Canada U18 2017

April 15 2017

Canada Defeat USA 13-12: FULL MATCH VIDEO


posted April 15 2017
report from Rugby Canada


USA / CANADA - RUGBY EUROPE U18 CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 by RugbyEurope

Canada's men's U18 team concluded its Rugby Europe Open Championships with a 13-12 win over the USA.

William McDougall-Percillier scored Canada's lone try on a wonderful solo effort in the second half while he also kicked two penalties. Jack Scher converted the try.

Canada had gone into half time trailing 5-3 and were reduced to 14 men just before the break as Reid Davis was sin binned.

Earlier in the tournament, Canada had lost 43-3 to Georgia and 18-0 to Belgium.

Canada’s Men’s U18 Roster vs. USA:

1. Dean Mason (Regina Highlanders RFC) Regina, SK
2. David Stoltz (Ottawa Indians) Stittsville, ON
3. Tyler Rowland, captain (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
4. Lodrik Parlavecchio (Abénakis Sherbrooke) Estrie, QC
5. Hunter Grant (Westshore Valhallians/ Esquimalt Ravens) Victoria, BC
6. Quentin James (Unattached) North Vancouver, BC
7. Piers von Dadelszen (Old Caterhamians RFC) London, NL
8. Reid Davis (Bayside RFC) Surrey, BC
9. Joshua Engelbrecht (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
10. Nathan Jutronich (Oakville Crusaders) Mississauga, ON
11. William McDougall-Percillier (Cowichan Piggies) Mill Bay, Victoria
12. James Newman (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC
13. Kevin Vertkas (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
14. Julian Foggitt (Westshore/Velox) Victoria, BC
15. Gabriel Casey (Bytown Blues) Ottawa, ON
16. Kristjan Uschold (U of M Wombats) Winnipeg, MB
17. Callum Tam (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
18. Nathan Lake (Windsor Macine) Windsor, NS
19. Noah King (UBCOB Ravens) Vancouver, BC
20. Seifeldin Sanad (Halifax Tars) Bedford, NS
21. Zachary Folan (Canucks) Calgary, AB
22. Jack Scher (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
23. Corben Bowen (Abbotsford Rugby Club) Fraser Valley, BC
24. Isaac Gonevou (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
25. Samuel Sirlin (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
26. Jackson Scott (Norfolk Harvesters) Waterford, ON

Coaching Staff:

Mike Curran — Head coach
Jack Hanratty — Assistant coach
Dan Meikle — Assistant coach
Jessica Salt — Therapist
Shane Muldrew — Manager

Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017

Canada 3-43 Georgia — April 7, 2017
Canada 0-18 Belgium — April 11, 2017
Canada 13-12 USA — April 15, 2017



Canada Lose to Belgium 18-0: FULL MATCH VIDEO


posted April 11 2017
[ed. comments below]

It's difficult to know where to start on this one but a lot of people will be dismayed at losing to Belgium at this level. All the signs seem to show a malaise with men's XVs rugby from U18 up to senior men. The match video is below and over two games Canada has only managed to score 3 points while giving up 61. They have one game left and it could be USA who lost to Spain 26-22.

I talked to a number of people about this result who are or have been involved at elite rugby at this age level and heard a number of things: player selection policies need to be revised, the need for development academies, coaching decisions on the style of play, etc. All valid points that need to be discussed but there's little point unless the PSO/NSO are on board.

It was a disjointed effort, players who did break the gain line didn't have support, poor decision making, a bit of panic setting in perhaps. The example below summed it up. The player with the ball has a 5 on 1 overlap to his right but decides to dummy a pass and take it into contact. It didn't end well. Was this a case of exhaustion or panic and not thinking clearly, a lack of trust with so many dropped balls, lack of confidence in passing to the right, perhaps the player was not aware with no chatter from teammates? Whatever the reason it was symptomatic of the loss today, Canada were not playing as a team.




