VANCOUVER, BC – On Friday night in front of a sold-out crowd at BC Place Stadium Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team put in a valiant effort against the Maori All Blacks, but ultimately fell 51-9.

Playing in front of 29,480 fans, Canada matched the highly touted Maoris physically but couldn’t keep up with the pace and skill that the visitors brought.

Winger Brock Staller kicked all three of Canada’s penalties in the first half, while the Maoris scored seven tries through Curtis, Ioane, Franklin, Ngata, Stevenson, Garden-Bachop and Wainui. West was good for four conversions and two penalties, while Garden-Bachop added one conversion.

Canada will now travel to Tbilisi to face Georgia (11th), before moving to Madrid (18th) and Narbonne (25th) to face Spain and Fiji.

The Maori All Blacks also depart for Europe in the morning, as they face France Barbarians on November 10th at Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux.

Canada will return to BC Place on January 27 in the first leg of their home-and-away series against Uruguay looking to book their spot as Americas 2 in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Be a part of the unique experience that is Rugby at BC Place! To purchase tickets to the match against Uruguay on January 27, 2018, visit www.ticketmaster.ca and for more information on suites to the match, visit events.rugbycanada.ca

Scoring Summary:

Canada:

Penalties – Brock Staller (x3)

Maori All Blacks:

Tries: Curtis, Ioane, Franklin, Ngata, Stevenson, Garden-Bachop, Wainui

Conversions: West, West, West, West, Garden-Bachop,

Penalties: West, West,

Canada’s Men’s Team to face Maori All Blacks:

1. Hubert Buydens – (New Orleans Gold/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK

2. Ray Barkwill – (Seattle Seawolves/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON

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

4. Kyle Baillie – (London Scottish/Atlantic Rock) Summerside, PEI

5. Josh Larsen – (Northland) Parksville, BC

6. Dustin Dobravsky – (Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears) Hanover, Germany

7. Matt Heaton – (Darlington Mowden Park/Atlantic Rock) Godmanchester, QC

8. Tyler Ardron – (Chiefs/Ontario Blues) Lakefield, ON

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

10. Patrick Parfrey – (Swilers RFC/Atlantic Rock) St. John’s, NL

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

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

13. Ben LeSage – (UBC Thunderbirds/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

14. Brock Staller – (Meralomas RFC/BC Bears) Surrey, BC

15. Andrew Coe – (Markham Irish/Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON

16. Eric Howard – (Brantford Harlequins/Ontario Blues) Ottawa, ON

17. Djustice Sears-Duru – (Ealing Trailfinders/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

18. Ryan Kotlewski – (Westshore RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB

19. Lucas Rumball – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Mississauga, ON

20. Evan Olmstead – (Newcastle Falcons/Prairie Wolf Pack) Vancouver, BC

21. Andrew Ferguson – (Oakville Crusaders/Ontario Blues) Mississauga, ON

22. Robbie Povey – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack) Northampton, England

23. Kainoa Lloyd – (Mississauga Blues/Ontario Blues) Mississauga, ON

Maori All Blacks Roster to face Canada:

1. Chris Eves – North Harbour

2. Ash Dixon (Captain) – Hawkes Bay

3. Marcel Renata – Auckland

4. Jackson Hemopo – Manawatu

5. Jarrad Hoeata – North Harbour

6. Tom Franklin – Bay of Plenty

7. Dan Pryor – Northland

8. Akira Ioane – Auckland

9. Brad Weber – Hawkes Bay

10. Ihaia West – Hawkes Bay

11. Ambrose Curtis – Manawatu

12. Rob Thompson – Canterbury

13. Tim Bateman – Canterbury

14. Sean Wainui – Taranaki

15. Charlie Ngatai – Taranaki

16. Liam Polwart – Bay of Plenty

17. Ross Wright – Northland

18. Tyrel Lomax – Tasman

19. Jordan Manihera – Waikato

20. Sam Henwood – Counties

21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi – Taranaki

22. Jackson Garden-Bachop – Wellington

23. Shaun Stevenson – North Harbour

Canada’s November international calendar:

Canada 9 – 51 Maori All Blacks

Canada vs. Georgia

November 11th, 2017

Dinamo Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia

6pm local time (10am ET/7am PT)

Broadcast details: TBD

Canada vs. Spain

November 18th, 2017

Estadio Nacional Complutense, Madrid, Spain

4pm local time (10am ET/7am PT)

Broadcast details: TBD

Canada vs. Fiji

November 25th, 2017

France (TBD)

Kick off time: TBD

Broadcast details: TBD