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Vegas Sevens-Vets Called Upon For Results

Vegas Sevens-Vets Called Upon For Results

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Canada's NSMT has announced selections for next weekend's Vegas Sevens. The core group, led by James Bay's, John Moonlight includes vets, CW's, Nanyak Dala, Phil Mack, Harry Jones, Conor Trainor, Justin Douglas and Moonlight.  Much will be expected from this crew as Canada seeks to retain or...


Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho.........It's Off To Vegas We Go!

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho.........It's Off To Vegas We Go!

Posted in CW Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / NSMT / Sevens

  Congratulations to CW's Caroline Crossley, Sophie De Goede and Jack Nyren who have been selected to represent B.C.'s U 18 "A" squads for the Las Vegas Sevens next week.            We can also add the names of Camille Irivine and Imogen White who will be playing for the Banshees, an...


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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

CW wishes everyone all the very best for the New Year - good health, good friends and good times.  We remind you to party responsibly!  On a rugby note, we include the following, directly quoted, courtesy of Rugby Canada website.  It is an article of extreme interest in our opinion. The...


Merry Christmas To All

Merry Christmas To All

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

With a sack the size of this, we hope that Santa has some goodies for CW!  Apart from the U16's Provincial Title, the Fall represented rather slim pickings for The Tricolor. We hope it also contains a good recovery for NSMT Sevens, off to Vegas on January, 24 - 26.  With some "home town"...


Las Vegas Sevens

Las Vegas Sevens

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

  Treat yourself to your own Christmas present!  Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and join fellow fans at the first Annual Dog River Howlers' Hoser party, at the Hard Rock Cafe on January, 23rd.  BUY TICKETS...


On The Cards

On The Cards

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

CW's, Hearn, who had a good tournament....rapidly being recognised for his "Sonny Bill" offloads!   It seemed almost fated that SRA's Blitzbokkes would take the Nelson Mandela Sevens title, fittingly so, but it wasn't without a hard fought win over a much improved Kiwi, 17 - 14,...


Day One @ Mandela...So Far

Day One @ Mandela...So Far

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Well, we knew it would be no easy task.  The Blitzbokke came out firing and Cecil Afrika, flying, they kept possession from Canada who found themselves 17 points awry at the half.  Our boys played it tough in the second half with Mack crossing to get it to 7 - 17, leaving the second half "tied"...


R.I.P., Nelson Mandela

R.I.P., Nelson Mandela

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / NSMT / Sevens

He emerged into bright winter sunshine, stepped on to the lush field and pulled on a cap. His long-sleeve green rugby jersey was untucked and buttoned right up to the top, a style all his own. On the back, a gold No.6, big and bold. Within seconds, the chants went up from the fans packed...


What A Difference A Week Makes

What A Difference A Week Makes

Posted in Canada Rugby / Game Reports / Sevens

Phil Mack featured here.  Phil was the tourney's #5 leading scorer.   Portugal took delight in avenging a heavy loss in XV's, this time last week to Canada, when they finally broke away in the last minute or so of play in the Dubai Sevens, Bowl semi final, last night.  The match was 14 - 12 @...


And The Winners Are....

And The Winners Are....

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / NSMT / Rugby Club / Sevens / Victoria BC

Australian Women's Sevens who came from behind, 7 - 27  to defeat N.Z. in the Dubai Finals by a score of 35 - 27.  Canadian women lost in an upset to a last minute try by Russia, 10 - 15. This gave the ladies a fourth place standing. Canada had their two top players unable to make the trip due...


Sevens Heaven - Close, But Not Quite

Sevens Heaven - Close, But Not Quite

Posted in News / NSMT / Sevens

For those readers who just need the recap fix - read it here!  NSMT opened the day rather flat, after getting it to 7 - 14 against England early, with a Ciaran Hearn tally, that was all she wrote as 'The Chooms' showed some pedigree, racing away to a 47 - 7 final.   Game #2 was the...


Day One - Canada Women In Dubai

Day One - Canada Women In Dubai

Posted in Canada Rugby / Girls Rugby / Sevens

Canada's NSWT moved into the quarter finals after day#1 action in Dubai.  The outcome is good however, the team would not have been happy as to how it occured, beeating France handsomely, thence tying Brazil and getting whitewashed against Australia.   What Head Coach John Tait said following...


Women's U18 Sevens Tryouts

Women's U18 Sevens Tryouts

Posted in News / Sevens

Provincial team trials for the Under-18 women's sevens program are just around the corner. The tryouts are scheduled for December 7th in Duncan for all Vancouver Island players and on December 8th in Vancouver for all Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Interior-based players.   With the...


