Fiji Cruised To Beat Canada’s Mens’s Rugby Team In France


NARBONNE, FRANCE – Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team dropped their final test match of 2017 to Fiji on Saturday evening in Narbonne, France 57-17.

Full report to follow…

All eyes are on January 27th at BC Place in Vancouver in the first leg of the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers when Canada hosts Uruguay. With Canada looking to book their ticket to a ninth consecutive RWC in Japan, the contest has been dubbed the “biggest game of a generation” .

Canada’s Men’s Team to face Fiji:

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

2. Benoit Piffero – (Blagnac Sporting Club/Atlantic Rock) Montreal, QC

3. Jake Ilnicki – (Newcastle Falcons/BC Bears) Williams Lake, BC

4. Josh Larsen – (Northland) Parksville, BC

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

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

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

8. Kyle Gilmour – (St. Albert RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB

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

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

11. Taylor Paris – (Castres/Ontario Blues) Barrie, ON

12. Ciaran Hearn – (London Irish/Atlantic Rock) Conception Bay South, NL

13. DTH van der Merwe – (Newcastle Falcons) Victoria, BC

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

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

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

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

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

19. Brett Beukeboom – (Cornish Pirates/Ontario Blues) Lakefield, ON

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

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

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

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

1 Campese Ma’afu, 2 Tale Tuapati, 3 Kali Tawake, 4 Peceli Yato, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 7 Semu Kunatani, 8 Akapusi Qera (capt.), 9 Frank Lomani, 10 Ben Volavola, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 12 Levani Botia, 13 Vereniki Goneva, 14 Josua Tuisova, 15 Kini Murimurivalu

Replacements: 16 Ratunaisa Navuma, 17 Joeli Veitayaki, 18 Ropate Rinakama, 19 Sikeli Nabou, 20 Nemani Nagusa, 21 Henry Seniloli, 22 Asaeli Tikoirotuma, 23 Timoci Nagusa

Canada’s November international calendar:

Canada 9 – 51 Maori All Blacks
Canada 22 – 54 Georgia
Canada 37 – 27 Spain
Canada 17 – 57 Fiji


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