CANADA RED, WHITE SET TO OPEN NA4 SERIES IN ARIZONA

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ARIZONA – Canada Under-18 head coach Mike Curran has announced his Canada Red & Canada White starting rosters to open the Under-18 North America 4 Series in Arizona.

The two sides will play three games between December 28 to January 2nd as part of Rugby Canada’s High Performance Pathway program for men’s rugby. All games will be played at Grande Sports World (Casa Grande, Arizona).

“Participation in the 2017 Rugby Europe U18 Championship showed us that we have a responsibility to build the game at the age-grade level in North America,” said Curran.

“Working with the U.S to create meaningful competition for our top athletes is imperative to their preparation in order to challenge for positions at the U20 and Senior Mens levels. The NA4 as a concept is a no brainer.  These 56 athletes will get three top quality games and an opportunity to develop under international caliber pressure,” he added.

“Out of this tour, we will select 28 players to tour the United Kingdom in March to play Northampton Saints U18, Saracens U18 and a third side to be confirmed.”

The games will not be streamed live. Updates will be made available via @USARugby on Twitter.

Canada White vs. High School All American Red

1. Cameron Farnell – Enfield RFC (Elmsdale, NS)
2. Austin Creighton – Strathcona Druids RFC (Edmonton, AB)
3. Myles Maloney – Brantford Harlequinns RFC (St. George, ON)
4. Brayden Gray – Ottawa Beavers RFC (Orleans, ON)
5. Tom Abercrombie – Castaway Wanderers RFC (Victoria, BC)
6. Zephyr Melnyk – Cowichan RFC (Gabriola Island, BC)
7. Ciaran Breen – Cowichan Rugby Club (Mill Bay, BC)
8. Dean Mason – Regina Highlanders RFC (Regina, SK)
9. Kevin Oh – Waterloo County RFC (Waterloo, ON)
10. Nathan Pinder – Regiopolis-Notre Dame CSS (Elginburg, ON)
11. EJ Rerri – Oakville Crusaders RFC (Oakville, ON)
12. Liam McLaughlin – Ajax Wanderers RFC (Pickering, ON)
13. Glenn Butler – Grimsby Gentlemen RFC (Grimsby, ON)
14. Sam Sirlin – Rowers RFC (Vancouver, BC)
15. Alexander Brundage – Richmond RFC London (ON)
16. Brock McCartney – Robert Bateman Secondary (Abbotsford, BC)
17. Jared Augustin – Oshawa Vikings RFC (Newcastle, ON)
18. Brent Weir-Dean – Enfield RFC (North Salem, NS)
19. Liam Casey – KL Saracens (Kuala Lumpur, ON)
20. Piers Von Dadelszen – Old Caterhamians RFC (Merstham, NL)
21. Daniel Clement – Edmonton Clansmen RFC (Edmonton, AB)
22. Oscar Holbrough – Bow Valley Rugby Club (Calgary, AB)
23. Ryan Agyagos – Capilano RFC (North Vancouver, BC)
24. Alexander Hickman – Swilers RFC (St. John’s, NL)
25. Nicholas Holmes – Mississauga Blues RFC (Mississauga, ON)
26. Josh Barss – Cobourg Saxons (Cobourg, ON)

Canada Red vs. High School All Americans Blue

1. Clay Guthrie – Red Deer Titans RFC (Ponoka, AB)
2. Daniel Jacobs – Capilano Rugby Club (West Vancouver, BC)
3. Tyler Duguid – NorWesters RFC (Edmonton, AB)
4. Cameron Hurst – Mississauga Blues RFC (Mississauga, ON)
5. Sebastian Eyre – Old Caterhamians RFC (NL)
6. Caleb Gerth – Surrey Beavers RFC (Langley, BC)
7. William Matthews – Beaconsfield RFC (Montreal, QC)
8. Nicholas Carson – Castaways Wanderers RFC (Victoria, BC)
9. Matthew Percillier McDougall – Cowichan RFC (Mill Bay, BC)
10. Brock Webster – Oshawa Vikings RFC (Uxbridge, ON)
11. Pierre-Hardy Gouombas – Ottawa Beavers RFC (Ottawa, ON)
12. Ian Maclean – Cobourg Saxons RFC (Port Hope, ON)
13. Evan Mackenzie – Swilers RFC (St. John’s, NL)
14. Kevin Mwamba – Edmonton Clansmen RFC (Edmonton, AB)
15. James Macdonald – Cowichan Rugby Club (Surrey, BC)
16. Ryan Perkins – Beaconsfield RFC (Kirkland, QC)
17. Isaiah Andrews – Kingston Panthers RFC (Kingston, ON)
18. Cameron Davey – Ajax Wanderers RFC (Pickering, ON)
19. Daniel Mitchell – Calgary Canucks RFC (Calgary, AB)
20. Ben Burnside – Cobourg Saxons RFC (Port Hope, ON)
21. Michael Reid – Druids RFC (Edmonton, AB)
22. Matthew Terry – UBCOB Ravens RFC (Vancouver, BC)
23. Carson Young – Oshawa Vikings RFC (Courtice, ON)
24. Thomas Isherwood – Foothills Lions RFC (Okotoks, AB)
25. Alex Clark – Fredericton Loyalist RFC (Fredericton, NB)
26. Keagan Read – Cobourg Saxons (Port Hope, ON)
27. Cooper Powell – Capilano RFC (North Vancouver, BC)

Coaches

Michael Curran – Head Coach
Jack Hanratty – Attack Coach – Canada Red
Jebb Sinclair – Defence Coach – Canada Red
Scott Manning – Attack Coach – Canada White
Dave Butcher – Defence Coach – Canada White
Sean McDonaugh – Program Line-out Coach
Tyler Hawes – Program Scrum Coach
Jessica Salt – Athletic Therapist
Helen Holubec – Athletic Therapist
Shelby MacDonald – Tour Manager

December 28th, 2017

3:00pm – Canada White vs. High School All-Americans Red
4:30pm – Canada Red vs. High School All-Americans Blue

December 31st, 2017

8:30am – Canada Red vs. High School All-Americans Red
10:00am – Canada White vs. High School All-Americans Blue

January 2nd, 2018

3:00pm – Canada Red vs. Canada White

 

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