Profiles of the 2015 Rugby World Cup teams.

Canada rugby

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Canada have been at every Rugby World Cup since 1987.

They made the quarter finals at the 1991 tournament, but have not made it beyond pool play since then.

Coached by former All Black Kieran Crowley, they will be looking to improve on their recent run of form that saw them lose all four games at the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup.

This year they are in Pool D along with France, Ireland, Italy, and Romania - who presents their most likely chance of victory.

Canada's Rugby World Cup squad:

Tyler Ardron – Captain (Ospreys)
Ray Barkwill – (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues)
Brett Beukeboom – (Cornish Pirates)
Nick Blevins – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack)
Connor Braid – (Unattached/BC Bears)
Hubert Buydens – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack)
Aaron Carpenter – (Cornish Pirates/Ontario Blues)
Jamie Cudmore – (Clermont Auvergne)
Nanyak Dala – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack)
Matt Evans – (Cornish Pirates)
Kyle Gilmour – (Rotherham Titans/Prairie Wolf Pack)
Jeff Hassler – (Ospreys)
Ciaran Hearn – (Castaway Wanderers/Atlantic Rock)
Nathan Hirayama – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears)
Harry Jones – (Capilano RFC/BC Bears)
Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears)
Jamie Mackenzie – (UBCOB Ravens/Ontario Blues)
Phil Mackenzie – (Sale Sharks/Ontario Blues)
Jason Marshall – (Agen/BC Bears)
Gordon McRorie – (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack)
John Moonlight – (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues)
Evan Olmstead – (Parramatta Two Blues/Prairie Wolf Pack)
Benoit Piffero – (Unattached/Atlantic Rock)
Djustice Sears-Duru – (Oakville Crusaders/Ontario Blues)
Jebb Sinclair – (London Irish/Atlantic Rock)
Richard Thorpe – (London Welsh)
Andrew Tiedemann – (Unattached/Prairie Wolf Pack)
Conor Trainor – (UBCOB Ravens/BC Bears)
Liam Underwood – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues)
DTH van der Merwe – (Scarlets)
Doug Wooldridge – (Lindsay RFC/Ontario Blues)


Kieran Crowley