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If anyone is able to offer a bed for three weeks in January it would be great.
Nigel Thompson from PEI and Will Shaw from Nova Scotia are both coming out to play with CW. They arrive January 10th.
Given the work situation in town I'm confident they will be working quickly and able to find an apartment etc. But for the first two or three weeks it would be great for them to have a place ''to land'' and get to know the town a bit.

Any help would be appreciated...let me know, thanks.

brent.johnston@shaw.ca

Also new News info and the second half game schedule are now up on the CW web site at www.cwrugby.com

Hope you have a Happy New Year.
Brent.

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New Year Party at the Club....8pm start, everyone welcome...pass the word. Theme night.....Cool Shades (as in sun glasses for the old farts)
ALSO
Christmas Tree Annual Recycle effort....by donation to CW Rugby...just drive by, drop off, and leave! CW Rugby does the rest. Please tell two friends/family members...at least! Thanks from all the lads.

Details and dates are;
LOCATION: WINDSOR PARK - CURRIE RD NEXT TO ROSE GARDEN

- DECEMBER 30 (SATURDAY) - 1PM - 4PM
DECEMBER 31 (SUNDAY) - 1PM - 4PM
JANUARY 1 (MONDAY) - 1PM - 4PM
JANUARY 6 (SATURDAY) - 10AM - 4PM

JANUARY 7 (SUNDAY) - 10AM - 4PM

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WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY WITH NEWS ABOUT THE SIX NATIONS @ THE STRATH 2007 FUNDRAISING EXTRAVAGANZA FOR THE TIDE, GAMES START IN FEBRUARY. TIDE GAMES IN THE RCSL 2007 ARE YET TO BE FINALISED, BUT WE ARE ASSURED OF FOUR HOME GAMES IN THE 2007 RCSL SEASON.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS.
Communications: Nick Fairhurst: npaf@shaw.ca

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Butchart Gardens Island & Fairmont Mainland squads announced for the 2006 Canadian Direct Insurance Battle of BC
Victoria, BC - The selection process for the Canadian Direct Insurance Battle of BC match is complete and BC Rugby announced today the squads of 22 for the Butchart Gardens Island XV and Fairmont Mainland XV.
The match will be held this coming Saturday, December 16th, 2006 at McDonald Park in Victoria and will feature the top club players in British Columbia. Kick-off is set for 2:00 PM - $10 at the gate, $5 for those under the age of 19.
With 7 players selected, the Capilano RFC has the most players representing the Fairmont Mainland squad. Across the Strait, the Castaway Wanderers RFC led the way with 6 selections, including four starters. James Bay Athletic Association and Velox Valhallians also have four members named to the starting line-up of the Butchart Gardens Island side. Both squads have a balance of savvy veterans and rising young stars.
A household name …

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Canadian Direct Insurance Battle of BC
Butchart Gardens Island XV versus Fairmont Mainland XV


Saturday, December 16th, 2006

2:00 PM kick-off

McDonald Park, 205 Simcoe Street, Victoria

$10 at the gate
$5 for those under 19

For more information, please visit www.bcrugby.com

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Fall Rugby at the Strathcona Hotel
Good morning Ladies & Gentlemen - this windy day and fortunately for us power still available. Fall Rugby @ The Strath was enjoyed by many of the rugby community and we the Tide Management Committee, General Manager, John Wrafter: Fund raising, Mike Holmes & Hans De Goode and Communications, Nick Fairhurst would like to thank each and everyone of you for your generosity in attending this extravaganza @ the Strath.
So that you might know where your donations have gone we circulate the following macro accounting for the recent Fall Rugby @ The Strath .
Income;
1) Passes $3,350
2) Daily Passes, $1,970
3) 50/50 $ 288
Expenses;
a) Printing $ 115
b) Tapes $ 34
c) Feed $2,000
d) Manager and Staff Exp. $ 365
Net of $3,094.
This mon…

