Canada fall to Brazil in their second match of the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship

Bernadette Larose
Rugby 15s Senior Men

Canada fall short against Brazil, losing 18-10 in the last match of the South American leg in the Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Canada had a strong start to the match with a penalty by Brazil setting up veteran Ciaran Hearn for the kick and adding three points on early.

Hearn followed that up by with an impressive effort, weaving his way through players and powering over the line to score the first try of the match. He added on the conversion to put Canada up 10-0 with just 9 minutes played. 

From there it was Brazil's Josh Reeves who controlled the scoring for the rest of the match. Reeves was good for 6 penalty kicks that ultimately secured the win for Brazil. 

Brazil utilized their powerful scrum to put Canada on their heals and draw several penalties. It was a heated match, with tensions boiling over on both sides but Canada taking the brunt of the penalties. 

The Americas Rugby Championships will now break for a bye week where several Canadian players will return to their Major League Rugby duties before they return to home base in Langford, BC to ready themselves for the first of their two home ARC matches. 

Canada will face Chile first on February 22 and then match up against Argentina XV on March 1.

Tickets for the two fixtures in Langford, BC can be purchased at With Westhills Stadium currently under construction, the total capacity for these two test matches is 1,000, therefore seating is limited.
Canada Roster:
1. Djustice Sears-Duru – (Seattle Seawolves) Oakville, ON
2. Eric Howard – (NOLA Gold) Ottawa, ON
3. Matt Tierney – (Pau) Oakville, ON
4. Conor Keys – (Rotherham Titans) Stittsville, ON
5. Josh Larsen – (Austin Elite) Parskville, BC
6. Kyle Baillie – (NOLA Gold) Summerside, PEI
7. Lucas Rumball – Captain(Toronto Arrows) Mississauga, ON
8. Luke Campbell – (James Bay AA) Victoria, BC
9. Jamie Mackenzie – (Toronto Arrows) Oakville, ON
10. Pat Parfrey – (Unattached) St. John’s, NL
11. Kainoa Lloyd – (Toronto Arrows) Mississauga, ON
12. Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
13. Ben LeSage – (UBC Thunderbirds) Vancouver, BC
14. Andrew Coe – (Markham Irish) Toronto, ON
15. Ciaran Hearn – (London Irish) Conception Bay South, NL 
16. Noah Barker – (Utah Warriors) Courtenay, BC
17. Ryan Kotlewski – (Westshore RFC) Calgary, AB
18. Cole Keith – (Toronto Arrows) Sussex, NB
19. Justin Blanchet – (Bedford Blues) Montreal, QC
20. Guiseppe du Toit - (Toronto Arrows), Maple Ridge, BC
21. Nakai Penny – (Seattle Seawolves) Penticton, BC
22. Will Percillier – (Stade Francais) Mill Bay, BC
23. Will Kelly - (Dragons) Ancaster, ON
2019 ARC Schedule:
February 2
Canada 17 - 20 Uruguay
February 9

Canada 10 - 18 Brazil
Canada vs. Chile
February 22
Westhills Stadium
Langford, BC
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Live on TSN 5
Canada vs. Argentina XV
March 1
Westhills Stadium
Langford, BC
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Live on TSN 5
Canada vs. USA
March 8
Starfire Sports
Seattle, USA
Kick-off: 10pm ET/7pm PT
Live on
Tape delay 11pm ET/8pm PT on TSN 2