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Canada vs Brazil - ARC 2017


Conor Trainor - Canada
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Canada Lose to Brazil 24-23 for First Time: Set to Slide Down Rankings on Monday


posted March 3 2017
[ed. comments below]

Remember two years ago when we were moaning about Canada falling to 18th in the world rankings, and then last year to 19th for the first time, then last week about hitting 20th, the lowest ever. Well apparently the Canada men's XVs ranking is falling faster than a groom's pants on his wedding night... and that's not good. It could go as low as 23rd when the new rankings are released on Monday. Canada may be just above or just below Germany and behind Uruguay and Spain.

There's not much point in dissecting the game, Canada were terrible. Slow off the line in defence, more dropped balls, very little interlinking play. They ended up with two scrum halves on the field at 9 and 10 because the coaches and selectors don't have a clue. If there is an article coming out of this it will be to look at what has gone wrong in Canadian rugby and where changes are needed.

For now you can read the Rugby Canada report below, we notice the last two matches there have been no quotes from the coach in the Rugby Canada match reports. I'm guessing they would be filled with four letter expletives if they could get hold of him after the match. It was only last year when Francois Ratier came in from the women's program and ran the team on a temporary basis and placed 3rd in the competition. Now we have a high priced coach with professional credentials and of course a NZ pedigree and we're next to last. That's working really well.

from Rugby Canada

SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL – Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team completed its 2017 Americas Rugby Championship campaign with a 24-23 defeat to Brazil Friday night in Sao Paulo.

Nick Blevins and Gordon McRorie had tries for Canada while McRorie kicked 13 points but it was Lucas Tranquez's 79th minute try that stole victory. It was Brazil who got off to the fast start as Daniel Sancery broke a couple of Canadian tackles to give his side a 7-0 lead after Moises Duque added the conversion.

However, Canada responded immediately as Blevins side-stepped a few tacklers to get the visitors on the board. A Duque penalty in the 16th minute pushed Brazil back ahead 10-7 before McRorie scored Canada's second try as he slipped through a hole off of a lineout for a 14-10 lead.

Duque would give Brazil the lead in the 37th minute as the hosts took a narrow 17-14 lead into the second half. In a slow second half, a McRorie penalty, as well as a rare drop goal, gave Canada a 23-17 lead with 10 minutes to play.

Brett Beukeboom and Diego Lopez were both shown yellow cards in the 71st minute but Canada were undone by Tranquez's last minute try as they concluded their ARC campaign.

Scoring Summary:

Canada

Tries: Gordon McRorie, Nick Blevins

Conversions: Gordon McRorie (2)

Penalties: Gordon McRorie (2)

Drop goals: Gordon McRorie

Brazil

Tries: Daniel Sancery, Moises Duque

Conversions: Moises Duque (3)

Penalties: Moises Duque

Canada Team to face Brazil (Name, club, hometown):

1. Rob Brouwer – (Lindsay RFC/Ontario Blues) Lindsay, ON
2. Eric Howard – (Brantford Harlequins/Ontario Blues) Ottawa, ON
3. Matt Tierney – (Section Paloise/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
4. Brett Beukeboom – (Cornish Pirates) Lindsay, ON
5. Liam Chisholm – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Kenora, ON
6. Matt Beukeboom – (Section Paloise) Lindsay, ON
7. Lucas Rumball – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Scarborough, ON
8. Admir Cejvanovic – (Burnaby Lake RFC/BC Bears) Burnaby, BC
9. Gordon McRorie – Captain (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
10. Gradyn Bowd – (UVIC Vikes/Prairie Wolf Pack) Red Deer, AB
11. Rory McDonell – (Brantford Harlequins/Ontario Blues) Brantford, ON
12. Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
13. Conor Trainor – (RC Vannes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
14. Dan Moor – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON
15. Guiseppe Du Toit – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Maple Ridge, BC
16. Ray Barkwill – (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON
17. Djustice Sears -Duru – (Glasgow Warriors/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
18. Cole Keith – (James Bay AA/Atlantic Rock) Sussex, NB
19. Reegan O’Gorman – (Marist Albion) Vancouver, BC
20. Clay Panga – (Westshore RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
21. Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
22. George Barton – (Clermont Espoirs) Duncan, BC
23. Brock Staller – (UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC

Canada’s 2017 Americas Rugby Championship Schedule:

Canada 6-20 Argentina — Feb. 4, Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC
Canada 36-15 Chile — Feb. 11, Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC
Canada 34-51 USA — Feb. 18, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC
Uruguay 17-13 Canada — Feb. 25, Estadio Domingo Burgueno, Uruguay
Brazil 24-23 Canada — March 3, Pacaembu Stadium, Brazil



Canada Name Team to Face Brazil on Friday


posted March 1 2017
[ed. the RC report doesn't mention kickoff time but we believe it's 19:15 local time on Friday so 14:15 PT - online at TSN GO]

It was a horror show from Canada last weekend as they lost to Uruguay and looked lethargic and inept in the process. This week they face Brazil who defeated Chile in the opening round, Chile are the only team Canada have defeated so far in the tournament. Refereeing the match will be Argentinean, Damián Schneider, who oversaw the Canada v USA match.

