Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Beats Uruguay 33-17 to Open 2016 Americas Rugby Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Beats Uruguay 33-17 to Open 2016 Americas Rugby Championship

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Canada beats Uruguay at Americas Rugby Championship

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LANGLEY, B.C. - Dan Moor scored two tries as Canada opened the 2016 Americas Rugby Championship with a 33-17 victory over Uruguay on Saturday.

Phil Mackenzie, Nick Blevins and Alistair Clark also had tries as the Canadians opened up a 19-0 lead just 25 minutes into the match.

"We worked together and came up as a team," interim coach Francois Ratier said. "That's the spirit we want. I am pleased for the boys.

"We talked about living in the moment and not thinking about number of caps or whatever. Just play rugby."

Canada took a 19-7 edge into the break and added two more second-half tries while holding off a determined Uruguayan side.

"It was really important for us to close that game out," Mackenzie said. "It was a great experience. …

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