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It was another case of promising so much but delivering so little when CW attended yet another clinic from UVic on the art of using possession by passing at pace, resulting in the club's fourth loss to the students this season. The CW supporters came out in strength for their final fix of 06 but left, there being no joy in Mudville, discussing both the officiating and play of the Ones. Finding themselves down 10 - 5 at the half CW re-entered the fray with vigor and were the first to score, bringing the deficit to two. The parade then errupted and even the insertion of Coach Robinson, failed to stem the tide............. five yellow cards and 43 points later, UVic were the victors by a scoreline of 41 - 20.
For UVic, there were many quality efforts, #'s 7, 8, 3, 9, 15, 14 and 22...names deserved to be mentioned but more importantly, it was an attitude that had the Norse with a territorial advantage throughout, a commitment to defence and an alertness to take quick ad…

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The Festive Season kicks of for CW fans this Saturday when the Firsts seek to keep their playoff hopes for the Times Colonist Cup alive, taking on the league leading Norsemen in semi-final action at UVic. This game kicks off at 2:30 at UVic's Wallace Field. CW will be seeking some measure of revenge when, as underdogs they take on the Norse, many of the players on both teams having played two weeks ago in the Barnard Cup match at Windsor. League scoring leader, James Carson captains the Ones. The team welcomes the return of Beaulac and look for centre Kevin Carr to put in another strong one. The back row of James, Middleton and Alexander will be key to the outcome of this match.

Following the game at Discovery Sports Club, Ken Goodland has organised a Christmas Darts Fiesta, where for a $10 entry fee you will be elligible for BIG prizes. It will be a random draw with double elimination. There will also be a CW Trivia Contest on Saturday.........in all, a great evening at The …

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Just a reminder about the carol singing evening on Thurs Dec14. 714 Discovery St, at 7.00 pm. Come gather round the Ray Greenhouse Piano Bench, have a couple of pints and a slice of pizza.Asmall cash donation to the food bank would also be appreciated! See you there, Allan and Peter.

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Hi All,
This is to inform you of a darts tournament being held at the clubhouse this saturday after the 1st division playoff game. It is open to supporters as well as players and there will be a money prize (depending on numbers of course). It's a 10$ entry fee and that includes some refreshments as well. Please let me know if your interested as soon as you can, I plan to do the draw tomorrow night. It will be a random draw and a double elimination so everyone has two chances. It promises to be a fun evening as there is a CW trivia contest the same night. A set of ten questions with all the answers being found on the walls of the clubhouse, save for a couple which can be found by picking the brains of some supporters or educated guesses. This part is mainly for the players so they get to know the history of the club and learn more about you guys who have paved the way. Hope to see some of you there. Cheers
Kenny

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Best of the season to you all. You will note the Firsts are not playing this weekend. Here's an opportunity to change your Friday venue from The Penny to The Temple on 15th. and help make a difference for some less fortunate folk.

It's Christmas time at Discovery Sports Club and every year we like to gather as a club and toast season with some Christmas cheer a roaring fire and delicious hot toddies.

And who doesn't love a party that has a theme. This year we have decided that all of us just don't get enough opportunities to wear that "Christmas Sweater" that your granny knit you or that sweater with the felt snowman from your Aunt Wilameena. Now is the time to debut that sweater and wear it with pride.

So grab your fellow team mates and that crazy "Christmas Sweater" and come down to the club for some Christmas fun!!!

Where: Discovery Sports Club

When: Friday December 15th

Time: Anytime after 4:30

What to Wear: Your favourite Christmas Sweater

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PLAYOFF DAY AT WINDSOR PARK.
CW hosted both the First Div. Quarter Final and the Barnard Cup at Windsor Park, Saturday past. In the 'curtain-raiser', the Nanaimo Hornets, slight underdogs after trailing CW in the league table, were quietly confident of their chances owing to a prior close game between the two teams. Nanaimo started out, by using their forwards to take the game to CW. After an early Hornets' penalty, League scoring leader, James Carson, strutted his stuff with a magical chip and chase for the opening try. At the half it was Carson 10, Nanaimo 3.

