Canada U20 squad for Portugal and revised long list announced

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

Canada's Men's Under-20 program held a selection camp at Shawnigan Lake School from January 3-7, which included an inter-squad trial game. 

The selection committee comprised of Jeff Williams (Head Coach), Adam Roberts (co-coach) and Pat Parfrey (Director), with advice from Jamie Cudmore (the Pride), Jack Hanratty,  Graeme Moffit, and Aaron Takel (camp coaches) chose both the squad for Portugal and revised the long list by position.

Canada will play Portugal on February 17 and 20th in Lisbon. Currently at U20 level Portugal are ranked higher than Canada and lost by one point to Japan in the final of 2019 World Rugby Junior Trophy.

Game times and broadcast information will be announced when available on Rugby Canada's channels.


Canada U20: 

Jared Agustin (Ontario) Queen University

James Biss (England) Saracens Academy 

Ciaran Breen (British Columbia) Biarritz, FR

Cole Brown (Ontario) McMaster University

Liam Casey (Ontario) Queen University

Alex Chitan (British Columbia) UBC Thunderbirds

Jarvis Dashkewytch (British Columbia) UVIC Vikes

Willem Denouden (Alberta) Wolfpack

Tyler Duguid (Alberta) Narbonne, FR

Albert Dwan (France) Montpellier, FR

Sion Griffiths (British Columbia) Castaway Wanderers

Thomas Isherwood (Alberta) Pacific Pride

Izzak Kelly (British Columbia) UBC Thunderbirds

Lachlan Kratz (British Columbia) UVIC Vikes

Ian MacLean (Ontario) Sydney University, AUS

William Matthews (Quebec) Queen University

Michael McCarthy (Newfoundland) Pacific Pride

Zephyr Melnyk (British Columbia) Nanaimo Hornets

Haeden Moher (Ontario) Greystones, IR

Cody Nhanala (Ontario) Pacific Pride

Kevin Oh (Ontario) Waterloo University

Issac Olson (British Columbia) Castaway Wanderers

Matt Percillier (British Columbia) UBC Thunderbirds

Mehdi Porchet (France) Oyonnax Rugby, FR

Jack Shaw (Ontario) Bishops University

Joshua Tweed (British Columbia) UBC Thunderbirds

Siaki Vikilani (British Columbia) Pacific Pride

Brock Webster (Ontario) Pacific Pride  


Not considered:

Piers van Dedszelem (Oxford University)

Cameron Hurst (inj)

Nick Carson, unavailable

Connor Mckinney (inj)

Jack  Carson (inj)

Liam Bowman (high school)


Team Staff:

Jeff Williams Coach

Adam Roberts Coach

Jack Hanratty Coach

Maxime Charron Physiotherapist 

Kiyomi Thompson Athletic Therapist

Mylan Clairmont Strength & Conditioning 

Michael Flynn Manager

Pat Parfrey Director

Derek Pue Analyst


Revised long list by position:

1. Josh Tweed, Willem Denouden.
2. Michael McCarthy, Jared Augustin, Austin Creighton, Jacob Bossi, Caleb Gerth
3. Tyler Duguid, Alex Chitan, Haeden Moher , Ian McTavish,
4. Izaak Kelly, Adam Ford, Austin James
5. Liam Kelly, Piers van Dedszelem, Cameron Hurst, Reink van der Ploeg.
6. Siaki Vikalani, Zephyr Melnyk, Ian Maclean,Connor McKinney
7. Will MatthewS, Cody Nhanala, Matthew Terry, Michael Reid.
8. Nick Carson, Albert Dwan, Alisdair Bulman, Braden Bruce.
9. Kevin Oh, Matthew Percillier, Cole Brown, Jack Carson.
10. Brock Webster, James Biss, Andrew Easson, Ethan Turner.
11. Sion Griffiths, EJ Rerri, Jordan Austin.
12. Lockie Kratz, Ciaran Breen, Jack Shaw.
13. David Richard, Liam Bowman, Talon McMullin, Eric Godden.
14. Jarvis Dashquewych, Isaac Olson, Luca di Battista
15. Thomas Isherwood, Ben Russell, Alex Brundage.