Close to 1,900 rabid rugby fans packed the stands at Westhills Stadium Saturday for an Americas Rugby Championship game. Canada’s men’s rugby team earned its second win of the tournament with a 52-25 win over Brazil.
Canada ran in seven tries, with Lucas Rumball and Clay Panga converting two each, while Michael Hamsom, Paul Ciulini and team captain Ray Barkwill accounted for the others. Andrew Ferguson rounded out the scoring by kicking 13 points.
Canada built a comfortable 31-13 lead at the break, while Daniel Sancery, Moises Duque and Joao Luiz de Ros were in on the scoring for Brazil.
Canada’s attack coach Graeme Moffat credited the team’s forwards for the fast start right out of the gate. “They took it to Brazil and scored all seven tries,” Moffat said in a release. “That will definitely rile the backs up and hopefully make training interesting next week.”
Canada now heads to South America for the final two games of the ARC tournament, facing Argentina XV next week and Chile on March 5.
Canada sits at 2-1, after a 30-22 loss to the U.S.A. and an opening match win over Uruguay earlier in the month.