Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Falls to Argentina 'A' 20-6 to Open Americas Rugby Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Falls to Argentina 'A' 20-6 to Open Americas Rugby Championship

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Canada falls to Argentina 'A' 20-6

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LANGFORD, B.C. - Captain Gordon McRorie kicked two penalties but that was all the points Canada could muster, dropping its 2017 Americas Rugby Championship opener 20-6 to Argentina 'A' on Saturday.

Santiago Medrano and Segundo Tuclet had tries for Argentina 'A'.

"They looked a little more organized than us," Canada's head coach Mark Anscombe said. "It was anyone's game at half time but I thought we played a poor second half and they started playing a bit more and put us under pressure."

The two sides were affected by the conditions at Westhills Stadium -- a field covered with snow while rain fell -- and it meant for a sloppy first half that was filled with turnovers. The two sides produced only a penalty apiece.

Domingo Miotti gave the visitors a 3-0 lead in the second minute before Lucas Rumball was shown a yellow card on the restart for an illegal hit in the air. …

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