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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / B.C. Rugby / Fifteens / Senior Women

CW 1st Div. Women Vs Vancouver Scribes – A Rookie Roadie for Some.   It was a rainy day at Vancouver’s Rupert Park where the CW Division 1 Women faced Scribes RFC last Saturday. CW had a strong line-up, directed in the backs by #10, Kassidy Cej, and the forwards under the guidance of Captain,...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW VIRU REPS & COACHES   Today’s rugby blog includes bits and pieces from across Canada’s rugby world.  We will start on the Island with our VIRU U19 Girls Selects. Last weekend the VIRU U19 Girls Selects played Fraser Valley. The roster of 24 Island Selects players included nine CW...


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...


Saturday's Action

Saturday's Action

Tomorrow sees a full slate of men’s and women’s action.  The Women play UBC at Carnarvon Park, kickoff at 1:00 p.m.  Men play at the House of Windsor, Div. 1 at 12:45 and Premier at 2:30. Lots to love about this weekend! Meralomas have invigorated their resurgence this year with a triad...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Pre-Cursor to Saturday This week the Premier Women will face a very good UBC Thunderbird side. The UBC Varsity side stays together and plays as a “club” in the BCRU Premier league whereas their Island counterparts, UVic, close their rugby season after the National Championships where this...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A few items of mention today.  We’ll start with weekend recaps. CW Div. 3 Islanders CW 38.  Nanaimo 17 Half time score CW 19. Nanaimo 7 T:Alex Clark, Clayton Daum (2), Steve Rennick, Cam Hayward, Don Swainson. C: Marshall Stove (4) Nanaimo: 3T 1C It was a fast-moving game for both sides...


Not a rugby day?  Not half!

Not a rugby day? Not half!

BARD AT ITS BEST Today was a unique opportunity to support our Platinum club sponsor, Victoria Pub Co., and mine host, Matt McNeill.  The Bard, Times and Penny opened their doors early with a special breakfast and rugby offer.  The rugby offer was to take in the two opening Six Nations...


Men Divvies to the Hub City

Men Divvies to the Hub City

Only action for CW rugby this weekend - Men's 1st & 3rd Division at Nanaimo. Oh, and Six Nations at The Bard.  Doors open 7:00 a.m. Breaka $9 before 9:00!! IRELAND  WALES       ENGLAND  ...


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...


SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

SATURDAY'S CRYSTAL BALL

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

CW Women’s Rugby is once again fielding two teams.  Thanks to the recruiting from our junior program, and the efforts of Coaches Caitie and Albert, both our Premier and Division 1 sides are looking strong. The Women’s ‘Divvies’ will take on Burnaby Lake RFC at Windsor Park, starting at 12:45...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

SWAG SHOP In response to many requests, today CW is pleased to announce its renewal of our relationship with Team Sales. NEW CW RUGBY SWAG STORE - NOW OPEN! • Deadline for orders: Sunday, February 6th at midnight. • Please make sure to check sizing charts provided in the on-line...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

RUGBY ON THE HORIZON Sports fans, it is looking like all systems go for next Saturday at Windsor – a triple header.  CW Women will field two teams – Premiers Vs Westshore, 11:15 a.m., Ist Division Vs Burnaby, 12:45 p.m.  Premier Men will play Burnaby at 2:30 p.m. We can give a hint of a...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

WHATEVER WORKS! Thanks to everyone who spread the word about our Christmas Tree Recycling Fundraiser - it was a great success! We provided community service while having fun raising funds for our growing CW Rugby programs. Thanks to those of you who dropped off your Christmas trees and...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / News / Community

BECOME A CHAMP! BUY A RUGBY BALL! • Cost: $38 *cash only*• Available (while supplies last):          o Size 3 (for players up to age 10)                  o Size 4 (for players 10-14 years of age)                          o Size 5 (for all players over 14 years of age)     • When: Sat,...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Every New Year brings with it hopes, aspirations and renewal. Despite the recent acceleration of the Omicron strand, the mood around Ceedub in terms of rugby is upbeat.  Men's training starts with considerable optimism, under strict protocols tomorrow and the women kick off...


'Twas Two Nights After Christmas

'Twas Two Nights After Christmas

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

And we announce..... Not to rush matters, for this year more so than any other, we need to keep the joys of Christmas in our homes for as long as possible! CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING WHEN YOU ARE READY! Monday, December 27.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 31.  1:00 - 4:00 p.m....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

(Platinum Sponsor - Victoria Pub Co., Penny Farthing Pub)  SEASON'S GREETINGS A Message from The President.                                                               (The Hill-Huse family.)Dear CW Community,As 2021 draws to a close I want to take the opportunity to reflect on...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The U16 Girls defeated Comox Valley in their Final on Sunday.  This was a very strong team, and the outcome was a little one-sided.  Nevertheless, well done, Comox. CW concluded a very good season, capably coached, and managed by Shane Muldrew, Koji Zolbrod and Jeff Hayes.   The...


Reviewing the Season

Reviewing the Season

  Yesterday whilst gathered at Crappy’s Corner to raise a celebratory toast to the life of Ivor Hughes, a group of coaches of the Junior Men’s Age Grade program was espied.  The chaps were reviewing the season and progress of their teams.  I received this summary for posting to...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                            TWO CUP GAMES DECIDED IN COWICHAN Winter weather conditions were evident as players wended their way north, one group of players and supporters being delayed by a four-vehicle accident at the summit!  Regardless, the show went on.A very young and inexperienced...


VALE - Ivor Hughes

VALE - Ivor Hughes

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Community

It is with regret we announce the recent passing of Ivor Hughes.  For many years Ivor had been a regular feature on the balcony at home games.  In later times, due to sight issues, his good mate and scorekeeper for years, Hugh Creighton, saw to it that Ivor made the games. Ivor was born...


Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

Second Div Sides Battle for Cups

CW Div. 2 Men now fondly known as The Divvies, will travel to Herd Road tomorrow to cheer on our Ladies and then dress for battle against Cowichan Men for the right to hoist the Times Cup, symbol of Island Div 2 supremacy. The Divvies had earned home-field 'advantage' with an undefeated season...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SAFE SPORT Today we draw attention to the completion of work done on a project initiated by the Coaching Association of Canada and adopted by Rugby Canada and the B.C.R.U.  Club Directors, Olly Winsor (player, coach, and teacher by profession) and Dave Hill (National Coaching Program,...


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...