Nanaimo were not to be discarded. After sustained pressure, at the fifteen minute mark, they forced the ball over by the sticks with a good forward drive. CW's forwards, revelling in the worsening conditions, quickly responded with a try of their own. Carson converted the tally and added a late penalty to put an exclamation point on his award with fifteen individual points. Final score CW 20 d. Nanaimo 10. For …

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The week that was...............
James Bay proved to be CW's nemesis on two occasions last weekend. The first, being a seven point victory over the Premiers. The margin was such that CW was able to earn a bonus point, sufficient to launch them into the Barnard Cup Final this coming Saturday. The second was a very convincing victory in the U19 semi-final. CW, with five regular players on duty with the Canadian U17 team in England, played gamely but were no match for the larger, more experienced JBAA team. The U19's finished third in the league, a very creditiable return after being unable to field a team last season. We congratulate the players and thank coach, Roggie and manager, Kevin Poole for a job well done.

U16's: CW, Club-Man-of-the-Week award goes to interim U16 coach, Dallas Down. Dallas stepped into the breach when Gary Bryan was unable to continue with the job. He has held vigorous, well-run practises for the team and the boys won their first exhibition game …
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dubai, 23 November 2006
African teams to begin countdown to 2009 ICC Women's World Cup

Four-day regional qualifying tournament starts in Kenya from 8 December.
The countdown to 2009 ICC Women's World Cup begins next month when four African countries assemble in Kenya for the Women's World Cup Regional.
Qualifying Cricket Tournament between 8 and 11 December.
Besides the host nation, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Uganda will contest the one-day competition which will be played in a simple round-robin format.
It will be a special and historic time for the Zimbabwe team as it
makes its international debut.
The winner of this African regional competition will progress through to the ICC Women's World Cup Cricket Qualifying Tournament (WWCQT), to be staged in Pakistan late next year where eight qualifiers will vie for two available slots in the 2009 World Cup line-up.
Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Bermuda, Ireland and South Africa are
already through t…

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A DAY OF OPPORTUNITY

After a week of rain - a rarity in the Banana Belt, Saturday was overcast and fields heavy. This was an opportunity for both clubs - for James Bay, minus the likes of Dunkley, Forsythe, Belanger, Mack, DTH, Williams and Barker to really dig deep and respond to the challenge; for CW an opportunity to complete an away win at McDonald and wind up in second place in convincing fashion. JBA took the bit between the teeth, CW didn't exactly surrender but failed to gain any supremacy! The adage; "one man, doth not a team make", was blown out of the water on this day when Rob Robson, suitably sutured, just changing locations from Bermuda to James Bay, led the charge.

Confidence was not present in the early going in the CW work and supporters, expecting attacking kicks to enable forwards to go forward, such as was the pattern in the previous matchup were stunned to see, very early in the contest, kicks being taken to scramble out of tight defensive situation…

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Tomorrow at 2:45, CW's Premier team takes on James Bay at McDonald Park. There is only one game, as The Firsts have finished their league play schedule in fourth place and will play Nanaimo at home next weekend. We congratulate James Carson, leader of the points table. The Prems need a victory tomorrow to ensure their place in the Barnard Cup Final and it is considered a good thing when a team has its destiny in its own control. A bonus win by Velox and a loss to James Bay would result in CW looking from the sidelines!

James Bay have not been their old self of late.....(whatever that is!!) but the result between these two clubs over recent seasons, has always been in doubt until the final whistle. It will require considerable discipline by CW tomorrow as they face players such as Robinson, Ramsay and Forsythe on their familiar home pitch. CW has been coming on and is developing a style of play that is emphasising their strengths.....so it will be ful on, with everything on the…

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SHERRATT, S. Robert A., CD 1930 - 2006 Bob passed away suddenly Saturday, November 11, 2006 at the Royal Jubliee Hospital. His long dedication to Cricket will be sorely missed.

