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Tuesday's Ruck & Maul

Tuesday's Ruck & Maul

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

NSWT IN ACTION Canada's Women play U.S.A. today at 3:30 at John Leckie Field, Shawnigan Lake School.....FREE!!       CANADA U20 MEN Vs JAPAN   Canadian U20's play Japan this coming Thursday to save some face in what has been a disappointing Junior World Championship, with no hope...


One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

One More Step - Albeit, A Shaky One!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / NSWT

KEENAN HORTON CROSSES FOR #11 & RUNNER UP FOR TALLY TOPPER   This week, we revert to an excellent report from the B.C.R.U. communications man, Andrew Smith, who saw the match.  Unfortunately, (maybe, fortunately, for CW players, the club was unable to have a scribe at this one.)  Watching...


CW Minis Wind Up Another Successful Season

CW Minis Wind Up Another Successful Season

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

UNDER 12's ON THE ATTACK!   Ceedub wound up its fourteenth season of Mini Rugby this past Sunday.  Under sunny skies at Windsor, parents and kids "got it on"!  Special thanks this season to Coordinator, Matt Gordon, all of his coaches and parents (Jen Lancaster & Anne Jones....who also served...


B.C.R.U. Recognized as Provincial Union of the Year

B.C.R.U. Recognized as Provincial Union of the Year

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Community / News

">   Castaway Wanderers offers their congratulations to the officials, member clubs, volunteers and players who are part of the B.C.R.U.  At the R.C. Annual Awards Dinner on the weekend, B.C. was recognized for this prestigious award.  Congratulations, all.  ...


CW's Ciaran Hearn Selected As NSMT XV's Player Of The Year

CW's Ciaran Hearn Selected As NSMT XV's Player Of The Year

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

CW congratulates all of Rugby Canada's Award Winners, announced on Thursday at the Annual Awards Dinner, held this year at the Royal B.C. Museum.  Without recognizing each individual, we give special mention to NSWT 7's P-O-Y, Jen Kish; NSWT 15's P-O-Y, Kelly Russell; NSMT 7's P-O-Y, John...


GIRLS YOUTH CLINIC

GIRLS YOUTH CLINIC

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Road Warriors Define Their Own destiny

Road Warriors Define Their Own destiny

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems

Tomorrow CW goes on the road to control its own destiny for the upcoming playoffs. A determined "second half" has put the boys in a position where they are not reliant on the outcomes of other matches.  This being said, it is still not a "piece of cake" as to what the playoff picture may be. ...


A Game Of Two Halves

A Game Of Two Halves

Posted in News / Victoria BC

Stick to reporting, not prognosticating, a SMUS old boy told me on the phone this morning!  6.5 points and I would have lost my dough!  Hats off to SMUS who had it in the bag by the half with a 23 - 0 lead.  The Barbs came back with two converted late tallies - too little, too late.  Final 23...


Classic Confrontation

Classic Confrontation

Posted in Community / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

It's all about an old boot that belonged to this man - some might say, a "Golden Boot" for that was exactly what it was on many an occasion.  Gareth Rees, grad of SMUS, donated a "trophy" that has become emblamatic of arguably, the power of Victoria High Schools rugby, some years ago. ...


Welsh Rugby Demi-God Visits Victoria

Welsh Rugby Demi-God Visits Victoria

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Victoria BC

      Welsh Rugby Union's Board member and more famed Welsh National team and British Lions player, Gerald Davies, is visiting Victoria as key note speaker to the Rugby Canada AGM at Bear Mountain Westin Hotel over the next three days.  Davies will also have the company of the CEO of...


One More Step

One More Step

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

“Hard earned” was predicted and hard earned it was! For much of the day CW was out of synch and a determined Loma provided testy opposition. It looked like it might be easy when Mike Fuli almost “waltzed in” on the first attack but he stepped out of bounds. A seeming, almost complacency and...


Deserved Recognition

Deserved Recognition

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / Giving Back

CW congratulates Dave Docherty and Bruce Howe who were recently recognised by U.Vic by being inducted into the Unviversity's Hall Of Fame. Apart from the long list of achievements and service to UVic and Canadian rugby as players, coaches, psychologists, exercise therapists etc., etc., the two...


The Ones Finish With a Flourish!

The Ones Finish With a Flourish!

