Five Ontarians named to U20 starting roster vs USA U20

June 12, 2018


HOUSTON, TEXAS (JUNE 11, 2018) –The Canada Under-20 Team to play the first of two games against USA Under-20 has been announced by Jeff Williams, Head Coach. 

With files from Rugby Canada Communications. Pictured: Jack McRogers with U19 Blues - Photo Credit to Colin Watson.

“Fortunately, there has been strong competition for places. Furthermore, we decided to go with six forwards and two backs on the bench, in view of the high heat and humidity in Houston,” commented Williams.  
Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm local time (8pm ET/5pm PT). 

There will unfortunately not be a Live Stream available to watch the game online. Rugby Canada will be providing updates on its Twitter account ( and will post the footage online immediately afterwards.
Canada Under-20 Roster to face USA on Tuesday:
1. Gavin Kratz – UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
2. Jack McRogers – McMaster University (Toronto, ON) [Aurora Barbarians]
3. Tyler Rowland – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON) [Toronto Nomads]
4. Quentin James – Perpignan (Vancouver, BC)
5. Reid Davis – Bayside RFC (Surrey, BC)
6. Owain Ruttan – UBC Thunderbirds (Cobourg, ON) [Cobourg Saxons]
7. James O’Neill – UVIC Vikes (Cochrane, AB)
8. Michael Smith – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
9. Will Percillier – UBC Thunderbirds (Victoria, BC)
10. Steven Commerford – Brock University (Peterborough, ON) [Peterborough Pagans]
11. Jack McCarthy – Vandals RFC (St, John’s, NL)
12. Kevin Vertkas – UBC Thunderbirds (Toronto, ON) [Toronto Nomads]
13. Seth Purdey – UCal at Berkeley (Shawnigan Lake, BC)
14. Elias Ergas – UBC Thunderbirds (Vancouver, BC)
15. Brennig Prevost – UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
16. Tyler Wong – UVIC Vikes (Vancouver, BC)
17. Emerson Prior – Trent University (Kingston, ON) [Kingston Panthers]
18. Stephen Mallard – Swiler’s RFC (St. John’s, NL)
19. Ben Newhook – Vandals RFC (St, John’s, NL)
20. Jackson Matthews – UVIC Vikes (Montreal, QC)
21. Peter Ingoldsby – Exmouth RFC (England)
22. Brock Gallagher – James Bay AA (Edmonton, AB)
23. Mostyn Findley – UVIC Vikes (Regina, SK)