Rugby Union


France too strong for plucky Canada

Too hot to handle: France's Remy Grosso holds off Canada's Ciaran Hearn to go over in the corner.

France's superior fitness enabled them to eventually subdue and a spirited but error-prone Canada and claim a 41-18 victory on Thursday (Friday morning AEST).

Canada, Georgia in two-minute rugby brawl


There were wild scenes in Tbilsi on the weekend, as Georgia's game against Canada erupted into a mass brawl after the visitors took exception to a high tackle on the Canadian five-eighth.

Maori All Blacks demolish Canada

Jamison Gibson-Park starred for the New Zealand Maori All Blacks.

Halfback Jamison Gibson-Park celebrated his late call-up to the Maori All Blacks with two tries in a comprehensive 40-15 win over Canada in Toronto on Monday (AEDT).

Canada beats Tonga to stretch Cup lead

The Tongan team performs the Sipi Tau before kick-off.

James Pritchard scored a try and went 7-for-7 on penalty kicks and conversions to spark Canada over Tonga 36-27 in a Pacific Nations Cup rugby match on a rainy Saturday at Queen's University.

Canada pips USA in thriller

D.T.H. van der Merwe of Canada, runs past Luke Hume of the US Eagles.

New skipper Aaron Carpenter scored the winning try and fullback James Pritchard kicked in 13 points as Canada beat the United States 28-25 in a rugby union match on Saturday.

Experimental All Blacks overpower Canada

Sonny Bill Williams of the All Blacks makes a break

An experimental New Zealand team, missing injured star men Richie McCaw and Dan Carter, wrapped up their World Cup pool play unbeaten after outpowering Canada 79-15 here on Sunday.