Posted in CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Game Reports

This match was a mere eight minutes old when Captain Chips put his stamp on proceedings, with a #8 pickup blind, feeding Conway for the score. Oliver made a good gainer and resultant penalty saw a quick tap and fast hands to Wolfie for a 10 – 0 lead. The forwards started to assert pressure and...


Monday's Ruck & Maul

Monday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / News / NSWT

Retina Ready We apologise to those supporters who view our site via Apple mediums, smart phone or IPads. Sometimes our photos will be “pixelated” due to a feature of Apple related to photo size that is not automatically a corrective feature of web sites, in lay terms, that is my best shot at...


Preview of Final Home Games

Preview of Final Home Games

      Tomorrow, the Lomas visit Windsor at the end of what must seem like a nightmare to current and former players of this long and storied sports club. Their demise this year has served notice to all clubs as to how fragile our existence at the Premier level might be. It would appear...


Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Wednesday's, "Ruck & Maul".

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors

Standings coming out of last Saturday, sees CW having gained one point on Caps.  As has been said, "a step at a time".  This coming Saturday, Caps visit MacDonald Park whilst Lomas visit the House of Windsor. Focus on the game at hand will be the order of the day.       CW's D.J. Sears...


We Are Fam-i-lee!

We Are Fam-i-lee!

Noticed recently, after a Mighty Thurds contest, the above father/son duo – Kyle and Greg Armstrong. It piqued our interest about this young man from Ontario, Kyle Armstrong. We nabbed Kyle for a brief interview. Kyle started playing back in Grade 9. He moved to Victoria as one of the...


Vikes Vanquished

Vikes Vanquished

Posted in CW Rugby / Fifteens / Prems

The opening ten minutes featured CW pressure from Barkwill, Tieds and Kleeberger but UVic ‘D’ held, UVic had runs from their backs but at twelve minutes it went terribly wrong when Dingwall pinched an overthrown line out ball from the students and fed Buckley, with Kleeberger on his shoulder...


CW U14 & U16 Host Tour from Cochrane, Alberta

CW U14 & U16 Host Tour from Cochrane, Alberta

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors

CW U14 and U16 had a great opportunity to host a team from Cochrane. Alberta on Sunday in some fine Island weather that the Alberta lads savoured.  The day started with a great 13 aside match for the U14s and continued with some sevens rugby for the older team. Both fixtures showed a great deal...


The Ones Play Spoiler

The Ones Play Spoiler

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Fifteens / Men's Reserve Div

There was no sympathy offered by The Ones to UVic last Saturday, injury plight or not! Perhaps the final result did give a measure of revenge from a severe beating by the Norse back in November. The early stages ebbed and flowed but at the 25 minute mark, Henderson ran a tight line and fed...


Another Elite Eight Finish

Another Elite Eight Finish

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Vs Australia.  Only two minutes in when Mack stole ball and fed Trainor for the first score, (unconverted).  The first half was ALL Canada.  Early in the second stanza, a Canadian knock on provided the scoring reply for Oz, (converted).  The half continued with advantage Canada.  O'Toole came...


Canada 7's In Quarters Again

Canada 7's In Quarters Again

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

This reporter is certainly coming across as far from the sharpest tack in the box for Sevens news!  Apologies to Nate Hirayama...AFTER viewing our own utube clip, we note that not only is he playing, he is playing with his customary acumen and point-scoring importance.  Enough on this point!  ...


Men Kick Off H.K. With A Win

Men Kick Off H.K. With A Win

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Yak over the line!   The men opened their Hong Kong campaign with a solid 35 - 7 victory over Portugal.  Other singles were added by Trainor and White, with Moonlight getting a brace. Mack is back on duty, although it appears that Hearn and Hiriyama may be on the injured list.  Next up...


Women Show The Way!

Women Show The Way!

Posted in Canada Rugby / Girls Rugby / NSWT / Sevens

They've done it again!  Kudos to Canada's Womens Sevens team on their victory in Hong Kong.  The ladies defeated the Hosts, 19 - 5; Kazakhstan, 33-0; Japan, 38 - 0; and France, in the Final, 24 -0.  Now that's an impressive record.  Bouquets all round.   (Ed. - We love Rick Bourne's...


Squads Announced

Squads Announced

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Line-ups / Prems

Most unfortunately, we will not see all of our grads in action on Saturday at Windsor. The biggest disappointment will be in the FRF where Thornber is injured and Bos is being kept out for the upcoming U20 RWC. Further, UVic is reported to be sporting a number of injuries. Last time these two...