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Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

Ro 'Bud' Hindson Added To Hall Of Fame

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Rugby Club

CW is very happy to announce that Ro Hindson, of the former unamalgamated Castaway RFC was inducted to the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame last week.  Hindson who played his rugby with UVic, UBC, UBCOB and a lengthy stint with Castaways, still has a strong affinity with CW RFC.    His blond flowing...


Off To Oz

Off To Oz

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Sevens

  Despite the unavailability of players such as; Mack, Trainor, Ardron, Duke, Hassler, O'Toole, De Goede, Kleeberger and Scholt, Geraint John has selected a solid squad for the trek to Oz.   Nate Hirayama from the Vikes will skipper the side which will include vets, Moonlight, Dala, Hearn...


CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

CW U14's At Comox Kickers Jamboree

Posted in CW Rugby / Game Reports / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW U14s set their alarm clocks Saturday night for an early Sunday morning drive up to Cumberland as the Comox Valley Kicker’s Rugby club hosted a Jamboree to commemorate the club’s 125th year.  Upon arrival in Cumberland, we were greeted with bucketting rains. After huddling under a roof near...


Students School Hosts

Students School Hosts

A case of "all tied up and nowhere to go"   UVic visited Windsor Park yesterday and gave a clinic to the Hosts, winning the curtain-raiser 53 - 0 and taking the main game 45 - 10.   "Scores perhaps did not accurately reflect the extended periods of possession by CW.  Unfortunately, The...


Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

Blue Collar Bunch Take Over

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems / Rugby Club

This Saturday, Doug Tate brings a solid group of Vikes to Windsor Park.  The Vikes appear to be a stronger combination on paper than that XV that took JBA apart last week.  It is a group that could include as many five or six "grads" from CW's Junior and Mini ranks however, it is just a duet,...


B.C. Youth Sevens Program

B.C. Youth Sevens Program

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Juniors

The picture tells a story....a big time crowd welcomes the teams in Las Vegas. Head coach of the BC Elite Youth Sevens Shane Thompson has announced a series of ID Sessions as the program begins to build towards the 2014 Las Vegas International Youth Invitational in January. A program...


CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

CW's Kleeberger and Fuailefau Join Bears For Final Fling

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Rugby Club

Looks like Fuli and Zac could be on opposite sides of the ball on Saturday!   Adam Kleeberger and Mike Fuailefau have been selected for the Bears as they take to the road for a hoped for, measure of respectability, this weekend.  The Bears ( 1 & 3) play the Prairie Wolf Pack (2 & 2) in...


Americas Rugby Championship

Americas Rugby Championship

Posted in Canada Rugby / Community

Rugby Canada will host the IRB Americas Rugby Championship 2013 in October at a time when the sport is enjoying unprecedented interest and growth in North America.   Hot off the back of Canada’s qualification for Rugby World Cup 2015, the four-team six-match IRB-funded international...


U14's Open The Season

U14's Open The Season

Posted in Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW hosted Shawnigan Lake School U14's yesterday at The Park.  The session was "developmental" in substance.  All the boys worked in skills stations before partaking in a "friendly" scrimmage.  This was a good opportunity for some of the "new" U14's (12 yr olds) to try their skills on the...


Recapping The Weekend

Recapping The Weekend

Scotty ('The Bus') Franklin, on the rampage at Gordon Head.  Relishing his return to #8, Scott had a solid game, being named MoM.  (Game photos posted - credits, Ron Willems.) The two matches at Gordon Head produced somewhat stereotyped results, with CW opening up big leads and the home...


All The Latest

All The Latest

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

D DAY FOR DONORS....... tomorrow (Friday 13th...nothing suspicious about that!!) is the last day for CW's Blood Drive.  Congratulations and thanks to NSMT guys, who give blood on and off the field - Adam Kleeberger, Connor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, Pat Kay, John Moonlight, Mike Fuli and Connor...


Season Opens With Cup Action

Season Opens With Cup Action

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / News / Prems / Victoria BC

This Saturday The Tricolors take to the pitch at Gordon Head against the Velox Club in the VIRU Barnard Cup opening game.  1ST DIV. kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and the Main Game is at @ 2:45 p.m.   It will be an interesting contest, possibly the last between these two teams played at Gordon Head...


