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Rugby Canada – Lucas Tranquez try in the 79th minute hands Canada their fourth defeat of 2017 Americas Rugby Championship on Friday night in Sao
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:


Tries: Gordon McRorie, Nick Blevins

Conversions: Gordon McRorie (2)

Penalties: Gordon McRorie (2)

Drop goals: Gordon McRorie


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

About Rugby Canada

Rugby Canada is the national governing body of the sport of rugby union in Canada.  Rugby Union has a long history in Canada dating back to its initial appearance in the 1860s.  Since 1974, Rugby Canada has been a permanent fixture on the global rugby scene, including trips to each of the eight Men’s Rugby World Cups and seven Women’s Rugby World Cups. As a regular on the Men’s and Women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Canada continues to climb the world rankings and challenge the dominant rugby nations in both versions of the game.  Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team also made history in 2016, capturing the first-ever Bronze Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Rugby Canada has also put a renewed emphasis on developing its junior programs to support the growth of rugby at the grass-roots level and to ensure there are elite programs for prospering young rugby players to become involved.  Our goal is to develop and train competitive teams for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland, the 2018 Sevens World Cup in San Francisco, the 2019 Men’s Rugby World Cup in Japan and 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.


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