CWRFC will be involved in FOUR Provincial Playoffs this Saturday. Our Senior Women’s Div.1 team will travel to Kamloops in a game where #6 (Ceedub) will play #3. The challenge, given the travel schedule will be monumental however, the experience will be invaluable.  We wish the ladies, all the best and safe travels.

Also on the road will be our Women’s Premier team when they return to UBC.  The TBirds defeated our ladies handily a few weeks back and no doubt, that result will have left a sour taste. The Tricolours have had some encouraging results in between times, specifically, solid wins over both Seattle and Capilanos. The two weeks layoff to heal some ailing bodies, the inclusion of Chanelle Challenger-Williams, National team player, Julia Schell, in form Emily Samek, and Madee Adberg will stiffen the selection and along with the never-say-die resolve of this team, should really provide a much sterner test for the hosts.  Go, you good things!

CW Men will also be on the road. The Premier Reserves will travel to Abbotsford where they will face a 15 – 1 juggernaut (2:30 p.m.) It has been quite the season for Abby as they seek to return to the Finals and gain revenge for their loss to Ravens last year.  Our boys have been quietly building, week by week, and it all came together much to the chagrin of Surrey last time out. CW proudly boasts the fact that there are 46+ different players putting their hands up for selection this week! Safe travels and good luck, chaps.

                  CW’s Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland (scrumcap), played in this one, nineteen years ago.

Lomas D-o-R, Jebb Sinclair has been primarily responsible for their meteoric resurrection. Our Premier Men will also be in the “big smoke” when they take on a revived Meralomas club at Prince of Wales H.S. at 2:30p.m. Circa 2004, 19 years ago, these two storied clubs played a triple overtime battle at Connaught Park.  It was a game for the ages.  In the interim, Lomas, a vintage club, has experienced some lean years.  Earlier, this season, they clinically put CW to the sword at Windsor.  They have clawed their way to a third place League finish and with their recent victory over leaders, UBC, they have all clubs sitting up and paying attention to this real deal. 

                                                                    Sudsy takes on the masses!

On the other side of the scale is CW, a team that is considered by some as a threatening underdog. Recent wins over the Pacific Pride and close losses to UBC and Capilanos, topped with a hard-earned ‘road’ victory against James Bay, last start, are the reasons for this prognostication. These two vintage clubs have had many an epic contest in the past and this promises to be no different.  We would encourage any of our fans who are on the mainland to get down and give the boys a boost. Give ‘em heck, boys.

(Ed. With kickoff times being the same, the ability to transport a “bench” cross-town will not be available.)

                                                             'Evergreen', Riley Ilnicki, claims a CW ball.

                                                                      SINGAPORE SEVENS

This pundit only caught the match vs USA but in all accords that was arguably the men’s best performance, led by a hat trick from JoJo and a loss in “overtime” awaiting a dead ball clock! When watching this performance, again, one marvels at just how the current slump continues. The program is facing its most difficult days ever and we support the guys as they seek to find a way to their former consistent performance level.