BRITISH COLUMBIA

Canada faces tough test in Argentina at Americas Rugby Championship

10/18/2013 04:47 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
LANGFORD, B.C. - After an upset loss to the U.S., Canada faces an even tougher foe Saturday in unbeaten Argentina at the Americas Rugby Championship.

Canada (1-1-0 with four points) has never beaten the three-time champion South Americans at the tournament, a developmental event for the Americas.

Canada and the U.S. are fielding domestic sides, with their professionals remaining with their overseas clubs. Argentina brought a reserve team, with the Pumas elite squad having just wrapped up play in the Rugby Championship with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Uruguay sent its senior side.

Argentina (2-0-0 with 10 points) has dominated the tournament this year, defeating the U.S. 27-9 and Uruguay 34-0.

Canada opened with a 17-10 win over Uruguay before losing 30-10 to the Americans.

Uruguay (0-2-0) plays the U.S. (1-1-0) in the early game at Westhills Stadium on Saturday in a matchup of their World Cup qualifying playoff next year.

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Canada

Doug Wooldridge, Lindsay RFC, Lindsay, Ont.; Ray Barkwill, Niagara Wasps RFC, Niagara Falls, Ont.; Jake Illnicki, Williams Lake Rustlers, Williams Lake, B.C.; Callum Morrison, UBCOC Ravens, Victoria; Aaron Flagg, Abbotsford RFC, Abbotsford, B.C.; Kyle Gilmour, St. Albert Rugby Club, Edmonton; Adam Kleeberger (capt.), Castaway Wanderers, White Rock, B.C.; Zac Coughlan, Swilers RFC, St. John’s, N.L.; Jamie Mackenzie, UVIC Vikes, Oakville, Ont.; Pat Parfrey, Swilers RFC, St. John’s, N.L.; Jordan Wilson-Ross, James Bay AA, Alliston, Ont.; Mike Scholz, Castaway Wanderers, London, Ont.; Conor Trainor, UBCOB Ravens, Vancouver; Joe Dolesau, Burnaby Lake RC, Burnaby, B.C.; Jack Fitzpatrick, Dublin University Football Club, Dublin, Ireland.

Reserves

Micha Gorvorchin, Burnaby Lake RC, New Westminster, B.C.; Djustice Sears-Duru, Castaway Wanderers, Oakville, Ont.; Ryan March, Abbotsford RFC, Abbotsford, B.C.; Hank McQueen, Balmy Beach, West Vancouver; Matt Heaton, SABRFC, Godmanchester, Que.; Sean White, James Bay AA, Victoria; Guiseppe Du Toit, UVic Vikes, Maple Ridge, B.C.; Adam McQueen, Calgary Hornets, Canmore, Alta.