REPLAY CANADA / BELGIUM - RUGBY EUROPE U18... by RugbyEurope

from Rugby Canada

Canada's men's U18 team fell 18-0 to Belgium Tuesday at the Rugby Europe U18 Championships.

Belgium had a try and a penalty in each half of the game, taking an 8-0 lead into half time before stretching it to 18-0 by full time.

The game saw a large number of penalties called while four yellow cards were handed out as both teams twice played with 14 men.

Canada had opened its tournament with a 43-3 defeat to Georiga Friday. Canada concludes its tournament Saturday against a yet to be determind opponent.



Canada Make Seven Changes for Belgium Match on Tuesday


posted April 10 201
from Rugby Canada

Canada’s men’s U18 head coach Mike Curran has made seven changes to his starting XV ahead of Tuesday’s Rugby Europe Open Championships clash with Belgium.

Kristjan Uschold, Noah King, Zachary Folan, Siefeldin Sanad, Joshua Engelbrecht, Isaac Gonevou and Julian Foggitt all come into the starting lineup.

Uschold joins Callum Tam and captain Tyler Rowland in the front row with King is paired with Lodrik Parlavecchio at lock.

Quentin James keeps his place at blindside flanker while Folan comes in at openside with Sanad starting at No. 8.

Engelbrecht replaces William McDougall-Percillier at scrum-half while Jack Scher once again starts at fly-half. James Newman and Foggitt man the wings with Kevin Vertkas and Gonevou in the centres. Gabriel Casey starts at fullback.

Canada lost its opening game of the tournament 43-3 to Georgia Friday. Scher scored Canada’s lone points on a first half penalty.

Tuesday’s game kicks off at 10am ET/7am PT and can be seen LIVE on www.rugbyeurope.tv.

Canada’s Men’s U18 Roster vs. Belgium:

1. Kristjan Uschold (U of M Wombats) Winnipeg, MB
2. Callum Tam (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
3. Tyler Rowland, captain (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
4. Noah King (UBCOB Ravens) Vancouver, BC
5. Lodrik Parlavecchio (Abénakis Sherbrooke) Estrie, QC
6. Quentin James (Unattached) North Vancouver, BC
7. Zachary Folan (Canucks) Calgary, AB
8. Seifeldin Sanad (Halifax Tars) Bedford, NS
9. Joshua Engelbrecht (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
10. Jack Scher (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
11. James Newman (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC
12. Kevin Vertkas (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
13. Isaac Gonevou (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
14. Julian Foggitt (Westshore/Velox) Victoria, BC
15. Gabriel Casey (Bytown Blues) Ottawa, ON
16. Jackson Scott (Norfolk Harvesters) Waterford, ON
17. David Stoltz (Ottawa Indians) Stittsville, ON
18. Nathan Lake (Windsor Macine) Windsor, NS
19. Hunter Grant (Westshore Valhallians/ Esquimalt Ravens) Victoria, BC
20. Dean Mason (Regina Highlanders RFC) Regina, SK
21. William McDougall-Percillier (Cowichan Piggies) Mill Bay, Victoria
22. Samuel Sirlin (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
23. Corben Bowen (Abbotsford Rugby Club) Fraser Valley, BC
24. Reid Davis (Bayside RFC) Surrey, BC
25. Piers von Dadelszen (Old Caterhamians RFC) London, NL

Coaching Staff:

Mike Curran — Head coach
Jack Hanratty — Assistant coach
Dan Meikle — Assistant coach
Jessica Salt — Therapist
Shane Muldrew — Manager

Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017

Canada 3-43 Georgia — April 7, 2017
Canada vs. Belgium — April 11, 2017
Canada vs. TBD — April 15, 2017



Canada Defeated by Georgia 43-3: 31-3 HT - FULL MATCH REPLAY


posted April 7 2017
[ed. comments below]

It was never close as a well schooled and physically dominant side from Georgia ran up a 31-3 halftime lead. Canada stiffened up a bit in the second to limit Georgia to 12 points.