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SAT NOV 18TH:DOUBLE HEADER Rugby at the Strathcona

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SAT 18 NOV ENGLAND V SOUTH AFRICA 10.30am

Doors @ 10:25am

SAT 18 NOV FRANCE V NEW ZEALAND 12.00 noon

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With every paper in the UK screaming for Robinson’s head, what would you do to muster the troops against the Boks - whose only resemblance to their famous, formidable predecessors, is the kit that they are wearing?


“Elementary, my dear Watson. You pick an England side from only the most experienced players available in the present squad. You bring back Jonny Wilkinson. You train this squad all week long. You name the most experienced team in which every player plays in his usual position. You then gather them in the changing room on match day and employ…. the Nelson manoeuvre. You simply say. "the game plan is, “England expects every man to do his du…

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WEST COAST WINTER HITS WINDSOR.

A sunny Remembrance Day morning turned to a drenching afternoon and whether/weather CW could handle the spread for this match (18), was truly put to the test in the first minute after kickoff when Cowichan exploited a huge gap down the blindside, resulting in a try by Kursewell! Ten minutes of response by CW was finally rewarded when good lineout possession enabled a smart, short-side decision by Weingart which resulted in a 'Bus' Franklin try. Molia converted from near the sideline (7 - 5).

Marcoux and Goodmunseth made good bursts before a missed clearing kick put pressure on the home side. Cowichan kept up the pressure and eventually, after a quick tap penalty and two or three charges at the line, they carried Kursewell over for his brace. The visitors were buoyed by this success and after a glut of possession and ten phases of play, Kursewell was again in on the act! In his excitement, he was penalised for a "double-move". In hind…

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ENGLAND vs ARGENTINA; FRANCE vs NZ ...........AND CW vs COWICHAN!! We hope that all of you planning to watch the preview of RWC 2007 FINAL at the Strath and will then wend your way to The Park to cheer on the Chaps, as they seek to keep their record at Windsor intact. At this stage, the game will definitely be held at Windsor. If we hear any different, owing to waether (Carnarvon), we will let you know. Once again, CW will be depleted with both injury and the departure of Tony LaCarte whom we wish well, as he leaves with the 7's for overseas duty.

CW will also be missing Nik Reganavanu who most unfortunately, after probably his best start to a season since being in CW colours, Nik has had to resign due to work pressures. We also need to recognise Gerald Steenkamp who had to give up his rugby after the first round match against Velox when he suffered a serious concussion. Both of these men have learned their trade elsewheres but have embraced the CW spirit whole-heartedly and…
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This day brought on spectres of 'Old School' - the nightmare of a marauding All Black footrush, led by 'Pinetree', Whinneray, Hill and Lochore. Perhaps it was just nostalgia but none of the four teams on show on this day used the old "Screaming Banshee" ploy, yet surely under such deplorable conditions, this tactic would have rendered a suitable reward!

The Velox First Div squad were a confident, if somewhat depleted bunch, having knocked off league - leaders, UVic Norseman and sporting an undefeated record. After an early exchange of penalty goals, the visitors efforts failed to amount to any great threat and CW, led by Man-of-the-Match, James Carson and ably supported by good games from Alexander, Carr and a 'blinder' from Middleton who capped his performance with a late tally, achieved their goal with a 23 - 3 victory. This was a significant turnaround from a lack lustre performance of two week's ago and tightens the race for top dog. Scorers…

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SUNDAY 5 NOV

ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND


12 noon

(“High Noon at the OK Corral”…“Do not forsake me oh! my darlin’…….”)

Doors @ 11:45am

Season pass holders’, show passes at the door.

“Walk-ins” will be charged $20 on game day, when two matches are being shown, As there is only one match this opening Sunday “Walk-ins” will be charged $10.

