Sevens

Men's Wellington Sevens

Men's Wellington Sevens

WAIKATO STADIUM Canada opened their campaign with a welcome return by Fuli and he celebrated with first blood.  Spain went ahead and Kaay replied for a final score of 12 - 12.  It now looks like whatever the differential between Spain and Japan and Canada and Japan will see one team go on to...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

"Takin' Care of Business"   Tal Bachman is currently absent from the pitch as he travels with his dad, Randy, on his current; ‘Every Song Tells a Story’ Tour. In talking about the tour, Randy, (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive) describes it as….”Basically my story and the intertwining...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"The Boys Are Back in Town" CW will field its three senior teams against cross-town rivals, Westshore, this Saturday as B.C. Premier action resumes.   The Women’s Premier competition will feature six teams this season with the addition of UBC. CW finished strongly last year and have...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

CW ALL OVER! Co-coach of Canada’s U18 Men, Scott with Jacko, Zack, Elvis, Josh and Max Canada’s Maple Leaf Sevens completed the Punta Del Este Tournament yesterday in not too stellar fashion.  This development group went 1 – 5 over the two days, finishing in eighth place out of...


Voting For Player-of-the-Year

Voting For Player-of-the-Year

Received a tweet from Rugby Canada; "It's that time of year!🏆🗳️ The voting for the 2018 Player of the Year award is open now until December 20th, 2018. A huge congratulations goes out to all of our phenomenal nominees!🏉🍁 #RugbyCA" Vote for your favorite Male VII's and XV's player...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

B.C. CHAMPS!   (Déjà vu all over!)  One week later we find ourselves congratulating this side again.  Our heartiest congratulations today to our CW U19 Girls, Provincial Champs.  The girls defeated Abbotsford, 45 – 10 yesterday in Cowichan.  We’ll try to pick up snippets during the week,...


'Chappy' Retains the Chair

'Chappy' Retains the Chair

Matt, in a formal role. Last night, Matt ‘The Chaplain’ Gordon was re-elected to serve the club as President for another term. Matt has given much to Ceedub since his joining some ten years back. During this time, he has been coach, player and administrator, certainly a “giver back”. This...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW YOUTH - U19 ISLAND CHAMPS The U19 Final last Sunday was a rematch of the previous weekend’s road trip for the CW team when they travelled to Comox.  With the wetter conditions, the going was to favour the North Island style of game. As the game progressed, it was clearly evident that the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

HUBERT HITS HALF CENTURY Today we bring readers a couple of human interest stories, going back into our archives for content for one and pilfering a great story from Rugby Canada’s website for the other. Last Saturday in Marseille, Hubert Buydens suited up in a Canadian jersey for the...


WEEKEND PREVIEW

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Ceedub takes its act on the road this week with their first trip to the mainland where they will take on the storied Meraloma club at Connaught Park. It is a tale of opposite ends of the ladder, with CW tied for second spot and games in hand and a 6 – 0 record and Lomas as cellar-dwellers at 1 –...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

"Oh, what a beautiful morning....!" …….. in the words of Rodgers and Hammerstein. And from the late Tom Browne in his Irish brogue as he coached his grand-daughter in U6 Minis; “Aaah, Macca, it’s just like being in chapel!” CW Rugby hosted some 250 girls and boys, aged 5 – 11 at Windsor...


Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

Mini Rugby - Turn Back Your Clocks!

CW Action, Saturday - Herd Rd., Cowichan Piggies RFC. Premier Women 11:15 a.m.  Island Fall League.  CW at 3 - 2 take on the always tough Cowichan ladies at 2 - 4.  CW had a great tussle with Westshore Women last Saturday, losing by a mere two points, so we can expect this match to be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Youth Girls at Kamloops for Sevens Many accolades have been received about the successes of this trip. This is the second year CW girls have participated in this tournament. It was most apt that this year, Boys U14 Coach, Shane Muldrew accompanied the girls (as Aaron Cook was unable to attend)...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Happiness is................ What Makes A Rugby Club? There is much that goes into any amateur sporting club being successful.  It is with pride that today The Ruggernut reflects on CW rugby.  This past weekend CW had three girls 7’s teams – U14, U16 and U19 playing in Kamloops. ...


U19 Men - GAME OFF

U19 Men - GAME OFF

This is the only shot you will see of the U19 men today as their match Vs Westshore has been cancelled.  Enjoy the day anyway!   NSWT 7's - Day #1 @ US stop for Round One of the Series. Bouquets to Ghis Landry, first women to top 1000 points on the Series Curcuit!  Canada had a good...


Battle For the Best

Battle For the Best

UBCOB Ravens will arrive at Windsor tomorrow with a complete, allowable contingent of “international” rugby troubadours.  Despite their unexpected setback last week it is still more than fair to label them as “The Best” – defending B.C. Champs as well as National Club Champs, ergo, favorites...


Yesteryear - Welcome Port

Yesteryear - Welcome Port

High School pals fail to break black curtain! Port Alberni Black Sheep return to Windsor tomorrow.  Jas brings his boys to The Park to play a CW Reserve's group that really has the bit between their teeth.  Alum, Luke Bradley (NSMT's 7's), will enjoy touchng base with former teammates and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Lots to be thankful for…………….CW parents rock it with their youngsters yesterday.  Former International prop, Jeff Hayes, stretches it out! NSMT Vs Uruguay.  Only caught three minutes of action in this one – the three minutes prior to half time.  Canada led 7 – 6 however three sets at the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Girls Youth Action CW U16 and U19 girls travelled to Cowichan for a round robin tournament of games of Sevens Vs the hosts yesterday.  The Cowichan U16’s proved to be a very skilled group with an abundance of speed to boot.  The hosts simply had too much for the visitors, scoring tries with...


Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Road Warriors Bag Hat Trick

Captain Stewart, airborn! It was a good day for the Tricolors in Nanaimo, winning all three matches and at the same time sympathizing with numbers issues the home club is facing.  CW has known this problem all too well and may very possibly face the same issue, sooner rather than later and...


Weekend Predictions

Weekend Predictions

CW is on the road this weekend when all three senior teams visit the Hub City.  The women kick off at 11:15 a.m. at May Bennett Park as the Hornets host their home opener.  It is hard to make a prediction with little information however CW women have played one on the road, losing to Comox. ...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Minis Kickoff Another Season. Another season of CW Mighty Minis kicked off yesterday and this presents an opportunity to thank Anne Jones and husband, Jason who have been the glue that for some eight seasons has ensured the success of the Minis program.  This fact is unknown to most of...


Too Much Fire Power From Locals

Too Much Fire Power From Locals

CW "grad", Aiden Cole, pulled to turf in late going. Opening Day at the House saw an impressive crowd assembled to enjoy two diverse games of rugby.  It was not expected that the track-meet would occur in the curtain-raiser but a fit and rather large group of Norsemen lads, led by newcomer,...


Game Preview

Game Preview

McCloskey in top gear! This blog is still somewhat overshadowed by the fact that it seems unbelievable that the player dispute still has not been settled.  A quick scroll down the staff list of Rugby Canada’s Westhills Office sees some 31 employees, 14 of whom are coaching staff or...


The Boys Are Back in Town

The Boys Are Back in Town

Blogs have been absent from this site for two weeks due to the writer’s testing the efficacy of the VIHA medical system and its vagaries.  During this time “heaps” has happened on the National and local scene.   Probably the biggest issue concerns our National Men’s Sevens players...