Skilled Maori All Blacks Put On A Show For Canadian Fans


    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.

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    Scoring Summary:


    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