The last team to qualify for the tournament, Canada had to go through the repechage tournament to book their place in Japan
Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
The very last team to make it into the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Canada have managed to continue their record of making every edition of the tournament. They lost all four matches in 2015 and this time lost their opening three pool games before their final match against Namibia was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.
How They Qualified
Canada secured their spot in the World Cup by winning the repechage tournament over Hong Kong, Kenya and Germany.
There are some experienced players in the ranks of the current Canadian squad. From a forwards standpoint, Waikato Chief Tyler Ardron is arguably the most talented of the bunch, whereas in the back-line Glasgow Warrior DTH Van der Merwe is a threat.
The Coach – Kingsley Jones
Former Wales flanker Jones took over from Mark Anscombe in 2017 and has had a less than ideal reign so far. He has also coached Russia, Sale and Newport Gwent Dragons.
The defensive efforts required against the likes of New Zealand and South Africa are likely to sap them of energy and lead to them falling apart later in games.
Canada Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
- Saturday 27 July 2019: USA 47-19 Canada
- Saturday 3 August 2019: Fiji 38-13 Canada
- Friday 9 August 2019: Tonga 33-23 Canada
- Saturday 24 August 2019: Canada 35-38 Leinster
- Friday 30 August: Canada 45-13 BC All-Stars
- Saturday 7 September: Canada 15-20 USA
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
Canada Rugby World Cup Group
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups
Canada Rugby World Cup Kit
Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures
- Thu 26 Sept Italy 48-7 Canada (Fukuoka) Match report
- Wed 2 Oct New Zealand 63-0 Canada (Oita) Match Report
- Tue 8 Oct South Africa 66-7 Canada (Kobe) Match Report
- Sun 13 Oct Namibia 0-0 Canada (Kamaishi) Match cancelled – click here for details
Winners of the past two World Cups, the…
Canada Rugby World Cup Squad
Kingsley Jones has named his final 31-man squad;
Nick Blevins (replaced by Guiseppe Du Toit)
Ben LeSage (replaced by Theo Sauder)
DTH van der Merwe.
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures
Previous World Cup Results and Record
Canada’s Rugby World Cup Record: P33 W7 D3 L23
- 1987 Pool stages
- 1991 Quarter-finals
- 1995 Pool stages
- 1999 Pool stages
- 2003 Pool stages
- 2007 Pool stages
- 2011 Pool stages
- 2015 Pool stages
- 2019 Pool stages
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