to qualify for the RWC Sevens circuit for the 2016/17 season and in fact has not been a regular member of “the show” for two years, has won the Repecharge and will be off to the Rio Olympics. Arguably, the slightly better side in the Final, they...


NSMT Vs Russia

NSMT Vs Russia

Posted in Canada Rugby / Line-ups / NSMT / Senior Men

Changes to the team are minor for tomorrow's game Vs Russia.  Mozac Samson has earned a starting spot in the centers and Pierce, Wilson-Ross and Underwood have been added to the bench. It looks like Hubert 'Moose' Buydens is out with torn ACL - info cleverly searched out by BCRN from...


A Huge Dose of Crow!

A Huge Dose of Crow!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Boys U18 / C.R.C's / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Well, the prognostications did not go too well and that’s to put it mildly! Tonga managed to get within five of Fiji in Suva, 23 – 18.  Samoa managed to eke out a tie with Georgia, 19 – 19 at home, rather an upset from this writer’s pov. Argentina won but it was close and not the spread...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men

Saturday is ‘Internationals’ Day Around the rugby playing world a series of International encounters will take place this weekend. The Ruggernut thought it might be fun for readers to match their prognostications with his, so here we go! In Suva, Fiji takes on Tonga – I go for Fiji by more...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Fun Facts:                          Giving Back – CW in the Community Tip of the Ruggernut’s cap to; Women’s Prem, Marlene Nedved who organized Chloe, Maelle, Adrienne, Amelia and the Knaggs party of four, to volunteer at the Oak Bay Tea Party this past weekend.  This group worked with Ocean...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW Men on Tour Last weekend, CW Men T.O.T’s (Tricolours On Tour – TOT’s of brandy, single malt and Mount Gay), squad made their first timid venture forth for many a moon when they mustered some troops, supplemented from the West Shores (of all places), under the guidance of The Chaplain and...


London Sevens - Saving the Best 'til Last!

London Sevens - Saving the Best 'til Last!

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men / Sevens

This site must give the brave Scots a HUGE shout out after they came from behind to score their winning try over RSA in "no time" and a 27 - 26 victory.  This match for the second Final in a row was all that is magical about the game of sevens.  A #11 ranked team beating the #2 ranked...


A Triad of Tests

A Triad of Tests

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

“Party of Ten (…to the snack bar, please!)” It takes an army of support for the modern day National Rugby team. As a preview to the upcoming triad of tests; vs Japan at BC Place, June 11th; vs Russia, Calgary, June 18th; vs Italy BMO Field, Toronto, June 26th , R.C. has announced the coaching...


Down but not Out!

Down but not Out!

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Senior Men / Sevens

The Jones Boy Back in Action Just when it all seemed doom and gloom, Canada's NSMT 7's have provided a 'Phoenix', arising from two dismal recent outings on the circuit.  The boys opened against The Blizbokke and came up with a respectable, 7 - 21 score line.  Game#2 was HUGE as they showed...