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STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

STRONG PACK FOR THE MAC

(John Richardson Images.) CW plays James Bay tomorrow for the third time this season.  The teams have split the previous two encounters, each winning an ‘away’ game. Back in September, a youthful James Bay squad opened their campaign on the right note, defeating Ceedub, 38 – 28.  A month...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

GOT YOUR TICKET?   HERE  MARCH 9, 6:00 p.m. UNION CLUB ISLAND ITEMS ON THE BLOCK                                                                 (Photo - Blake Barrington) Butchart Gardens VIP Extravaganza. Four VIP tickets with reserve seating to the Fireworks. Gourmet picnic...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Madi Jumeau - not to be denied! CW Opens with Banner Day On what was a club ‘first’ in history, five senior men’s and women’s teams crossed ‘The Pond’ to do battle with two leading Vancouver clubs, UBC Women and Meralomas Men, on Saturday last. Both Premier teams from these clubs...


A MID-SEASON REPORT CARD

CW brings D-o-R, Ken Goodland's reflections on the season to date. Game reports from the weekend will follow in Monday's Musings but much of what Ken reports here was manifested when over 100 men and women travelled to Vancouver to do battle on Saturday. Go, you good things!   ONE...


ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

ON THE AUCTION BLOCK

TICKET PURCHASE TODAY & TOMORROW GIVES ENTRY FOR SEVENS TICKET DRAW GET YOUR TICKET HERE CW ANNUAL DINNER & FUNDRAISER ANGLER’S DREAM TRIP FOR TWO - Langara Fishing Lodge 4-day trip to Langara for two with airfare, accommodations, meals, private guided 20’ boat every day and care...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Two Decades of Memories It was twenty years ago when the Meralomas and CW met in the BCRU semi-final, a bout which lasted for three overtime sessions before a winner was declared. Should you wish to know a little about this one, ask D-o-R, Kenny. And so, these two storied clubs do battle again...


CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

CW WOMEN OPEN THEIR ACTION

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

As rugby fever kicks off again, the Castaway Wanderers Women’s teams are set to embark on a thrilling journey as they continue into the 2024 season. Both the Premier and Division 2 women's teams are preparing hard for an action-packed encounter this Saturday. The Premier Women will be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

READY TO RUMBLE - ONE...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Plotting the “Second Half”. CW’s men have been hard at it, preparing to cause a few surprises in the “second half”. The mood has been upbeat as the men move into Islander action on Saturday, January 27th against Nanaimo Hornets at Windsor, to be followed by a controlled scrimmage against...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Photo credit, The Times, December, 2023.) And Some That Is Not So Good! Wow, body cameras on junior soccer referees!  What’s next? I draw reference today to some further Christmas reading of another interesting article by former England International, Stuart Barnes, in The Times, (Dec....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

All That Is Good About the Game Last week the writer had the privilege of attending the club’s second Annual Junior Awards Banquet.  The event was attended by some 150 players and their parents. CW Junior Boys & Girls have just completed a most rewarding and successful season and it was a time...


NEXT ON THE DOCKET

NEXT ON THE DOCKET

CW's Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction    When: Saturday, Mar 9th. Bar opens at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm.   Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon St.    Who: CW Community (19 years of age and older). Tickets: $150 per person; $280 per couple; $1350 per table of 10 people....


INNOVATORS IN RUGBY

INNOVATORS IN RUGBY

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / News / Juniors / Refereeing

  Coach Hyde-Lay stands adjacent to the renowned and recently deceased, Kevin (“Lunk”) Wirachowski’s Scrum Master. Lunk was a creative engineer and analyst of the rugby scrum. Today’s blog is all about another creative inventor. The story has interesting and tragic components to it,...


 Sale Schellshot!

Sale Schellshot!

  Canadian Women continue to stay in the news in the UK club rugby scene. This week it was Julia Schell and Sophie de Goede. Sophie continues to be a “T(ry) – A – G(ame)” player, scoring another tally and setting one up with a skillful offload. Soph was again in the team-of-the-week All...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Ollie scores! Rugby Reflection – A Bird’s Eye View! Received one comment about a recent blog re MLR being arguably stronger with a new Miami franchise and a relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles franchise, and the loss of the lone Canadian Toronto Arrows franchise.  The point I should...


It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

It's A New Day - It's A NEW YEAR!

OFF THE FIELD Over the Christmas Break, the idea of resurrecting our “Unsung Hero” feature was mentioned in conversation over a bevy. We composed some questions and sent them off to Ed Knaggs. Today, we share Ed’s response. Enjoy! “A hero is not always someone who basks in the limelight. ...


RECYCLE YOUR TREE

RECYCLE YOUR TREE

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

RECYCLE YOUR TREE – SUPPORT YOUR CLUB   Saturday, Sunday, December 30,31.                         10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Monday, January 1.                                                                     12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.   Saturday, Sunday, January...


MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

  SUPPORT VICTORIA CHARITIES BOXING DAY CHIPPING Should you be off in search of snow, we will have our shredding service available for you! Drop it off at Windsor Park Rose Garden, 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. LAST MINUTE GIFT - VANCOUVER SEVENS DEAL TICKETS HERE MLR...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW KIDS KICKING KLINIC Last Sunday CW offered an “Introduction to Kicking Clinic” to local clubs Mini and Junior players. Overheard at the start of the day, “I’m a prop, why do I need to know about kicking!” It was an incredible morning at CW rugby seeing so many kids from the Junior...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CHRISTMAS SEASON - A TIME FOR THANKS While we move into the Christmas seasons it is a time for gratitude and reflection.  Castaway Wanderers Rugby club would like to take this time to thank all of the hard-working volunteers who have pitched in to make CW the premier rugby club in Canada. ...


'tis the Season

'tis the Season

Guido’s Annual Christmas Luncheon was on the docket last weekend, capably served and prepared, once again by Guido, Ed Knaggs and Jonesy.  This is a very generous gesture from Guido as he covers the costs and gives the club the proceeds. It is a rare and unusual time when traditionally,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lockie Hits the Ton Teammate, 'Jacko' Carson, who has played with Lockie for yonks, offers congratulations on 100 points for Canada. The NSMT Sevens had a great Day #1 at Capetown last weekend.  With victories over NZ, 19 – 7, and last week’s winners, Samoa, 33 – 7 before succumbing to...


PROOF OF THE PUDDING

PROOF OF THE PUDDING

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Juniors / Girls Rugby / Boys Rugby

Captain Canada, Sophie deGoede............FROM THE GRASS ROOTS Lockie Kratz Caroline Crossley Jack Carson Robinson, N.Carson, L.Kratz, White, G.Kratz, Newhook Sophie de Goede & Jack Carson, circa 2002/3. ADDENDUM - Luke McClosky, Mike Fualefau, Brennig...


MLR IMPLODING?

MLR IMPLODING?

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / NSMT

How ironic after posting concerns about the dissolution of the Arrows, that yesterday it was announced that last year’s League Champs, the New York Ironworkers, cannot continue in the League.  Further, evidently talk about a new franchise in Los Angeles is also very dubious. All of this is sad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

     YOUR PERFECT STOCKING STUFFER - VANCOUVER SEVENS* Watch with like-minded friends (CW in Section 221)* Support your club (15% of sales)* Cheer our men and women at a fun-filled event.* Buy your tickets now.                                                                    Simply...