Canada U20 - May 2019

May 27 2019

Canada U20 warmup match vs Island Tide 2019

Canada U20 Tune-Up Tide 83-5 in Warm Up Match for JWRT Qualifier

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There was a lot of one way traffic and the intensity of the Canada U20 side preparing to face the Americans on Tuesday was evident from the opening whistle. It may have been a "friendly" but it was one of those matches where you could hear the hits from the far side of the field and your body hurt just being a spectator. Most of the big hits were coming from the Canada U20 side as they launched their bodies into anything wearing white and moving. Coach Jeff Williams certainly has them in the right frame of mind going into the series. It was similar to last year when they laid a whooping on the BC U23 side and then excelled in the opening game of the series versus USA.

Besides the intensity of the Canada U20 side the low error rate was pleasing to see. The Tide tried playing a Barbarians style match to start off and immediately gave up two tries from turnovers inside their 22, they weren't prepared for 80 minutes of test match intensity which the U20 national side were putting on the table.

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Canada U20 v Crimson Tide Match Tonight at Shawnigan Lake: USA Name 29 Players for JWRT Qualifier Series Which Starts Next Tuesday

The first U20 JWRT qualifier is just a week away now, kickoff is set for June 4th @ 5pm at Shawnigan Lake School. The Americans have named 29 players to make the trip to Canada, the last Canada list announced was the 32 players invited to camp. Canadian coaches will get one last chance to view the players in action before announcing their final squad.

Tonight at 7pm the Canada U20 squad will take on the Vancouver Island regional team, the Tide, at Shawnigan Lake School. The Tide team on the day will be a mixture of their senior squad and their U23 side. Brandon Schellenberger, who captained the senior Tide team this year, was on the Canada U20 squad last year.

We've appended Canada's 2018 29 player U20 squad for reference.

Crimson Tide

Sam Rezapour (Front Row)
Andrew Macpherson (Front Row)
Aidan Cole (Front Row)
Blake Van Heyningen (Front Row)
Carter White (Front Row)
Toby NG (Front Row)
Quinn Horton (Second Row)
John McFawn (Second Row)
Jason Gagnier (Second Row)
Ben Brill (Back Row)
Pete Massimo (Back Row)
Antonio Corbin (Back Row)
Brandon Shellenberger (Scrumhalf)
Aaron Hersant (Flyhalf)
Issac Gonevou (Centre)
Cathal Long (Back Three)
Ballucci Kegode (Back Three)
Jordan Tait (Back Three)
Nate Tough (Back Three)
Dakota Lachance (Back Three)
John Buck (Back Three)

Canada U20 - 32 Player List from April

Jared Augustin – Queen’s University, ON
James Biss – Saracens, England
David Carson – UBC Thunderbirds, BC
Frank Carson – UBC Thunderbirds, BC
Nick Carson – University of Victoria, BC
Gabriel Casey – University of Victoria, ON
Campbell Clarke – Swilers RFC, NL
Jarvis Dashkewytch – UVIC Vikes, BC
Reid Davis – James Bay AA, BC
Tyler Duguid – Edmonton Nor’Westers, AB
Mason Flesch – Coburg Saxons, ON
Antoine de la Fontaine – Sherbrooke, QC
Brandon Hebert – St. Anne de Bellevue, QC
Thomas Isherwood – Westshore RFC, AB
Quentin James – Perpignan, BC
Lachlan Kratz – University of Victoria, BC
Will Matthews – Beaconsfield RFC, QC
Michael McCarthy – Swilers RFC, NL
Brock McCartney – Abbotsford RFC, BC
Connor McKinney – Swilers RFC, NL
Quinn Ngawati – Westshore RFC, BC
Kevin Oh – Waterloo County RFC, ON
Avery Oiteman – Toronto Arrows, ON
Will Percillier – Stade Francais, BC
David Richard – Mississauga Blues, ON
Tyler Rowland – UBC Thunderbirds, BC
Reese Tudor-Jones – University of Victoria, BC
Joshua Tweed – UBC Thunderbirds, BC
Kevin Vertkas – Westshore RFC, ON
Siaki Vilalani – Burnaby Lake RFC, BC
Brock Webster – Oshawa Vikings, ON
Stefan Zuliani – Queen’s University, ON

