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Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul" on Thursday!

Castaway Wanderers – Women’s Program Positions Castaway Wanderers is seeking key positions as it moves forward with the creation of a Senior Women’s program for the upcoming 2015/2016 season. CW currently has a well-established Girls Youth program that has seen growth year over year since...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Clinics / Juniors / News / NSWT / RWC / Sevens / VIRU Tide Rugby

NSWT SEVENS Heartiest congratulations from the Castaway Wanderers to our women on yet another stellar performance on the IRB World Circuit. The Atlanta Series saw Canada drop their final pool game to England as well as losing their equivalent of Philly Mack, Jen Kish, to injury. What an...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Giving Back / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

  – Interview with Captain, “Moose” Bydens who proffers his ever articulate take on things. NSMT NEWS. The boys take a rest and spend time with former CW player, Mesa in Fiji – bula, all. Canada’s NSMT wailed on Junior Japan/Japan A in Suva on Monday. It is hard to know what the goals of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Today's kickoff congratulates Rugby Canada on its successful bid to host a leg of the IRB Sevens Circuit next year at B.C. Place Stadium.  The news has been all over the Canadian and rugby world scene since the announcement, so not much to add here. We leave it with this question; Can we fill...


CW Ladies in the News

CW Ladies in the News

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / NSWT / Sevens

CW girls program had a strong presence in both the Youth and Elite Women's divisions at Las Vegas, this past weekend.   In the U19 High School Elite division, Sophie DeGoede, represented BC for the third time on the BC U18 elite team which finished 2nd to a very well drilled US All Americans...


Day Three of Sevens - Sao Paulo

Day Three of Sevens - Sao Paulo

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / NSWT / Sevens

On day #1 - Canada won a hat trick of games to top their pool. Russia fell 20 – 7 in the opener in a first-ever sevens contest between the two countries. Next was the Blitzbokkettes who went down 26 – 5. The final game was against arch rivals, England. Canada was up 24 – 12 before England...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

Tough Times – Tough Players This week, Canadian Sevens is in the news, bigtime. Let’s start with the women who have left Mag Harvey, World Rugby’s Female Player of the Year, at home for the Brazil Sevens, starting on Saturday. Coach Tate has added two rookie “youngsters”. Although these...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

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Heady Company

Heady Company

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSWT / Sevens

Further to this week’s R & M blog about women’s rugby, we bring the reader great news about CW’s, Caroline Crossley. Caroline started as a mini player and in recent years has sky-rocketed to the top of B.C. Age Grade teams.   After being identified by Rugby Canada in the Summer-2013...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The year in review would have to have the performances of Canadian Women’s teams in both VII’s and XV’s as arguably, the top achievement. Further to this, Canada will be hosting a leg of the Women’s World Rugby VII’s Circuit in April. This tournament will take place at Westhills Stadium in...


'Twas the week before Christmas......

'Twas the week before Christmas......

Schnell & Riordan on the attack! Anna Schnell, coach of CW’s Girls program was an elite player on an elite Burnaby Lake Rugby Club squad in her playing days. In her six seasons (2004-2010), Schnell was a dominating force as Burnaby Lake won three provincial championships. She also led B.C. to...


WINDING UP THE WEEK

WINDING UP THE WEEK

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

SEVENS HEAVEN? Canada’s Women went 2 – 1 on day #1 at Dubai, losing to nemesis, England, 17 – 12 in a hard-fought contest. The physicality and commitment in this video makes many a mere watcher, cringe! After defeating U.S.A., 36 – 0 on day #2, the ladies faced another nemesis in the...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Giving Back / Minis / NSMT / NSWT

    We open this blog............................................. With our sincerest thoughts towards the family of Cpl Nathan Cirillo, victim of today’s terrorist act in Ottawa. He was on the side of good versus our opinions of evil, in today’s horrendous happenings in our nation’s...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

GOLD COAST SEVENS. The results of Canada’s matches on Day #1 provided very interesting statistical analysis but unfortunately, for the boys, all meaningless, as no wins occurred and relegation to the “lesser” echelons resulted from what was a good day of work and “ever so close” but we know...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul"

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul"

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / Minis / NSMT / NSWT / Rugby Club / Sevens

All's quiet on the rugby front this week.  We remind everyone that Sunday, September 7th is a BIG day @ Windsor Park with Minis kicking off at 10:00 a.m. Registration for girls and junior boys will be available from 10:00 onwards and if you have not registered already (you may have...


Monday Musings - Profile, Pritch

Monday Musings - Profile, Pritch

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / NSMT / NSWT / Rugby Club

CW offers special congratulations to Canada’s, James Pritchard who is being feted by his club, the Bedford Blues with the honor of the upcoming season being a Testimonial one for him. The coming campaign will be Pritch's 11th at Goldington Road and the year ahead holds some very special events...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Another High Achievement for Women. Canada’s U20 Women won a second, high profile silver medal yesterday when they finished runner-up to Australia at the Youth Olympics at Nanjing, China. Perhaps the journey was more important than the destination. In Pool play, Canada lost to China, 24 –...


Not Enough Superlatives!

Not Enough Superlatives!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / RWC

Well, Canada's dream run is over.  Fair go for the English - runners-up three times and today their defence was simply impregnable and Scarrat showed her class, as it should have been.  This pundit cannot offer sufficient superlatives for the effort throughout this campaign and especially,...


Go, Ladies, Go!

Go, Ladies, Go!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / RWC

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Oh, Canada!

Oh, Canada!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / NSWT / RWC

  By now, any readers of this site would have seen/ heard about the Women's monumental, semi-final victory yesterday over France, 18 - 16. One cannot offer enough superlatives for this monumental milestone for Canadian Rugby, specifically, for Canadian Women’s Rugby. Their self-belief,...


Bouquets, You Beauties!

Bouquets, You Beauties!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / NSWT

If you were not a fan of the women’s game before this morning’s Canada Vs England, 13 – 13 tie, you most certainly would have changed your tune by game’s end. It was a classic battle between two fairly equal teams, with play ebbing and flowing from end to end. On the day, Canada was unlucky not...


Woe is Us - Women Play Tomorrow!

Woe is Us - Women Play Tomorrow!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / NSWT

  We bring you this video clip as an apology for getting our date wrong!  Tricolor fans were up early this morning to watch the key game and as you no doubt discovered - our bad, wrong day!  That's the way it goes sometimes although word from Coach Duke's mouth - "We are ready"!  So it will...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / NSWT / RWC

Canada Women Go 2 – 0 @ RWC, Paris. Canada Women scored six tries (through the backs) and 21 points in each half to decimate Samoa yesterday. The point’s differential was big however they still need to beat or tie England on Friday to get into the Championship side of the affair. Brittany...


NSWT Announce Major Changes For Samoa

NSWT Announce Major Changes For Samoa

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Fifteens / Juniors / News / NSWT / RWC

  This review of the women's opener against Spain shows some classic stuff!  Just loved Harvey's convert of her own first tally from the side line - skills some local "kickers" would envy.  The game report you read here asked some questions of the performance and speculated that the...


Canadian Women Hurdle Spain In Opener

Canadian Women Hurdle Spain In Opener

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSWT / RWC

  After a shaky start, the women got untracked, led by a hat trick of first half tallies from speedy, Magoli Harvey.  The interval score had Canada up 24 - 0, with the promise of more to come. After what must have been a "perplexing" second forty, the final score read 31 - 7, a 7 - 7 second...