RWC

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...


Weekend Doings

Weekend Doings

CW's Premier Reserve Men travel to Port Alberni tomorrow for their first Roadie of the season.  Port are always a vigorous opponent, especially so, at home.  Their club "gets" the true comraderie of rugby, for their hosting is renowned.  Good luck to the lads - do us proud, safe trip, good game...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NSWT Rugby League World Cup CW congratulates, Maddy Adberg on her selection to this November event.  We do not hear too much about rugby league for women in Canada so can make no comment.  This is not the first RWC for the Leagies – CW’s Karen Paquin, Gabby Senft, Mandy Marchuk, and Olivia...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

ACHIEVING GOALS - WITH JULIA SCHELL Julia, It is a privilege to be able to ask you a few questions about your young rugby career.  Your recent eighty minutes against Italy raised many eyebrows in only your second test for NSWT.  From a diminutive 5’4” player, we at CW have been fortunate to...


NATIONAL TO  LOCAL

NATIONAL TO LOCAL

Weekend news starts today with a hearty congratulations to ALL players selected to the NSWT’s XV’s – off to challenge for the RWC.  A local paper gave a great write-up to the young Captain, Sophie De Goede, during the week. Sophie started her rugby journey at Windsor Park around the age of six...


SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

SATURDAY - A RUGBY DAY

PATHWAY PLAYERS Today’s photo includes a wonderful group of players who have stayed with the game from a young age. Sophie de Goede, NSWT Captain, led her ladies to a 31 – 3 victory over Wales today in their final game of preparation prior to the RWC; Jack Carson – NSMT 7’s and UBC Varsity;...


Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

Support Canada, Support Your Club, Have Fun.

BRING A FRIEND THIS SATURDAY - AT THE TEMPLE CANADA plays its final curtain-raiser before the Rugby World Cup. A reminder to DRINK...


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. ...


WORLD CUP PRELIMINARY

WORLD CUP PRELIMINARY

Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede – all concentration.   Today we wish to offer our support for the Canadian NSWT XV for their match against Italy on Sunday.  CW fans should enjoy watching ladies who have worn club colours in recent years, highlighted by the leadership of Sophie.  Sophie has...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / RWC / News / B.C. Rugby / NSWT / Senior Women

  With the recent celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, Rugby Canada ran this great oped about "CW's", Gabby Senft.  Gabby started in an "all CW" backrow of DeGoede, Buisa and Senft in the recent victory by our NSWT XV's over Australia.  Gabby has hung her hat with Ceedub...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SATURDAY, A RUGBY DAY ALL AROUND THE WORLD (Photo - Rugby Canada)   SUPER RUGBY finished another campaign in the Antipodes with a clinical Crusaders side defeating a hopeful Auckland Blues team, 21 – 7.  It was elsewhere in NZ where Canadian eyes were focussed, with our NSWT VX’s taking on...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

DIFFERENT SILKS, SAME THOROUGHBREDS! In 100 deg. heat on Saturday, UBCOB Ravens defeated top Uruguayan club side, Penarol in the first match of the Challenge Cup of the Americas held at the Home of US Rugby, Glendale, Colorado.  In the other match the Argentinian Jaguares defeated the...


Grady Leads Backs

Grady Leads Backs

CW’s, Grady Bowd could take a huge step today towards pushing his case for selection for Canada’s NSMT XV’s summer tests, as he starts at #10 for Canada West Selects today against their Atlantic counterparts. Bowd caught the eye of many knowledgeable rugby fans with his Premier league campaign...


Saturday Rugby

Saturday Rugby

Not quite as exciting as this time last week, however, there will be rugby tomorrow at Shawnigan Lake School, kickoff, 2:00 p.m.  The US Raptors will play forty minutes against a VIRU "U25" team and forty minutes against a VRU "U25" team and the Island will play the Mainland in a thirty...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

CANADA THREATEN AGAIN   SHOUT OUT to Canada's NSWT who defeated Wales 24 - 7 on the weekend.  This was an outstanding result given the fact they had to play with 14 players for a long portion of the match.  The ladies now go back to giving more of their time for further preparations for...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OP-ED.  RUGBY IN CANADA. Almost 45 players, plus coaches came together at last Wednesday’s CW Women’s practice. The players consisted of U14, U16 and U19 Girls and Senior Women. What a sight, seeing all these players on one field together! This was a large logistical task to coordinate....


Women Complete Well-Deserved Double Header

Women Complete Well-Deserved Double Header

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Rugby Club / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

Canada's NSWT completed their two-game sweep of the U.S. on Friday night.  Again, TSN provided good coverage with expert commentary from a U.S. enthusiast providing little insights to the players - well done!  The following synthesis is for those who may have missed the game and do not have...


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...


Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Rugby @ Westshore RFC

Club Captain, Chiz & Schelly take on the Valhallians (aka Westshore RFC) Big Rugby Day tomorrow!!  CW faces Westshore Rugby in exhibition play for all grades.  Matches kick-off at 11:30 and 12:45.  The games are slated to take place with ample time for fans to get to Westhills Stadium to view...


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...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA MEN NO MATCH   Canada’s NSMT lost heavily to England last Saturday by a score of 14 – 70.The first try came in the first minute and the try line parade continued, unabated for the next seventy minutes.  Contrary to a report from Rugby Canada which lauded the positives from the lineout...


SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS

It being a Saturday, it's time for a rugby story ! SUCCESSFUL OLD BOYS A feature of www.cwrugby.com has been a series of blogs we have run on the club’s Unsung Heroes. We would like to expand this idea by seeking to learn about some of the club’s successful old boys and the relationship...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News

Rugby – Cash-strapped Around the Globe! The Coronavirus has been and will be the cause of many small and some, large businesses going under.  We alluded last week to those folk who have supported the CW cause and repeat the need to support those who support us wherever possible.  Today, we...