Canada stick with settled squad
September 29, 1999
Canada have made only one change from the side which lost to England at Twickenham last month for their World Cup opener against France on Saturday.
Captain Gareth Rees and hooker Mark Cardinal have both shaken off injuries and are included in the squad, with Rees set to start his record fourth World Cup finals.
The one change sees Japanese based flanker John Hutchinson return to the side in place of Ryan Banks, who takes a place on the bench.
The Canadians, who have lost all seven tests they have played this year, will be hoping to get the best possible start against a French side who have themselves had a poor year, culminating in their loss to Tonga in June.
Canadian Team: S Stewart; W Stanley, D Lougheed, S Bryan, C Smith; G Rees (capt), M Williams; R Snow, P Dunkley, J Thiel, J Tait, M James, J Hutchinson, D Baugh, A Charron.
Replacements: K Nichols, B Ross, J Graf, M Schmid, R Banks, R Bice, M Cardinal.