Monday, January 30, 2006

Castaways Club

[ report written by Les Bostich, relayed here by our guest coach, Alun Rees ]

With a wet and muddy playing field, , and rainfall that fell
heavily in patches, the quality of rugby served up by both teams was
commendable. To the credit of the UBCOB Ravens , no comments were made
regarding the loss of many key players, and although CW eventually won
the battle up front, it remained close until the half. (12-0)

Possession and field position were perhaps just a little in favor of
CW in that first half, and the set scrum battle remained even. The
difference was in the continuity and variety that CW at last brought to
the play. Turnovers and penalties were at a minimum , and considering
the conditions, this was surprising. The driving maul(3 tries) was a
weapon that served its purpose as both a ground gainer, a scoring
weapon, and an extremely debilitating physical component, that
eventually allowed the backfield to run rampant in the final twenty
minutes. The CW scrum had worked hard at wearing down the opposition,
and early in the second half they became dominant. It was another arm
that helped to grind the opposition into physical commitments -
commitments that eventually prevented them from offering any useful wide
defensive coverage.

John Graf and Jim Yaganegi were tireless in their efforts to keep
their side motivated. Both looked every inch the Internationals that
they are, with skills that many current Internationals could do well to
emulate. However, at the end of the day, CW deserve credit for playing
the conditions superbly, and in scoring seven tries from all parts of
the field, and from a variety of sources, they looked a balanced squad
of real class. The Ravens were gracious enough to recognize this in the
after match function, but "one swallow a summer does not make", and the
measure of their talent and commitment will again be put to the test
next Saturday as they travel to Meralomas for week three of the Premier
league.

The CW defense also deserves mention, as it it rare for any Premier
League team to be kept off the scoreboard. The Ravens came knocking
inside the 5 metre line on at least a dozen occasions, but the door was
never opened, as the organization and double tackling became outstanding
servants to the cause.

If there are no further International calls in the weeks ahead, this
CW performance suggests that they could be difficult opponents for
everyone. UBCOB Ravens will hope for better fortune with their injuries
and work absentees, but given the return of all their players, they too
could be spoilers as we enter the crucial weeks ahead in the League.

Scorers:
CW - Tries - Ian Exner, Nathan Buckley, Casey Dunning, Josh Dunning,
Tony La Carte, Richard O'Malley (2),
Kicks - Sipili Molia ( 3 conversions, 1 penalty)

Writer - Les Bostich.

CW Coaches for the day : Jeremy Cordle and Alun Rees

Friday, January 27, 2006

Castaways Club

Firsts vs Ravens from Vancouver ko at Carnarvon Park 1pm this Saturday.
Premiers ko vs Ravens Saturday, Carnarvon, 2:30 ko.

Please come and support the lads and make it down to the post game celebration at the Club......

Remember also the big fun and fund raising get together for CW Rugby Feb 11th Uplands Golf Course. Contact Brent at brent.johnston@shaw.ca for details and tickets. If you can't make the event then sponsor a player.....and thereby contribute to the fun and annual fund raising for this season and the CW Rugby Club.

Find all your CW Rugby info at www.cwrugby.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Castaways Club

Newsletter January 2006
NFL Football

Gear up for the Super Bowl by watching the NFL divisional finals this Sunday January 22nd, starting @ 12:00 pm down at the Discovery Sports Club. The Carolina Panthers will take on the Seattle Seahawks, and the Pittsburg Steelers will take on the Denver Broncos.

Super Bowl: The Super Bowl will be shown at the club on Sunday February 5th. There will be chili and seafood chowder available for purchase. The club will be open at 12:00pm, the game starts at 3:00.

Canucks Nights

Come on down and enter your name to win a Canucks Jersey. We have 3 Canucks nights coming up:

Thursday, January 19th @ 7:00 pm vs Buffalo
Friday, February 3rd @ 6:00 pm vs Calgary
Friday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm vs Anaheim

Soccer Games

Soccer starts up this weekend. See website for game times.

www.castawaysfc.org



Food Service at DSC

We have a full menu from Sopranos available now. Pick up a menu at the bar and call your order in.

Soccer Fundraiser Pub Crawl

The Soccer Section will be having its annual Pub Crawl Fundraiser.

Date: Friday, February 17th

Time: be at the clubhouse by no later than 5:30pm

Ticket price: $30

*ticket includes: t-shirt, free cover at four bars, and beer and jello-shooters on the bus (and of course a grand old drunken time!)

…any questions? Email: flawson52@hotmail.com

Sunday, January 15, 2006

A wake for Patrick Nagle will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm in the Uber Lounge of Steamworks Brewing Co., 375 Water Street, Vancouver.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Castaways Club

Apprentice and Butcher......a CW premier player is looking into the training and line of work.
Anyone on this email listing (Pete Kilshaw are you on this list?) who could call me or email me with related info, or contacts, or work.
Much appreciated all.
See you at CW first two games ....Sunday Jan 22nd up at Uvic 1pm and 2:30.
Game on!
Brent 370-2725
brent.johnston@shaw.ca

Monday, January 09, 2006

Castaways Club

SIX NATIONS RUGBY @ THE STRATH 2006.



The Crimson Tide Committee has been informed that the cable feed for the Six nations is available. Therefore we are proposing to proceed with the selling of the $75 Pre Seasons passes for the extravaganza:



2006 SIX NATIONS @ THE STRATH.



All the Six Nations rugby matches due to be played in February and March 2005, are to be shown - by tape delay - on the day they were played (all excepting Scotland v France which will be delayed till the following Sunday due to scheduling problems).