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Dear Friends of CW Rugby,

It would appear that the events of Saturday, Oct 21 could not have worked out better for the club. We had great weather, a great crowd and, above all a solid win over our cross-town rivals JBAA. The supporters Club members who congregated on the upstairs deck all felt the day was a great success, and look forward to many similar events. Since day one, the creation of the Supporters Club has been built around ongoing financial support for CW Rugby, which, with over four hundred registered players all the way from Minis to Premier, now has a whopping operating budget. We have, so far 105 signed up members, but we know there are many out there who have played for and supported the Wanderers, Castaways and CW over the years and we would love to hear from you!!
We must emphasize that this is all about supporting the players and not about creating a privileged ‘old boys’ club. We are working hard to get the organization up and running and see in the near future pro…

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WEEKEND MATCHES AT WINDSOR PARK.........CW vs VELOX, SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

..............and so the 'Second Half' begins. CW Firsts find themselves in fifth place (with a game in hand), trailing League leaders, UVic and undefeated, Velox, in the Fist Division. In the Ellite Division, CW are tied with Velox in second position, both teams having a game in hand. CW players, Derek Daypuck and James Carson find themselves atop their respective scoring tables and thus the scene is set for a couple of epic weekend encounters. The Firsts will be out to redeem themselves after a somewhat pedestrian performance against JBAA, last start and the Premier game promises to most interesting.

Both teams will be without a number of players who were on the pitch the last time they faced each other. For Velox, most notably, Lawson, Atkinson and Van Camp, along with one or two Canada U21 players will be missing. For the Home club it looks like the vacuum has visited the new change rooms at Win…

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Dear Castaway-Wanderer,
As many of you know the club has lately undertaken an initiative called “Stand up for
Sean Corner”. This has been done to support a young man in Hamilton, Ontario, who
recently broke his back playing the sport that we all love. Sean has had much of his
capacity taken from him, and now faces the prospects of life in a wheelchair, and both the
emotional and lifestyle changes that come with such a significant injury.
Our congratulations comes to you as a result of the club members; through the silent
auction, live player auction, personal and corporate contributions, raising a considerable
amount of money for this young man and his family. The money will go to assisting
Sean and his family with his rehabilitation and adjustment to his new life. Well done to
everyone, this is a tremendous accomplishment, and we think that we can all walk tall
knowing that we have banded together to help a friend in need.
Our sincere thanks go to everyone on this initiative. We are thankful for…

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ANOTHER CROSS-TOWN CLASSIC

THE CURTAIN RAISER:
Despite giving up two golden opportunities with the tryline wide open in the first half, CW found themselves relatively close on the score board. Although only trailing 5-9, a significant number of penalties at the breakdown had been committed. Early in the second half CW received a yellow card for yet another infraction and this was truly the turning point. With big Ben Peterson showing his class, James Bay very quickly turned their forays into points with hard running, good support and they raced to a 21-5 lead. The sword had been driven and skewered!!! CW succumbed to the pace and power and found themselves ambling in the closing ten minutes. Quite a rugby clinic from the James Bay Ones with a final score of 36-5 to the visitors.

PREMIER GAME:
The game was only five minutes old when a classic Graf dummy and solid burst by Molia resulted in slow ruck ball and a good pattern was produced by CW which saw Goodland at the bottom of the he…

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Fall Rugby at the Strath
The Strathcona is ready (YES), willing (DEFINITELY) and able (OF COURSE) to screen the iRB Fall Test Rugby matches. If the rugby community would be willing to support such a venture, we need fifty (50) patrons to pay fifty ($50) dollars each for a series pass. This will cover the cost of the cable feed. "Walk-ins" on the day will be charged $20. If there were any profits, these $’s will go to the VIRU Junior Rugby Development program. We ask for your support and immediate replies to Nick Fairhurst npaf@shaw.ca, We have to reach fifty (50) committed patrons by Friday October 27th. for this venture to be a “go”. If we don’t get fifty (50) committed patrons then we cannot go ahead and show these games. Ask your friends - spread the word.


Schedule of Games at Strath


SUN 5 NOV ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND 12 noon Doors @ 11:45am

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Still have a couple of players looking for a room...a place to stay.
Let me know if you can help...have any ideas...any connections.

