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World Cup BIGGIE!

World Cup BIGGIE!

(Pic Credit, AFP) This one goes tomorrow when Ireland (World #1) VS Republic of South Africa (RWC #1), kicks off at noon.  And what a shoot-out it should be! We bring you the latest re viewing.  Vic Pubs assure CW that they will have the game despite it being shown on TSN +, requiring an...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                      AROUND CEEDUBCOACHING SUMMIT A very successful weekend saw some twenty plus club coaches work with Dave Hill, through a curriculum of rugby skills and safe sport. The weekend also saw a successful Introduction to Refereeing Clinic.  Good...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

GERWING SHIELD GOES WEST WESTSHORE UNVEILS KENYAN CONNECTION   The vaunted ‘the Kenyans are coming’ was on show at Windsor Park on the weekend. The show started well enough for the hosts with some strong set scrummaging rewarded with penalties. Around the ten-minute mark a tight head scrum,...


HOME OPENER

HOME OPENER

CWRFC will play host to the visiting Westshore RFC Men's Premier XV tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. This will be the first home game of the season and it had been hoped that this day would see a triple-header.  Unfortunately, for the second consecutive week, the Tricolours have been unable to field a...


TRY RUGBY

TRY RUGBY

10:30 a.m., SATURDAY, 16. Potscript to yesterday's Musings - a solid win for Italy over Namibia @...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Photo credit - Dimitardilkoff, Getty Images. ALLEZ, LES BLEUS! On the BIG stages at the Rugby World Cup, it was France, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Japan and Wales, all looking pretty sharp in their opening victories at RWC. One must give honorable mention to Fiji, playing “their brand”...


RUGBY GALORE

RUGBY GALORE

Famine to Feast.  A BIG weekend upcoming with hosts, France and co-favorites, Vs NZ All Blacks at RWC Opener in Paris. On Vancouver Island, the opener for the BCRU Premier League with CW visiting James Bay. Let’s start with the BIG SHOW where the bookies have France and NZ at 3/1; South Africa...


Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors

Apologies to our 'regulars' for absence of blogs this week. This old luddite has been unravelling the variences of Windows 11 Vs my former, much more familiar, Windows 10 and some updates with a new hard drive!   CW's Islanders - a collection of young, old and restless took to the pitch...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SEVENS HEAVEN Also from last weekend…. Last weekend BCRU hosted two PRC 7’s Tournaments in conjunction with the RAN 7’s – Girl’s U15 & Boy’s U17.  We have some news form the boy’s manager.  VIRU TIDE lost one match in the Round Robin to Vancouver South and faced them again, later in the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

In His Dreams!  Johno With Bill. Plenty of rugby news today, following the weekend’s Paris Olympics Qualifiers at Starlight Stadium. Let’s start with some old news.  Canada’s Men were unsuccessful in their second match against Tonga, losing 36 – 12.  Not sure that Rugby Canada can put any...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW, ONE CLUB, ALL AGES; ALL ABILITIES WORDS OF WELCOME – FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK This is my first formal communication since assuming the role of President of Castaway-Wanderers RFC back in April. You can find information about me (yawn) on the web site. I’d rather use this space to...



Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

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

(Photo credit - Rugby Canada) Three points in eighty minutes is hardly a testament for hope!  That was the way it was when the NSMT met Tonga on the Island Nation and succumbed 3 -25 last week.  The two tangle again on Tuesday.  No mention of Izzy Folau suiting up.   Not much has...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul - A Mixed Bag

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul - A Mixed Bag

Today we share a couple of pictures provided by our Boy's Youth Director. The header is a shot of CW lads who played on the winning BC U18 team at the weekend's Western Canada Championships in Calgary. BC Boys won Gold in this one, as did their U16 counterparts, (pictured below), with a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Photo - Credit, BCRU.) A LIBERAL SPRINKLING CW's Tricolours will be well represented this coming weekend by U16 & U18 Youth - Boys and Girls. at the Western Canada Championships to be held in Calgary.  The BC U16 Girls will have Joey Schault and Sophie Hayes on board and the U18 Girls...


CANADA U23 WOMEN TAKE BRACE

CANADA U23 WOMEN TAKE BRACE

CW's/UVic's, Maelle Reed, try-scorer in game #2. Today we give congratulations to our National U23 Women's team who took a pair from their U.S. counterparts this past week.  The opening game saw a 24 - 5 scoreline and yesterday's game, a very convincing, 55 - 14 differential. These results...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Senior Coaching Changes for 2023-24 Season. With the proclamation of the activation of registration, the time is ripe for today’s release from the Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland.  “Castaway Wanderers rugby would like to thank and congratulate Ollie Winser as he takes the next step in...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW is pleased to announce registration for the coming season will be activated this Friday.  Age Grade Divisions have changed once again by BCRU, so parents can view the following table to ensure they will be registering their child at the correct age level. One will only need to click on...


Canada Women Crush Wallaroos

Canada Women Crush Wallaroos

(Credit WORLD RUGBY twitter feed.) The screenshot depicts Canadian scrum dominance on their way to a try late in the first half by winger, Sarah Lachance. There has been plenty of rugby news pertaining to Canadian teams during this past week, although, there is none that compares with...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / RWC / News / Fifteens / NSWT / Senior Women

                                              (Photo - Credit, New England Freejacks)As predicted, Saturday’s brace of games was well worth the watch. The first of the two, the MRL Final between San Diego and New England, saw a large collection of overseas players battle to an enthralling...


BIG NAMES

BIG NAMES

MLR FINAL, credit - The Rugby Network Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul mentioned big named players contracted to the San Diego Legion (MLR).  A local site follower reminded this writer of Michael Smith being high on the list of BIG-NAME players for the San Diego Legion in Saturday’s Final of the...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Last night’s Clogher, Castaways game started with much promise. In fact, the locals had a 14 – 12 lead when an early interval was called by referee Pedrick, after CW’s Steve Pyke went down with a neck injury and concussion.  Irish himself, Pyke had been quite a factor for the locals in the...


Game Day

Game Day

Clogher Valley Tour Party Valley at the controls!Finally, landed - phew! Gord musters the troops.  "Pyke assigned to interpret and/or sign language".  Nemeth; "Does anyone have an extra pair of socks I could wear today?" Anonymous; "Me, as well, I only have a single sock!"...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / Senior Men

MIDSUMMER MAHEM THE IRISH ARE COMIN' Tomorrow evening at Windsor Park, CWRFC Tricolours will host the visiting Irish, Clogher Valley RFC. What a joy for a local club to host the long lost art of visiting rugby teams. The Valley recently won the Third Division Championship in their local...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / News / Fifteens / NSMT / Senior Men

Bound for the Final, Old Glory’s Doug Fraser, flat to the boards! (Credit - Rugby Network) MLR Playoffs last weekend saw three CW Alum start for Washington Old Glory in their upset win over last year’s Champs, New York Ironworkers, 37 – 33. Pictured is former CW Captain, Doug ‘Fresh’...