Jamie Cudmore, James Pritchard, Jebb Sinclair, Jeff Hassler and Tyler Ardron among professional players to feature in inter-squad clash on Saturday

May 28,2014(ISN) – LANGFORD, BC – Canada Head Coach Kieran Crowley has announced the rosters for this weekend’s Canada Selects versus BC Invitational Game at Klahanie Park in West Vancouver.

Saturday’s game, which kicks off at 4pm local time (7pm Eastern Time) is part of BC Rugby’s 125th Anniversary celebrations and will be streamed LIVE at Tickets can also be purchased through BC Rugby’s website or on Saturday at the gate. BC Rugby fans will be in for a real treat, as both sides feature star-studded lineups with the return of Canada’s overseas professionals and top domestic-based players.

BC Invitational will be lead by Jamie Cudmore, Aaron Carpenter, Tyler Hotson, John Moonlight and Andrew Tiedemann in the forwards with Phil Mack, Jeff Hassler and Conor Trainor highlighting the backs. The Canada Selects Team includes Tyler Ardron, Jebb Sinclair, Hubert Buydens, Jason Marshall, Brett Beukeboom in the forward pack and Phil Mackenzie, Taylor Paris and James Pritchard in the backs.

Mike Shelley and Kenny Goodland will coach the BC Invitational Team, while Ben Herring and guest-coach Scott Hansen from New Zealand will run the Canada Selects side. Saturday’s game will be an opportunity for coach Crowley, along with Canada Assistant Coach Neil Barnes and a selection committee, to watch Canada’s best players in a head-to-head competition.

“(Saturday’s Game) is of massive importance to our selection. It will be our only opportunity before a World Cup year to get all our players on the same field,” said Crowley.

“It will be great to see our overseas players playing against domestic-based players. The camp leading into it is a chance to work with the guys and at the end of that, we will be able to see guys in the same position as one another.”

Following the game, the coaching staff and selection committee will meet to discuss the players’ performance and pick a starting roster for next weekend’s International Test match against Japan on June 7 at Swangard Stadium. Saturday’s game in West Vancouver will be refereed by Cnaadian International Chris Assmus, and his Assistant Referees will be Harry Mason and Nathan Abdelnour.

The Japan test is part of the 2014 Pacific Nations Cup, where Canada will also play USA on June 21 in Sacramento, California. Canada will also face Scotland on June 14 at BMO Field in Toronto.


Roster for BC Invitational Team:

1.Andrew Tiedemann – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB
2.Aaron Carpenter – (Cornish Pirates RFC) Brantford, ON
3.Jake Ilnicki – (Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears) Williams Lake, BC
4.Jamie Cudmore – (ASM Clermont Auvergne) Squamish, BC
5.Tyler Hotson – (London Scottish RFC) Vancouver, BC
6.Kyle Gilmour – (Saint Albert RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saint Albert, AB
7.John Moonlight – (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues) Pickering, ON
8.Adam Kleeberger – (Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears) White Rock, BC
9.Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
10.Connor Braid – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
11.Jeff Hassler – (Ospreys/Prairie Wolf Pack) Okotoks, AB
12.Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
13.Conor Trainor – (UBCOB Ravens/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
14.Sean Duke – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
15.Pat Kay – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Duncan, BC

16. Anthony Luca – (Burnaby Lake RC/BC Bears) Pitt Meadows, BC
17. Micha Govorchin – (Burnaby Lake RC/BC Bears) North Delta, BC
18. Callum Morrison – (UBCOC Ravens/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
19. Admir Cejvanovic – (Burnaby Lake RC/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
20. Sean White – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
21. Mike Fuailefau – (Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
22. Nathan Hirayama – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Richmond, BC
23. Justin Douglas – (Abbotsford RFC) Abbotsford, BC

Coach: Mike Shelley
Assistant Coach: Kenny Goodland

Roster for Canada Selects:

1. Hubert Buydens – (Manawatu Turbos/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK
2. Ray Barkwill – (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON
3. Jason Marshall – (Atlantique Stade Rochelais) Vancouver, BC
4. Brett Beukeboom – (Plymouth Albion) Lindsay, ON
5. Jon Phelan – (Castaway Wanderers/Atlantic Rock) Montreal, QC
6. Jebb Sinclair – (London Irish/Atlantic Rock) Fredericton, NB
7. Nanyak Dala – (Castaway Wanderers/Saskatoon Wild Oats) Saskatoon, SK
8. Tyler Ardron – (Ospreys/Ontario Blues) Lakefield, ON
9. Gordon McRorie – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
10. Liam Underwood – (Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON
11. Phil Mackenzie – (Sale Sharks) Oakville, ON
12. Patrick Parfrey – (Swilers RFC/Atlantic Rock) St. Johns, NL
13. Ciaran Hearn – (Castaway Wanderers/Atlantic Rock) Conception Bay South, NL
14. Taylor Paris – (SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne) Barrie, ON
15. James Pritchard – (Bedford Blues) Parkes, NSW, Australia

16. Garret Garbe – (UBCOC Ravens) Vancouver, BC
17. Beniot Pifferio – (St Anne de Bellevue/Burnaby Lake RFC) Montreal, QC
18. Scott Mackay – (Burnaby Lake RC/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
19. Cam Pierce – (Kelowna Crows RFC) Cold Stream, BC
20. Sawyer Herron – (UVIC Vikes/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
21. James Pitblado – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
22. Mike Scholz – (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
23.Duncan Maguire – (St. Albert Rugby Club/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB

Coach: Ben Herring
Assistant Coach: Scott Hansen


Saturday, May 31
Klahanie Park, West Vancouver, BC
Kickoff 4:00pm – local time (7pm ET)
Streamed LIVE at

Saturday, June 7
Pacific Nations Cup
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC
Kickoff 6:00pm Pacific Time (9pm ET)
LIVE on TSN1 and Streamed LIVE on

Saturday, June 14
BMO Field, Toronto, ON
Kickoff 2pm Eastern Time (11am PT)
Streamed LIVE on and Delayed on TSN1 at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Saturday, June 21
Pacific Nations Cup
Bonney Field, Sacramento, CA
Kickoff 3pm Pacific Time (6pm ET)