Brent.

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Just a brief update of club news and a reminder of upcoming events...........

We dip the lid to our team of the week - U 19's under the guidance of Roggie and the safe hands of Kevin Poole, these guys mustered 25 for their roadie to Port Alberni last Sunday. This was in spite of losing their two opening competition matches by a considerable margin, to boot, the majority of the players are still eligible for U 17!! Through dense fog over the Hat, the parade arrived and kicked off against the burly opposition. Cut to the chase - CW 47 - Port 0. Parent of the week - Pat Trelawney....the same man who played #10 for Canada many moons ago. Pat had his twin towers playing soccer in Duncan and as their team mates ran off after the game (a victory), the boys ran off to dad's car............off to Port Alberni. Connor describes their arrival as co-inciding with a swerving run by 'Captain Crowe' ending in a tally! That's the CW Spirit. Way to go, guys.

The reminder is for…

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CW vs COWICHAN - CW Report


In his pre-game, program welcome, Cowichan President, John James reminded the faithful that the last time CW visited Piggie Park, it resulted in a Home victory and that no doubt, this year would present considerable challenge for the Home team/s. His words proved prophetic but it was not without challenge from the new generation of Moss, Garside, Hale, James and Goodmundseth aided by the customary Valley spirit!

FIRST GRADE: Cowichan appeared to be cautiously confident and enthusiastically involved, Battie at #10, testing with the boot, pace on the wings and good defensive work were the basis of them seeking their first win after three close losses in the competition. It was no fluke that they led 5 - 3 at the half.

After resumption, an early penalty, followed by a pushover scrum and the visitors started to take control. When a Cowichan clearing kick was blocked, for a converted try, it added to CW's confidence. On this day, extremely dissapointing hand…
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PAST AND PRESENT PLAYERS

A great opportunity for ALL FORMER PLAYERS AND FANS OF CW, of any era or loyalty, to meet this year's team of CW players is upcoming. A special night is being held at Discovery Street Sports Club (aka, 'The Temple') on Thursday, 19th October. This is a special pre-James Bay event. Think about car-pooling (all of our Central Saanich and Oak Bay alumni), arrive at 8:00 p.m., re-live your own personal war stories vs The Bays and our players usually get to the club around 8:30 after training.

Thanks to the generosity of Ed Bryans, (he has donated considerable amounts of brand new stock from Erinmark days), we will be hosting a Silent Auction. Items include; jerseys, body armour, shoulder pads, balls etc. As well, Alan Rees will be conducting a live auction for a 50/50 Pool on the player who scores the first try in the Premier game on Saturday. ( A similar Velox auction last week, saw the winner walk away with $1200!) All proceeds from these events …

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CW AT VELOX FIELD

The CW Firsts faced the challenge of newly-promoted, Comox at Velox Field yesterday. The Valhallians had kindly changed a venue for their Firsts to accomodate CW's long awaited occupation of Windsor Park. In the early going, Captain Hodgey and "Loosie" Langdon were very prominent. Matt James added two tallies (Club leading try-scorer with five), Corey Richards, Josh Handysides and James Carson adding extras, saw the scoreline at 26 - 0 at the Interval.

The Firsts well and truly "set the table", after an early "Commish" (Way To Go, Kit!) Comox tally, when the Ones added another 22 points before Comox, never giving up, added their second try in the late going. Man-of-the-Match for CW - Welshy Jenkins for his Phil Bennett impersonation.
Scorers; James 2, Handysides, Richards, 'Seagull' Beaulac, Moser, Le May, Hodge (tries) James Carson - four converts.

