Canada vs USA Aug 22nd 2015 Full Match Video with Rosters: Nate Hirayama Starting at #10, Harry Jones at Fullback
As promised we'll go through our list of archived videos during this time, focusing on Canada's games and the finals of the 2015 and 2019 RWC.
This match played at Twin Elms park in Ottawa was part of Canada's 2015 RWC buildup. Kieran Crowley was coach, James Pritchard had just announced his retirement from international rugby after not being included in the 2015 Canada World Cup squad. Sevens players Nate Hirayama, Harry Jones, John Moonlight and Nanyak Dala all started the match. Leansquad guru Phil Mackenzie started on the wing along with current national team and professional player Taylor Paris. Blevins and Trainor were the centres with Hearn on the bench. McRorie started at scrum half with Phil Mack providing cover. The front row was Buydens, Barkwill and Woolridge with Tiedemann and Sears-Duru backing up the prop postitions and Piffero as the reserve hooker. Evan Olmstead was the reserve lock behind Phelan and Hotson. Aaron Carpenter packed down at #8.
Canada 15 FB Harry Jones 14 W Phil MacKenzie 13 C Conor Trainor 12 C Nick Blevins 11 W Taylor Paris 10 FH Nathan Hirayama 9 SH Gordon McRorie 1 P Hubert Buydens 2 H Ray Barkwill 3 P Doug Wooldridge 4 L Tyler Hotson 5 L Jon Phelan 6 F Nanyak Dala 7 F John Moonlight 8 N8 Aaron Carpenter (c) Bench 16 H Benoit Piffero 17 P Djustice Sears-Duru 18 P Andrew Tiedemann 19 L Evan Olmstead 20 F Kyle Gilmour 21 SH Phil Mack 22 C Ciaran Hearn 23 W Matt Evans
USA 15 FB Chris Wyles (c) 14 W Blaine Scully 13 C Seamus Kelly 12 C Thretton Palamo 11 W Brett Thompson 10 FH AJ MacGinty 9 SH Mike Petri 1 P Eric Fry 2 H Zach Fenoglio 3 P Titi Lamositele 4 L Cam Dolan 5 L Greg Peterson 6 F Al McFarland 7 F Andrew Durutalo 8 N8 Danny Barrett Bench 16 H Phil Thiel 17 P Olive Kilifi 18 P Chris Baumann 19 L Louis Stanfill 20 F Matt Trouville 21 N8 John Quill 22 SH Niku Kruger 23 C Andrew Suniula
Canada (6) 23 - 41 (17) United States Ground name Twin Elms Park, Nepean Referee S Berry (South Africa)
Tries Blevins, Carpenter, Paris Cons Hirayama Pens McRorie Drops Hirayama