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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....


The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

The Roots of the Present Lie Deep in the Past

Brennig “faces” an allowable tackle – back in the day! Saturday, Men's Prems @ the House of Windsor. UVic 3 – 1, CW 1 – 3. Today’s pre-game missive will take some long-time followers back to 2014 when a CW U18 team, featuring this Saturday’s Premier players; Gavin Kratz, Nick Carson,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Community

UNSUNG HERO - OFF THE FIELD Karl Klashinsky - aka, Klash Karl. If you will, in this interview we will address you as Klash, rather than KK, another long-serving, Victoria rugby type! CW: Klash it has been some time since our website has run this feature.  Watching you, filming every...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Riley snags one at The Mac MEN BREAK BAGEL It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day………… The “second half” of the season opened last Saturday with three CW teams in action. The men’s 3rd Div. Islanders visited the Brit Lions in Vancouver.  A club that merged from Ex Brits and Red Lions, some...


BCRU STANDINGS AT THE HALF

BCRU STANDINGS AT THE HALF

CW embarks on their "second half" campaign this Saturday when Meralomas visit Windsor to compete against our Women's Div. 1 team.  Kickoff will be at 11:15 a.m. The women finished the fall season on a strong note, with a convincing win over Nanaimo to secure the Island Women’s Fall...


And You Dance Card Is.......

And You Dance Card Is.......

Mark your calendars. Fans will note the absence of home games for senior men, and this season the club will have to cross the Rubicon a couple of times to face Caps and UBC, already having travelled to play Ravens, somewhat a repeat of last season's scheduling. Scheduling seems to this pundit to...


CW PAST & PRESENT

CW PAST & PRESENT

Jimmy Grier, the perfect person to meld the Wanderers and the Castaways, was CW's first President. Pictured here, he tells the tale.  CW LEGENDS NIGHT Last Friday a gathering of Castaway and Wanderers ex-players gathered at The Temple to meet new and returning players of our men’s teams and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW Fundraiser & Dinner is Back When: Saturday, Feb 25th. Bar opens at 6:00pm. Dinner at 7:00pm. Where: The Union Club, 805 Gordon St. Who: CW Community & Friends (19 years of age and older). Tickets: $150 per person; $280 per couple; $1350 per table of 10 people.   How to...


Hey ho, hey ho .......

Hey ho, hey ho .......

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

It's off to work we go ..... For those who were not quite ready to let their Christmas trees go or had good intentions last weekend but now have more pine needles on the floor than limbs on the tree - not to worry! Our CW volunteers and Bartlett Tree Experts will be at Windsor Park one last...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CELEBRATING THE SEASON Last week, CW Youth Age Grade Girls and Boys celebrated their very successful seasons with their inaugural Banquet.  Hosted by Oak Bay Rec and Catering, some seventy players and fifty parents, plus assorted coaches and alickadoos were present.  The evening was Emceed...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

STACK 'EM UP!   Seems like the chipping service provided has had a great response to date.  With the Festive Season finally coming to an end, we remind supporters that the service will be available again this weekend, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Rose Garden, Windsor Park. Not much else...


Whatever Works!!

Whatever Works!!

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Fundraiser / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

  With the good will of sponsor, Bartlett Tree Service, CWRFC will once again offer a tree-chipping service for all residents of the Oak Bay and surrounding area.  What the heck, if you have friends across town, tell them as well.  This has become an annual service for many years and has...


Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

Musing on a rugby future..... A Christmas Read

“Q & A” WITH CAPTAIN CANADA – SOPHIE DE GOEDE. We had hoped to catch up with Sophie prior to RWC however, we could not have conceived the obligations that were on her shoulders at that time. We have reached out again, for some reflections. We need to preface our questions with the fact...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

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'Tis The Season....

'Tis The Season....

Posted in CW Rugby / Giving Back / Club Dinner / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

Yesterday afternoon saw a gathering of some of Rugby’s best at the Temple for "Guido's Christmas Lunch".  Sponsored by Guido Danger with tons of support work by Ed Knaggs and Ian “4 Try” Jones ….the return to a sit down lunch was well attended.  Consistent with tradition, each person present...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Captain Canada, Sophie de Goede, presents Winners medals to CW U14’s. JUNIORS PROVIDE A MIXED BAG Last Sunday there were fireworks aplenty at The House.  The U14 Boys had a one-sided win over Comox Rapids.  A good effort on the Rapids part, punching in a couple against this very strong...


A Feast of Finals

A Feast of Finals

TOMORROW AT WINDSOR U14 boys are playing the VIRU Final against the Comox Rapids 12:15 at Windsor on the Rose Garden pitch. U16 girls will face Langley RFC @ 12:30 on the main pitch in the BC Final. U16 boys Provincial gold medal match will be against Bayside RFC @ 1:30 main pitch. U18 boys...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Exciting news! CW’s Annual Fun(d)raiser Dinner & Auction is back, face-to-face, with a special twist to the evening, at the Union Club on Feb 25th, 2023 – be sure to mark this date on your calendars! Many thanks to all our donors and bidders for your fabulous support with our online auction!...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

VIRU FINALS – A SATURDAY RECAP   THIRD & FOURTH PLACE The opening game at Windsor on Saturday saw CW I play JBAA for third and fourth spots in the pre-Christmas League. CW opened with early pressure and James Bay pushed back with action fast and furious. An early break from CW’s #9,...


VIRU FINALS

VIRU FINALS

CW II will face off against Nanaimo in the Island Women’s Premier Division Final on Saturday at the House of Windsor. After a close semifinal game last week when Nanaimo came out on top, CW will be eager to challenge the Hornets in what is sure to be a tough game.  Teams will field 12-aside....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WOMEN SPLIT SEMIS - MEN DROP DUO It was a mixed bag of results for CW Women on Saturday. CW I faced a determined James Bay squad at Windsor. Led by captain Emily Samek, this CW squad had their work cut out for them. Applying early pressure, James Bay found gaps in the CW defense and notched...


TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

TRIPLE HEADER AT THE HOUSE

The House of Windsor will see three games tomorrow as the “first-half” winds down.  V.I. Women’s League action will feature an 11:30 a.m. semi-final between CW I and JBAA.  The second contest will feature Visitors, Burnaby Lake Lakers and Ceedub in Men’s Premier Reserve action.  On paper,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SEMI-FINAL SATURDAY & SUNDAY Plenty of action at Windsor this weekend. On Saturday CW Women wrap up their regular fall season with both teams going into the playoffs high in the standings. CW II is ranked in first place in the Island Women’s League, with 4 wins and 1 loss, and will take on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Two perennially strong sides struggling in the Premiership to date, CWRFC (1 – 2) and Burnaby Lake (0 – 3), will lock horns at Windsor Park this Saturday. Last Saturday, Joshua failed to help the CW Visitors at Jericho Park when UBCOB Ravens racked up a host of points whilst the Lakers dropped...


BATTLE OF JERICHO

BATTLE OF JERICHO

Today’s BCRU action pales in comparison to the memories of last night’s Women’s RWC Final!  Super enthralling action, it will go into the vault of Great Games in my books.  The contrast between the two game plans was so obvious from the start and both styles would have their proponents –...