Canada’s longlist announced for Pacific Nations Cup

Bernadette Larose
Rugby 15s Senior Men

LANGFORD, BC (June 18, 2019) - Head coach Kingsley Jones has named his 43-man longlist ahead of the Pacific Nations Cup (PNC), taking place from July 27-August 8th, 2019.

As part of Canada’s build to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the PNC will be chance for the team to gain crucial test experience against the likes of USA, Fiji, and Tonga, while serving as a platform for players to showcase themselves in advance of the Rugby World Cup Canadian team selection.

“The PNC’s will be good preparation for us. It’s a great opportunity for guys to cement their place on that World Cup team but is also an opportunity for other guys to put their hand up and prove that their that right man to be selected,” said Jones.

The following list does not include players who are currently sidelined due to injury, or presently engaged with U20 and Sevens commitments. These players, however, remain in consideration for Canada’s final Rugby World Cup squad.


Canada’s Pacific Nations Cup Long List

Tyler Ardron- Chiefs/ Lakefield, ON (Captain)

Kyle Baillie- New Orleans Gold/ Summerside, PEI

Noah Barker- Glendale Raptors/ Courtenay, BC

George Barton- Seattle Seawolves/ Duncan, BC

Justin Blanchet- Unattached/ Montreal, QC

Nick Blevins- Calgary Hornets/ Calgary, AB

Rob Brouwer- Toronto Arrows/ Lindsay, ON

Hubert Buydens- New Orleans Gold/ Saskatoon, SK

Luke Campbell- JBAA / Toronto Arrows/ Victoria, BC

Paul Ciulini- Toronto Arrows/ Toronto, ON

Dustin Dobravsky- Castaway Wanderers/ Hanover, Germany

Guiseppe du Toit- Toronto Arrows/ Maple Ridge, BC

Andrew Ferguson- Toronto Arrows/ Mississauga, ON

Doug Fraser- Austin Elite Rugby/ Ladysmith, BC

Jeff Hassler- Seattle Seawolves/ Okotoks, AB

Ciaran Hearn- Unattached/ Conception Bay South, NL

Matt Heaton- Darlington Mowden Park/ Godmanchester, QC

Eric Howard- New Orleans Gold/ Ottawa, ON

Jake Ilnicki- Seattle Seawolves/ Williams Lake, BC

Cole Keith- Toronto Arrows/ Sussex, NB

Conor Keys- Unattached/ Stittsville, ON

Josh Larsen- Austin Elite Rugby/ Parksville, BC

Travis Larsen- Austin Elite Rugby/ Parksville, BC

Ben LeSage- Calgary Canucks/ Calgary, AB

Kainoa Lloyd- Toronto Arrows/ Mississauga, ON

Phil Mack- Seattle Seawolves/ Victoria, BC (Vice Captain)

Jamie Mackenzie- Toronto Arrows/ Oakville, ON

Gordon McRorie- Calgary Hornets/ Calgary, AB

Dan Moor- Toronto Arrows/ Toronto, ON

Peter Nelson- Unattached/ Dungannon, UK

Shane O'Leary- Nottingham Rugby/ Cambellton, NB

Evan Olmstead- Unattached/ Vancouver, BC

Patrick Parfrey- Toronto Arrows/ St. John's, NL

Taylor Paris- Castres Olympiques/ Barrie, ON

Nakai Penny- Seattle Seawolves/ Penticton, BC

Benoit Piffero- Blagnac SCR/ Issoire, France

Andrew Quattrin- Toronto Arrows/ Holland Landing, ON

Lucas Rumball- Toronto Arrows/ Scarborough, ON (Vice Captain)

Djustice Sears-Duru- Seattle Seawolves/ Oakville, ON

Mike Sheppard- Toronto Arrows/ Brampton, ON

Matt Tierney- Unattached/ Oakville, ON

Conor Trainor- USON Nevers/ Vancouver, BC

DTH van der Merwe- Glasgow Warriors/ Regina, SK


Canada's Pacific Nations Cup Schedule:

Canada vs. USA

July 27

Infinity Park – Glendale, Colorado

Kick-off: 8pm ET/ 5pm PT

Broadcast: TBC


Canada vs. Fiji

August 2

ANZ Stadium – Suva, Fiji

Kick-off: 1:15am ET(Aug 3)/ 10:15pm PT

Broadcast: TBC


Canada vs. Tonga

August 8

Churchill Park – Lautoka, Fiji

Kick-off: 11pm ET /8pm PT

Broadcast: TBC


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