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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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CLUB DAY - MASSIVE SUCCESS Despite inclement weather, a great group of players, male and female, from Minis to Seniors, parents, coaches and a smattering of fans turned out to be part of Saturday’s CW Club Day.  The day culminated with a solid hit-out between the senior men, Team Carson...


SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

SATURDAYS WERE MADE FOR RUGBY

COACHING CREW COMPLETE Director of Rugby, Ken Goodland is pleased to announce the addition of Ciaran Hearn to the Men's Coaching Team for the coming season.  Hearn will serve as Assistant Program Coach for backs and skills.  The men will field three teams in competition this year and...


A DECADE OF DROUGHT

A DECADE OF DROUGHT

Rt. to lt.  Starters - Goodland, O’Toole, Weingart (C.), Walsh, Williams, MacSween, Daume, Gilmour, Gay, Franklin, Buckley P., Thompson C., Scholz, Buckley M., Hearn Bench – Racine L., Monro, Morris, Ilnicki R., Mallory, Hodge, Cordle, Crawford, Pope.   It has been ten years to the day since...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

We kick off today with a feature on ‘one of our own’, Chloe Hill-Huse. Chloe has been feted on this site before but today we reproduce a recent cover page article posted by World Rugby – heady stuff.  With permission from World Rugby we reprint the story.   CHLOE HILL HUSE ON DEVELOPING AS BOTH...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Refereeing

Photo credit - Extratime Media, N.Z. Aerosol Abounds! Well, we’ve seen two weekends of Aotearoa rugby in NZ and there has certainly plenty of the above, so it’s a good thing that testing seems to be diligently in place and the virus level in the country is virtually nil.  In this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / News / Refereeing

Rugby Under the Microscope For our musings today, I’d like to share a couple of points of view gleaned from the NZ Herald, saved for me by a Kiwi mate.  I think they will certainly provoke thoughts about the game.  Firstly, from columnist, Gregor Paul.  “Every day, it seems rugby has...


Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Dame Fortune Smiles on Reserves

Cometh the Hour, Cometh 'The Queen'! Scoring commenced early in this one with CW crossing on their first foray into Westshore territory. The hosts responded with some hard running and testing of tacklers and easily tied the affair. About mid-half, Kanty scored after a deft little dummy and...


A GOOD TEAM BEAT A TEAM OF GOOD 'UNS

A GOOD TEAM BEAT A TEAM OF GOOD 'UNS

Horton on the rampage. Top billing this week belongs to Men’s Prems. Both men’s teams came away with W’s; as it should be in the case of a Local Derby, two close score lines in hard-fought matches. The day was brilliant and the crowd was the season’s biggest. Match PHOTOS - credit...


Myriad of Matches

Myriad of Matches

  Tomorrow sees CW fielding five senior teams. The Men’s Islanders are slated for an early 10:00 a.m. kickoff at McDonald Park. At 11:00 a.m. the Women’s Reserves take on the visiting Comox Kickers at Windsor Park. Comox sit 1 – 1 whilst our CW ladies are 0 – 2. The Reserves get their second...


GOOD DAY FOR CW MEN, NOT SO GOOD FOR WOMEN

GOOD DAY FOR CW MEN, NOT SO GOOD FOR WOMEN

Chiz owned the air! CW Reserves began their match against Capilanos, allowing a rather “soft” try in the early moments. CW threatened but were repelled however it was Kanty who notched the opener, 7 – 5, CW. A mere five minutes later, Gerhardt was rewarded for what has become his...


Good Day For CW Men

Good Day For CW Men

CW upped camp and moved to Cowichan’s Herd Rd Field last Saturday. Proceedings opened with the Women’s First Div match with Nanaimo taking the match by a 36 – 14 score. CW tries came compliments of Maelle Reid and Brooke Bazian. It was a first ever appearance in a women’s game in this league for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW's, Karen Paquin, doing the hard yards! Plenty of rugby going on all around the world but nix at Windsor Park with yet another forecast for the weekend not exactly rosy! SIX NATIONS – Expected wins by Ireland and Wales but an upset in Paris where the Jones Crew (aka England) took one on...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

PATHWAY TO THE PINNACLE Today it gives this site great pleasure to highlight Julianne Zussman, a special athlete, a special person and a wonderful ambassador for rugby, specifically Canadian rugby.  This past weekend, ‘Zuss’ as we fondly know her at CW, refereed at the Dubai Sevens.  She...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Chiz at the mine face. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Regardless of the weather, it was a good day for CW visiting the Hub City on Saturday. The venture opened with a men’s “Third Div.” exhibition between the two clubs. Despite being short of two full fifteen a-sides, the clubs mixed and...