Canada name experienced 15 for Ireland clash

Coach Kieran Crowley has named an experienced team to play Ireland in Saturday’s Test Match in Vancouver.

Coach Kieran Crowley has named an experienced team to play Ireland in Saturday’s Test Match in Vancouver.

Crowley has had to deal with the aftertaste of a bloodless 55-0 whitewashing by Ireland last November.

“What happened in the past is history,” Crowley said. “It’s what is going to happen on Saturday now. So we’ve been concentrating on preparations for Saturday. It’s a case of getting our system back in place and getting our combination's together. “

CANADA (v Ireland):

15. James Pritchard (Bedford Blues)

14. Dean van Camp (Velox Valhallians/Port Perry, ON)

13. Ciaran Hearn (Castaway Wanderers/Conception Bay, NFLD)

12. Ryan Smith (Calgary Irish/Caledon, ON)

11. DTH van der Merwe (James Bay AA/Regina, SK)

10. David Spicer (University of Victoria/Victoria, BC)

9. Ed Fairhurst (Cornish Pirates/Victoria, BC)

8. Aaron Carpenter (Brantford Harelquins, Brantford, ON)

7. Adam Kleeberger (University of Victoria/White Rock, BC)

6. Chauncey O'Toole (Castaway Wanderers/Belle Isle, NB)

5. Mike Burak (Cornish Pirates/Vancouver, BC)

4. Tyler Hotson (UBC Old Boy Ravens/Vancouver, BC)

3. Scott Franklin (Cornish Pirates/Regina, SK)

2. Pat Riordan (University of Victoria/Burnaby, BC)

1. Kevin Tkachuk (Glasgow Warriors/Regina, SK)

Replacements:

16. Andrew Tiedemann (University of Victoria/St. Albert, AB)

17. Luke Tait (Stade Montois - France/Barrie, ON)

18. Jebb Sinclair (Castaway Wanderers/Fredericton, NB)

19. Nanyak Dala (Castaway Wanderers/Saskatoon, SK)

20. Sean Michael Stephen (Plymouth Albion/Oakville, ON)

21. Phil Mack (James Bay AA/Victoria, BC)

22. Ander Monro (Colorno, Italy)

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