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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...


Barnard on the Shelf

Barnard on the Shelf

(Photo, Wendy Norman) After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid, the Barnard Cup was revisited this Fall season. Saturday last saw some of the wettest and most miserable conditions for some time but credit to Brent Johnson and some leniency from Oak Bay Municipality, the games took place, albeit...


A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

A Rollicking Good Rugby Read

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / News / Community / Coaching / Refereeing

Northern Suburbs Oval How the Game Gets Into Your Blood! The following has been reprinted with permission of “Gatesy” a “Guru” blogger to this expert and fan submitted, The Roar, a mostly Australian rugby articles site, with over 1,000,000 likes. (Parenthesis will interpret local jargon...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain, De Merchant, congratulates try-scorer, Renee Gonzalez. CONGRATULATIONS to Canada's NSWT XV's on their 15 - 9 win over the U.S. on Monday.  The two teams will play a re-match this coming Friday and the game will be televised on TSN.  Bouquets to TSN for showing the match and post...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A frequent line out sight on the day at Wallace! MEN NOTCH DAILY DOUBLE CW had approximately eighty vaccinated and registered men and women in rugby gear and in action on Saturday last.  Action opened with he ‘Divvies’ (2nd Div.), playing Cowichan RFC at Windsor.  Pre-game predictions...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Support Our Sponsors Mother Nature Welcomes Return of Rugby A Windsor Park bathed in sun, supporters’ banners displayed, scoreboard turning over, field prepared by regulars, Shep, Morley and Bogey, the indominatable Peter Kilshaw and Gord Hawkins, the CW Face at the Gate, cajoling a...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Westshore hems in the Skipper.  Credit, Alisatair Howes. Saturday, Another Rugby Day – Exhibition Rugby Continues Saturday was a great afternoon, typical Fall weather with sun shining and temperatures lowering.  CW/JBA played Westshore Combined 1st/2nd Division for bragging rights for the...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

From the “eye in the sky”, CW’s Klash videos proceedings at Wallace Field after commandeering U.Vic’s ‘Cherry Picker’. Three matches were on display under sunny skies and a large crowd of rugby-deprived, rabid fans assembled. Klash, obviously not acrophobic, taped the main matches and we may...