Rumball to Captain Canada Against Wales
With files from Rugby Canada
Arrows captain Lucas Rumball has been selected to lead Canada in the international side’s UK tour opener against Wales on Saturday.
Rumball’s club co-captain Ben LeSage has been tabbed as Canada’s vice-captain.
Braude and Vikilani will earn their first caps for Canada, while Rowland is in contention to make his first appearance in red and white off the bench.
Via Rugby Canada
July 1, 2021 (Langford, BC) – Head coach Kingsley Jones has named his side to face Wales this Saturday, July 3rd at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Kick off at 10am ET / 7am PT.
Lucas Rumball (Toronto Arrows) will captain the side and Ben LeSage (Toronto Arrows) has been named vice-captain. Canada will field a young team against Wales that includes 7 uncapped players. It will be a test match debut for Ross Braude, Quinn Ngawati, Cooper Coats, Tyler Rowland, Michael Smith, Donald Carson, and Siaki Vikilani.
The squad assembled earlier this week in a training bubble in Bristol, England where they will be based for the duration of the tour.
Jones will use the UK Tour against two of the world’s top sides as preparation for upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 qualification matches this Fall. Canada will face England on July 10th at Twickenham.
Both UK Tour matches will be streamed live in Canada exclusively on DAZN. Canadian rugby fans can sign up for a free trial by downloading the DAZN app on any internet-connected device, including living room devices such as smart TVs, streaming sticks and game consoles as well as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs or visit DAZN.com. Click here for more information on how to watch Canada’s UK Tour presented by DHL and other 2021 Summer Internationals.
CANADA’S ROSTER TO FACE WALES:
DJUSTICE SEARS-DURU – Oakville, ON – Seattle Seawolves
ANDREW QUATTRIN – Holland Landing, ON – Toronto Arrows
JAKE ILNICKI – Williams Lake, BC – Seattle Seawolves
CONOR KEYS – Stittsville, ON – Rugby ATL
JOSH LARSEN – Parksville, BC – New England Free Jacks
REEGAN O’GORMAN – Vancouver, BC – Austin Gilgronis
LUCAS RUMBALL – Scarborough, ON – Toronto Arrows
SIAKI VIKILANI – Burnaby, BC – Toronto Arrows
ROSS BRAUDE – Pretoria, SA – Toronto Arrows
PETER NELSON – Dungannon, UK – Mont de Mason
KAINOA LLOYD – Mississauga, ON – RC National Development Academy
QUINN NGAWATI – Victoria, BC – Rugby United New York
BEN LESAGE – Calgary, AB – Toronto Arrows
COLE DAVIS – Calgary, AB – Austin Gilgronis
COOPER COATS – Halifax, NS – Canada 7s
ERIC HOWARD – Ottawa, ON – NOLA Gold
COLE KEITH – Sussex, NB – Toronto Arrows
TYLER ROWLAND – Mississauga, ON – Toronto Arrows
DONALD CARSON – Delta, BC – University of BC
MICHAEL SMITH – White Rock, BC – San Diego Legion
LUCAS ALBORNOZ – Burnaby, BC – Houston SaberCats
WILLIAM PERCILLIER – Victoria, BC – Stade Francais
ROBBIE POVEY – Calgary, AB – Houston SaberCats
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