SIX NATIONS @ THE STRATH 2006

Saturday 4th February 2006

13:30 GMT
Ireland
vs
Italy
@ THE STRATH 11 am.

15:30 GMT
England
vs
Wales
@ THE STRATH 12.45 pm.

Saturday 11th February 2006

13:30 GMT
France
vs
Ireland
@ THE STRATH 11 am

16:00 GMT
Italy
vs
England
@ THE STRATH 12.45 pm.

Sunday 12th February 2006

15:00 GMT
Wales
vs
Scotland
@ THE STRATH 12 noon

15:00 GMT
Scotland
vs
France
@ THE STRATH 1.45 pm.

Saturday 25th February 2006

14:00 GMT
France
vs
Italy
@ THE STRATH 11 am

17:30 GMT
Scotland
vs
England
@ THE STRATH 12.45 pm.

Sunday 26th February 2006

15:00 GMT
Ireland
vs
Wales
@ THE STRATH 12 noon

Saturday 11th March 2006

13:30 GMT
Wales
vs
Italy
@ THE STRATH 11 am

15:30 GMT
Ireland
vs
Scotland
@ THE STRATH 12.45 pm.

Sunday 12th March 2006

15:00 GMT
France
vs
England
@ THE STRATH 12 noon

Saturday 18th March 2006

13:30 GMT
Italy
vs
Scotland
@ THE STRATH 10 am

15:30 GMT
Wales
vs
France
@ THE STRATH 11.35 am.

17:30 GMT
England
vs
Ireland
@ THE STRATH 1.10 pm.







Most of you will know the formula by now as SIX NATIONS @ THE STRATH 2006 has been well attended over the past few years making the screening of rugby games around the world an exciting and enjoyable rugby event in Victoria.



The management of the Strath needs to pay for the feed in order to tape these games and the Crimson Tide Committee are using this event for the cornerstone of their fund raising endeavors for the upcoming RCSL season and the Junior VIRU Rep Teams for upcoming inter sub Union rep teams fixtures in 2006.



TICKET PRICES FOR THIS YEARS MATCHES ARE AS FOLLOWS.




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“SIX NATIONS @ THE STRATH” 2006



TICKET PRICES SIX NATIONS RUGBY @ THE STRATH 2006



SEASONS TICKET $75 (COVERS EVERY GAME SHOWN)

( $5 per game! )

SATURDAY GAMES “WALK IN” PATRONS $20

(NO PRICE ADJUSTMENT FOR ONE GAME)

SUNDAY GAMES “WALK IN” PATRONS $20

(To include a voucher for breakfast)


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We are confident that the rugby community not only wish to see these Six Nations games but also want to financially support the RCSL Crimson Tide and support the Junior VIRU Rep Teams for upcoming inter sub Union rep teams fixtures in 2006.



The number of pre-event seasons passes sold is critical. For unless the magic, break even number of passes are sold then we cannot proceed with this event. Thus your pledges to purchase Pre seasons passes are crucial to the success of



SIX NATIONS @ THE STRATH 2006





Please contact Nick Fairhurst npaf@shaw.ca ,John Wrafter cosligo@shaw.ca

Ed Bryans erinmark@telus.net or David Billingham db@glsglobal.com with your pledges for the $75 passes.





Thank you all.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Castaways Club

Ladies and Gentlemen

As many of you are aware, we are fast approaching one of the highest profile rugby games of this current season 2005/06, and it will be played here in Victoria on Sat, Jan 14th at CENTENNIAL STADIUM, University of Victoria . KO 2.00pm.

The official release from BCRU is posted below, and gives all the details of this traditional Island v Mainland rivalry -a rivalry that has played such an integral part in the development and history of competitive rugby in both BC and Canada.

We feel most fortunate to be promoting this event on Vancouver Island, and as always, we are relying on the collective support of the media to give maximum exposure to the Island community for this special, and highly significant sports event.

THE CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE "BATTLE of B.C"

will be played between:

THE BUTCHART GARDENS ISLAND XV and THE FAIRMONT MAINLAND XV

Saturday 14th Jan,2006 at Centennial Stadium, University of Victoria

KO 2.00pm.

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Adults $15.00 Students(Over 14) $10.00 Students Under 14 (accompanied by an adult) FREE

School Group Rates( Minimum of 20 students) $5.00.

A pay at the gate event ( no tickets).



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Our sincere thanks for the support that our Island Media has always extended to the rugby fraternity. Your continued professional expertise remains a critical factor in the promotion and anticipated success of this important event, as we attempt to provide another developmental vehicle for the amateur athletes within the Province of BC.



Mr Jeff Sauve(CEO BCRU) will soon be forwarding you details of a Press Conference to be held here in Victoria, on either Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

In the meantime, I would be delighted to field any questions that you may have concerning the above event.

Please feel free to contact me at any time, at either my email( above ) or by phone 592 6413(H) or my Cell at 588 7687

Regards,

Alun Rees (Event Media Coordinator).

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Castaways Club

This Sat and Sun 10 am to 4pm the Lads will be at Windsor Park, beside the rose garden corner, to take your tree for chipping via donation.
See you there....tell your neighbors'....pick up all your families trees and bring them down......spread the news.

Brent
all your cw rugby news can be found at cwrugby.com
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