USA U20 - 29 Player List from May

Will Vakalahi - Prop DC Old Glory
Jack Wiles - Prop St. Bonaventure University
Jared Miller - Prop Life University
Alex Lopeti - Prop Life West Gladiators
Braden Looper - Prop/Hooker University of Arizona
Matt Meehan - Hooker Army West Point
Jack Manzo - Hooker University of California, Berkeley
Sam Golla - Lock University of California, Berkeley
Asa Carter - Lock Arkansas State
Matt Gelhaus - Lock Kutztown
Chris Noggle - Backrow Santa Barbara Academy
Bailey Wilson (C) - Backrow Utah Valley University
Jason Severance - Backrow University of California, Berkeley
Luke Freeman - Backrow University of California, Berkeley
Miles McCormick - Backrow OMBAC
Chase Jones - Backrow St. Mary's College of California
Ethan McVeigh - Halfback Cardiff Metropolitan University
Jake Christmann - Halfback Utah Warriors
Mike Weir - Flyhalf Dartmouth College
Sam Walsh - Flyhalf University of California, Berkeley
Jack Wendling - Center Central Washington University
Brandon Calk - Center St. Mary's College of CA
Ian Kilcullen - Center Penn State University
Cole Semu - Center BYU
Ryan James - Wing / Fullback San Diego Legion
Eric Naposki - Wing / Fullback UCLA
Lauina Falatea - Wing / Fullback USA Sevens Residency Program
Junior Waqavesi - Wing / Fullback USA Sevens Residency Program
Jeff Peleseuma-Breiz - Utility San Francisco Golden Gate

Junior World Rugby Trophy Qualifying Series

Canada U-20 vs. USA U-20
June 4 – Shawnigan Lake School
Kick-off: 8pm ET/5pm PT
Live stream:

Canada U-20 vs. USA U-20
June 8 – Shawnigan Lake School
Kick-off: 8pm ET/5pm PT
Live stream:

Canada 2018 U20 List (29 Players)

Steven Commerford – Brock University (Toronto, ON)
Reid Davis – Bayside RFC (Surrey, BC)
Elias Ergas – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
Brock Gallagher – James Bay AA (Edmonton, AB)
James Hammond – Toronto Nomads (Toronto, ON)
Peter Ingoldsby – Exmouth RFC (England)
Quentin James – Perpignan (Vancouver, BC)
Gavin Kratz – UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
Stephen Mallard – Swiler’s RFC (St. John’s, NL)
Logan Martin-Feek – UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
Jackson Matthews – UVIC Vikes (Montreal, QC)
Jack McCarthy – Vandals RFC (St, John’s, NL)
Jack McRogers – McMaster University (Toronto, ON)
Ben Newhook – Vandals RFC (St, John’s, NL)
James O’Neill – UVIC Vikes (Cochrane, AB)
Will Percillier – UBC Thunderbirds (Victoria, BC)
Brennig Prevost – UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
Emerson Prior – Trent University (Toronto, ON)
Seth Purdey – UCal at Berkeley (Shawnigan Lake, BC)
Tyler Rowland – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON)
Owain Ruttan – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON)
Brandon Schellenberger – Castaway Wanderers (Victoria, BC)
Michael Smith – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
Sam Turner - UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
Kevin Vertkas – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON)

Decision on 26th player is due to be made in due course (Hooker):
Harrison Smith – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
Tyler Wong – UVIC Vikes (Vancouver, BC)

Non-Travelling Reserves:
Mostyn Findley – UVIC Vikes (Regina, SK)
Evan Norris – UBC Thunderbirds (Victoria, BC)
Tyler Rockwell – James Bay AA (Calgary, AB)

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