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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Happy Birthday to OUR FLAG! In summary, a weekend of results. Let’s go global to local. IRB’s NSMT’s Round #5 @ Las Vegas. Pool play was good value for Canada, highlighted by wins over England and Argentina (#6) which was a ‘cracker’, to top the pool and a minimum ten competition points...


Vegas - Day #2

Vegas - Day #2

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Canada almost iced Cup qualifying on day #1 with their exceptional, 15 - 12 win over England however unfortunately, they had been nutted by the Kenyans, 22 - 21 in game #1.  For those browsing this site this morning we remind you that this morning's critical game against Argentina can be...


Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Ones/Thurds Hit the Road

Larsen's Back! The Ones and Thurds travel to Piggieville tomorrow to play Cowichan in a T.C. Div. 'make-up' and 3RD Div. game.  This competition is already finished with the Norsemen as winners, so this match will be somewhat of an "exhibition".  It is never a 'friendly' on the field at...


They're Off to Vegas

They're Off to Vegas

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Sevens

  CW's best wishes go with the following junior boys and girls who have left with B.C. teams for this weekend's Vegas Sevens Tournaments. U16 Boys - Lachlan Kratz, Michael Lindroos U17 Boys - Jonah Hall, Gavin Kratz, Brennig Prevost, Brandon Schellenberger, Brayden Tate U18 Boys -...


Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

Posted in Canada Rugby / Giving Back / News / Sevens

From March 6th-7th, 2015, Rugby Canada will be hosting the National University Sevens Rugby Championship. Top teams from Universities across the nation, in both men’s and women’s divisions, will compete over two days to see who will come out on top! Rugby Canada requires the support of...


Day Three of Sevens - Sao Paulo

Day Three of Sevens - Sao Paulo

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / NSWT / Sevens

On day #1 - Canada won a hat trick of games to top their pool. Russia fell 20 – 7 in the opener in a first-ever sevens contest between the two countries. Next was the Blitzbokkettes who went down 26 – 5. The final game was against arch rivals, England. Canada was up 24 – 12 before England...


Day Two in Wellington

Day Two in Wellington

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

Every picture tells a story! aka Not Much Joy in Mudville. The day started for Canada with a Possession Clinic from Portugal of all teams, a club who had gone 0 – 3 on day #1. Canada played probably its most lack-lustre game in recent Seven’s memory when they dropped a 0 – 26 decision to...


Canada's Campaign

Canada's Campaign

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / NSMT / Prems / Sevens

Just about sevens'ed out after watching some great stuff downstreamed.......much improved, almost high def.  Main observation, men-in-the-middle still give higher ranked teams the benefit of the doubt at the breakdown.  Canada faced tough opposition and lost both their openers, to N.Z....


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSMT / NSWT / Prems / Sevens

Tough Times – Tough Players This week, Canadian Sevens is in the news, bigtime. Let’s start with the women who have left Mag Harvey, World Rugby’s Female Player of the Year, at home for the Brazil Sevens, starting on Saturday. Coach Tate has added two rookie “youngsters”. Although these...


Plaudits

Plaudits

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Girls Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Captain Canada, Tyler Ardron has been given the honor with his club, the Ospreys for today's European Championship contest. Reports speak highly of his play in recent weeks and this is quite the honor for the young, 23 year old. In typical fashion, Ardron humbly commented; “It’s a huge honour for...


"You're Off To Vegas!"

"You're Off To Vegas!"

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Juniors / Sevens

There has been so much doffing of the cap lately, the elbow's seizing up!  Announced this past weekend, B.C. Boys teams for Vegas Sevens.  U18's have Anton Ngongo & the U17's have Jonah Hall, Brennig Prevost, Brendon Schellenberger and Gavin Kratz with Brayden Tate as non-travelling spare.  What...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Juniors / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

FREE TRIP TO VEGAS SEVENS, ANYONE? Enter to win two weekend passes to the Las Vegas 7’s and $1,600 in travel vouchers to get you there! Enter the contest by January 30th to be included in the grand prize draw. No purchase necessary. Contest closes 11:59PM on January 30th, 2015. Complete...