It looked ominous from the first minute with the Georgia scrum on the ascendancy and when it went to the backs they would get well beyond the gainline. The first score came at 4 minutes off a Georgia lineout, through a few phases and then weak tackling by Canada out wide let in a fairly soft try. That boosted the Georgian confidence and they didn't look back, scoring at a point per minute pace in the 35 minute half.

The second half was better for Canada and they kept Georgia off the scoreboard for 23 minutes before a lineout and maul option overpowered Canada's defensive efforts.

In other matches Portugal defeated USA 26-5 and Japan defeated Belgium 36-10. Canada's next opponent will be Belgium on Tuesday.

The full match replay is below.


REPLAY GEORGIA / CANADA - RUGBY EUROPE U18... by RugbyEurope

from Rugby Canada

Canada's men's U18 team lost 43-3 to Georgia in their Rugby Europe Open Championships opening game.

Georgia dominated from the get-go, building a 29-0 lead inside the opening half an hour. Canada got on the board with a Jack Scher penalty to cut the deficit to 31-3 at the break.

Georgia were reduced to 14 men in the 47th minute after a yellow card but Canada lost Nathan Jutronich four minutes later to a red card for a dangerous tackle.

Georgia added two more tries in the final 15 minutes to secure a comfortable 43-3 win.

The game was played in two 35 minutes halves. Canada returns to action on Tuesday with their opponent and kickoff time to be determind. The match can be seen LIVE on www.rugbyeurope.tv

Canada’s Men’s U18 Roster vs. Georgia

1. Jackson Scott (Norfolk Harvesters) Waterford, ON
2. Callum Tam (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
3. Tyler Rowland, captain (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
4. Reid Davis (Bayside RFC) Surrey, BC
5. Lodrik Parlavecchio (Abénakis Sherbrooke) Estrie, QC
6. Quentin James (Unattached) North Vancouver, BC
7. Piers von Dadelszen (Old Caterhamians RFC) London, NL
8. Dean Mason (Regina Highlanders RFC) Regina, SK
9. William McDougall-Percillier (Cowichan Piggies) Mill Bay, Victoria
10. Jack Scher (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
11. Corben Bowen (Abbotsford Rugby Club) Fraser Valley, BC
12. James Newman (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC
13. Kevin Vertkas (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
14. Samuel Sirlin (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver,
15. Gabriel Casey (Bytown Blues) Ottawa, ON
16. Kris Uschold (U of M Wombats) Winnipeg, MB
17. David Stoltz (Ottawa Indians) Stittsville, ON
18. Nathan Lake (Windsor Macine) Windsor, NS
19. Hunter Grant (Westshore Valhallians/ Esquimalt Ravens) Victoria, BC
20. Seif Sanad (Halifax Tars) Bedford, NS
21. Joshua Engelbrecht (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
22. Nathan Jutronich (Oakville Crusaders) Mississauga, ON
23. Isaac Gonevou (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB

Coaching Staff:

Mike Curran — Head coach
Jack Hanratty — Assistant coach
Dan Meikle — Assistant coach
Jessica Salt — Therapist
Shane Muldrew — Manager

Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017

Canada 3-43 Georgia
Canada vs. Belgium — April 11, 2017
Canada vs. TBD — April 15, 2017



Canada Name Roster for Georgia Match on Friday


from Rugby Canada
posted April 6 2017

Canada’s men’s U18 head coach Mike Curran has named his starting XV for Friday’s Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships opener against Georgia in Quimper, France.

Tyler Rowland will captain the team while Will McDougall-Percillier and Joshua Engelbrecht are named vice-captains.

Jackson Scott, Callum Tam and Rowland occupy the front row for Canada while Reid Davis and Lodrik Parlavecchio start at lock.

Quentin James, Piers Von Dadelszen and Dean Mason form Canada’s back row.

