After watching most of the World Rugby U20 Tournament games I feel our U20 program has a bright future. These young men I’m sure are all looking forward to feeding into our senior men’s programs
Although our record was 1 and 3, two out of the three games (Portugal and Uruguay) we lost by narrow margins both literally right in the last minute of the games. Fiji, who beat Samoa in the final 58 – 8, were the only team I felt was a cut above us (and everyone else of course) although we were ahead in that game until the last 20 minutes.
With 10 players from this year’s final squad and numerous others who were part of the program along the way still eligible for next year things look promising.
Thanks to Jeff Williams and the entire support staff along with all the players who were part of this program dating right back to the first camp at Shawnigan Lake School for the tremendous effort you put in. We are all proud of you.
A further special thanks to Shawnigan Lake School for their generous support of this program along with all of Canadian Rugby.
Karl Fix on behalf of the “U20 Support Group” which includes Mike Holmes, Pat Parfrey, Andrew Purdey, Bill Webb and David Robertson.
Canada U20 Team for Junior World Trophy:
Gabriel Casey – Bytown Blues (Ottawa, ON)
Campbell Clarke – Swilers RFC (St. John’s, NL)
Reid Davis – Bayside RFC (Surrey, BC)
Tyler Duguid – Nor’Westers (Edmonton, AB)
Elias Ergas – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
Peter Ingoldsby – Exmouth RFC (England)
Quentin James – Perpignan (Vancouver, BC)
Gavin Kratz – UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
Lachlan Kratz – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
Jackson Matthews – UVIC Vikes (Montreal, QC)
Jack McCarthy – Vandals RFC (St, John’s, NL)
Jack McRogers – McMaster University (Toronto, ON)
Josiah Morra – Toronto Saracens (Toronto, ON)
Guershom Mukendi – Stoney Creek RFC (Mississauga, ON)
James O’Neill – UVIC Vikes (Cochrane, AB)
Will Percillier – UBC Thunderbirds (Victoria, BC)
Brennig Prevost – UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
Emerson Prior – Trent University (Toronto, ON)
Seth Purdey – UCal at Berkeley (Shawnigan Lake, BC)
Tyler Rockwell – James Bay AA (Calgary, AB)
Tyler Rowland – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON)
Owain Ruttan – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON)
Brandon Schellenberger – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
Michael Smith – UBC Thunderbirds (Surrey, BC)
Kevin Vertkas – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON)
Mitchell Wainman – (Banff, AB)
Gethin Watts – Program Leader
Jeff Williams – Head Coach
Adam Roberts – assistant coach
Pat Parfrey – Manager
Kiyomi Thompson – Physiotherapist
Mylan Clairmont – Strength and Conditioning Coach
Derek Pue – Video Analyst
Shannon Houston – Doctor