Same again for Canada

16th Sep 2011, 11:06

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Kieran Crowley: Keeps the faith

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.


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)