McDougall-Percillier starts at scrum-half while Jack Scher gets the nod at fly-half. James Newman and Kevin Vertkas start in the centres with Corben Bowen and Sam Sirlin on the wings. Ottawa’s Gabriel Casey starts at fullback.

Friday’s game kicks off at 1pm ET/10am PT and can be seen LIVE on www.rugbyeurope.tv.

Canada’s Men’s U18 Roster vs. Georgia

1. Jackson Scott (Norfolk Harvesters) Waterford, ON
2. Callum Tam (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
3. Tyler Rowland, captain (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
4. Reid Davis (Bayside RFC) Surrey, BC
5. Lodrik Parlavecchio (Abénakis Sherbrooke) Estrie, QC
6. Quentin James (Unattached) North Vancouver, BC
7. Piers von Dadelszen (Old Caterhamians RFC) London, NL
8. Dean Mason (Regina Highlanders RFC) Regina, SK
9. William McDougall-Percillier (Cowichan Piggies) Mill Bay, Victoria
10. Jack Scher (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
11. Corben Bowen (Abbotsford Rugby Club) Fraser Valley, BC
12. James Newman (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC
13. Kevin Vertkas (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
14. Samuel Sirlin (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver,
15. Gabriel Casey (Bytown Blues) Ottawa, ON
16. Kris Uschold (U of M Wombats) Winnipeg, MB
17. David Stoltz (Ottawa Indians) Stittsville, ON
18. Nathan Lake (Windsor Macine) Windsor, NS
19. Hunter Grant (Westshore Valhallians/ Esquimalt Ravens) Victoria, BC
20. Seif Sanad (Halifax Tars) Bedford, NS
21. Joshua Engelbrecht (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
22. Nathan Jutronich (Oakville Crusaders) Mississauga, ON
23. Isaac Gonevou (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB

Coaching Staff:

Mike Curran — Head coach
Jack Hanratty — Assistant coach
Dan Meikle — Assistant coach
Jessica Salt — Therapist
Shane Muldrew — Manager

Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017

Canada vs. Georgia — April 7, 2017
Canada vs. TBD — April 11, 2017
Canada vs. TBD — April 15, 2017


Final Selection of 26 Announced for Europe Tour in April


from Rugby Canada
posted Feb 24 2017

Canada’s men’s U18 head coach Mike Curran has named a 26-man squad for the Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017 in Quimper, France in April.

Canada will play three matches beginning with a clash against Georgia on April 7. Their other two fixtures will be result dependent and will be played on April 11 and 15.

“This year's U18 side has a through representation of the country's best athletes,” Curran said. “The process was very competitive in selecting this team. The talent in this country is deep and exciting.”

The squad features 10 players from British Columbia while another nine come from Ontario. Alberta and Nova Scotia each have two representatives while Manitoba, Newfoundland and Quebec each have one.

“The Rugby Europe championship will be a great test for our guys and crucial to their continued development,” said Ken Goodland, Rugby Canada’s Coordinator of National Player Development & Talent ID. “The coaches had some very tough choices and they are excited to lead this squad to France.

“Our hope is to have this as an annual event so our future stars get an early taste of international rugby and the honour of wearing the Maple Leaf. It will pay huge dividends as they progress through the age grade programs. From a personal perspective, the group will get an amazing cultural experience and memories to last a lifetime.”

In addition to Georgia, the tournament will also feature hosts France as well as Japan, USA, Portugal, Belgium and Spain.

Kickoff times and streaming details for the tournament will be confirmed closer to the competition.

For more information on the tournament, please click here.

