Sevens

Sevens Back on the Continent

Sevens Back on the Continent

Vegas Sevens last weekend was certainly exciting with an all-American Final.  U.S. Sevens were the Talk of the Town after they walloped Argentina 28 – 0 in the Championship Final.  U.S. Rugby has convinced any of the Doubting Thomas’s that they have more than arrived on the Sevens scene.  There...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Let’s start with some good news.  It’s hats off to the Canadian Women Maple Leafs Sevens, winning the Okinawa Sevens a legitimate event for Sevens Development although some countries ( including Canada), fielded a couple of their regular although younger, players. Caroline Crossley having...


Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

Bits & Pieces From the Sideline

This past year, an effort to increase our Supporters Club membership, we added a link from our website and now have a means of effortlessly doing this. (Check it out HERE). Membership comes with a few perks: • free admission to CW home games• 2 events per year with free food and...


Timely?

Timely?

Canada's starting props on Saturday, in the muck at MacDonald! Was Wednesday’s blog timely or not?  Cancellation of games this weekend is looming large, due to fields being closed!  Received a lengthy response from Bruce Kuklinski in regards to the blog.  Bruce serves as Lower Island...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Topical - B.C. Rugby – State of the Union Real concern coming from BCRU re. growth or lack thereof of the game in B.C.  This pundit will play devil’s advocate today on this issue and start by asking; is it not time to start thinking outside the box?  For years we have done it pretty...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

It was a full slate of matches for CW on Saturday.  For starters, The Islanders (VIRU Men’s 3rd Div.), lost to U.Vic’s Saxons, something like a measure of five tries to two. Matches then transferred to the House of Windsor which stood up to the conditions remarkably well after three...


Loaded For Bear

Loaded For Bear

It was back in mid-November when The Tricolours travelled to Klahanie and had a banner outing.   The Reserves squeaked by with a 24 – 23 win over Caps and the Prems stepped out with a champagne, near flawless game, 52 – 14.  Mucho agua under the bridge since then but Saturday sees CW fielding...


Saturday – A Big Day!

Saturday – A Big Day!

Meet “Big Mike”. Today, we introduce you to Mike Finnemore.  Mike joined CW back in late October from U.K.  He managed one game under the belt before befalling the fate of the BCRU Discipline Committee.  Mike returned to action last week against The Raven and will be on hand against Caps...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / NSWT / Senior Women / Senior Men

A Perspective From Sydney Sevens. (Georgina Robinson; Sydney Morning Herald.) "Let us be frank. The very best thing about the Sydney Sevens is that it is nothing like normal rugby.  This needs to be said, not because the code needs its shortcomings pointed out any more in the news media...


2017 IN REVIEW

2017 IN REVIEW

  It would be most inaccurate and unfair of CW to lay any more claim than that of choice to Julia Zussman and Ray Barkwill. Both players learned the game elsewhere however, having been chosen as the most recent club for them to hang their hats, we are totally proud of their honours earned...


Speaking of Sevens

Speaking of Sevens

It was heady stuff when almost this time last week CW’s Mike Fuailefau, was announced to the Durban Dream Team. Fuli and Justin Douglas became an unprecedented duo. There were many chests bursting in the CW Camp for Mike. Mike’s dad, Joe, a former Samoan International took his son at a young age...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Morgan Tate - good form, good game. Glad tidings, great joy! In the curtain-raiser, Lomas opened with an early penalty at five minutes however CW responded with enthusiasm and sustained pressure, only errors preventing a go—ahead try. Meralomas eventually worked play into the CW half and...


Tricolour Goes International

Tricolour Goes International

Earlier this week we brought news of Sammy, Lachie and Lucas, off to Ireland. Today it is with great pride that we congratulate, Lachlan Kratz (again), and Jarvis Dashkewytz who have been selected with the Canadian Men’s U18 7’s team for the upcoming Auckland Schools 7’s tournament in New...


A Consumate Club Guy

A Consumate Club Guy

Taking the blows...... Nanyak joined CW nine years ago.  In that space he has been a valuable contributor to both the NSMT's VII's and XV's programs. The game has taken some toll on his body and he has had to take time out for some lengthy periods to heal.  Depsite the fact he no longer seems...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Today is an opportunity to muse! Our header pictures Caroline Crossley, who will be playing Sevens with the NSWT in Dubai later this week. I muse about how seven years ago, Caroline might have enjoyed the game so much that she developed future goals?   Next we have Sammy Kahn and Lachie...


Coach Sees Hope in Mid-Season Slump

Coach Sees Hope in Mid-Season Slump

  Coach Manning comments on much to be noted from efforts against Burnaby last week, as process seemed to be more on track. FROM THE SIDELINES:  CW offers our belated congratulations to the NSMT who defeated Sapin last weekend.  For this fan, the fact that the men came from behind...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul, (on Thursday!)

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul, (on Thursday!)

Boys’ U18. On the weekend, Coach Manning and a cadre of Tricolour lads were in attendance at a National Selection clinic in Vancouver. The five boys were; Hector Jardine, Jarvis Dashkewytch, Tom Abercrombie, Connor Hills and Nick Carson (pictured above). The club also had Lachie Kratz, Luke...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CAPTAIN CANADA: We at CW Rugby join the many rugby fans across Canada who have lauded the selection of Phil Mack, announced this week to captain Canada in its November series of tests. From Philly’s new coach, Kingsley Jones; “Phil Mack will lead the side (Canada) for the November series....


Honouring Big Al

Honouring Big Al

Today, CW joins the rest of Canada’s rugby supporters in congratulating Al Charron to his selection to the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The special moment that comes to mind for this writer was in 2003 at Win Stadium, Wollongong, when Al was floored with a straight shoulder charge by a Tongan...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Finally, catching up on more results from last weekend. Kamloops RFC hosted a mammoth sevens tournament for B.C. Youth. CW Girls made up the South Island #1 team that won the U14 title and others joined Westshore girls to place third in this pool. CW U18 Elite Girls finished in second place,...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

.....there is still room for the "average-sized" bloke in the game!   On the local scene – nada, Ebb Tide off to New Orleans! Otherwise an opportunity for a Saturday “off”, reflection, time with family and friends. Afar, Canada’s NSMT in action Vs Argentina, not exactly sure where on their...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

UNSUNG HERO - Dave 'Bing' Crossley CW Women's Rugby - A History - Final Installment CW: Dave, you were a player of some ability. Can you tell us how you were first attracted to the game? DC:  When my father was stationed in Chilliwack during my high school years, I played a multitude of...


Day Before Gala Day - Day #1

Day Before Gala Day - Day #1

Ones to Watch - One Man's Opinion! Today, the Ruggernut will seek to make a few prognostications as to which numbers you should keep your peepers on tomorrow!  Let's start with the Bays. Prem Reserves we don't know much about but we note a change of club by Brock Gallagher in the centers. ...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Something for Juniors to notebook. NSMT Maple Leafs Sevens.  Sad result, 0 - 4.  We were rather chuffed to see four of our boys with this squad but results for our Tier #2 Sevens guys leave much to be desired. Brennig Prevost, moons ago and currently member of Men's U20's team that dropped...


Di Nardo Leads CW Quartet

Di Nardo Leads CW Quartet

The club’s best wishes for success go out to Riley Di Nardo, Dusty Dobravsky, Doug Fraser and Ethan Hager as they take the field for the Canadian Maple Leafs Sevens, upcoming in Colorado. In the same vein, we offer all of our Mens U20’s our strong support for success in Uruguay in the U20...