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Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

SAFE SPORT Today we draw attention to the completion of work done on a project initiated by the Coaching Association of Canada and adopted by Rugby Canada and the B.C.R.U.  Club Directors, Olly Winsor (player, coach, and teacher by profession) and Dave Hill (National Coaching Program,...


Barnard on the Shelf

Barnard on the Shelf

After a two-year hiatus, due to Covid, the Barnard Cup was revisited this Fall season. Saturday last saw some of the wettest and most miserable conditions for some time but credit to Brent Johnson and some leniency from Oak Bay Municipality, the games took place, albeit in two locations. ...


Venue Change

Venue Change

2nd. Div., 1:00 p.m. today. Moved to Carnarvon...


BATTLE FOR BARNARD

BATTLE FOR BARNARD

Last meeting, Sawyer smuggling! In what has been a very topsy-turvy ‘season’ Westshore and CW come to battle tomorrow for the Barnard Cup, symbol of Island men’s rugby supremacy.  No club has fielded full-strength sides to date and with Coastal Cup play completed, one can imagine the...


MVP

MVP

Posted in Game Reports / Victoria BC / News / B.C. Rugby / Senior Men

Former CW 'grad', - Minis to Majors, Jonas Robinson, was selected as the MVP in UVic's opener yesterday.  The Vikes gave a one-sided walloping to Dalhousie at the University Nationals.  Other CW types - Nick Carson and Benny Newhook featured prominently.  Bouquets to Queens Uni UTube downstream...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

BARNARD CUP CW won this title in 2019 and will look to repeat when they take on Westshore at Windsor, this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  This site will have more news about selections on Friday, ftm just book it!  The main game will be preceeded by a Divvies 'curtain-raiser' at 1:00 between the same...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Canada Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / RWC / News / NSWT / Senior Women

CANADA THREATEN AGAIN   SHOUT OUT to Canada's NSWT who defeated Wales 24 - 7 on the weekend.  This was an outstanding result given the fact they had to play with 14 players for a long portion of the match.  The ladies now go back to giving more of their time for further preparations for...


TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

TODAY – A RUGBY STORY

Both scheduled games for today were cancelled due to the catastrophic weather issues that have occurred in BC this past week.  Our thoughts go out to the plight of many people in our Province and our thanks to the volunteers and front-line responders for your risks and kindness.   UNSUNG HERO...


WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

WEEKEND GAMES NIXXED

Officials from both Cowichan and CW clubs have arrived at the most prudent decision for the weekend, that being, cancellation of both games.  Given Provincial travel requests regarding essential travel only, the fact that the Malahat is still one-lane, in a major state of disrepair and the Mill...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

OP-ED.  RUGBY IN CANADA. Almost 45 players, plus coaches came together at last Wednesday’s CW Women’s practice. The players consisted of U14, U16 and U19 Girls and Senior Women. What a sight, seeing all these players on one field together! This was a large logistical task to coordinate....


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Another Sandison Breakout CW TAKES A PAIR With an 11:30 k.o., Comox must have left at dawn!  More credit to them and thanks for that contribution.  The woes on the pitch compounded the long day as limited numbers and injuries during the contest gutted their efforts.  CW Captain,...


Humphries Hoisted High

Humphries Hoisted High

Today's blog starts with great club news.  Former, outstanding junior, Isaac Olson, has been selected to start and earn his first cap against Belgium tomorrow.  Other CW connections on the bench should also get a trot - Lockie Kratz, Robbie ('Iceman') Povey, and 'DJ" Sears-Duru.  Belgium...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

REMEMBRANCE DAY Throughout France, Belgium and Holland can be found innumerable small cemeteries as one drives the byways.  Today we remember those who gave their lives for the cause of peace, not just in the Great Wars but all the conflicts since.  In a world that seems totally crazy at...


