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Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

JOY IN MUDVILLE – NSMT’s MOMENTOUS WIN (Photo - Rugby Canada) It’s been a long time between drinks but total credit to the NSMT on their very solid victory over higher ranked, Romania on Friday evening.  This group has been under tremendous pressure to breach a drought of losses, so there...


Paris Bound!

Paris Bound!

Today CW honors and congratulates Caroline Crossley who has been selected for the NSWT's VII's for the upcoming Paris Olympics. Caroline has been a member of CW rugby since her very young years.  She has faced recent injury adversity, overcoming surgery and rehabilitation over an approximate...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Photo - Rugby Canada A fifty-point second half performance by a visiting second/third string Scottish team provokes today’s point of conjecture, that being, just how are Canada’s fixtures scheduled?  Nothing is learned from a sixty-point shellacking.  We can be as supportive all we...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW RUGBY ON, AND OFF THE FIELD Hats off to CW men who represented in a number of matches last weekend. The newborn, Vancouver Highlanders, opened their cause with a brace of wins. Their "A" team, featuring Jacob Bossi as a starter and Oliie Nott as an impact player, defeated Canada...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Posted in Canada Rugby / Victoria BC / News / NSMT / Under 20

This writer did receive some comments regarding a seeming lack of fairness of opinion in Monday’s Musings.  With credit to Island Sports News the above photo shows much of what I observed in the game.  With the line wide open and about the fifth recycle, a Canadian player was “held up”.  It...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Posted in Sevens / Canada Rugby / CW Rugby / Victoria BC / News / Fifteens / NSMT / NSWT / Under 20 / Senior Women

CW/UVIC SPEEDSTER, Spencer Cotie.  Photo - Rugby Canada Men Mired in Mediocrity – Some Observations   Following the NSMT’s Sevens abject results we now see our Men’s U20 program falling far behind the U.S.  In chasing a 15-point deficit to get to the WC Tier II competition, things did...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

BRICKBATS to RUGBY CANADA! Canada Men's U20 team took on their USA counterparts on Saturday at Shawnigan Lake School and came away on the losing end, 33 - 18. This writer's beef is the fact that Rugby Canada posted absolutely nothing about the match until late Friday.  In fact, details of...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

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

(Credit Victoria News) VALE - JOE (IOSEFA) FUAILEFAU CW sends its deepest condolences today to Cindy, Matt, and Mike on the recent passing of the family patriarch, Joe.  Joe was a quietly passionate Samoan man, who was also beloved amongst Victoria’s core of Pacific Islanders.  He...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

New Link With Oz Established CW's, Jace Peters has found himself on the pitch with the NSW Country, Cowra Eagles.  The Tricolours have a great link with Casey Dunning's home club, Nelson Bay Gropers in NSW and we now extend our link to the Central West of NSW.  Strangely enough, Cowra plays...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CW on Tour to UK, circa 2015 DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR Next year CW Juniors will be undertaking their third overseas tour in fifteen years.  The initial tour was in 2008 when the U17 BC Champs and U14's went on separate tours to the UK. This team included Beau Parker, Mike Fuailefau and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

 A GRAND CELEBRATION Friday last saw an amazing celebration of rugby in Victoria.  It was the Golden Anniversary of Elementary School rugby.  A small beginning back in 1972 has seen the event grow to 34 teams playing 52 games on nine fields last Friday.  During this fifty years...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

WESTSHORE CAPITALIZE   Last Saturday, Westshore Valkyries defeated CW in Premier League, semi-final action.  CW women opened the scoring when Rookie-of-the-Year, Bronwyn Zodichi drove hard for the line after a good build-up.  Westshore was quick to respond to a CW error and later scored a...


