Canada v Coventry

November 05 2018


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Canada Defeat Coventry 35-12 in Warmup Match:Reports from Coventry Live, Rugby Canada and Post Match Comments from Coach Kingsley Jones



If you scan through the three sources below - Kingsley Jones post match comments, the Rugby Canada report and the Coventry Live report, which includes a video from the opposing coach in the original article - the picture emerges of a strong forward effort but the finishing in the backline needs some work. That could almost have been written before the match, Canada put out their 1st string forwards but the backs were those fighting to be included in the 30 man squad travelling to Marseille. When DTH, Paris, Hearn, Trainor are added into the mix there should be more danger out wide.

Post match comments from the coach



from Rugby Canada

Canada's Men's Rugby Team defeated Coventry 35-12 on Monday evening in their second-of-two fixtures ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup repechage in England

Canada's forwards dominated early on as Ray Barkwill scored the opening try of the match five minutes in. The hosts responded at the 16 minute mark with a try of their own from hooker Phil Nilsen, however Canada dominated the remainder of the half.

Number 8 Tyler Ardron smashed over for the second try for the visiting side at the 22 minute mark and two minutes later inside-centre Nick Blevins scored off a beautiful feed from Barkwill.

Ben LeSage nearly scored the fourth try before the half time whistle, however a superb try-saving tackle from fellow countryman and Coventry fullback Robbie Povey kept the score at 21-5 into the break.

Winger Kainoa Lloyd opened the second half scoring with a try in the corner two minutes into the frame, and then the forwards were rewarded for their efforts 10 minutes later with a penalty try to further their lead to 35-5.

Replacement hooker Louis Roach would add another score for the home side, but in the end it was the Canadians who emerged victorious 35-12.

Canada Head Coach Kingsley Jones will now select a travelling roster to depart tomorrow morning for Marseille, France ahead of Sunday's RWC 2019 repechage opener against Kenya.

Stay tuned for broadcast information for the tournament.

Canada’s roster:

1.Hubert Buydens – NOLA Gold/Prairie Wolf Pack (Saskatoon, SK)
2. Ray Barkwill – Seattle Seawolves/Ontario Blues (Niagara Falls, ON)
3. Matt Tierney – Pau/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
4. Kyle Baillie –Westshore RFC/Atlantic Rock (Summerside, PEI)
5. Evan Olmstead – Auckland/Prairie Wolf Pack (Vancouver, BC)
6. Lucas Rumball – Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
7. Matt Heaton – Darlington Mowden Park/Atlantic Rock (Godmanchester, QC)
8. Tyler Ardron – Chiefs/Ontario Blues (Lakefield, ON)
9. Phil Mack – Captain, Seattle Seawolves/BC Bears (Victoria, BC)
10. Gordon McRorie – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
11. Matt Evans – Cornish Pirates (Maple Bay, BC)
12. Nick Blevins – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
13. Ben LeSage – UBC Thunderbirds/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
14. Kainoa Lloyd – Mississauga Blues/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
15. Theo Sauder – UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears (Vancouver, BC)
16. Eric Howard – NOLA Gold/Ontario Blues (Ottawa, ON)
17. Djustice Sears-Duru – Unattached/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
18. Jake Ilnicki – Yorkshire Carnegie/BC Bears (Williams Lake, BC)
19. Josh Larsen – Otago (Parksville, BC)
20. Brett Beukeboom – Cornish Pirates/Ontario Blues (Lindsay, ON)
21. Jamie Mackenzie – Balmy Beach/Atlantic Rock (Oakville, ON)
22. Shane O’Leary – Nottingham Rugby (Cambleton, NB)
23. Doug Fraser – Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears (Ladysmith, BC)

Rugby World Cup 2019 Repechage Schedule

November 11
Canada vs. Kenya
Stade Delort
Marseille, France
Kick off: 7am ET/4am PT

November 17
Canada vs. Germany
Stade Delort
Marseille, France
Kick off: 10am ET/7am PT

November 23
Canada vs. Hong Kong
Stade Delort
Marseille, France
Kick off: 3pm ET/12pm PT

Coventry Live Report
https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/rugby/coventry-v-canady-rugby-live-15374769

Canada moved smoothly towards their 2019 World Cup qualifying sequence in France with an entertaining 35-12 win in front of an appreciative Butts Park Arena crowd, writes Paul Smith.

However, they were first given a good work-out by a mix-and-match Coventry side, which competed well up front and showed some nice touches in the wider channels.

The visitors claimed three tries before the break, to which the blue-and-whites responded through Phil Nilsen.

And after the restart, Canada claimed two further scores before Louis Roach claimed the final try of the contest in the closing stages.

Canada started with ominous power, and after they retained possession for a long spell they eventually opted for a lineout rather than kicking at goal from point-blank range.

And after the ball was moved into midfield, the visitors drove hooker Ray Barkwill under the posts for a try which Gordon McRorie converted.

It then required some brilliant last-ditch home defence to prevent full back Theo Sauder from increasing the Canucks’ lead.

As Cov settled Will Flinn’s chip narrowly eluded Junior Bulumakau with the Canda line gaping.

