Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Men Thump Romania to Finish Seventh at World Rugby U20 Trophy

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Men Thump Romania to Finish Seventh at World Rugby U20 Trophy

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Canada seventh at World Rugby U20 Trophy

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BUCHAREST, Romania - Canada ended the World Rugby U20 Trophy on a winning note Sunday, thumping host Romania 71-14 to finish seventh at the eight-team tournament.

Canadians (1-3-0) ran in 11 tries with Kevin Vertkas and Jack McCarthy scoring two apiece. Brennig Prevost booted eight conversions. Romania finished at 0-4-0.

It's been a tough tournament for Canada, which squandered a 26-11 halftime lead and lost 31-29 to Portugal in its opening game. The Canadians then gave up a try in stoppage time to lose 27-23 to Uruguay. In its final preliminary-round game, Canada lost 53-26 to Fiji after leading 20-7 at the half.

Canada also finished seventh at last year's second-tier age-group championship.

Fiji battered Samoa 58-8 in the final to win promotion to the elite World U20 Championship. …

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