Three Arrows to Start for Canada U20 in Tournament Opener
With files from Rugby Canada
Three players in the Arrows fold have been tabbed to start for Canada’s under-20 men’s side in Saturday’s U20s Canada Conference 2022 tournament opener.
Senior team players Kobe Faust and Sam Reimer will start on the wing and at scrum-half, respectively, with the duo joined by Academy hooker David Scollon.
Academy players Michael Di Lella, Adam Doyle, and Jacob Ince will look to feature off the bench against Zimbabwe.
Canada’s match will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday evening, and will be streamed on Rugby Canada’s YouTube channel.
Via Rugby Canada
The U20s Canada Conference gets underway this weekend and Head Coach Adam Roberts has named his match day roster to take on Zimbabwe in Canada’s Men’s U20s opening fixture at the University of Guelph.
Canada’s match against Zimbabwe will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 p.m. Pacific on Saturday and follows the tournament’s curtain raiser between Chile and Uruguay which commences at 4:00 p.m. Eastern / 1:00 p.m. Pacific. This is a non-ticketed event and fans who wish to attend the matches are encouraged to do so.
Starting for Canada at centre is multi-sport athlete Talon McMullin, alongside his brother, Takoda, who will line up on the wing. Pacific Pride squad members Tyler Matchem, Alastair Bruce, Ethan Fryer and Mathew Klimchuk will start among the forwards, while fellow Pride teammate Sam Reimer, also of the Toronto Arrows, is in at scrum half.
Captaining the side, Liam Bowman, who came through the Oakville Crusaders program, will play at centre on his return having featured prominently for Canada’s Men’s U18s before playing in France for the past two years.
“The entire team, from players to coaches and the support staff, are buzzing for this weekend’s match against Zimbabwe and to the U20s Canada Conference as a whole,” said Roberts. “There is nothing quite like the anticipation and energy that comes with starting a test campaign and harnessing that energy to collectively put together performances on the field.”
Following their match against Zimbabwe, Canada’s Men’s U20s will take on Chile on Thursday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 p.m. Pacific, before closing out the tournament with a match against Uruguay on Tuesday, August 23, also at 6:30 p.m. Eastern / 3:30 p.m. Pacific.
WHERE TO WATCH
The U20s Canada Conference 2022 will be streamed LIVE on Rugby Canada’s YouTube channel. Click here to access the page where the livestream will be located.
CANADA’S MEN’S U20 MATCH DAY ROSTER VS ZIMBABWE
1. Mehdi Porchet (Geneva, Switzerland) – Stade Montois RFC
2. David Scollon* (Mississauga, ON) – University of Guelph
3. Tyler Matchem (Halifax, NS) – Pacific Pride
4. Logan Weidner (North Vancouver, BC) Brive RFC
5. Alastair Bruce (Cape Town, South Africa) – Pacific Pride
6. Mathew Klimchuk (Regina, SK) – Pacific Pride
7. Ethan Fryer (Seattle, USA) – Pacific Pride / New England Free Jacks
8. Relmu Wilson-Valdes (Nelson, BC) – UBC
9. Sam Reimer* (Ajax, ON) – Pacific Pride / Toronto Arrows
10. Jamin Hodgkins (Bermuda) – Cardiff Met University
11. Kobe Faust* (Uxbridge, ON) – University of Guelph / Toronto Arrows
12. Talon McMullin (White Rock, BC) – Bayside RFC
13. Liam Bowman (Oakville, ON) – US Montauban
14. Takoda McMullin (White Rock, BC) – UBC
15. Ted Champion (Hong Kong) – University of Arizona
16. Michael Di Lella Jr.* (Orono, ON) – University of Guelph
17. Payton Teneycke (Brandon, MB) – UBC
18. Ethan Jurgeneit (Barrie, ON) – Trinity Western University
19. Caden Wilson (Vancouver, BC) – UBC
20. Taine Clague (Victoria, BC) – University of Victoria
21. Adam Doyle* (Kingston, ON) – Queens University
22. James Biss (London, England) – Durham University
23. Jack East (Wanaka, New Zealand) – Pacific Pride
24. Lukas Scheck (Regina, SK) – Canada’s Senior Men’s Sevens
25. Joe McNulty (North Vancouver, BC) – Capilano RFC
26. Sol Jacques (Penticton, BC) – UBC
27. Alastair Marshall (Hudson Bay, SK) – UBC
28. Jacob Ince* (Oakville, ON) – University of Guelph
Header Photo Credit: Tek Ang
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