Canada U19 v USA U19 Match 2

January 02 2017

Canada Fall 27-19 to USA: Lose Series by One Point

posted January 2 2017
[ed. comments below]

Canada won the first game by 7 and lost the second by 8, so lose the series by one point as Jim Dixon's USA equivalent, Alex Magleby, was quick to point out. There was no response from Jim Dixon on social media.

There are very few details on the match except Dean Murten's comments below in Rugby Canada's report.

There was a lot of frustration from parents and supporters as the game took place in virtual secrecy with no video stream and no social media coverage.

from Rugby Canada

Canada's men's U19 team lost 27-19 in Game 2 of their series against the USA Monday afternoon.

Canada, who won Game 1 29-22, got tries from Logan Martin-Feek, Christoph Stangl and Owain Ruttan. Ethan Hagger and Brennig Prevost each had a conversion.

What head coach Dean Murten said:

"The USA came out very strong to start the game scoring an early try. We had a good spell in the USA 22 but could not convert the possession into points. The USA defended well holding us up over the line twice. Unfortunately, we gave away too much ball in the first half, and did not have the set piece dominance we had in game one. We finished the first half off by taking a sin bin.

"With one man down to start the second half the USA added a few more points to the total. Once the sin bin was over and after few changes we started to play the way we set out to play. Unfortunately, we made a few unforced errors and did not manage to score. With 15 minutes to go Evan Norris made and outstanding line break and appeared to score. The try was disallowed. The boys eventually scored with six minutes to go. However, it was too late, we finished the game with a knock on one meter short of the USA try line.

"The tour was a great success, giving all players an opportunity to be selected for our April tour. The players have been well hosted in a world class environment, and they have all been exposed to international rugby.

"The staff and players would like to thank everyone for the ongoing support to the U19 program."


Very positive from Rugby Canada ahead of Game 2 as they announce the starting lineup. It's a new front row, last game the Canada scrum was dominant so the new players will have a high standard to match. The second row of Foley and Montgomery remains the same. The loose forwards see a slight change with Peyton Eagar coming into blindside and Jackson Matthews moving to #8, Michael Smith keeps the openside role.

A new halfback combination with Matthew Ye from UBC pairing with Westshore's Logan Martin-Feek. A rugby league flavour in the centres with Quinn Ngawati and John Jubenvill getting the start. A new back three as well with Jake Lan, Ethan Hager and Seth Purdy the starters.

We haven't seen the video from game one yet and it doesn't look like this match will be streamed either. The host nation is responsible for this and they haven't been very co-operative from all accounts.

The first match was 1pm and we assume the same is true for today's game 2. Canada won the first match 29-22.

Canada's Men's U19 Starting Lineup vs. USA (Name, club, hometown):

1. Gavin Kratz, (UVic) Victoria, BC
2. Kyle Joe, (Cowichan) Ladysmith, BC
3. Damon Adams, (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria BC
4. Aidan Foley, (Western University) Oakville, ON
5. Jordon Montgomery, (PEI Mudmen) Kensington, PEI
6. Peyton Eagar, (Cowichan) Duncan, BC
7. Michael Smith, (UBC) Surrey, BC
8. Jackson Matthews, (Beaconsfield RFC) Beaconsfield, QC
9. Matthew Ye, (UBC) Markham, ON
10. Logan Martin-Feek, (West Shore) Victoria, BC
11. Jake Lan, (UBC) Vancouver, BC
12. Quinn Ngawati, (St Michaels University School) Victoria, BC
13. John Jubenvill, (UBC) Surrey, BC
14. Ethan Hager, (Harlequins) Brantford, ON
15. Seth Purdy, (Shawnigan Lake School) Mill Bay, BC


Marco Cazza, (Ormstown Saracens) Saint-anicet QC
Mostyn Findlay, (UVic) Regina, SK
Jeremy Gamm, (Markham Irish) Markham, ON
James Hammond, (United RFC) Vancouver, BC
Josh Long, (Abbotsford) Abbotsford, BC
Jack McRogers, (Aurora Barbarians) Newmarket, ON
Evan Norris, (Shawnigan Lake School) Victoria, BC
Miguel Palij, (Markham Irish) Markham, ON
Brennig Prevost, (UVic) Victoria, BC
Emerson Prior, (Trent University Varsity Club) Gananoque, ON
Owain Ruttan, (UBC) Precious Corners, ON
Christoph Stangl, (UBC) Vancouver, BC
Brandon Schellenberger, (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC

USA U19 lineup to face Canada U19s Jan 2, 2017

1 Jonas Petrakopoulos Royal Irish Indiana
2 Connor Pederson Eastside Lions Washington
3 David Ainuu Liberty Patriots Washington
4 Joshua Schnell Katy Barbarians Texas
5 Campbell Robinson Arkansas State Arkansas
6 Nafi Maafu Tempe Old Devils Arizona
7 Justin Johnson Life University Georgia
8 Bailey Wilson (C) United Varsity Rugby Utah
9 Ruben de Haas (VC) Little Rock Junior Stormers Arkansas
10 Marcos Young Key Biscayne Florida
11 Ben Broselle Chuckanut Bay Washington
12 Quinn Perry Santa Monica California
13 Sean Lumkong Coastal Dragons California
14 Calvin Gentry Arkansas State Arkansas
15 Kelsin Papunu U. Utah Utah
16 Dillon Shotwell Texas State Texas
17 Jeremy Ockomichalak Santa Monica California
18 Sean Dowling Fort Hunt Virginia
19 Will Waguespack Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana
20 William Mailau Peninsula Green California
21 Conor McManus Fort Hunt Virginia
22 Sam Walsh Scots College Wellington, NZ
23 Patrick Madden San Diego Young Aztecs California
24 Liia Monis Central Washington Washington
25 Sosefo Mailangi-Ray Back Bay Sharks California
26 Ryan James San Diego Young Aztecs California

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