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Same again for Canada

16th September 2011 06:39


Kieran Crowley Canada coach

Kieran Crowley: Keeps the faith

Canada coach Kieran Crowley will field the same matchday 22 that beat Tonga for Sunday's clash with France in Napier.

The Canucks came from behind to snatch a shock 25-20 victory over Tonga on Wednesday.

And Crowley has rewarded his squad by opting against making any changes for the Pool A match against Les Bleus.

World Cup betting odds

Canada: 15 James Pritchard, 14 Ciaran Hearn, 13 DTH van der Merwe, 12 Ryan Smith, 11 Phil Mackenzie, 10 Ander Monro, 9 Ed Fairhurst, 8 Aaron Carpenter, 7 Chauncey O'Toole, 6 Adam Kleeberger, 5 Jamie Cudmore, 4 Jebb Sinclair, 3 Jason Marshall, 2 Pat Riordan (c), 1 Hubert Buydens.
Replacements: 16 Ryan Hamilton, 17 Scott Franklin, 18 Tyler Hotson, 19 Nanyak Dala, 20 Sean White, 21 Nathan Hirayama, 22 Conor Trainor.

Date: Sunday , September 18
Venue: Mclean Park, Napier
Kick-off: 20:30 (08:30 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand), Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Television match official: Matt Goddard (Australia)