Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada 'A' Beaten 35-21 by Uruguay 'A' at World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada 'A' Beaten 35-21 by Uruguay 'A' at World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge

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Canada ''A' loses Pacific Challenge game

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Canada 'A' dropped its opening game at the World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge on Saturday, losing 35-21 to Uruguay 'A.'

The six-team tournament, which runs through Oct. 14, also features Samoa A and the USA Selects. It was introduced in 2016 "to boost the high-performance pathway" and prepare the countries for the November internationals.

The Canadians face defending champion Argentina 'A' on Wednesday and Tonga 'A' on Oct. 14.

Doug Fraser, Patrick Parfrey and Gord McRorie scored tries for Canada. Guiseppe de Toit booted three conversions.

Uruguay kicked three penalties and added four tries, three of which were converted.

Uruguay led 6-0 on a pair of penalties before Fraser touched down for a converted try that gave Canada a 7-6 lead. …

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