However, the home fans were not required to wait long for a try as their forwards promptly shunted hooker Nilsen over from a close-range lineout.

Canada’s big forwards continued to look dangerous, and they claimed two well-executed scores early in the second quarter.

The first was finished by No.8 Tyler Ardron, who enjoyed a high-profile opening 40 minutes, after a lengthy spell of ball retention in the home 22.

McRorie converted, and the Canada No.10 split the uprights again a few minutes later after his team exploited a defensive hole to send centre Nick Blevins racing over.

As the game passed the half-hour mark, Coventry pressed hard in the Canadian 22, and when the visitors conceded a sequence of penalties they were duly warned by Welsh referee Aled Liddington.

Flinn’s brilliant tackle then prevented a seemingly certain Canada try after the visitors sent Ben Le Sage racing clear, which left the hosts chasing a 16-point interval deficit.

And their task almost immediately got bigger when Djustice Sears-Duru carried hard, after which some neat handling sent winger Kainoa Lloyd over for a try which McRorie improved.

Canada’s rugged pack continued to battle hard on the floor and attack Cov’s lineout, and when they put together a well-structured maul in the home 22, the referee awarded a penalty try.

A sixth Canadian try seemed inevitable when their back three combined to release Matt Evans, but the left winger was checked on the home line by some desperate defence.

With the hosts now running from everywhere, Rob Knox carried strongly and James Stokes enjoyed the chance to open his legs and make 40 metres in front of the main stand.

And when Stokes flicked the ball through his legs, Roach was able to pick up the pieces and wrongfoot the defence to claim a try which Ben Palmer converted.

As the penalties racked up against Canada, Lloyd was shown a yellow card for persistent infringement in their own 22, but Cov were unable to claim a third try before the final whistle sounded.


Kingsley Jones Names Team for Today's Coventry Encounter



The team announced for the Coventry match looks a bit more like the full Canada squad, especially in the forwards. The backline looks more experimental with DTH, Trainor, Hearn, Paris not included. In the forwards Ardron, Olmstead, Larsen, Beukeboom are all present and accounted for.

Gord McRorie gets the start at #10 with Shane O'Leary on the bench as the coaching staff still weigh up their options for that key role.

The match kicks off at 11:30am PT but there's no live stream coverage.

from Rugby Canada

Canada opened their tour with a 26-20 win over Oxford University on October 31.

With all eyes on next Sunday's first match of the highly-anticipated 2019 Rugby World Cup repechage, Jones has continued to test a greater depth of players in both pre-tournament fixtures. Following tomorrow's match, the roster will be trimmed down to just 30 players to travel to Marseille to continue preparing to face Kenya on Remembrance Day.

Kick off on Monday is 7:30pm local time (2:30pm ET/11:30am PT). There will be no live stream, but follow Rugby Canada on Twitter (www.twitter.com/RugbyCanada) for live updates.

Canada’s roster:

1. Hubert Buydens – NOLA Gold/Prairie Wolf Pack (Saskatoon, SK)
2. Ray Barkwill – Seattle Seawolves/Ontario Blues (Niagara Falls, ON)
3. Matt Tierney – Pau/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
4. Kyle Baillie –Westshore RFC/Atlantic Rock (Summerside, PEI)
5. Evan Olmstead – Auckland/Prairie Wolf Pack (Vancouver, BC)
6. Lucas Rumball – Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
7. Matt Heaton – Darlington Mowden Park/Atlantic Rock (Godmanchester, QC)
8. Tyler Ardron – Chiefs/Ontario Blues (Lakefield, ON)
9. Phil Mack – Captain, Seattle Seawolves/BC Bears (Victoria, BC)
10. Gordon McRorie – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
11. Matt Evans – Cornish Pirates (Maple Bay, BC)
12. Nick Blevins – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
13. Ben LeSage – UBC Thunderbirds/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
14. Kainoa Lloyd – Mississauga Blues/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
15. Theo Sauder – UBC Thunderbirds/BC Bears (Vancouver, BC)
16. Eric Howard – NOLA Gold/Ontario Blues (Ottawa, ON)
17. Djustice Sears-Duru – Unattached/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
18. Jake Ilnicki – Yorkshire Carnegie/BC Bears (Williams Lake, BC)
19. Josh Larsen – Otago (Parksville, BC)
20. Brett Beukeboom – Cornish Pirates/Ontario Blues (Lindsay, ON)
21. Jamie Mackenzie – Balmy Beach/Atlantic Rock (Oakville, ON)
22. Shane O’Leary – Nottingham Rugby (Cambleton, NB)
23. Doug Fraser – Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears (Ladysmith, BC)

Rugby World Cup 2019 Repechage Schedule

November 11
Canada vs. Kenya
Stade Delort
Marseille, France
Kick off: 7am ET/4am PT

November 17
Canada vs. Germany
Stade Delort
Marseille, France
Kick off: 10am ET/7am PT

November 23
Canada vs. Hong Kong
Stade Delort
Marseille, France
Kick off: 3pm ET/12pm PT

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