The coaching staff have made a number of changes to the match day 23, gone are Povey (#10) and Kainoa Lloyd (wing). Coming into the squad are George Barton and Rory McDonell. A few players get moved to the bench from the Uruguay match, that includes Barkwill, Panga, O'Gorman, and Staller. Getting starts are Liam Chisolm, Matt Beukeboon, and Guiseppe du Toit.

Anscombe seems happy with his props with no changes made. Barkwill had a quiet game against Uruguay and Howard gets the start. Chisolm gets the nod ahead of O'Gorman and Brett Beukeboom keeps his place. Matt Beukeboom replaces Panga who also had a quiet game last Saturday. Rumball and Cejvanovic keep their place in the loose forwards.

Even though Mack lit up the game when he came in, Anscombe has gone with McRorie at scrum-half but Bowd instead of Povey will be first receiver. Bowd showed well when he came on except for the few aimless chip kicks he tried.

In the centres it's the same pairing of Blevins and Trainor with the appearance of one try per match super sub George Barton on the bench. The back three sees two changes with du Toit replacing Staller at the back and Rory McDonell replacing Kainoa Lloyd. The back three didn't provide much attack against Uruguay even though they were given plenty of opportunities from errant kicks. McDonnell saw action for Canada A in the Americas Pacific Challenge tournament last fall.

Canada won the last match 52-25 in Langford.

from Rugby Canada

SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL – Brothers Brett and Matt Beukeboom will make their first test start together in Friday’s Americas Rugby Championship finale against Brazil. There will also be a test debut for Brantford, Ont., native Rory McDonell on the wing as Canada looks to conclude its ARC campaign with a victory over 33rd world ranked Brazil.

“It’s going to be amazing experience,” Matt said. “We’ve never actually played on the same team before. I remember watching Brett and thinking there was no way I was going to be able to play at that level so I’m just excited to see what Friday brings.”

The Beukeboom’s become the first set of Canadian brothers to start in the same test match since Jamie and Phil Mackenzie in Canada’s 2015 Rugby World Cup match against Italy on Sept. 26.

“It’ll be an exciting time for our family,” Brett said. “There’s always aunts, uncles, mums and dads who love bragging about us back home so I’m sure they’ll all be watching Friday night.”

Rob Brouwer and Matt Tierney will line-up either side of Eric Howard in the front row who makes his first test start after his previous eight test caps came as a replacement. Brett Beukeboom has a new partner at lock in Liam Chisholm while Matt Beukeboom replaces Clay Panga at openside flanker with Lucas Rumball and blindside and Admir Cejvanovic at No. 8.

Gordon McRorie will captain Canada from scrum-half with Gradyn Bowd replacing Robbie Povey at fly-half. McDonell is joined by Dan Moor on the wing with Nick Blevins and Conor Trainor in the centres. Guiseppe du Toit starts at fullback in place of Brock Staller.

Canada is coming off of a 17-13 defeat to Uruguay last Saturday. Canada lost it’s ARC opener 20-6 to Argentina before beating Chile 36-15. They lost 51-34 to the USA in a high-scoring affair in Burnaby, BC, in round 3.

Canada is 1-0 all-time against Brazil as their first and only meeting came last year in the 2016 ARC. Canada got tries from Panga (2), Rumball (2), Ray Barkwill, Paul Ciulini and Mike Hamson in a 52-25 win in Langford, BC.

Friday’s game can be seen LIVE on TSN GO with a replay being shown on TSN 5 on March 5 at 12pm ET/9am PT.

Canada Team to face Brazil (Name, club, hometown):

1. Rob Brouwer – (Lindsay RFC/Ontario Blues) Lindsay, ON
2. Eric Howard – (Brantford Harlequins/Ontario Blues) Ottawa, ON
3. Matt Tierney – (Section Paloise/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
4. Brett Beukeboom – (Cornish Pirates) Lindsay, ON
5. Liam Chisholm – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Kenora, ON
6. Matt Beukeboom – (Section Paloise) Lindsay, ON
7. Lucas Rumball – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Scarborough, ON
8. Admir Cejvanovic – (Burnaby Lake RFC/BC Bears) Burnaby, BC
9. Gordon McRorie – Captain (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
10. Gradyn Bowd – (UVIC Vikes/Prairie Wolf Pack) Red Deer, AB
11. Rory McDonell – (Brantford Harlequins/Ontario Blues) Brantford, ON
12. Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
13. Conor Trainor – (RC Vannes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
14. Dan Moor – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON
15. Guiseppe Du Toit – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Maple Ridge, BC
16. Ray Barkwill – (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON
17. Djustice Sears -Duru – (Glasgow Warriors/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
18. Cole Keith – (James Bay AA/Atlantic Rock) Sussex, NB
19. Reegan O’Gorman – (Marist Albion) Vancouver, BC
20. Clay Panga – (Westshore RFC/Prairie Wolf Pack) Calgary, AB
21. Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
22. George Barton – (Clermont Espoirs) Duncan, BC
23. Brock Staller – (UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC

Canada’s 2017 Americas Rugby Championship Schedule:

Canada 6-20 Argentina — Feb. 4, Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC
Canada 36-15 Chile — Feb. 11, Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC
Canada 34-51 USA — Feb. 18, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC
Uruguay 17-13 Canada — Feb. 25, Estadio Domingo Burgueno, Uruguay
Brazil vs. Canada — March 3, Pacaembu Stadium, Brazil





 
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