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June 10, 2014(ISN) – Second game on New Zealand pre-World Cup tour sees Canada Women fall 16-8 against
Black Ferns in Tauranga Domain

Canada’s Women’s Fifteens Team continued their New Zealand Tour Monday with a 16-8
loss to the Black Ferns.

Canada, playing in the second match of their three-test tour, was coming off a 22-0
win over Australia last Thursday. Playing under wet conditions, Canada put up a
valiant effort against the defending World Cup champions who they will face again on
Friday.

Head coach Francois Ratier is hoping some changes produce an even better result. “We
now have to review the game with the players and address some details to be better,”
said Ratier. “There is nothing that is unfixable.”

For Canada, the successful result meant they can compete with the best teams in the
world. “This game was all about building confidence to recognize the fact that we
can beat any team in the world,” said Forwards coach Gary Dukelow.

Dukelow was most pleased with how Canada finished the match strong, as Mandy
Marchak’s try gave Canada a chance to make things interesting in the final moments.
“Pressure is good because it makes you better at this level and the fact that we
finished strong indicates that we have the will to win,” said Dukelow.

Canada will finish up their New Zealand tour with a rematch with the Black Ferns
Friday in Whakatane.

Canada’s Roster vs. New Zealand – Name, (Club) Hometown

1. Marie-Pier Pinault-Reid, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
2. Kim Donaldson, (Burnaby Lake Rugby Club) Toronto, ON
3. Sammy Crandell, (Calgary Saracens) Calgary, AB
4. Latoya Blackwood, (St. Anne de Bellevue) Montreal, QC
5. Maria Samson, (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
6. Jacey Murphy, (Aurora Barbarians) Alliston, ON
7. Karen Paquin, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
8. Kelly Russell, (Toronto Nomads) Bolton, ON
9. Stephanie Bernier, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, Quebec
10. Emily Belchos, (Markham Irish RFC) Barrie, ON
11. Jessica Dovanne, (Velox RFC) Victoria, BC
12. Andrea Burk, (Capilano RFC) North Vancouver, BC
13. Mandy Marchak, (Capilano RFC) Winnipeg, MB
14. Magali Harvey, (Club de Rugby Quebec) Quebec City, QC
15. Elissa Alarie, (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Rugby Club) Trois-Rivieres, QC
16. Olivia DeMerchant, (Woodstock Wildmen) Mapledale, NB
17. Laura Russell, (Toronto Nomads) Bolton, ON
18. Mary-Jane Kirby, (Highland RFC) Brampton, ON
19. Tyson Beukeboom, (Aurora Barbarians) Uxbridge, Ontario
20. Kayla Mack, (Wild Oats RFC) Saskatoon, SK
21. Julia Sugawara, (Burnaby Lake RFC) Surrey, BC
22. Amanda Thornborough, (Brandon Barbarians RFC) Brandon, MB
23. Brittany Benn, (Guelph Redcoats) Napanee, ON

Non-dressing Reserves – Name, (Club) Hometown

Hilary Leith, (Capilano RFC) Vancouver, BC
Cindy Nelles (Oakville Crusaders/McMaster University) Belleville, ON
Brittany Waters, (Meraloma Athletic Club) Vancouver, BC
Julianne Zussman, (Town of Mount Royal RFC) Montreal, QC

Non-Travelling Reserves – Name, (Club) Hometown

Asya Bartley, (Barrhaven Scottish RFC) Ottawa, ON
Arielle Dubissette-Borrice, (Toronto Scottish RFC) Toronto, ON
Ashley Macdonald, (Halifax Tars) Corran Ban, PEI
Katie McNally, (Guelph RFC) Guelph, ON
Natasha Watcham-Roy, (University of Ottawa) Gatineau, QC

RUGBY CANADA WOMEN’S FIFTEENS 2014 FIXTURES

CANADA 51 – 7 USA
April 15, 2014
Shawnigan Lake School, Mill Bay, BC

CANADA 14 – 10 USA
April 19, 2014
Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC

CANADA 22-0 AUSTRALIA
June 6, 2014
New Zealand, Tauranga Domain, Tauranga

CANADA 8 – 16 NEW ZEALAND BLACK FERNS
June 10, 2014
New Zealand, Tauranga Domain, Tauranga

CANADA VS. NEW ZEALAND BLACK FERNS
June 14, 2014
New Zealand, Whakatane, Rugby Park
Kickoff 2:30pm local time
Friday June 13 at 7:30pm PT
Friday June 13 at 10:30pm ET

WOMEN’S RWC POOL GAME #1
August 1, 2014
Paris, France
Kickoff TBD

WOMEN’S RWC POOL GAME #2
August 5, 2014
Paris, France
Kickoff TBD

WOMEN’S RWC POOL GAME #3
August 9, 2014
Paris, France
Kickoff TBD

WOMEN’S RWC SEMI-FINALS
(If Qualify)
August 13, 2014
Paris, France
Kickoff TBD

WOMEN’S RWC FINALS
(If Qualify)
August 17, 2014
Paris, France
Kickoff TBD

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