Canada’s men’s U19 head coach and BC Rugby Performance Development Manager, Dean Murten, has selected 28 players for a two-game series against the USA in December

Canada will face the USA on Dec. 30 and Jan. 2 at the United States Olympic Centre in Chula Vista, California.

“The staff and athletes are very excited to have the opportunity to play two games against the USA,” Murten said. “We have reduced the squad to 32 players: 28 will be traveling while 4 are non-traveling.  The coaching staff has been very impressed with the talent and depth we have seen throughout the five camps we have held. This has made selection very difficult. The USA team will be very physical and direct, thus giving the staff an opportunity to see which players can play in that environment.”

Five training camps were held in Kingston, Red Deer, Burnaby, Shawnigan and Guelph with a particular focus on mental skills preparation being included.

14 of the 28 men are from BC along with the entire team staff.

Canada’s Men’s U19 Roster for USA Tour (Name, club, hometown):

BC Players are in BOLD

Damon Adams, (Castaway Wanderers) Ottawa, ON*

Marco Cazza, (Ormstown Saracens) Saint-anicet QC

Peyton Eagar, (Cowichan) Duncan, BC

Mostyn Findlay, (UVic) Regina, SK*

Aidan Foley, (Western University) Oakville, ON

Jeremy Gamm, (Markham Irish) Markham, ON

Ethan Hager, (Harlequins) Brantford, ON

James Hammond, (United RC) Coquitlam, BC*

Kyle Joe, (Cowichan) Ladysmith, BC

John Jubenvill, (UBC) Surrey, BC

Gavin Kratz, (UVic) Victoria, BC

Jake Lan, (UBC) Vancouver, BC

Josh Long, (Abbotsford) Abbotsford, BC

Logan Martin-Feek, (Westshore) Victoria, BC

Jackson Matthews, (Beaconsfield RFC) Beaconsfield, QC

Jack McRogers, (Aurora Barbarians) Newmarket, ON

Jordon Montgomery, (PEI Mudmen) Kensington, PEI

Quinn Ngawati, (St Michaels University School) Victoria, BC

Evan Norris, (Shawnigan Lake School) Victoria, BC

Miguel Palij, (Markham Irish) Markham, ON

Brennig Prevost, (UVic) Victoria, BC

Emerson Prior, (Trent University Varsity Club) Gananoque, ON

Seth Purdy, (Shawnigan Lake School) Mill Bay, BC

Owain Ruttan, (UBC) Precious Corners, ON*

Michael Smith, (UBC) Surrey, BC

Christoph Stangl, (UBC) Vancouver, BC

Brandon Schellenberger, (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC

Matthew Ye, (UBC) Markham, ON*

*Playing for BC Club and/or currently residing in BC but player is not from BC


Head Coach – Dean Murten

Assistant Coach – Tony LaCarte

S&C Coach – Conan Cooper

Trainer – Ben Motum

Manager – Des Lynch