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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Ceedub Takes a Double Photo credit - John Richardsom Images A good crowd assembled at the House to view the always entertaining action between these two clubs on Saturday. Predicted inclement weather did not eventuate and temperatures were balmy. CW Divvies opened on the front foot....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

William Webb Ellis Would Turn In His Grave (Photo - Credit, Julian Paine) If he was to be informed of the advent of professionalism, the game’s global growth, the evolution of women’s rugby, he would well roll over!  As it has spread, so too has the sophistication of its Laws.  All matches...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW's 16TH Man, cheers the action. MEN’S BONUS POINT WIN BUSTS BAGEL The rains ceased however, cold winds from the Strait on a sunny afternoon made conditions challenging and resultant attendance rather poor at Windsor Park on Saturday.  All three games got out of the gate.  Opening...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

AT THE HALF, 12 - 8 Canada Secures Spot in Semis This site’s pre-game credit to Karen Paquin, foreshadowed yet another fantastic game from this lady. Sophie de Goede led, once again by example, and was an inspiration to her teammates who all played very well.  Paquin was Player-of-the-Match...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

The Beginning of the End!(Photo credit BCRN Twitter feed.)Westshore’s Otieno beats the last defender as he makes his way to the line for the winning try. “Oh – for” a win!  CW Men’s Prems went “oh-for” four at Juan de Fuca on Saturday.  The Prem Reserves also went down heavily for a second...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA WOMEN COME UP TRUMPS Led by Captain, Sophie de Goede in every aspect of play, Canada defeated Italy with a bonus point 22 – 12 victory on the weekend in RWC action. Tuttosi led the way again with her brace to top the Try Scorers list with five.  Sophie’s hands displayed her...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / RWC / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSWT / Senior Women

HOPE YOU’RE WATCHING ONE PERSON’S OPINIONS The Women’s RWC opened with great gusto.  England flexed their muscles after a slow start against Fiji, finally posting 84 points and asserting their place as favourites to take the prize.   The NZ Vs Australia encounter was an enthralling match...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Boys Age Grade Visit Bayside Last Sunday CW took their U14, U16 & U18 Boys teams to visit Bayside RFC.  CW opened the day with a good win in U14 action.    The U16’s lost a close one, 22 – 26 in an exciting match.  The U18 match saw a very tight first half.  CW managed to edge ahead in...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CLOSER … BUT, Still A Bagel! CW Men played three games on Saturday, resulting in two losses and a tie.  The Third Div., Islanders were at UVic to take on Shane Muldrew’s, very fit Saxons squad.  Although it was a competitive first half, the final score was a lot to a few.  Despite this...


Will They Break The Bagel?

Will They Break The Bagel?

Tomorrow CW Men will field sixty-seven players in three games.  Action starts with the Islanders at UVic Vs Saxons at 11:00 a.m.  Divvies open action Vs Westshore in the curtain-raiser at 1:00 at the House of Windsor, with the main game kicking off at 2:30.  Wow, 67 strong, including two sets...


A Tough Day At The Office

A Tough Day At The Office

M-o-M, Steve Pyke, breaks out. There was plenty of scoring, but Saturday was a tough day for the hosts.  The curtain-raiser to the curtain-raiser saw the Comox Kickers take the laurels.  It was great to see Comox with a full roster, a sign of health of the code in the Upper Island.  They...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Victoria BC / RWC / News / Refereeing / NSWT / Senior Women

SOPHIE SURVEYS THE SCENE! NATS GOOD VALUE FOR WIN Today’s blog opens with a massive apology to both Sophie De Goede and Courtney Holtkamp for a photo identification error in last week’s blog.  Not simply summer ennui, a careless error.  Sorry, ladies, hopefully today’s photo does justice. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

What Makes A Rugby Club? No matter the outcome, the commonality of the game produces respect and life-long friendship! Firstly it needs players.  Hopefully, players who want to get better by working hard and then there are those that just wish to play for the love of the game....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Grady opens CW account. UNBLEMISHED ENDING UBC Men completed an undefeated season on Saturday when they bested CW, 49 – 34.  CW’s four tries were a good effort, however UBC maintained their season’s scoring average of 48 points per game with their seven try performance.  CW had a...


And Then There Were Two!

And Then There Were Two!

Saturday last saw the Premier Men leave a damp, miserable Victoria for a grey, chilly, and eventual brilliant, sunny, in more ways than won, Jericho Park.  The affair did not commence favourably for the Visitors with Ravens having twelve points on the board within ten minutes from tries by...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  87 POINTS AS PREMS PROGRESS Our first game report for Monday comes from Vancouver.  On Saturday, King Kyle and his Merry Men set out on a Monumental Mission to take on #1 seed, Bayside RFC.  Despite a late season slump, the boys had scraped in at #8.  Might I suggest they...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

HOT POTATO - THE HIGH TACKLE Today’s opinion piece is related to the high tackle.  The Laws of the game define a tackle as: “the method of holding a ball carrier and bringing that player to the ground”.  The business of getting to the ground is the real issue.  There has been much...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Olly and Louise, Johnny Shepherd Award   Awards and Other Things On Saturday last, CW Rugby celebrated the season to date by recognizing those players who either by their coaches or their peers, were adjudged recipients of various Club Perpetual Awards.  The “season” such as it has...


Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

Bubbles Burst With A Bang!

It was a day when the realities of rugby reared their head!  Italy d. Wales, Caps won a pair at Klahanie and the Divvies got a clinic at Windsor Castle.  We will briefly cover the last of these debacles and a note or two about the remainder. Our Premier Women escaped with not much pride intact...


Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad

The Future Awaits The Train A great day for rugby saw The Park gradually fill with fans, much to the delight of ‘Bogie’ whose task it was to pass the hat amongst the students!!  The proceedings commenced with a packed deck of 23 ‘Islanders Rolling Subs’, minus The Don, conspicuous by his...


RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

RECORD REMAINS INTACT - BARELY

  (Crediit, Mark Bryant - BCRN) By 2:30, the heavens had opened.  As with the pre-game prediction, “inclement weather and home field” were factors.  In my opinion, it was more how the boys wearing White played, fighting for every inch before capitulating, narrowly, 23 – 15. It was...


The Boys are Happy or What???

The Boys are Happy or What???

Oh, and there was rugby too!!! Yesterday, the CW Islanders Third Div. sought to keep their perfect record intact when they took on the Comox Kickers.  That is one heck of a trip, so good show Comox for mustering sixteen players to make the game. CW had 27 guys dressed for this one, so...


Saturday's 'semblings

Saturday's 'semblings

                      Bowd finds another way to beat the defensive line. The day unfolded under a glorious sky, yet a chill, when out of the sun, and no wind factor to speak of.  Fans had barely settled and for this pundit, years of “eyes in the back of the head”, caught Makaroff diving over...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Yet another scrum decimated. PREMIERS POST A PAIR It was an excellent start for CW rugby in the new Men’s and Women’s Premier League last Saturday. Both squads opened with significant “W’s”. The men’s game opened with CW control as not witnessed by the locals for many a day. The boys led...