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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Buffalo » Tue, 06 Nov 2018, 15:17

Figaro wrote:I'm sure it's official.
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rug ... r-14989391

Partially his own fault from what I've heard. Ospreys supposedly offered him a new contract but he refused to commit, so they signed replacements by which time most of the other teams had finalised their rosters.


The mess with Ospreys is partly on him for sure but then he had a trial with Harlequins and backed out of it partway through. Seems like he just doesn’t have the heart for it right now. Aside from a nice trip to Bermuda to play no stakes fun rugby.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 16:53

Canada’s roster to face Kenya:

1. Hubert Buydens – NOLA Gold/Prairie Wolf Pack (Saskatoon, SK)
2. Ray Barkwill – Seattle Seawolves/Ontario Blues (Niagara Falls, ON)
3. Jake Ilnicki – Yorkshire Carnegie/BC Bears (Williams Lake, BC)
4. Brett Beukeboom – Cornish Pirates/Ontario Blues (Lindsay, ON)
5. Evan Olmstead – Auckland/Prairie Wolf Pack (Vancouver, BC)
6. Kyle Baillie –Westshore RFC/Atlantic Rock (Summerside, PEI)
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. DTH van der Merwe – Glasgow Warriors (Victoria, BC)
12. Nick Blevins – Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
13. Ben LeSage – UBC Thunderbirds/Prairie Wolf Pack (Calgary, AB)
14. Matt Evans – Cornish Pirates (Maple Bay, BC)
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. Matt Tierney – Pau/Ontario Blues (Oakville, ON)
19. Mike Sheppard – Stoney Creek Camels/Ontario Blues (Brampton, ON)
20. Lucas Rumball – Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues (Mississauga, ON)
21. Jamie Mackenzie – Balmy Beach/Atlantic Rock (Oakville, ON)
22. Ciaran Hearn – London Irish/Atlantic Rock (Conception Bay South, NL)
23. Conor Trainor – USON Nevers/BC Bears (Vancouver, BC)

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Was_a_Kat » Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 17:34

Is O’Leary injured?

I hope we skip 12 frequently to get ball to DTH.

I guess Sauder is cover at 10?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 18:20

Was Hearn not quite match fit? I'm surprised to see Blevins/LeSage starting ahead of him. Although Blevins tens to run rampant on Tier 3 opposition and than flounder completely against better teams.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 19:03

Very curious why O Leary isnt in the team sheet at all.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby LittleGuy » Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 19:45

ruckovercdn wrote:Very curious why O Leary isnt in the team sheet at all.


Agree, it feels like at a minimum he should be on the bench. Also weird that Paris isn't on the team sheet but it seems Kingsley is not high on him at all.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby GentsRugger » Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 19:53

I read somewhere that Paris is injured but should be back next week. I'm hoping it's the same kind of situation for O'Leary because that's the only reason I could see him missing out. Surely it isn't a selection decision...but who knows.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby 4N » Sat, 10 Nov 2018, 19:54

Yeah Paris is injured.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 12:22

Theres a simple joy to not having to listen to Gareth Reese while watching Canada.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Was_a_Kat » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 12:58

ruckovercdn wrote:Theres a simple joy to not having to listen to Gareth Reese while watching Canada.



“Impressive display by the Canadian lads. Showing the heart and physicality for which Canadian rugby is known worldwide.

Yet another bad call going against the Canadians “

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby LittleGuy » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 14:02

ruckovercdn wrote:Theres a simple joy to not having to listen to Gareth Reese while watching Canada.


YES! And not even having him on the post game panel was exhilarating.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby grande » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 14:50

Some thoughts:

1. Why the hell is Barkwill on for 80? I'm not a huge fan of Howard, but give him some game time.

2. Glad to see Hearn back on the pitch. He may have earned a starting position for the next game.

3. Mike Sheppard getting a try on his debut is great to see, but he plays for my wife's club, so I'm just glad to see a Camel in Red.

4. I'm kind of surprised to hear this was DTH's first hat trick, considering how much he's scored for us in the past.

5. A win like this is a good confidence builder, but if we keep playing like this, we're probably going winless in Japan.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 14:54

Barkwill isn't a starter now...I don't get it.

Game was awful, not a good look going into the ARC.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby Blurandski » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 15:58

grande wrote:Some thoughts:

5. A win like this is a good confidence builder, but if we keep playing like this, we're probably going winless in Japan.


If Canada keeps playing like they did in the first half I’m not sure that we’ll ever find out how they’d do in Japan.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 17:55

Blurandski wrote:
grande wrote:Some thoughts:

5. A win like this is a good confidence builder, but if we keep playing like this, we're probably going winless in Japan.


If Canada keeps playing like they did in the first half I’m not sure that we’ll ever find out how they’d do in Japan.



The game was interesting, the only time Kenya would/could play is when we kicked to their runners the ball or sit back and let them have the ball.

Going forward a couple things i would like to see.
*more aggression on defence (we sit back and let teams come to us, waiting for them to make a mistake).

*Less aimless kicking,

*Sauder kicking to Goal.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby amz » Sun, 11 Nov 2018, 18:58

Massimo Cuttita joins Canadian coaching team. Last time he was coaching Romanian scrum under Lynn Howells.

https://twitter.com/RugbyCanada/status/ ... 0420372480

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 16:38

So, will Rugby Canada refund you guys your money?

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby snapper37 » Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 17:06

Not a great game, we never tried to expose them on the outside. glad we won but feel a little MEH in the game.

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Re: Canadian rugby

Postby ruckovercdn » Sat, 17 Nov 2018, 17:48

snapper37 wrote:Not a great game, we never tried to expose them on the outside. glad we won but feel a little MEH in the game.


I'm actually pretty happy with it, it looks like they want to play off one a lot, I wonder if part of that is McRorie at 10. Which just brings up the question of why hes there an O Leary isnt.

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