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Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

Monday's Musings (aka Rugby Web Surfing)

When will he ever learn?? England’s captain, Dylan Hartley, sent from the field once again last week. The disdain on Eddie Jone’s (face in the crowd), kinda said it all! Hartley had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he swung a ‘haymaker’ which made some contact, arguably...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

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

Men’s Sevens Cape Town proved to have some very positive highs and disheartening lows for our boys on the weekend. Mooner led the boys out for his fiftieth tournament – a historic feat, ( "CW's" ) Pat Kay crossed for the country’s 2000th tally vs England, amongst his 37 other points scored for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Men

                                                                                                                     Yesterday's blog finished with compliments to last year's grads who came back to Windsor to cheer on this year's counterparts. Today we continue this story line.  We...


Is This the One?

Is This the One?

It has been a rewarding “first half” of rugby for CW with The Ones finishing in third spot and the Prems in second – the only Island club with both teams in the playoffs! Of course, these placings pose a challenge on Saturday, with The Ones needing to travel to Port Alberni whilst the Prems need...


Upcoming Rugby Engagements

Upcoming Rugby Engagements

This weekend; Today, Canada’s NSMT are playing Samoa at time of posting. The downstream is interrupted but you could try www.worldrugby.org Canada will be bolstered by the return of Jamie Cudmore and Philly Mack gets the start at #9. Hearn returns to the centers with Blevins, a combination...


Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Trifecta at the House of Windsor

Anton on his way to a hat trick! Katie McNally goes hard!   We preface this week’s game reports with a shout out to Erich Eichhorn from Allsports Media. Erich has kindly provided us with a couple of game pix as our main man, Ron Willems, is successfully recuperating from surgery and will...


A New Captain Canada

A New Captain Canada

DTH van der Merwe will carry the honor of the Captaincy for the first time against Romania. This is a very well-deserved honor for this young man who has given yeoman’s toil and blood for the Canadian cause and leads by example. CW wishes ‘Deet’ and his boys “all the best”. A CW Six Pack...


A Tale of Two Halves aka Temporary Table Toppers!

A Tale of Two Halves aka Temporary Table Toppers!

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

Last night at UVic it was a game of two halves with The Visitors, a team which could control its own destiny, doing just that by the end of the night. It was good to see CW do that and also to finish with a flourish, both aspects we have not witnessed in recent seasons. The Vikes opened by...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

A tip of The Ruggernut's cap to StFX Women CIS Champs CW Rugby congratulates St FX Uni on their victory over Ottawa Gee Gees at the CIS University Championships, 27 – 19 on Sunday last. The Victoria faithful – dedicated rugby fans were conspicuous by their absence at most games, with the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Prems / News / Fifteens / NSMT

Last week our site made some prognostications about professional rugby in Canada. Fortuitously, our guesswork has been answered, mere days later! We bring you two sources (lengthy in content but both pov’s without you having to search), from Rugby Canada and a response tweet from Head Honcho...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CIS action begins tomorrow at UVic. The UVic Women, led by prolific point-scorer, Jess Neilson, member of CW’s Premiership winning team and Coach, Britt Waters who dons The Tricolor each week will both play a huge role as to whether UVic will be able to retain the title they won last year. Other...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / NSWT / Prems / Senior Men / Senior Women

NSMT’s Twelve Tries Check out this utube show of the tries scored in Uruguay in the recent PRC’s. The one we love features CW’s Anton Ngongo, on debut, pop passing to Raymondo Barkwill for another Barkwill classic. Speaking of Ray, you will note his close attendance in all of the tallies when...


Deja vu, all over!

Deja vu, all over!

Lucas in di-sguise with stripes on! This Saturday, UVic will return to The House of Windsor for a replay of three weeks back, led by the likes of Lucas Hammond. Hammond has made the tough choice of declining to return to the NSMT’s 7’s program but rather to continue his education and get on with...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

From Rugby Canada website....... MONTEVIDEO — Canada 'A' lost 27-22 to Samoa 'A' Sunday to conclude its Americas Pacific Challenge campaign. Canada got a first half penalty try while Ben LeSage and Gordon McRorie also touched down in the second half. Samoa took an early 7-0 lead before...


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...