Three Abbotsford Men's team players have made Canada U-20. Patrick Shields (Mouat graduate), Jared Douglas (Bateman graduate), and Clayton Meeres (Sardis graduate) have recently been picked up to play for the young Canada side in a series of games against Romania this week at Shawnigan. All three have suited up this season for Abbotsford's premier men's team.

Courtesy of Rugby Canada Communications
Published Mar 6, 2012

Rugby Canada is pleased to announce the Canadian Men's Under-20 National team will take on Romania in a series of test matches beginning Wednesday at Shawnigan Lake School. The teams will face off again on Saturday at Bear Mountain Arena, part of the new Canadian Rugby Centre of Excellence.

The Canadian U20 team has been training since mid-January and this series will mark their first international test match in Langford.

Romania is a strong international competitor known for playing tough European rugby. These matches are part of preparing the U20 National team for The IRB World Junior Trophy.

MATCH INFORMATION

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - Canada U20 vs Romania (Shawinigan Lake School) 4pm kick off.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - Canada U20 vs Romania (Bear Mountain Stadium, Langford) 7pm kick off.

CANADA ROSTER (Wednesday match at Shawnigan)

PLAYER NAME / CLUB/ CITY/ PROVINCE
Lucas Hoppe - Lindsay RFC (Omemee, ON.)            
Eric Selvaggi -  Aurora Barbarians (Woodridge, ON)
Jake Ilnicki - UVIC Vikes (Williams Lake, BC)                
Geoff Warburton - AJAX Wanderers ( Toronto, ON)       
Lukas  Balkovec - Waterloo Country (Kitchener, ON)      
Jared Douglas - Abbotsford RFC (Vancouver, BC)         
Chase Kelliher - UVIC Vikes (North Vancouver, BC)        
Cameron Stones - AJAX Wanderers (Toronto, ON)                
Andrew Ferguson - Oakville Crusaders (Toronto, ON)
Patrick Kay - UVIC Vikes (Duncan, BC)
Taylor Paris - James Bay (Barrie, ON)
Clayton Meeres - Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Gradyn Bowd - Vancouver Rowing Club, Red Deer Titans (Red Deer, AB)
Tomas Costanzo - STE-ANN (Montreal, QB)
Jon West - Markham Irish RFC (Scarborough, ON)
Noah Barker - Vancouver Rowing Club (Vancouver, BC)
Tom Winter - Nor'Westers (Edmonton,AB)
Casey Reid - UVIC Vikes (Victoria, BC)
Jacob Rumball - Balmy Beach Rugby Club (Langford, BC)
Pat Shield - Abbotsford RFC (Abbotsford, BC)
Lucas Hammond - Toronto Nomads (Victoria, BC)
Luc Pearson - Lindsay RFC (Victoria, BC)

Announcements regarding the second match at Bear Mountain Stadium in Langford, BC on Saturday to be made later this week

Tickets for all games at Bear Mountain Stadium will be available from the Rugby Canada ticket hotline (905) 780 8998 ext 245.

Come out and watch some of the best rugby action that the Canadian Under-20 level has to offer!

Romanian line ups just released. Visit the article on BC Rugby News