Just Deserves

Just Deserves

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

CW offers its congratulations to newly announced Rugby Canada VII's Captain for the Dubai Sevens starting tomorrow, John Moonlight. Moonlight, who has been a consistent performer on the circuit in recent seasons, is joined by Nanyak Dala, Adam Kleeberger, Harry Jones, Ciaran Hearn, Connor...


Focus On Sevens

Focus On Sevens

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

    Canada's NSMT puts their "International Season" behind them and now switches their focus to the Sevens Circuit.  Nine players who have been on the XV's squad will be fronting up at Dubai this coming weekend.  Although it is difficult to think in one's mind about the switch in style of the...


Developmental Squads Go Undefeated in NACRA 7's

Developmental Squads Go Undefeated in NACRA 7's

Posted in Canada Rugby / NSMT / Sevens

Canada's Women and Men went undefeated in Sevens action this past weekend in the North American and Carribean Championships. The Women walloped Mexico 51 - 0 in the Final and the guys, headed by a brace from CW's Mike Scholz, defeated U.S.A., 27 - 5.  There are Utube clips floating around...


NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

NACRA Sevens Squad Announced

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

CW ("ex") and Toronto Nomad, Lucas Hammond (Ed. - Aplogies to Lucas, as we hear he has transferred to UVic this season), has been announced as Captain of the Canadian team to play in the upcoming North American Caribbean Rugby Association Sevens, to be held in the Caymans on November 9,10. ...


Rugby On The Horizon

Rugby On The Horizon

Posted in Canada Rugby / Fifteens / News / Sevens

Canada's National Team players - men and women have an extremely heavy schedule on their plates over the next month with some players having to perform double duties at both sevens and fifteens play.   The men start on November 3rd when they take on the NZ Maori All Blacks, featuring six...


Worthy Effort Falls Short

Worthy Effort Falls Short

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

CW's, Ciaran Hearn in full stride Vs Spain   Canada gave another Sevens memorable effort at the 'first-up', Gold Coast Tournament yesterday when they were nipped by France in overtime in the Bowl Final, 14 - 19. Points earned in this opener have the men placed tenth of the sixteen teams on...


Permutations Drop Canucks to Bowl

Permutations Drop Canucks to Bowl

Posted in Canada Rugby / News / Sevens

Canada suffered two dismal spells of luck during the past 24 hours, losing both its Sevens Captain and XV's Captain to injury. At the Gold Coast in Oz, Canada opened against the always tough, Fiji.  Our boys respect but are no longer in awe of the opposition on the circuit and held the...


Canada At The Gold Coast

Canada At The Gold Coast

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / News / Sevens

The Maple Leafs landed in Brisbane yesterday in temperatures hovering around 30 deg., to play in the opening round of the Sevens Circuit.  The squad  includes a number of CW "connections" and will be captained by UVic's, Nate Hirayama. Senior members are; Ciaran Hearn, John Moonlight (nb....


Off To Oz

Off To Oz

Posted in Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Sevens

  Despite the unavailability of players such as; Mack, Trainor, Ardron, Duke, Hassler, O'Toole, De Goede, Kleeberger and Scholt, Geraint John has selected a solid squad for the trek to Oz.   Nate Hirayama from the Vikes will skipper the side which will include vets, Moonlight, Dala, Hearn...


All The Latest

All The Latest

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Canada Rugby / Community / CW Rugby / News / Prems / Sevens / Victoria BC

D DAY FOR DONORS....... tomorrow (Friday 13th...nothing suspicious about that!!) is the last day for CW's Blood Drive.  Congratulations and thanks to NSMT guys, who give blood on and off the field - Adam Kleeberger, Connor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, Pat Kay, John Moonlight, Mike Fuli and Connor...


Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Sevens Weekend Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / CW Rugby / Game Reports / News / Sevens

Terrific weather after a dismal start to the day was the order on Saturday afternoon and it was the backdrop for the Annual Victoria Sevens Tourney at UVic.  Big draws were those national team players available....a limited number, given injuries and seeing the boys are off on the "new...


Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Summer Sevens Series Winds Up

Posted in B.C. Rugby / Girls Rugby / Juniors / News / Rugby Club / Sevens / Victoria BC

Learn From The Masters.   King Of Sevens, Waisale Serevi will be present in Victoria on Friday, September 6th to offer a Specialist Training Camp for interested sevens playing youth, ages 7 - 12 and 13 yrs and older.  Serevi's magic is known to many, leading Fiji to two RWC Championships in...