Bits & Pieces

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Bits & Pieces

Best wishes to the VIRU Crimson Tide who take on a predominantly Burnaby Lake side, representing the Fraser Valley today @ 2:30 @ Windsor Park.  There will be a strong smattering of Tricolors in the side – Braddock, Evans, Ilnicki, Allen, and both Hortons – a meteoric rise for young Teagan – well done, along with grads from UVic, Joey Erlic and Luke McCloskey.  JBAA leads the way with eight selects, led by Captain and #9, Lucien Nels.  UVic have four, Port Alberni two, Velox two and one from Cowichan.  It appears that selectors have given a “representative nod” to those who put their hat in the pot.  CW congratulates all of these players and their clubs for their support enabling a true “island selection”.  Fraser Valley will present a tough hurdle, so go, Tide, go.  Maybe this is the start of a resurgence of the Crimson Tide.


With all the furor surrounding the round ball game this week, one wag and regular site reader, sent the following quip, we thought it a good pun on what has occurred.  The beautiful game has an “incompetence” issue with their “Blatter problem”!  At 79 years of age, “what problem?” Blatter, took the reins for a further four year term yesterday!


Rumour a-plenty abounds around Tricolor Nation this week with the hints that an imminent announcement will occur about CW having a Women’s Div. One team entered in the VIRU next season.  If so, this would be the culmination of four years of hard work, spear-headed by Dave (‘Bing’) Crossley and a handful of believers.  Evidently, there are just one or two pieces of the puzzle before it is official and this site will bring you the skinny.  If so, it could well be another part of an answer for club resurgence after a very troubling season, past.


Finally, B.C. Boys H.S. results form play this week.  Our local, Oak Bay, Barbs lost a squeaker to Earl Marriott and came back to defeat Handsworth, so will play for 4th or 5th today.  Glenlyon lost earlier in the week but defeated Hugh McRoberts and will play for a similar spot in AA today.  SMUS continued on their winning ways and will play Rockridge in the AA Final this afternoon.  The main event will feature a replay of last year’s final with the two powerhouses, SLS and St George’s.  All the action can be viewed at;