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Canada Hard at Work in Newfoundland for Qualifiers

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Canada Hard at Work in Newfoundland for Qualifiers

USA and Canada played a tight one in March 2019. David Barpal photo.

August 30, 2021 (St. John’s, NL) – Canada Men's 15s 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 matches.

The matches will be shown live on FloRugby in the USA and on Premier Sports in Canada.

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. 

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“We have been working tirelessly to ensure that our team is as prepared as we can be for these upcoming matches against the States," said Jones. "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 has been training in St. John’s, Newfoundland ahead of their upcoming qualification matches versus USA. The first game kicks off at Swilers Rugby Club in St. John's Saturday at 1:30PM Eastern Time.

“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," added Jones.

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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 7s