Cudmore included in Canada RWC squad

Date published: August 6 2015

Jamie Cudmore has been included in Canada's preliminary World Cup squad after recovering from concussion issues.

The veteran lock was named in the 35-man squad by Kieran Crowley, despite playing no part in the Pacific Nations Cup. 

Instead he had been training with his club Clermont, while undergoing tests after missing the closing stages of last season with a series of head injuries, but he has now been cleared to play.

Tyler Ardron will captain the side, while there are also returns for injured trio Taylor Paris, Jebb Sinclair and Jason Marshall, who all missed the PNC.

There is no place in the squad for James Pritchard however, the veteran full-back was hoping to feature in his fourth World Cup, but has been left out of the squad.

Canada have four more games before the World Cup gets underway, with matches against USA, Glasgow, Georgia and Fiji.

Canada preliminary squad for the World Cup:

Tyler Ardron (c), Ray Barkwill, Brett Beukeboom, Nick Blevins, Connor Braid, Hubert Buydens, Aaron Carpenter, Jamie Cudmore, Nanyak Dala, Tom Dolezel, Matt Evans, Kyle Gilmour, Jeff Hassler, Ciaran Hearn, Nathan Hirayama, Tyler Hotson, Harry Jones, Phil Mack, Jamie Mackenzie, Phil Mackenzie, Jason Marshall, Gordon McRorie, John Moonlight, Evan Olmstead, Taylor Paris, Jon Phelan, Benoit Piffero, Djustice Sears-Duru, Jebb Sinclair, Richard Thorpe, Andrew Tiedemann, Conor Trainor, Liam Underwood, DTH van der Merwe, Doug Wooldridge