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Canada Names Lineup to Face USA

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Canada Names Lineup to Face USA

Phil Mack returns to the Canadian squad at scrumhalf. David Barpal photo.

BURNABY, BC — Canada 15s MNT Head Coach Mark Anscombe has made five changes in his squad that will face the USA Saturday afternoon in Burnaby, BC.

Anscombe has added Rob Brouwer, Ray Barkwill, Reegan O’Gorman, Phil Mack, and Robbie Povey, with Barkwill also taking on the mantel of the captaincy. Barkwill and Brouwer form a new-look front row with returning prop Matt Tierney. O'Gorman comes in at lock in his first Canadian cap. Mack, a longtime Canada 7s player and an effective scrumhalf in both versions of the game, will partner with new cap and starting flyhalf Povey.

Canada comes into Saturday’s game with a 38-16-1 all-time record all-time against the USA, however the Eagles have won the last five meetings, including last year's Americas Rugby Championship clash in Austin, Texas, and the 2015 World Cup warmup in Burnaby.

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Canada to face USA:

1. Rob Brouwer – (Lindsay RFC/Ontario Blues) Lindsay, ON

2. Ray Barkwill – Captain (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON

3. Matt Tierney – (Section Paloise/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

4. Conor Keys – (UVic Vikes/Atlantic Rock) Stittsville, ON

5. Reegan O’Gorman – (Marist Albion) Vancouver, BC

6. Lucas Rumball – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Scarborough, ON

7. Ollie Nott – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Qualicum, BC

8. Admir Cejvanovic – (Burnaby Lake RFC/BC Bears) Burnaby, BC

9. Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC

10. Robbie Povey – (Bedford Athletic/Prairie Wolf Pack) Northampton, England

11. Taylor Paris – (Agen) Barrie, ON

12. Guiseppe Du Toit – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Maple Ridge, BC

13. Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

14. Dan Moor – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON

15. Brock Staller – (UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC



16. Benoit Piffero – (Blagnac Sporting Rugby Club/Atlantic Rock) Montreal, QC

17. Djustice Sears -Duru – (Glasgow Warriors/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

18. Cole Keith – (James Bay AA/Atlantic Rock) Sussex, NB

19. Liam Chisholm – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Kenora, ON

20. Lucas Albornoz – (Burnaby Lake RC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Vancouver, BC

21. Gordon McRorie – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

22. Gradyn Bowd – (UVIC Vikes/Prairie Wolf Pack) Red Deer, AB

23. George Barton – (Clermont Espoirs) Duncan, BC