Canada’s Men’s U18 Team for Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017 (Name, hometown, club):

Corben Bowen (Abbotsford Rugby Club) Fraser Valley, BC
Gabriel Casey (Bytown Blues) Ottawa, ON
Reid Davis (Bayside RFC) Surrey, BC
Joshua Engelbrecht (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
Julian Foggitt (Westshore/Velox) Victoria, BC
Zachary Folan (Canucks) Calgary, AB
Isaac Gonevou (Calgary Hornets) Calgary, AB
Hunter Grant (Westshore Valhallians/ Esquimalt Ravens) Victoria, BC
Quentin James (Unattached) North Vancouver, BC
Nathan Jutronich (Oakville Crusaders) Mississauga, ON
Noah King (UBCOB Ravens) Vancouver, BC
Nathan Lake (Windsor Macine) Windsor, NS
Dean Mason (Regina Highlanders RFC) Regina, SK
James Newman (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC
Lodrik Parlavecchio (Abénakis Sherbrooke) Estrie QC
Will Percillier (Cowichan) Victoria, BC
Tyler Rowland (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
Seif Sanad (Halifax Tars) Bedford, NS
Jack Scher (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
Jackson Scott (Norfolk Harvesters) Waterford, ON
Samuel Sirlin (Vancouver Rowing Club) Vancouver, BC
David Stoltz (Ottawa Indians) Stittsville, ON
Callum Tam (Oakville Crusaders) Oakville, ON
Kris Uschold (U of M Wombats) Winnipeg, MB
Kevin Vertkas (Toronto Nomads) Mississauga, ON
Piers von Dadelszen (Old Caterhamians RFC) London, ON

Coaching Staff:

Mike Curran — Head coach
Jack Hanratty — Assistant coach
Dan Meikle — Assistant coach
Jessica Salt — Therapist
Shane Muldrew — Manager

Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017

Canada vs. Georgia — April 7, 2017
Canada vs. TBD — April 11, 2017
Canada vs. TBD — April 15, 2017



Seventeen BC Athletes Named to Final U18 Camp at Shawnigan


from Rugby Canada
posted Jan 26 2017

Forty-two players are attending the final U18 men's camp at Shawnigan Lake, BC, Feb. 1-5, 2017, all of whom are vying for selection to the 26-man team that will represent Canada at the Rugby Europe U18 Open Championships 2017 in France in April.

“We are very excited to bring this group together for our national camp after successful east and west regional camps this fall,” said Canada’s U18 Men’s head coach Mike Curran. “We have representation from every province and all are eager to prove themselves worthy of wearing our nation’s jersey.”

Canada will face off against Georgia in their tournament opener on April 7 and their result from that game will determine their opposition for their final two games on April 11 and 15.

In 2016, Canada’s U18 program faced off against Connacht, Leinster and Munster last April losing all three games by just a combined 14 points while showing strong defensive abilities and a swift attack.

Canada U18 National Camp List:

Alberta

Dalton Campbell
Zachary Folan
Isaac Gonevou
Rylen Waugh

British Columbia

Tighe Andreou
Corben Bowen
Michael Caldecott
Reid Davis
Julian Foggitt
Hunter Grant
Quentin James
Noah King
Lachlan Kratz
William McDougall-Percillier
Jim Newman
Spencer Normann
Lucas Portillo
Von Richardson
Jack Scher
Sam Sirlin
Cameron Smith

Manitoba

Kris Uschold

New Brunswick

Cameron Pope

Newfoundland

Piers Von Dadelszen

Nova Scotia

Nathan Lake
Seif Sanad

Ontario

George Butterworth
Gabriel Casey
Robert Eliadis
Joshua Englebrecht
Nathan Jutronich
Quenton McLean-Lavado
Liam Pendakis
Tyler Rowland
Jackson Scott
David Stoltz
Callum Tam
Evan Whiteford
Kevin Vertkas

Prince Edward Island

Jonathan Rose

Quebec

Lodrick Paralavechio

Saskatchewan

Dean Mason

Staff:

Mike Curran - Head Coach
Jack Hanratty – Assistant Coach
Dan Meikle – Assistant Coach
Jessica Salt – Athletic Therapist
Shane Muldrew - Manager

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