This article was added by the user . TheWorldNews is not responsible for the content of the platform.

Canada hits Belgium with men's rugby

Article author:

The Canadian Press

Canadian news agency

Kristen Lipscombe

Canada's Ben LeSage, right, scores a try in front of teammate Cooper Coats, left, and Belgium's Basile Poupaert during the second half of a men's 15s international rugby test match in Halifax on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Ben LeSage, Canada, Right, recording a try in front of teammate Cooper Court (left) and Belgian Basil Puppert in the second half of the 15s Men's International Rugby Test Match in Halifax on Saturday, July 2, 2022. .. Photo: Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press

Halifax — Canada on Saturday afternoon, before 4,412 So, I beat the Belgian who is visiting on the rugby pitch 45-0. Fans gathered in the heart of Nova Scotia's capital to take international action, despite the threat of gray skies and looming rain.

Irish-born Jason Higgins put the Canadian men's rugby team on the board early in the game's first attempt, receiving the ball deep in the aggressive half. Breaking the tackle and running it helped a lot of fun for the fans of the stand to ignite the momentum of their homeland, many still adorned in red and white after the Canadian Day celebrations.

Peter Nelson kicked the post and added a conversion to get 7-0 within the first 7 minutes of the game.

Also, it was Lucas Rumball in Markham, Ontario, who added more than half the attempts of a team of senior Canadian men in their fifteens. Ben LeSage in Calgary; Michael Smith in White Rock, British Columbia; Caino Aroid in Mississauga, Ontario. Halifax's hometown hero, Cooper Court, joined Nelson with a successful conversion to ensure a win in an international test match.

"When you think about it, it's really surreal. I don't understand the words," said the 25-year-old court in front of a stadium full of personal cheerleaders. I was playing with.

"It's really great to be able to score, play the whole game in front of family and friends, and listen to them all the time on the stand. I'm very happy to have grown up here.

Court also said Saturday afternoon's success at Harifax was the next Sunday match against tough opponent Spain, ranked 15th in the world (TD Place in Ottawa). He emphasized that it is to increase the confidence of the Canadian crew towards).

Also, on Saturday, Matthew Owol of Calgary, Lindsey Stevens from Sydney, Australia, and Dawson Fatrick of Ottawa made their national team debut when they replaced them in the second half of the game. rice field. Belgium.

Saturday's rugby showdown was the first time a team had gathered in a match in almost eight months. The last time Canadians gathered on the pitch of an international match was also a match against the Belgians in Brussels on November 13th last year. Canada blanked 26th place Belgium 24-0 in the match. Canada played in the 21st ranked Saturday match in the world.

This report by Canadian Press was first published on July 2, 2022.

Posted Newsletter logo

National Post

, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. Click the sign-up button and the above will be sent from Postmedia Network Inc. You agree to receive the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link. It's at the bottom of the email. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300