Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Men's U20 Squad Beats U.S. at Junior World Rugby Trophy Qualifier

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Men's U20 Squad Beats U.S. at Junior World Rugby Trophy Qualifier

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Canadian men's U20 team beats U.S. 46-12

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EDMONTON - The Canadian men's under-20 squad ran in seven tries en route to beating the United States 46-12 in the first game of their junior world rugby trophy qualifier on Tuesday.

Matt Beukeboom, Anton Ngongo, Josh Thiel, Aidan McMullan, Fraser Hurst, Jamie McNaughton and Cole Davis scored a try apiece for Canada while Will Kelly kicked 11 points.

"To get that first win in a two-game series is huge," Hurst said.

The Canadians fell behind 5-0 inside the opening two minutes but responded when Beukeboom powered over after a dominating scrum. Canada had its first lead in the ninth minute as Ngongo found space out wide for a 12-5 advantage.

Brothers Jake and Josh Thiel connected for Canada's third try with Jake breaking the line before finding Josh inside for a for a 19-5 lead. …

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