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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...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

William Webb Ellis Would Turn In His Grave (Photo - Credit, Julian Paine) If he was to be informed of the advent of professionalism, the game’s global growth, the evolution of women’s rugby, he would well roll over!  As it has spread, so too has the sophistication of its Laws.  All matches...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW's 16TH Man, cheers the action. MEN’S BONUS POINT WIN BUSTS BAGEL The rains ceased however, cold winds from the Strait on a sunny afternoon made conditions challenging and resultant attendance rather poor at Windsor Park on Saturday.  All three games got out of the gate.  Opening...


NSMT in the Win Column

NSMT in the Win Column

Robbie 'The Ice Man' Povie led the Nats with eleven points in their victory over Brazil, 31 - 14, mid-week. Former CW Junior and Saskatchewan lad, Matt Klimchuk had good minutes starting at #6 and Jo Jo 'Mercury' Morrah notched a tally.  Good contribution from former Tricolours.  Where the heck...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                               A Dose of Deja Vu?   Almost three years to the day…                                      Will see CW Premier Men face another 0 – 4 situation!  It was on this day in 2019 that Lomas visited Windsor and left, tail between legs, after a 40 – 15...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CANADA WOMEN COME UP TRUMPS Led by Captain, Sophie de Goede in every aspect of play, Canada defeated Italy with a bonus point 22 – 12 victory on the weekend in RWC action. Tuttosi led the way again with her brace to top the Try Scorers list with five.  Sophie’s hands displayed her...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / RWC / Refereeing / Fifteens / NSWT / Senior Women

HOPE YOU’RE WATCHING ONE PERSON’S OPINIONS The Women’s RWC opened with great gusto.  England flexed their muscles after a slow start against Fiji, finally posting 84 points and asserting their place as favourites to take the prize.   The NZ Vs Australia encounter was an enthralling match...


HAPPY THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Let's commence today by THANKING all of those parents and coaches who have given up their weekend, thankful for their kids - playing CW rugby. The crew will take nine teams of age grade Sevens to Kamloops to play in an event that is slowly earning iconic status.  The locals put on a fantastic...


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...