ITEMS OF INTEREST

ITEMS OF INTEREST

In the Women's Premier League, one of the semi-finals will see #3 Castaway Wanderers take on #2 Westshore RFC at Juan De Fuca recreation center this Saturday, April 27th at 12:45pm.  CW won against Seattle last weekend and will be looking to carry that momentum against Westshore. Westshore and...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Jacob Bossi, running rampant! (Photo credit - John Richardson) Monday’s Musings are not exactly amusing for the writer however, in grasping for objectivity, it was a fair result to an intense and intriguing battle and if one has to end one’s campaign, it was honest effort and desire. A...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

                                                    Chips Down!UBC and CW men will replay this Saturday in a game which is for all the marbles.  The outcome will see a “go on, or golf!  Last week, UBC, led by Takoda McMullin, blasted out of the blocks and certainly appeared to...


SATURDAY'S ARMIES ANNOUNCED

SATURDAY'S ARMIES ANNOUNCED

JOHNNY SHEPHERD AWARD WINNERS - Frankie & Mike ROAD WARRIORS CW Premier Women have not announced their starters but the squad incudes some solid ammunition!  The likes of Zodichi (Rookie of the Year), Chanelle Challenger, Hill-Huse, Belchos, Samek, King, Fry, Beck, Beauchemin, Reed and...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

  PREMS PUSH FOR PLAYOFF POSITIONS Both teams are on the road this Saturday, the women facing Capilanos who have a five-point lead in the league over the visitors; however, CW has a game in hand.  Caps are an old nemesis for Ceedub.  CW has a superior defensive record going into this...


UNUSUAL FUNDRAISER

UNUSUAL FUNDRAISER

  Today we appeal for support for CW Girls & Boys Tour Fund.  The players have already commenced their efforts with a spring plant sale.  This Thursday an evening of Music Bingo will be hosted by the Fernwood Inn. 6:00 p.m. for a 7:00 beginning.  This event promises to be...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Bring it on! Saturday’s games will see the Women’s Divvies at Nanaimo and the men at home Vs Burnaby Lake RFC. The Divvies play at 1:00 and the Prems at 2:30. It will be a critical contest for CW, with Burnaby at 8 – 3, with 40 points and CW at 5 – 6 with 29 points and Westshore (28), UBC...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

Castaway Wanderers Youth Rugby Tour London, England, March 2025   CWRFC is excited to announce that the club’s Juniors will be touring London next March, targeting the U16 age group for both boys and girls teams.  While CW has completed tours in the past, this tour will forge the way for...


Victoria Mini Rugby - Golden Anniversary

Victoria Mini Rugby - Golden Anniversary

Posted in Victoria BC / News / Girls Rugby / Community / Mini Rugby U12 / Boys Rugby

Today is an opportunity to announce a landmark achievement! Upcoming, on May 10th is a celebration of fifty years of mini rugby in GVSD #61 schools, (1972 – 2024.) The program has catered for Victoria girls and boys, being a co-gender initiative for some thirty years! The program is primarily...


Monday's Musings

Monday's Musings

                       More excellent photos, compliments, John Richardson and more can be viewed HERE REFLECTIONS Watched Saturday’s game with an old friend, former Athletic Director, and member of UVic’s, Walk of Fame (Rugby), and former Oak Bay Wanderer teammate, Mike Elcock....


Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

Wednesday’s Ruck & Maul on Thursday!

                          CW Matches Upcoming, Saturday.                               Women Premier Vs UBC, Windsor Park, 12:45.                Men Premier Reserve Vs UVic Norsemen, Wallace Field, UVic, 1:00.                               Men Premier Vs UVic Vikes, Wallace Field,...


UNSUNG HERO - ON THE FIELD

UNSUNG HERO - ON THE FIELD

GAVIN KRATZ Meet Gavin Kratz, the consummate ‘Hard Hat’. Gavin is a man who has spent 15+ years on the fields of Windsor Park. He is the epitome of “CW Family”. He also epitomizes the club’s commitment to players, facilitating a pathway for their rugby development and joy of the game. He...


Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

Wednesday's Ruck & Maul

CARSON CLAN RETURN TO ROOTS A QUARTET OF GAMES This coming Saturday will be the highlight of the year for home games. Come early and enjoy the forecast of a sunny day. Our Premier women will be mine host as they continue to build their Tour Fund, serving both beer & burgers. The Women’s...