Donors Top Double Digits

Donors Top Double Digits

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

Former Junior, Ben Lawless, back in town, all the way from Fort McMurray, gives his pint of claret!  Lucy reports that donors reached and extended well beyond double digits over the weekend.  There is a large contingent of NSMT players giving tomorrow and we remind folk that the drive concludes...


Recent Reflections Of The "Average Joe" Club Fan

Recent Reflections Of The "Average Joe" Club Fan

Posted in Canada Rugby / News

The Prez and Joe Fuli ham it up!    The paradoxes of Canadian Rugby from global to local are many.  The fan has to admit joy with the successes of the Men's and Women's XV's and VII's results over the past 6 - 8 months however the questions of  where and how far we go are enigmatic.  This...


Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Sevens

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Minis Are In The Starting Blocks

Minis Are In The Starting Blocks

Posted in CW Rugby / Minis / Victoria BC

Minis for girls and boys, ages 6 -11, kick off this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. @ Windsor.  We are hoping to have wi-fi so parents can sign up electronically.  There will be some kit available for purchase.  Players we will have some homework for you....take a brochure and give it to your best pal...


Don't Waste That Claret!!

Don't Waste That Claret!!

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / News / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW's Blood Donor Drive has commenced this week.  We have seven and counting.   Canadian Blood Services, 1-800-2DONATE; 3449 Saanich Road.     Saturday is a BIG DAY.......give blood, watch Victoria Sevens.  One sot open mid-morning, Saturday, contact Lucy...


It's No Fluke!

It's No Fluke!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

............that Canada's Senior Mens Team program is showing a vast imrovement with performance and results.  The video shows some of the approach that has been responsible for recent gains.  It is also a very motivating collage for any young players who are thinking of focussing on rugby with...


Grizz Open Their Account - 40 - 18.

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports

  CW thanks Mark Bryant of BCRN for posting this to UTube.   Plaudits to all players on the pitch tonight for a positive effort to play both constructive and entertaining rugby.  This comment is not to negate the intensity of the defensive effort witnessed on Friday but tonight's Bears...


CRC's Resume Tomorrow

CRC's Resume Tomorrow

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Line-ups / News / Victoria BC

Clubmates from last season, Burger and Barkwill did battle on Friday. The Canadian Regional Championships come back to Westhills Stadium tomorrow when the B.C. Bears play The (Atlantic) Rock at 4:30 p.m.  A casual fan wonders just how Rugby Canada (or whomever), could sanction a...


CW Pre-Season Goings On...

CW Pre-Season Goings On...

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

CW reminds all past, present and prospective players that training commences this coming Tuesday at Windsor Park in Oak Bay at 6:15 p.m. New players are especially welcome and any potential players should browse this site to get a sense of our club.  Go to; Calendar for all training dates...


..........And Now For Something Rather Special

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / News

  This promo video for Women's Rugby comes compliments of Rugby Canada.  It is insightful to see just why the Women's program has been so successful over the past months.  You go,...


Ontario Blues Stay Undefeated

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC

  Video of Lucas Hammond's tally after he sought work from his "off wing" when McKenzie had worked the blind side twice in the opening moments in last night's 11 - 7 Ontario win over hosts, BC Bears.   This was a game that failed to meet any pre-match hype.  Ontario's dominance at the...


...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

...And Now For the Rest Of The Story!

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / News / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC

The Ontario Blues have announced their starters for tonite's contest at Langford. It is a side with heaps of talent and a strong Tricolored flavour. In the front row, recent adoptees and Team Canada victors over the U.S., Barkwill and Woolridge will be joined by Dolezel and they will line...


Pucker Leads The Blues

Pucker Leads The Blues

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Victoria BC

Daypuck On The Fly Yonks Ago!   Ontario Blues will include a couple of faces familiar to Victorians on Friday night.  Derek Daypuck is rumoured to lead the squad, so there's life in the old dog yet!  Pucker, a very accomplished player, owner of 17 Canadian caps, adopted CW for many seasons...