Three Teams to the Hub City

Three Teams to the Hub City

Captain Chiz, last time round at the Hornet's Nest CW sends three teams over the 'Hat to Nanaimo tomorrow.  We have no news re the Women's selection however, the Men will be led by the high-flying, Liam Chisholm.  It is two strong groups that will face the Hornets. Divvies, deservedly led...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

A frequent line out sight on the day at Wallace! MEN NOTCH DAILY DOUBLE CW had approximately eighty vaccinated and registered men and women in rugby gear and in action on Saturday last.  Action opened with he ‘Divvies’ (2nd Div.), playing Cowichan RFC at Windsor.  Pre-game predictions...


FULL SLATE OF SATURDAY MATCHES

FULL SLATE OF SATURDAY MATCHES

No stopping Mike! FIRSTS Vs NORSE All three of CW's senior teams will be in action this Saturday in Victoria.  The Men's 1st Division team will be up against the UVic Norsemen at Wallace Field, UVic at 1:15 p.m. The Firsts aka Prems, will be skippered by former Vike, Liam Chisholm and the...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

NORSEMEN FACE SEVERE TEST Noting that UVic will field two teams next Saturday, in both Coastal Cup and Barnard Cup, it is not their first rodeo in this spot, however, we have to go back fifty years before the precedent was set when UVic had both a Viking and Norseman team in the 1st...


HAPPY HOURS AT THE TEMPLE

HAPPY HOURS AT THE TEMPLE

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

TODAY 4:00 - 8:00 IMBIBE SAFELY PROVIDE FOR A SAFE...


Castaway Wanderers - Annual General Meeting - October 21, 2021 @ 8:00pm - Call in Details

Castaway Wanderers - Annual General Meeting - October 21, 2021 @ 8:00pm - Call in Details

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community

The Castaway-Wanderers RFC Annual General Meeting is Scheduled for Thursday, October 21st, 2021, at 8PM PDT. All Registered Members of the CWRFC community are invited to participate in the AGM.  Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, this meeting will be held via online conference...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Support Our Sponsors Mother Nature Welcomes Return of Rugby A Windsor Park bathed in sun, supporters’ banners displayed, scoreboard turning over, field prepared by regulars, Shep, Morley and Bogey, the indominatable Peter Kilshaw and Gord Hawkins, the CW Face at the Gate, cajoling a...


Hornets in the House

Hornets in the House

    John Braddock will deservedly, Captain the Firsts tomorrow when they take on the Nanaimo Hornets at The House of Windsor at 2:30 p.m. It has been a long time between drinks for the men and The Faithful.  Speaking of drinks, there will be no license tomorrow and to view from the balcony...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

The spirit of rugby - a game for life! A couple of reports and pix trickle in today from what was obviously, a most enjoyable day of interclub rugby on Sunday last and the weekend before, being had by all – Age Grades – boys and girls. The smiles on the faces tell it all and love...


Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

Monday's Musings - Rugby Returns

CW's Mike Finneman and Grady Bowd in action for the VIRU Crimson Tide. (Photo Credit, BC Rugby News; National Rugby News) STEM THE TIDE......... oops, THE PRIDE!! Coastal Cup action on Saturday was almost as perturbing as Canada NSMT RWC action, with the Tide dropping a major...


UPCOMING ACTION THIS WEEKEND

UPCOMING ACTION THIS WEEKEND

  FRIDAY, 8TH - HAPPY HOUR. 4:00 p.m. TRIVIA NIIGHT. 6:00 p.m. PRIZES! (Vax card needed.) SATURDAY, 9TH – TURKEY TENS at Juan de Fuca.  Men’s and Women’s play commencing 10:00 a.m.    JUNIOR GIRLS host Abbotsford and Bayside at Windsor Park in 7’s action, commencing at 10:00...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in CW Rugby / Rugby Club / Victoria BC / News / Community / Coaching

CW & the SPORT INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTRE Recently CWRFC was awarded a grant by SIRC for honouring the importance of coaching and the club’s athletes. SIRC was incorporated in 1973, SIRC, the Sport Information Resource Centre, is Canada’s leader and most trusted partner in advancing...