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Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Captain Stewart, airborn! It was a good day for the Tricolors in Nanaimo, winning all three matches and at the same time sympathizing with numbers issues the home club is facing.  CW has known this problem all too well and may very possibly face the same issue, sooner rather than later and...


Weekend Predictions

Weekend Predictions

CW is on the road this weekend when all three senior teams visit the Hub City.  The women kick off at 11:15 a.m. at May Bennett Park as the Hornets host their home opener.  It is hard to make a prediction with little information however CW women have played one on the road, losing to Comox. ...


Too Much Fire Power From Locals

Too Much Fire Power From Locals

CW "grad", Aiden Cole, pulled to turf in late going. Opening Day at the House saw an impressive crowd assembled to enjoy two diverse games of rugby.  It was not expected that the track-meet would occur in the curtain-raiser but a fit and rather large group of Norsemen lads, led by newcomer,...


Game Preview

Game Preview

McCloskey in top gear! This blog is still somewhat overshadowed by the fact that it seems unbelievable that the player dispute still has not been settled.  A quick scroll down the staff list of Rugby Canada’s Westhills Office sees some 31 employees, 14 of whom are coaching staff or...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  Mentioned on this site yesterday the BIG DAY this Saturday with the fun beginning as early as 10:00 a.m. for the tykes.  It is always a great day when we welcome the Vikes to our House and a wonderful bond of comradery and competition has evolved in recent years as CW youth, seeking...


The Boys Are Back in Town

The Boys Are Back in Town

Blogs have been absent from this site for two weeks due to the writer’s testing the efficacy of the VIHA medical system and its vagaries.  During this time “heaps” has happened on the National and local scene.   Probably the biggest issue concerns our National Men’s Sevens players...


Rugby Aplenty!

Rugby Aplenty!

Jamie was not even on the park!   Canada’s Senior Men’s team dropped their second preparation match in France earlier today to Clermont-Ferrand, 54 – 15 after leading 40 – 8 at the break.  It is difficult to opine much out of these two French encounters with quality sides, sides which would...


AROUND CEEDUB

AROUND CEEDUB

CW’s President has released the following presser, relating to club coaching for the coming season; VICTORIA – Castaway Wanderers Rugby President Matt Gordon is pleased to announce Ken Goodland is returning to the club as the Senior Men’s Assistant Head Coach and the club's forwards coach. Ken...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Day #1 Nationals B.C. U19 Men.  Down 14 -3 at the half to Quebec, the rallying cry obviously went out.  It started with CW’s, Jack Carson on a nice blind side break to score and B.C. forged to 15 – 17.  When another try was added and the lead taken @ 20 – 17 things looked good only for CW’s...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Line-ups / Prems / Minis / News / B.C. Rugby / NSMT / Under 20 / Boys Rugby

BC Senior Women’s Team for National Championship   CW is both pleased and proud to announce our congratulations to the following ladies who have been selected to represent B.C. at this tournament in July.  B.C. finished in third place last year with perennial Champs, Quebec, again at the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Headed To New Zealand   The latest has Anton ‘The Magician’ Ngongo off to N.Z.  Anton will ply his trade with Oamaru Old Boys Club in North Otago.  Ceedub wishes him all the best and we throw in this body of work that could not fail to impress most coaches.  The Magician has worked hard on...


Our Man in New Zealand

Our Man in New Zealand

Had word recently from CW’s, Jordan Ford, giving it a go in Canterbury.  Jordan had the first half of the season at the House of Windsor but as many young men are wont to do, packed his bags and headed to the Mecca of Rugby Football – N.Z.  Jordan has picked up with Timaru and from his report,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PUTTING THE SEASON TO BED   This writer has to thank all those who dressed for the Men’s Prems this season for a job well done.  One firstly thinks of the multiple-season stalwarts, Braddock, Thornber, Heppy and Ollie and a few others with not as much seniority.  Then one reflects on the likes...


High Hopes - Dashed!

High Hopes - Dashed!

Saturday in Vancouver produced miserable weather when CW fronted at the Prince of Wales H.S. to play the Loma in the Reserves Semi.  The somewhat rustic conditions, the boys having to change in the bus, a Port-A-Potty so far away that players had to urinate behind a building, reminding the...


Hatrick of Playoff Performances

Hatrick of Playoff Performances

All three CW teams find themselves in semis action on Saturday.  Unfortunately, a supporter’s bus to Vancouver concept, fell through.  We would hope that our women are the beneficiaries with strong sideline support at Juan de Fuca when they kick off against Westshore at 2:30 p.m.  The men...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

BARNARD CUP WINNERS.  2017-18.   It is with our deepest sympathy that we offer the most sincere condolences to the family of Elliot Eurchuk, for their recent loss.  Circumstances of this sad loss can be read HERE.  We offer the President’s message which summarizes matters for our CW Family, I...


....And Then There Were Four!

....And Then There Were Four!

OMG....Shut the front door! Heartiest congratulations to CW Men and Women Premier teams, both qualifying for the final four.  The Men turned the tables on UVic with a 45 – 37 win and the women had a fantastic victory over Burnaby, 53 – 29 on Saturday.  Indeed, CW is one of two club sides...


De Day

De Day

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Men

2:30 Kickoff HOUSE of WINDSOR MENS PREMIER PLAYOFF RUGBY...


Playoff Prognostications

Playoff Prognostications

  CW Men go into three weekend playoff matches.  The Islanders (VIRU – Div2) travel to the mainland to play Meralomas.  This is a tough result to predict as The Tricolours have not named their selection and the strength of the Lomas is unknown.  I suppose, given the inconsistency of...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

My period of mourning has passed and I will attempt to make some sense of the action last Saturday, with today’s musings, although there is nothing too amusing about them!  Both CW teams gifted the last seventeen points of their games to the visiting students!  The Reserves started out where...


Authors of Our Own Demise?

Authors of Our Own Demise?

Those darn Vikings! A word of THANKS, from the Captain.   “Last Saturday it was bums in seats, this Saturday it was boots on ground.”  Captain, Nathan Stewart has responded graciously on behalf of the club’s players for the generosity of CW’s patrons.  Yesterday, our two men’s...


Barnard Cup Decider

Barnard Cup Decider

  The 2017 - 18 BCRU League play season comes to and end tomorrow at Windsor Park when U.Vic visits, to take on the hosts, CW.  The outcme of the Premier match will also determine the winner of VIRU play for the Barnard Cup, top Premier club on the Island, currently held by JBAA who toppled...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Mikey slots a trey! We would be tragically remiss if we were not to honour the Humboldt Broncos players, family and friends with our deepest and sincerest condolences at this heart-breaking time.  Our sadness must know no bounds and may you be strengthened by your support for each other and...


Playoffs Loom Large

Playoffs Loom Large

The Magician returns! CW ‘s Men’s and Women’s Prems face their penultimate matches this weekend as the BCRU Premiership playoffs loom large.  Coach Dovanne has mustered a strong women’s side to put out against the Sarries, a club that has had little success on the field of late.  That being...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The recent announcement by R.C. of its approach to RWC qualification has become a hullabaloo of controversy amongst B.C. rugby fans.  Samantha Shorter, President of BCRU, recently replied with an open letter to RC, a letter which articulately expressed a B.C. viewpoint, a position which...