Eight Ontario natives suiting up for RC U19 at Int'l Series

April 07, 2017


With files from Rugby Canada Communications

Canada’s men’s U19 head coach Dean Murten has named his starting XV for Saturday’s game against England.

The game will be played at Taffs Wells RFC, 20 minutes outside of Cardiff.

Gavin Kratz, Jack McRogers and Emerson Prior will form Canada’s front row while Aidan Foley and Jackson Marquardt start at lock. Jackson Matthews and James O’Neill start at flanker with Christoph Strangl at No. 8.

Brock Gallagher gets the nod at scrum-half with Logan Martin-Feek at fly-half. Evan Norris and Seth Purdy start on the wings with Mostyn Findlay and Elias Ergas in the centres. James Hammond starts at fullback.

Saturdays game kicks off at 9:30am ET/6:30am PT but will not be streamed live due to a change in the game location.

Canada’s Men’s U19 Team vs. England (Name, club, hometown):

1. Gavin Kratz, (UVic) Victoria, BC

2. Jack McRogers, (Aurora Barbarians) Newmarket, ON

3. Emerson Prior, (Trent University Varsity Club) Gananoque, ON

4. Aidan Foley, (Western University) Oakville, ON

5. Jackson Marquardt, (Concordia University) Ottawa, ON

6. Jackson Matthews, (Beaconsfield RFC) Beaconsfield, QC

7. James O’Neill, (UVic) Cochrane, AB

8. Christoph Stangl, (UBC) Vancouver, BC

9. Brock Gallagher, (Stratchona Druids) Edmonton, AB

10. Logan Martin-Feek, (West Shore) Victoria, BC

11. Evan Norris, (Shawnigan Lake School) Victoria, BC

12. Mostyn Findlay, (UVic) Regina, SK

13. Elias Ergas, (UBC) North Vancouver, BC

14. Seth Purdy, (Shawnigan Lake School) Mill Bay, BC

15. James Hammond, (Toronto Nomads/United RFC) Vancouver, BC

16. Damon Adams, (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria BC

17. Kyle Joe, (Cowichan) Ladysmith, BC

18. Samuel Turner, (UBC) Vancouver, BC

19. Peyton Eager, (Cowichan RFC) Cowichan, BC

20. Owain Ruttan, (UBC) Precious Corners, ON

21. Quinn Ngawati, (St Michaels University School) Victoria, BC

22. Matthew Ye, (UBC) Markham, ON

23. John Jubenvill, (UBC) Surrey, BC

24. Miquel-Fabian Palij, (Markham Irish) Markham, ON

25. Brennig Prevost, (UVic) Victoria, BC

26. Brandon Schellenberger, (Castaway Wanderers) Victoria, BC

Canada’s Men’s U19 Schedule:

Canada vs. England — April 8

Canada vs. Wales — April 12

Canada vs. Italy — April 16