SA born winger starts for Canada

2015-09-17 16:22

Cardiff - Veteran lock Jamie Cudmore will captain the oldest starting XV in Canada's Rugby World Cup history when they play Six Nations champions and Pool D rivals Ireland on Saturday in Cardiff.

The 37-year-old -- who becomes the fifth Canadian to play in four World Cup tournaments -- stands in for regular skipper Tyler Ardron, who is not part of Canada's matchday squad.

Aaron Carpenter, Nathan Hirayama and DTH Van Der Merwe are playing in their third World Cup, although Hirayama did not play a single minute in 2007.

Canada's starting line-up is on average 29 years and 164 days old.



15 Matt Evans, 14 Jeff Hassler, 13 Ciaran Hearn, 12  Nick Blevins, 11 DTH Van Der Merwe, 10 Nathan Hirayama, 9 Gordon McRorie,  8 Aaron Carpenter, 7 John Moonlight, 6 Kyle Gilmour,  5 Jamie Cudmore (capt), 4 Brett Beukeboom, 3 Doug Wooldridge, 2 Ray Barkwill, 1 Hubery Buydens.

Replacements: 16 Benoit Piffero, 17 Djustics Sears-Duru, 18 Andrew Tiedemann, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Richard Thorpe, 21 Phil Mack, 22 Liam Underwood, 23 Conor Trainor


15 Rob Kearney, 14 David Kearney, 13 Jared Payne, 12 Luke Fitzgerald, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O'Brien, 6 Peter O'Mahony, 5 Paul O'Connell (capt), 4 Iain Henderson, 3 Mike Ross, 2 Rory Best, 1 Jack McGrath

Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Cian Healy, 18 Nathan White, 19 Donnacha Ryan, 20 Chris Henry, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Simon Zebo

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