Head coach Kingsley Jones has named the 30-man squad that will face off against the USA in their upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway matches. The matches will be shown live in Canada through Premier Sports.
August 30, 2021 (St. John’s, NL) – Head coach Kingsley Jones has named the 30-man squad that will face off against the USA in their upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 Qualification Pathway matches. The matches will be shown live in Canada through Premier Sports.
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The winner of the two-match North American series is determined by an aggregate score across both games. The winner will move on to face Uruguay on October 2 and 9, with the victor of this series qualifying for Rugby World Cup 2023 as Americas #1. The loser of the two-match North American series will move on to face Chile on October 2 and 9.
Jones said, “We have been working tirelessly to ensure that our team is as prepared as we can be for these upcoming matches against the States. As we know, coordinating the logistics of assembling players in a COVID-world is no easy task and our entire group is thankful to our staff and hosts in St. John’s for their support and excited to be able to compete on home soil in these critical Rugby World Cup qualification matches.”
Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team has been training in St. John’s, Newfoundland ahead of their upcoming qualification matches versus USA.
Jones added, “The St. John’s community has provided an excellent environment for our players to continue preparations for our upcoming Fall matches against the USA, as we continue to work towards our long-term goal of World Cup qualification.”
The first match, powered by DHL Rugby, kicks off at 3pm local time (1:30pm ET/10:30pm PT) on September 4 at Swilers Rugby Club in St. John’s, NL. Limited tickets remain and can be purchased by visiting www.mileonecentre.com. The return match will be hosted in Glendale, CO on September 11 with kick-off at 9pm ET/6pm PT.
CANADA’S MEN’S RUGBY TEAM’S ROSTER:
- Kyle Baillie - Summerside, PEI - Nola Gold
- Ross Braude - Pretoria, SA - Toronto Arrows
- Cooper Coats - Halifax, NS - Canada Rugby 7's
- Cole Davis - Calgary, AB - Austin Gilgronis
- Foster DeWitt - Courtney, BC - Pacific Pride
- Mason Flesch - Cobourg, ON - Toronto Arrows
- Matt Heaton - Godmanchester, QC - Rugby ATL
- Jason Higgins - Cork, Ire - Toronto Arrows
- Eric Howard - Ottawa, ON - Nola Gold
- Jake Ilnicki - Williams Lake, BC - Unattached
- Spencer Jones - Cambridge, NZ - Toronto Arrows
- Cole Keith - Apohaqui, NB - Toronto Arrows
- Will Kelly - Ancaster, ON - Toronto Arrows
- Conor Keys - Stittsvile, ON - Rugby ATL
- Lachlan Kratz - Victoria, BC - Nola Gold
- Ben Lesage - Calgary, AB - Toronto Arrows
- Kainoa Lloyd - Mississauga, ONT - James Bay AA
- Peter Nelson - Dungannon, UK - Stade Aurillacois Cantal Auvergne
- Quinn Ngawati - Victoria, BC - Rugby United NY
- Patrick Parfrey - St. John's NFLD - Toronto Arrows/Swilers RFC
- Rob Povey - Long Buckby, ENG - Houston Sabercats
- Andrew Quattrin - Holland Landing - ON - Toronto Arrows
- Tyler Rowland - Mississauga, ON - Toronto Arrows
- Lucas Rumball - Markham, ON - Toronto Arrows
- Djustice Sears-Duru - Oakville, ON - Seattle Seawolves
- Michael Smith - White Rock, BC - San Diego Legion
- Corey Thomas - Perth, Western AUS - LA Giltinis
- Matt Tierney - Oakville, ON - Castres Olympique
- Siaki Vikilani - Burnaby, BC - Toronto Arrows
- Brock Webster - Uxbridge, ON - Canada Rugby 7's
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