Heady Company

Heady Company

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / NSWT / Sevens

Further to this week’s R & M blog about women’s rugby, we bring the reader great news about CW’s, Caroline Crossley. Caroline started as a mini player and in recent years has sky-rocketed to the top of B.C. Age Grade teams.   After being identified by Rugby Canada in the Summer-2013...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The year in review would have to have the performances of Canadian Women’s teams in both VII’s and XV’s as arguably, the top achievement. Further to this, Canada will be hosting a leg of the Women’s World Rugby VII’s Circuit in April. This tournament will take place at Westhills Stadium in...


Nailed It!

Nailed It!

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Canada started day #2 with wins over Zimbabwe and a very satisfying victory over Wales to earn a spot in the Bowl Final against a much improved Kenyan side.  The Kenyans carried the emotion of a final game for coach Treu but it was never to bear fruit.  From the get-go, it was pretty much...


Only In Hand Grenades & Horse Shoes

Only In Hand Grenades & Horse Shoes

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

This pundit was up early to watch U.S.A. take on Wales and the Canada Vs France contest.  The day started well enough by reading an overnight, 14 - 12 winning score line for the boys against Scotland but it seemed all down hill from there.  The U.S.A. used the blistering speed of Isles, strength...


Chalking 'Em Up!

Chalking 'Em Up!

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Men's Reserve Div / Juniors / NSMT / Prems / Sevens

A tip of The Ruggernut's cap to Sean Duke.  Dukey surpassed his team mate, John Moonlight's try tally in Dubai last week. Duke, at 26 promises to be around for a while yet to add to that total.  109 tries is a formidable total and ranks highly amongst the list of all-time try scorers on the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / Sevens

Tip o’ the Tricolor Cap TO VELOX U16 BOYS, ISLAND CHAMPS. This was a tale of two halves yesterday at Windsor. Velox came out very committed and were worthy leaders, 21 – 0 at the half, only allowing the hosts out of their own territory on three occasions! Done and dusted? Far from it. The...


Sevens Smorgasbord

Sevens Smorgasbord

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / News / NSMT / Sevens

Fuli on the fly against Kenya Dubai Day 2 opened dismally for Canada. Many readers may have watched some missed tackles that allowed France a 35 point separation at the half in front of a crowd of no one! The boys finished with three tries but a 42 – 19 outcome was not the goal. It was...


WINDING UP THE WEEK

WINDING UP THE WEEK

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

SEVENS HEAVEN? Canada’s Women went 2 – 1 on day #1 at Dubai, losing to nemesis, England, 17 – 12 in a hard-fought contest. The physicality and commitment in this video makes many a mere watcher, cringe! After defeating U.S.A., 36 – 0 on day #2, the ladies faced another nemesis in the...


Battle for Barnard

Battle for Barnard

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Line-ups / NSMT / Sevens

CW has produced a few new looks going into today’s third encounter of the season with the students for the 104th version of the silverware. After a Premier season that has gone winless to date, it would be sweet to put the cup in the cabinet for twelve months. With the return of the NSMT from...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Sevens

GOLD COAST SEVENS. The results of Canada’s matches on Day #1 provided very interesting statistical analysis but unfortunately, for the boys, all meaningless, as no wins occurred and relegation to the “lesser” echelons resulted from what was a good day of work and “ever so close” but we know...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Juniors / News / NSMT / RWC / Sevens

Three Steps to RWC The ARCs return to Westhills this Saturday. Coach Crowley describes the ARCs; the November tests selections and a March camp; as being the end of much in-depth observation of players who will be selected to represent Canada in next year’s RWC. From a CW p.o.v., one...


Gold Coast Sevens Open Season

Gold Coast Sevens Open Season

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

                CW congratulates Ciatan Hearn, Mike Fuailefau and Lucas Hammond in particular and all of the team - Jones, Douglas, Duke, Mullins, Smith, Wislon-Ross, Trainor and Zaruba who have been selected to represent Canada, under the captaincy of John Moonlight in The Land of...


CW U18's @ Caps Inaugural Sevens

CW U18's @ Caps Inaugural Sevens

Posted in CW Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Sevens

The U18's travelled over to North Vancouver to be a part of the inaugural North Shore 7s, hosted expertly by the Capilano Rugby Club. CW travelled with twenty-five athletes, with two teams competing in the 7s competition and one team in the innovative "5s", which was a competition exclusively...