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Rugby?  It's all about golf!

Rugby? It's all about golf!

Rather hard to drag oneself away from The Open at R & A but with one week to go to a rather 'big' Women's International upcoming, here goes!   Since last posting we have seen two Men's Internationals played "at home". Firstly, there was Belgium when some tries went a-begging in the first...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Photo credit - Rugby Canada. BORN TO LEAD CW is ever so proud to recognise today, its role in the rugby ‘upbringing’ of Captain Canada, Sophie De Goede.  In the same vein, we appreciate Soph’s recognition of her “club” in all her promos and press.  Sophie was awarded W-o-M in last...


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...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Better Odds Than Derby Winner! Rich Strike’s recent Kentucky win at 80/1 segues into the final days of CW’s 50/50 Raffle.  The pot is currently over $6000.  To my calculation, I buy $100 worth of tickets and the chances of Striking it Rich are slightly over 30/1, pretty good odds. Let’s see if...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

What Makes A Rugby Club? No matter the outcome, the commonality of the game produces respect and life-long friendship! Firstly it needs players.  Hopefully, players who want to get better by working hard and then there are those that just wish to play for the love of the game....


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

The Hill at Bayside RFC   AFTERMATH This header photo evokes ancient memories of Sydney Cricket Ground and what fun was had there!   Today we have an oleo of excellent game day photos with credit to BCRU photographer, Rick MacDonald ( ZRoll Photos ).  Others can be viewed HERE....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Grady opens CW account. UNBLEMISHED ENDING UBC Men completed an undefeated season on Saturday when they bested CW, 49 – 34.  CW’s four tries were a good effort, however UBC maintained their season’s scoring average of 48 points per game with their seven try performance.  CW had a...


And Your Starting Lineups Are....

And Your Starting Lineups Are....

 NB. - Times for KO's - 2:30 Men, 4:15 Women...


Name That Player

Name That Player

Posted in Prems / Rugby Club / Fifteens / Senior Men

Apologies, ladies, our photography records are not archived for your programs.  Will be forthcoming!       (With apologies to Gareth Sandner, on the pines tomorrow, pic unavailable!)  Go you good things.  The Ruggernut...


BCRU PREMIERSHIP FINALS

BCRU PREMIERSHIP FINALS

CW’s Senior Women’s team will play in their second BC Provincial final in their short six-year history, on Saturday. In their inaugural season CW Premier women were successful in winning the championship in an exciting game vs cross-town rival, Westshore. Flash forward to 2022 and much has...


Cometh the Hour

Cometh the Hour

……………….Cometh the Man During the past decade, since the club’s last BC Championship in 2011, CW has had a great trot with #10’s.  There has been ‘Maestro’ Monro, ‘Ice Man’ Povey, Graf, Buckley, Hall F. and Hall J., and Crossland. In 2014, Graf slotted a field goal to salvage retention rather...


And Then There Were Two!

And Then There Were Two!

Saturday last saw the Premier Men leave a damp, miserable Victoria for a grey, chilly, and eventual brilliant, sunny, in more ways than won, Jericho Park.  The affair did not commence favourably for the Visitors with Ravens having twelve points on the board within ten minutes from tries by...


MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

MAY THE 16TH BE WITH YOU!

  CW’s Premier Men cross the Pond to take on UBCOB Ravens tomorrow at Jericho Beach Park.  These two teams met three weeks back, with the Ravens coming away with a 38 – 31 victory.  The Tricolours gave that one up with error and know that this match should have been at The House of Windsor. ...



GAME DAY

GAME DAY

Posted in CW Rugby / Prems / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

  87 POINTS AS PREMS PROGRESS Our first game report for Monday comes from Vancouver.  On Saturday, King Kyle and his Merry Men set out on a Monumental Mission to take on #1 seed, Bayside RFC.  Despite a late season slump, the boys had scraped in at #8.  Might I suggest they...


Go BIG or Go Home - Playoffs Begin

Go BIG or Go Home - Playoffs Begin

                                                   (Photo - John Richardson) Tomorrow, three CW teams will take to the field in playoff action.  The Men’s Div.1 have mustered the best configuration possible to go on the road to face a tough Bayside squad.  The Divvies will be in the hands...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Recognizing Their Roots Post, Postscript To Sevens ** The pictured threesome all started their club rugby with CW, Prevost and Kratz as Minis, and Ngongo at Age Grade. ** Recently had this fascinating hypothetical. Just who would scoop the purse and win the crown of "7's Fastest Man"? ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

SEEN AT THE SEVENS CWRFC's VP, Erin and daughter, Emily. The weekend saw another Vancouver 7’s Event.  For an event that Rugby Canada relies heavily upon as a revenue source, the attendance must have been very disappointing.  Whatever the reason, crowds would have been 50 %, as...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

HOT POTATO - THE HIGH TACKLE Today’s opinion piece is related to the high tackle.  The Laws of the game define a tackle as: “the method of holding a ball carrier and bringing that player to the ground”.  The business of getting to the ground is the real issue.  There has been much...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

PREMIER PLAYOFF PUZZLE SOLVED Last outing, the Ravens experienced the agony of defeat on the last play of the game, losing, 32 – 33 to UBC.  On Saturday, they inflicted the same emotion on CW, when on the last play of the game, they accepted a ‘gift’ intercept pass for a 30m scamper under...


RUGBY DAY

RUGBY DAY

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

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