February 22, 2019 Victoria, BC (ISN ) – The Canadian Men’s IV’s side finally put a mark in the win column Friday night with their first win of the 2019 America’s Rugby Championship with an explosive performance that saw the visiting Chilean team succumb to a 56-0 defeat at Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC.
For the Canadian side, after dropping their first two games of the Championship series to Brazil and Uruguay, the performance on home turf was a welcomed, seven try result for both fans and Rugby Canada alike.
Canada would waste little time getting to the board early as they would jump out to a first half, four try lead. Canada’s Kyle Baillie would open the scoring, with teammate Kainoa Lloyd following suit with three trys in the half to put the victory in hand early for Canada with a 31-0 lead.
Canada’s Pat Parfey would take advantage of a Chilean opening second half kick-off error to add his name the score sheet. In the 52nd minute, Canada’s Andrew Coe would score his first of two trys, taking a well handed ball from Gordon McRorie. Coe would add a final tally, dotting the ball down to give Canada the victory.
The announced sold out crowd of 1046 fans at the mid-renovation Westhills Stadium also witnessed Ciaran Hearn cap his 66th game, tying him for the third most capped player in Canadian rugby history. Hearn’s milestone achievement would would be highlighted by an impressive kicking game against Chile.
Canada’s Andrew Coe would be recognized for his strong, second half effort with Man of The Match honors.
Canada will play their fourth of five matches in the series against Argentina on March 1st at Westhills Stadium, and then finish out the America’s Rugby Championship against USA on March 8th at Starfield Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington. Kick-off for both games is 7:00 pm