Men's U20 to kick off 2020 season at January camp

Contributed Article: Dr. Pat Parfrey
Rugby 15s U20 Men

LANGFORD, BC (November 21, 2019) - The Men's U20 squad that will attend the selection camp at Shawnigan Lake School on January 3-7, 2019 has been named. 

It excludes 5 players living abroad who will be selected for the tour to Portugal in February: Tyler Duguid, prop at Narbonne, Scott Butterworth, flanker at Exeter University, Piers von Dadszelem, number 8 at Oxford University, James Biss, outside half at Saracens Academy, and Ciaran Breen, centre in Biarritz. Liam Bowman, centre for Ontario was not considered because he will be playing with the Canada U18 squad in San Diego.

This camp will kick off the 2020 season for the U20 group as they build towards the World Rugby U20 Trophy Qualifier in June.

The camp will start on January 3 and finish with an inter-squad game on January 7. A final squad will be selected following the camp for the team that will travel to Portugal for test matches on February 17 and 20th, 2020.


Men's U20 Camp Attendees:

Jordan Austin- James Bay AA (BC)

Cole Brown- McMaster University (ON)

Alex Brundage- University of California (ENG)

Alasdair Bulman- UBC (ENG)

Nick Carson- UVIC (BC)

Liam Casey- Queens University (ON)

Alex Chitan- UBC (BC)

Austin Creighton- Strathcona Druids RFC (AB)

Jarvis Dashkewytch- UVIC (BC)

Willem Denouden- Calgary Hornets RFC (AB)

Luca Di Battista- Concordia University (QC)

Andrew Easson- UVIC (ON)

Adam Ford- University of Guelph (ON)

Ethan Fryer- Eastside Lions (USA)

Caleb Gerth- Trinity Western U (BC)

Eric Godden- Queens University (ON)

Sion Griffiths- Castaway Wanderers (BC)

Thomas Isherwood- Pacific Pride (AB)

Austin James- Pacific Pride (BC)

Izzak Kelly- UBC (BC)

Lachlan Kratz- UVIC (BC)

Will Matthews- Queens University (QC)

Michael McCarthy- Pacific Pride (NF)

Brock McCartney- Abbotsford RFC (BC)

Connor McKinney- The Rock (NF)

Ian Mclean- Sydney University (ON)

Iain McTavish- UBC (BC)

Zephyr Melnyk- Nanaimo Hornets (BC)

Cody Nhanala- Pacific Pride (ON)

Kevin Oh- University of Waterloo (ON)

Lucas Okano- UVIC (BC)

Matthew Percillier- UBC (BC)

Michael Reid- Nor'Westers Athletic Assoc. (AB)

Ejiroghene Rerri- McMaster University (ON)

David Richard- Pacific Pride (ON)

Ben Russell- McGill University (ON)

Orion Schmok- Mount Albert Grammar, NZ (BC)

Matt Terry- St Andrews UNIV (NF)

Matthew Turi- Abbotsford RFC (BC)

Ethan Turner- Abbotsford RFC (BC)

Joshua Tweed- UBC (BC)

Siaki Vikilani- Pacific Pride (BC)

Brock Webster- Pacific Pride (ON)



Jack Carson- UVIC (BC)

Cameron Hurst- University of Guelph (ON)

Kyle Steeves- U of Manitoba (MB)

Reece Tudor Jones- UVIC (BC)

Reink Van der Ploeg- Queens University (ON)  


Internationals unavailable:

James Biss- Saracens Academy (ENG)

Ciaran Breen- Biarritz (BC)

Scott Butterworth- Exeter University (ENG)

Tyler Duguid- Narbonne (AB)

Piers Von Dadzelem- Oxford University (NL)