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RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

RAY BARKWILL Forced to Call it a Day

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

A Front Row Fraternity of Great Substance It was with sadness that we read Ray Barkwill’s Facebook posting last Friday. Slated to be the Rugby World Cup’s second oldest player to compete when the event takes place in Japan, in September, he has been sadly deprived of that honour. At...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Bill Visits Victoria The William Webb Ellis Rugby World Cup is coming to Victoria tomorrow.  It will be at the Parliament Building at 12 noon. You can have your photo taken with the trophy, currently held by N.Z.  For young children there will be Rookie Rugby activities on the lawns of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

MASSIVE SHOUT OUT TO CANADA NSMT VII'S Connor Braid picked up the slack after Nate Hirayama succumbed to injury early in the proceedings at BC Place over the weekend.  Connor, who led the IMPACT Stats last weekend in Vegas, was the second top point scorer in Vancouver and was selected on...


BIG NIGHT Under Lights

BIG NIGHT Under Lights

CW took a pair off Westshore last night at Juan de Fuca. Just comparing the training and playing conditions as attested by the lighting facilities for the two clubs places CW in the ‘Spartan’ category and provides a definite home field advantage but on this night that was not to be. Despite...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

TRY! Bonus Point Upset for Hosts CW Premier Women came up HUGE against an undefeated, league-leading Capilanos on Saturday. The Tricolours opening try, courtesy of Natasha Louckes came very early. It was followed in short order after some committed running and quality transfers and so...


"D.J." Back in the Fold

"D.J." Back in the Fold

CW Rugby had to search long and deep to find a picture of DJ Sears-Duru in action. We go back some six years when DJ first came to the west coast as a touted junior prospect with a national team future. Djustice played 2 – 3 seasons with the Tricolours before this prediction came to fruition....


Three for the Road

Three for the Road

 [With apologies to Albert Finney (RIP)!] This coming Saturday the club will face major challenges with our three senior teams “on the road”. The Premier Women (0 – 2 – 1), buoyed after their first competition points against UBC last weekend will face a very tough, unbeaten,...


The Latest

The Latest

Don't be disappointed - a few seats at the door.  Make sure you've got a few twenties for some fun stuff!    Shout out to Ciaran Hearn, a familiar face in a Ceedub uni.  'Hearnia' was with his winning team mates last night in their seven try to bagel, 56 - 0 victory over Chile. ...


A Chilly Welcome to Chile!

A Chilly Welcome to Chile!

  A penny for your thoughts? Coach Jones will try to conjure a selection that can provide a win for the home team at Westhills on Friday evening (7:00 p.m.) when Canada welcomes Chile. Both Chile and Canada have failed to secure a victory after two matches in the ARC competition,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

(One that got away!) A Really BIG 'Shoe' What a show this week should be! Men and women will be back at it on the practise pitch tomorrow for the weekend’s matches. Our Premier Women travel to UBC on Saturday and our Islanders Men play Comox at The House of Windsor and the Reserves...


CANADA VS CHILE (ARC)

CANADA VS CHILE (ARC)

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fundraiser / Victoria BC / NSMT / Senior Men

For those regulars OR others who may have recently (like half an hour ago!!) read a confusing blog - NOTE - CORRECTION. (Ruggernut's bad!!)    The four tickets that CW has available are for this game on Friday (not a previously assumed, Saturday!)  The match is at Westhills, k.o. 7:00 p.m. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PLAYER OF THE YEAR CW congratulates Brandon Schellenberger who has been named the winner of the Phil Mack Award for the Indigenous Rugby Player of the Year. Last year U.Vic’s, Crosby Stewart won the inaugural presentation. We applaud the work that Thunder Rugby and its Patron, Phil Mack,...


Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Strong Selection Sits on Shelf

Liam Chisholm in full stride. The weather has put a damper on rugby at The House and across the board this weekend. CW Women were on the hunt for their first victory over visiting UBC Thunderbirds. The women had posted a strong line-up for the match with the Lizzie Adams’ led squad featuring...


Another Tough Road Challenge

Another Tough Road Challenge

  Carson Vs Hall CW is off to UBC tomorrow to put their unbeaten record on the line. Last week they amassed a huge total in Seattle but came away the worse for wear with some seven injuries making players unavailable for selection this weekend. This will really see what the club is...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

ARC's KICKOFF Canada's NSMT plays Uruguay in Montevideo on Saturday afternoon. (PST, 4:00p.m.).  Best of luck, guys. SYDNEY SEVENS Later today (5:22 k.o., PST), Canada's women start their campaign against Fiji.  This will be followed by games against Ireland...


Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

Fiji (and CW Prem Men) On Fire!

We bring readers this short video to show where our senior men played yesterday – Starfire Stadium, under the lights!  It was the scene of a plethora of points with CW Prems coming out on top 65 – 49!  In the curtain-raiser The Divvies lost a close one, 30 – 33 but earned two bonus points in...


Men's Wellington Sevens

Men's Wellington Sevens

WAIKATO STADIUM Canada opened their campaign with a welcome return by Fuli and he celebrated with first blood.  Spain went ahead and Kaay replied for a final score of 12 - 12.  It now looks like whatever the differential between Spain and Japan and Canada and Japan will see one team go on to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

"Takin' Care of Business"   Tal Bachman is currently absent from the pitch as he travels with his dad, Randy, on his current; ‘Every Song Tells a Story’ Tour. In talking about the tour, Randy, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) describes it as….”Basically my story and the intertwining...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

One of the joys of being the main writer on this site is the fact that there are heaps of stories pertaining to our own players that can populate the site. Unfortunately, oftimes there is simply not the time available to bring readers all of the unique nuances provided by our own players....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"The Boys Are Back in Town" CW will field its three senior teams against cross-town rivals, Westshore, this Saturday as B.C. Premier action resumes.   The Women’s Premier competition will feature six teams this season with the addition of UBC. CW finished strongly last year and have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW ALL OVER! Co-coach of Canada’s U18 Men, Scott with Jacko, Zack, Elvis, Josh and Max Canada’s Maple Leaf Sevens completed the Punta Del Este Tournament yesterday in not too stellar fashion.  This development group went 1 – 5 over the two days, finishing in eighth place out of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

ODDS & ENDS - Up to the Armpits in Christmas Trees! Just a reminder that Tree Chipping will continue this coming Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spread the word. Go, CW! Dates for Your Calendar Premier Season Kicks Off.  Opening Matches will be Vs Westshore...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / Boys U18 / Senior Men

Through One Player’s Eyes We recently met up with Ray Barkwill and hit him up with some questions about pro rugby in North America. Ray has often been featured with one story or another on our site and we are very proud that he chose to wear CW colours when he first came west from...


MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

MLR CHAMPS in TOWN

"CW's" Ray Barkwill Jubilantly Hoists the Spoils! VIRU CRIMSON TIDE Vs SEATTLE SEAWOLVES Seattle Seawolves will take on Vancouver Island’s Crimson Tide tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. kickoff at Westhills Stadium. The Tide, an amalgam of Island Premier teams has not been assembled for...


Voting For Player-of-the-Year

Voting For Player-of-the-Year

Received a tweet from Rugby Canada; "It's that time of year!🏆🗳️ The voting for the 2018 Player of the Year award is open now until December 20th, 2018. A huge congratulations goes out to all of our phenomenal nominees!🏉🍁 #RugbyCA" Vote for your favorite Male VII's and XV's player...