LANGFORD, BC - Canada has named its Selects lineup to face the USA Selects in Round Two of the Americas Rugby Championships.
Following an injury to Andrew Tiedemann, Canada has opted to go with prop Doug Wooldridge and No. 8 Adam Kleeberger as their captains.
On Friday, Mike Scholz played hero for Canada with his last-minute try. This time around Canada will rely on several veterans to get the job done for them.
Ray Barkwill will make his first start at the tournament after subbing into Friday’s 17-10 victory. Barkwill will be joined by his Ontario Blues teammate Scholz while a pair of BC Bears players in Sean White and Conor Trainor will be on the field to try and preserve’s Canada’s perfect record at the tournament.
Canada currently sits in second place in the 2013 Americas Rugby Championship standings with four points, one behind Argentina’s five.
Tuesday’s first game between Argentina and Uruguay starts at 6pm PT/9pm ET and will be followed by the United States and Canada at 8pm PT/11pm ET.
Canada’s Roster to Face USA:
1- Doug Wooldridge, (Lindsay RFC/Ontario Blues) Lindsay, ON
2- Ray Barkwill, (Niagara Wasps RFC/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON
3- Ryan March, (Abbotsford RFC/BC Bears) Abbotsford, BC
4- Henry (Hank) McQueen, (Balmy Beach/Ontario Blues) West Vancouver, BC
5- Kyle Baille, (Castaway Wanderers/The Rock) Charlottetown, PEI
6- Kyle Gilmour, (St. Albert Rugby Club/Prairie Wolf Pack) Edmonton, AB
7- Alistair Clark, (Baystreet RFC/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
8- Adam Kleeberger, (Castaway Wanderers/BC Bears) White Rock, BC
9- Sean White, (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
10- Guiseppe Du Toit, (Uvic Vikes) Maple Ridge, BC
11- Jordan Wilson-Ross, (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues) Alliston, ON
12- Mike Scholz, (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) London, ON
13- Conor Trainor, (UBCOB Ravens/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC
14- Duncan Maguire, (St. Albert Rugby Club/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB
15- Jack Fitzpatrick, (Dublin University Football Club) Dublin, Ireland
16- Micha Gorvorchin, (Burnaby Lake RC/BC Bears) New Westminster, BC
17- Djustice Sears-Duru, (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
18- Jake Illnicki, (Williams Lake Rustlers/Auckland Colts) Williams Lake, BC
19- Callum Morrison, (UBCOC Ravens/BC Bears) Victoria, BC
20- Matt Heaton, (SABRFC/The Rock) Godmanchester, QC
21- Jamie Mackenzie, (UVIC Vikes/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON
22- Adam McQueen, (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack) Canmore, AB
23- Joe Dolesau, (Burnaby Lake RC/BC Bears) Burnaby, BC
Head Coach: Kieran Crowley
Assistant Coach: Chris Silverthorn
Scrum Coach: Mike Shelley
Manager: Mark Winokur
Performance Analyst: Calum Ramsay
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Andy Evans
Physiotherapist: Danielle Mah
Athletic Therapist: Jessica Smith
Media Coordinator: Bryan Kelly