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Precursor to Saturday

Precursor to Saturday

CWRFC will be pushed to its very limits this weekend.  Premier Men & Women travel to Vancouver Capilanos, Men & Women Div.1’s will be at Home against Bayside and Men’s Div.3 are on the road to Abbotsford – a full bill!  With three of these five teams atop their Leagues, this Saturday could be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

"Empty chairs and empty tables...." Due to COVID we had to make the tough decision to cancel our much anticipated annual “face to face” Banquet & Auction Fundraiser. But it's not all doom and gloom. In lieu of this event we are coordinating a fun and interactive Online Auction from 29 April...


PREMIER TEAMS ATOP THE TABLES

PREMIER TEAMS ATOP THE TABLES

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Game Reports / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Women

Saturday last saw CW Women’s Prems keep pace with their male counterparts, cross-town action, when they defeated Capilanos 56 – 10. CW Women’s rugby embraced their Alumni Day on Saturday, kicking off against UBC in Div.1 action.  The UBC program is a strong one with Div. 1 players...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A Chronicle From The Mac CW’s Divvies set the table with their result in Saturday’s curtain-raiser against rival James Bay.   Led by Harry Elliott’s brace of tries, the boys amassed a mammoth nine try total in their victory, 61 – 7.  This result keeps the Divvies undefeated.  The boys...


ALUMNI SATURDAY

ALUMNI SATURDAY

This weekend marks the CWRFC Women’s program's first ever Alumni Day. With plenty of action scheduled for both teams and members of the BC Champs in 2016 slated to be present, as well as athletes from the 90's team, the occasion promises to be epic! What a legacy to behold. Currently our...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Jesse Neilson in support Vs Capilanos. WOMEN’S ALUMNI DAY Have heard there will be Alumni a-plenty on hand at the House for this event on Saturday.  Coming from near and far, ladies who have been part of this rapid growth over the past six years, armed with tales from days of yore. Just a...


Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

The Future Awaits The Train A great day for rugby saw The Park gradually fill with fans, much to the delight of ‘Bogie’ whose task it was to pass the hat amongst the students!!  The proceedings commenced with a packed deck of 23 ‘Islanders Rolling Subs’, minus The Don, conspicuous by his...


Story Lines A-Plenty

Story Lines A-Plenty

Tomorrow will be a classic matchup with what appears to be the two best Premier teams on the Island, with the Hosts, so far, putting down some serious challenges to what is the best on the Mainland.  The Gerwing Shield is also at stake. It was first played for in September, 2019.  On that date,...


CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

CW WOMEN ANNOUNCE ALUMNI DAY

  CW Women's Rugby have announced their first Alumni Day of their "modern era".  CW had a Premier Women's team back in 1996 when they went to the BC Finals.  Women's rugby was resurrected in 2015 Dividends were reaped the following season when The Tricolours upset Velox RFC for the...


RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

  (Crediit, Mark Bryant - BCRN) By 2:30, the heavens had opened.  As with the pre-game prediction, “inclement weather and home field” were factors.  In my opinion, it was more how the boys wearing White played, fighting for every inch before capitulating, narrowly, 23 – 15. It was...


And Your Starters Are.....

And Your Starters Are.....

Posted in Prems / Rugby Club / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

The solemnity of the forwards and the jocularity of the backs! Your piano movers and your piano...


Triple-Header at Westshore

Triple-Header at Westshore

Finnie on the rampage. Overheard at training last night, from Captain Chiz; “Don’t take this game lightly, Westshore always shows up to play us!”  Truer words could not be said, no matter what the respective records of the Premier teams are to date.  Today we will just touch briefly on the...


Side Bar To Saturday

Side Bar To Saturday

Posted in Giving Back / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Fifteens / Senior Men

  Saturday’s game at Westshore will be for the bragging rights to the Howard Gerwing Shield, along with the more important League points. Today, we bring you a brief glimpse of the late Howard Gerwing.  Howard started his rugby connection with the storied Vancouver KATS RFC, playing in the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                                 $$$ Make A Club Go Round Today we announce the cancellation of our Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner.  The Executive have deliberated long and hard before arriving at this decision. Costs are not going down, and money does not grow...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Women

CW 1st Div. Women Vs Vancouver Scribes – A Rookie Roadie for Some.   It was a rainy day at Vancouver’s Rupert Park where the CW Division 1 Women faced Scribes RFC last Saturday. CW had a strong line-up, directed in the backs by #10, Kassidy Cej, and the forwards under the guidance of Captain,...


The Boys are Happy or What???

The Boys are Happy or What???

Oh, and there was rugby too!!! Yesterday, the CW Islanders Third Div. sought to keep their perfect record intact when they took on the Comox Kickers.  That is one heck of a trip, so good show Comox for mustering sixteen players to make the game. CW had 27 guys dressed for this one, so...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW VIRU REPS & COACHES   Today’s rugby blog includes bits and pieces from across Canada’s rugby world.  We will start on the Island with our VIRU U19 Girls Selects. Last weekend the VIRU U19 Girls Selects played Fraser Valley. The roster of 24 Island Selects players included nine CW...


Saturday's 'semblings

Saturday's 'semblings

                      Bowd finds another way to beat the defensive line. The day unfolded under a glorious sky, yet a chill, when out of the sun, and no wind factor to speak of.  Fans had barely settled and for this pundit, years of “eyes in the back of the head”, caught Makaroff diving over...


Saturday's Action

Saturday's Action

Tomorrow sees a full slate of men’s and women’s action.  The Women play UBC at Carnarvon Park, kickoff at 1:00 p.m.  Men play at the House of Windsor, Div. 1 at 12:45 and Premier at 2:30. Lots to love about this weekend! Meralomas have invigorated their resurgence this year with a triad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Pre-Cursor to Saturday This week the Premier Women will face a very good UBC Thunderbird side. The UBC Varsity side stays together and plays as a “club” in the BCRU Premier league whereas their Island counterparts, UVic, close their rugby season after the National Championships where this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A few items of mention today.  We’ll start with weekend recaps. CW Div. 3 Islanders CW 38.  Nanaimo 17 Half time score CW 19. Nanaimo 7 T:Alex Clark, Clayton Daum (2), Steve Rennick, Cam Hayward, Don Swainson. C: Marshall Stove (4) Nanaimo: 3T 1C It was a fast-moving game for both sides...


Not a rugby day?  Not half!

Not a rugby day? Not half!

BARD AT ITS BEST Today was a unique opportunity to support our Platinum club sponsor, Victoria Pub Co., and mine host, Matt McNeill.  The Bard, Times and Penny opened their doors early with a special breakfast and rugby offer.  The rugby offer was to take in the two opening Six Nations...


Men Divvies to the Hub City

Men Divvies to the Hub City

Only action for CW rugby this weekend - Men's 1st & 3rd Division at Nanaimo. Oh, and Six Nations at The Bard.  Doors open 7:00 a.m. Breaka $9 before 9:00!! IRELAND  WALES       ENGLAND  ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Yet another scrum decimated. PREMIERS POST A PAIR It was an excellent start for CW rugby in the new Men’s and Women’s Premier League last Saturday. Both squads opened with significant “W’s”. The men’s game opened with CW control as not witnessed by the locals for many a day. The boys led...


SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Women / Senior Men

CW Women’s Rugby is once again fielding two teams.  Thanks to the recruiting from our junior program, and the efforts of Coaches Caitie and Albert, both our Premier and Division 1 sides are looking strong. The Women’s ‘Divvies’ will take on Burnaby Lake RFC at Windsor Park, starting at 12:45...