The BIG GAME was abuzz with promise. It was Home Opener for the VV's, a…

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Against Velox, we have:

1 Wes Aylward
2 Aaron Abrams
3 Scott Franklin
4 Andrew Mooney
5 Stu Ault
6 Mike Webb
7 Seamus Gay
8 Kenny Goodland (c)
9 Evan Hall
10 John Graf
11 Tony LaCarte
12 Gerald Steenkamp
13 Sipili Molia
14 Ciearn Hearn
15 Derek Daypuck

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Tomorrow at Gordon Head Field, CW travels cross-town to take on Velox. We read in today's paper that Velox are the favourites in this contest, so as The Underdogs, I expect that CW players will be really cranking up the heat. Our Firsts play at 1:00 p.m. and The Premiers play at 2:30.

The Firsts play Comox. It is good to see some familiar faces in familiar roles...Hodgey is back at the helm of the Firsts and with supporting cast of Beaulac, Langdon, the Brothers Handyside, newcomers Matt James and Pollock, the pack looks formidable. It will take more than just being there, as newly-promoted Comox, is off to a good start and will be out to impress. James Carson at # 9 will link with Welshy, Jenkins (aren't they all??) and anchor a pacy backline with finishers, Wolfey (aka The Howler), Omar and Cutter.

Prems have a few injuries...good grief, so early in the season! The Bus is back after an early exit at UVic and will be an essential pillar in the Battle against the Brother…

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Last Saturday the third CW team met the Uvic lads once again early Saturday morning and had an excellent run.
CW were able to put up a few more points than their counterparts on the day...with Kit Warren aka ''The Commissioner'' scoring three outstanding tries....from his backrow position.
The Uvic players were full value....young, strong and fit.
The game was played in the best of spirit.

While the Premier squad had a bye......the First Squad traveled to Nanaimo and played the Hornets. A solid win for CW with a score up in the 40's for CW. 80 minutes of rugby followed by another 30 mins of CW kick return practice ensured the lads benefited from the experience in both fitness and skills!

Preparations now begin for the upcoming First Div vs Comox game 1pm KO and the Premier vs Velox V team 2:45 KO, both games to be played at Velox V field. See you there.

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CW at UVic.

Sunny skies, verdant pitch, healthy breeze, good crowd.............games on!
CW icon, Roger Robinson,declared the day as an historical event - the first time in his years of yonks that the club had fielded three senior teams on the same day! Apart from that, joyful moments were few and far between for the CW faithful at Wallace Field on Saturday.

Game #1 resulted in a 26 - 0 victory for CW. Highlights were a brace of tries by newcomer, Matt James and a single by that old War Horse - John Graf, a welcome returnee after years of doing it to us!

The second game kicked off with the students having a favourable wind and interspersing it cleverly with a mix of good hands. UVic #10 dictated the early stages (and much of the latter!), tries coming from a nifty chip kick and from the ball moving quickly through six pairs of hands. After twenty minutes CW trailed 0 - 12. UVic added another well-taken tally from a lineout drive, 19 - 0 at the half. The question was, would it be enou…

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CW Rugby begins its season this Saturday with three games at Uvic Wallace Field.
Premiers KO at 2:45 pm
Firsts KO at 1pm
Third team KO at 11:30

Prop
Wes Aylward

Hooker
Aaron Abrams

Prop
Scotty Franklin

Lock
Stu Ault

Lock
Andrew Mooney

Flank
Mike Webb

Flank
Seamus Gay

#8
David Biddle

SH
Matt Weingart

FH
Derek Daypuck
Center
Gerald Steenkamp

Center
Johnny Inoke

Wing
Kevin Larson

Wing
Tony “TLC” LaCarte

FB
Cieran Hearn




Reserve
Adam Dowhy

Reserve
Jeff Woods

Reserve
Layne Nadeau

Reserve
Nik Regenvanu

Reserve
Evan Hall

Reserve
Dylan Evans

Reserve
Blaidd Jenkins



This is, in some positions, a new look Premier team. Coaches Spencer Robinson and Chris May have put together a solid squad for this first outing. Uvic, as always in the first fixture of the season, will test CW to the extreme. An exciting game will reward your attendance and boisterous CW support .
Come by also and support your 1pm First Division team. Several new faces join familiar CW stalwards who have been giving their all at training to p…

