De Goede Leads Canada U20s Against England in Halifax

August 17, 2018

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Friday, August 17) – Canada head coach Jack Hanratty has named his starting roster to face England on Saturday for the winner-takes-all finale to the Tri-Nations Cup at Wanderers Ground.

Canada opened the tournament with a 36-12 victory over the USA on August 7th, while England also knocked off the Americans 43-17 on the 14th.
In the first matchup between these two sides on August 10th– which was deemed not a part of the Tri-Nations tournament beforehand by all three teams – England were victorious 36-22.
Saturday’s showdown at the 6,000-seat revamped stadium in downtown Halifax will decide the winner of the three-team event.
Canada will once again be captained by number 8 Sophie de Goede.
Kick-off is set for 4pm AT (3pm ET/12pm PT) and you can watch live at http://player.communitylive.ca/player/player/121
Canada U-20 Roster to Face England: 
1. Idia Ihensekien - Dartmouth College/Oakville Crusaders RFC (ON)
2. Mackenzie Carson - UBC Thunderbirds/Bristol Bears (BC)
3. Val Wideski - Acadia University/Westshore RFC (BC)
4. Abby DuGuid - University of Lethbridge/Edmonton Pirates RFC (AB)
5. Keegan Branter - University of Lethbridge/Lethbridge Rugby Club (AB)
6. Harley Tucker - Acadia Universtiy/Windsor Machine RFC (AB)
7. Courtenay Holtkamp - University of Alberta/Red Deer Titans (AB)
8. Sophie de Goede – Captain, Queen’s University/Castaway Wanderers (BC)
9. Sasha Guedes - UVic Vikes/Beaconsfield (QC)
10. Tausani Levale - Abbotsford Griffins (BC)
11. Asia Hogan - York University/Toronto Nomads (ON)
12. Madison Gold - UBC Thunderbirds (BC)
13. Sarah-Maude LaChance - CEGEP Victoriaville/Club De Rugby Quebec (QC)
14. Brooke Bazian - UBC Thunderbirds (BC)
15. Annie Kennedy - Acadia University/Windsor Machine RFC (ON)
16. Erika Barton - Guelph University/Kingston Panthers (ON)
17. Maya Montiel - Ottawa University/Ottawa Irish Rugby Club (NB)
18. Amelia Hatfield - St Francis Xavier University/Halifax Tars RFC (NS)
19. Zoe Goodwin-Sutton - UVic Vikes/Westshore RFC (ON)
20. Aly Macdougall - University of Calgary/Calgary Irish (AB)
21. Celia Martensson - Queen’s University/Aurora Barbarians (ON)
22. Hannah Daniels - Queen’s University/Aurora Barbarians (ON)
23. Rachel Hickson - Queen’s University/Kingston Panthers (ON)
 Tri-Nations Cup:
Aug. 7th -  Canada 36 - 12 USA
Aug. 10th - Canada 22 - 36 England
(Not for Tri-Nations Points)
Aug. 14th - USA 17 - 43 England

Aug. 18th - Canada v England, Wanderers Grounds, Halifax @ 4:00pm local time (3pm ET/12pm PT)
 Canada Under-20 Staff:
 Jack Hanratty, Head Coach
Kelly Russell, Assistant Coach
John Lavery, Assistant Coach
Jocelyn Barrieau, Assistant Coach
Jeremy Steinbach, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Tom Mcleod, Video analyst
Danielle McNally, Physiotherapist
Sarah MacNeil, Manager  

Original article and image courtesy of Rugby Canada