Canada captain returns for Italy

2015-09-24 16:14

London - Canada captain Tyler Ardron has been recalled to the side in one of six changes for their Rugby World Cup Pool D match against Italy in Leeds on Saturday.

Ardron, who missed the opening 50-7 defeat to Ireland, returns at number eight and brothers Phil and Jamie Mackenzie, both left out of the match-day squad against Ireland, start against the Italians.

Jebb Sinclair will partner Jamie Cudmore in the second row while Connor Braid was named at inside centre.



1 Hubert Buydens, 2 Ray Barkwill, 3 Doug Wooldridge, 4 Jebb Sinclair, 5 Jamie Cudmore, 6 Nanyak Dala, 7 John Moonlight, 8 Tyler Ardron (captain); 9 Jamie Mackenzie, 10 Nathan Hirayama 11 DTH Van Der Merwe, 12 Connor Braid, 13 Ciaran Hearn, 14 Phil Mackenzie, 15 Matt Evans

Replacements: 16 Aaron Carpenter, 17 Djustice Sears-Duru, 18 Andrew Tiedemann, 19 Evan Olmstead, 20 Kyle Gilmour, 21 Phil Mack, 22 Conor Trainor, 23 Harry Jones.


1 Michele Rizzo, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini (captain), 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 4 Quintin Geldenhuys, 5 Josh Furno, 6 Alessandro Zanni, 7 Francesco Minto, 8 Samuela Vunisa; 9 Edoardo Gori, 10 Tommaso Allan, 11 Giovanbattista Venditti, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 13 Tommaso Benvenuti, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 15 Luke McLean

Replacements: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Matias Aguero, 18 Martin Castrogiovanni, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Mauro Bergamasco, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Carlo Canna, 23 Michele Campagnaro.

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