Victoria Cricket

Cowichan lost to Incogs in the League Final at Beacon Hill, Victoria

Cowichan 102 for 9 in 45 overs (Dan Ferguson 18, Steve Mayall 16)

Incogs 104 for 5 in 37 overs (Louis Watson 2 for 28)

Cowichan batted cautiously from the start and could not raise the pace as wickets began to fall. Incogs' bowling and fielding were tight and none of our recognized batsmen were able to dominate. In reply, Incogs were 7 for 2 and 71 for 5, but that is as close as it came. On the day Cowichan were beaten by a better team. We wish Incogs well in the Tomalin Cup when they meet Meralomas (Vancouver champions) on Sept. 23.
On Sat. 16th. Sept. Cowichan play Albion I in the Knock-out Final, also at Beacon Hill. This is the last competitive match of the 2006 season.

Victoria Cricket

Canadian National Cricket Squad

Bermuda wins 2 games to 1.
127 all out.
Canada 124 all out.

Castaways

Friends of CW;
It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of a wonderful rugby person, Maurice Lancaster, when I opened my daily TC today. Maurice gave much to the game, leading his legions of cadets (fondly labelled "Rodents" by many), from Royal Roads during his many years of teaching at the Academy. He always instilled the social nature of the game and respect for opposition into his players and it was a joy to experience the post-match festivities at Hatley Park. He also served time on the VIRU Executive for countless seasons. In recent times he has fought health issues but whenever he could, often during not the nicest day, he could be seen on the sidelines at Carnarvon or Windsor, offering his sage, yet respectful and provoking opinions on players and the game. Maurice's presence will be missed, as he grew to be a fair dinkum CW man and always a most respected gentleman. His time with us will be remembered at a memorial service next Tuesday, September …

Canadian National Cricket

Bermuda wins second leg 159 all out.

Victoria Cricket

Cowichan C.C. have won 6 of their last 7 games and look a much stronger team than at the beginning of the season. This past weekend :

Sept. 2nd. Knock-out Semi-Final played at SMUS......Cowichan defeated Carico by 93 runs

Cowichan 157 for 9 in 40 overs Steve Jesperson 67, Louis Watson 26, Vikram Kulkarni 24
Carico 64 all out in 24 overs Watson 5 for 3, Jesperson 1 for 8, Adam Benning 2 for 21

Sept. 3rd. League Play-off Semi-Final at S.L.....Cowichan defeated Colts by 7 wickets

Colts 89 all out in 28 overs Louis Watson 6 for 33, Steve Jesperson 2 for 31
Cowichan 90 for 3 in 19 overs Rick Fletcher 35 n.o., Jesperson 25

These two convincing wins puts Cowichan in TWO FINALS:

Sun. 10th. Sept League Final at B.H. Cowichan vs. Albion or Incogs

Sat. 16th. Sept Knock-out Final at B.H. Cowichan vs. Albion

A win on Sept. 10th …

Victoria Cricket

Cowichan C.C. have won 6 of their last 7 games and look a much stronger team than at the beginning of the season. This past weekend :

Sept. 2nd. Knock-out Semi-Final played at SMUS......Cowichan defeated Carico by 93 runs

Cowichan 157 for 9 in 40 overs Steve Jesperson 67, Louis Watson 26, Vikram Kulkarni 24
Carico 64 all out in 24 overs Watson 5 for 3, Jesperson 1 for 8, Adam Benning 2 for 21

Sept. 3rd. League Play-off Semi-Final at S.L.....Cowichan defeated Colts by 7 wickets

Colts 89 all out in 28 overs Louis Watson 6 for 33, Steve Jesperson 2 for 31
Cowichan 90 for 3 in 19 overs Rick Fletcher 35 n.o., Jesperson 25

These two convincing wins puts Cowichan in TWO FINALS:

Sun. 10th. Sept League Final at B.H. Cowichan vs. Albion or Incogs

Sat. 16th. Sept Knock-out Final at B.H. Cowichan vs. Albion

A win on Sept. 10th …