Canada’s roster named for final WXV 1 match against France

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Head Coach of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team, Kevin Rouet, has selected his roster for Canada’s final WXV 1 match against France, a rematch of the last Rugby World Cup bronze medal final.

Head Coach of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team, Kevin Rouet, has selected his roster for Canada’s final WXV 1 match against France, a rematch of the last Rugby World Cup bronze medal final.

Kicking off at Go Media Mount Stadium in Auckland at 4:00 p.m. local time on Saturday November 4 (8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET on Friday November 3), Canada will look to earn their second win in the inaugural WXV competition. After knocking off Wales in the opening game by a score of 42-22 in Wellington, Canada fell to England in Dunedin by a score of 45-12 to put them in third place behind England and New Zealand heading into the final weekend of the tournament.

Fancy Bermudez returns to action at outside centre, her first selection of WXV, capping off a strong first season for Bermudez with Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team. Julia Schell moves into the starting 15, along with Krissy Scurfield. Laetitia Royer is back on the roster as a reserve following recovery from injury. Julia Omokhuale, a University of Calgary standout who competed with Canada’s U23 Women’s Rugby Team this past summer and was named to Canada’s September England tour, could earn her first cap coming off the bench.

“Everyone in the team has worked very hard at training, it has been a good week for us,” said Rouet. “France is a top three team in the world and right now we are fourth. They are another team we are trying to reach in the rankings and trying to beat. We were disappointed after our loss to England last week, so the team is glad to have the opportunity to bounce back and play against another one of the top teams in the world.”

Returning for each of Canada’s WXV matches is the NFP Forward & Back Game Changers contest. Fans will have the opportunity to vote virtually for the players (one forward and one back) who they think were game changers for Canada’s Women’s Rugby Team at WXV, with a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and a signed jersey. Details on how to participate will be announced on Rugby Canada’s social media channels. 

More information on WXV, including the full schedule and results, can be found on the official website at   


Canada vs France will be broadcast on TSN5 and TSN+. 

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1. McKinley Hunt (King City, ON) – Aurora Barbarians / Saracens 
2. Emily Tuttosi (Souris, MB) – Calgary Hornets / Exeter Chiefs 
3. DaLeaka Menin (Vulcan, AB) – Exeter Chiefs 
4. Tyson Beukeboom (Uxbridge, ON) – Cowichan RFC / Ealing Trailfinders 
5. Courtney Holtkamp (Rimbey, AB) – Red Deer Titans Rugby 
6. Gabrielle Senft (Regina, SK) – Castaway Wanderers / Stade Bordelais 
7. Sara Svoboda (Belleville, ON) – Brantford Harlequins / Belleville Bulldogs / Loughborough Lightning 
8. Sophie de Goede (Victoria, BC) – Castaway Wanderers RFC / Saracens 
9. Justine Pelletier (Rivière-du-Loup, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Stade Bordelais 
10. Julia Schell (Uxbridge, ON) – Guelph Redcoats / Castaway Wanderers 
11. Krissy Scurfield (Canmore, AB) – University of Victoria 
12. Alexandra Tessier (Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, QC) – Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue RFC / Exeter Chiefs 
13. Fancy Bermudez (Edmonton, AB) – NorWester Athletic Associations / Westshore RFC  
14. Paige Farries (Red Deer, AB) – Westshore RFC
15. Sarah-Maude Lachance (Victoriaville, QC) – Club de rugby de Québec / Lons Section Paloise 


16. Gillian Boag (Calgary, AB) – Capilano RFC 
17. Brittany Kassil (Guelph, ON) – Guelph Redcoats 
18. Alexandria Ellis (Ottawa, ON) – Barrhaven Scottish / Saracens
19. Laetitia Royer (Loretteville, QC) – St-Anne-de-Bellevue / ASM Romagnat 
20. Julia Omokhuale (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Irish Rugby Club / University of Calgary 
21. Olivia Apps (Lindsay, ON) – Lindsay RFC  
22. Shoshanah Seumanutafa (White Rock, BC) – University of British Columbia 
23. Florence Symonds (Hong Kong) – University of British Columbia