Canada announce squad for French test
June 23, 2004

Canadian coach Ric Suggitt has named a 26 man squad for the test against France in Toronto on 10th July.

After there defeat of the USA in the Churchill Cup and their Superpowers Cup campaign in Japan Suggitt side are in buoyant mood - and the squad have been supplement ed by the return of John Tait and John Thiel from Europe.
"Some players have come forward to show that they are indeed ready to step-up their game to the next level," said National Team Selector Peter O' Flaherty. "Their efforts have been rewarded with their selection to the France Test Match."

Suggitt enters the match with a 2-2 record since being named Head Coach at the beginning of the year. "This is the game we have been building towards this summer and it will give us an indication of just how we are progressing with our program," commented Suggitt.

Canadian Squad:
Aaron Abrams - Mississauga, ON. Club: Brampton RFC
Mike Burak - Vancouver, BC. Club: UBC Old Boy Ravens
Garth Cooke - Merritt, BC. Club: Crimson Tide
Jamie Cudmore - Squamish, BC. Club: Grenoble, France
Jim Douglas - Kelowna, BC. Club: Vancouver Wave
Forrest Gainer - Edmonton, AB. Club: Dublin University
Josh Jackson - Nanaimo, BC. Club: Pau, France
Mark Lawson - Vancouver, BC. Club: Crimson Tide
Stan McKeen - Vancouver, BC. Club: Pacific Pride
Dan Pletch - Lucan, ON. Club: Oakville Crusaders RFC
John Tait - Barrie, ON. Club: Brive, France
Kevin Tkachuk - Regina, SK. Club: Prairie Fire
Jon Thiel - Aldergrove, BC. Club: Scarletts, Wales
Mike Webb - West Vancouver, BC. Club: Swilers RFC
Colin Yukes - Edmonton, AB. Club: Crimson Tide

Jared Barker - Victoria, BC. Club: Coventry RFC
John Cannon - Abbotsford, BC. Club: Crimson Tide
Mike Danskin - Victoria, BC. Club: Crimson Tide
Derek Daypuck - London, ON. Club: Crimson Tide
Marco Di Girolamo - Maple, ON. Club: Toronto Xtreme
Ed Fairhurst - Victoria, BC. Club: Crimson Tide
Quentin Fyffe - Calgary, AB. Club: Calgary Irish
Mike Pyke - Victoria, BC. Club: Pacific Pride
Stirling Richmond - North Vancouver, BC. Club: Vancouver Wave
Ryan Smith - Caledon, ON. Club: Toronto Xtreme
Morgan Williams - Cole Harbour, NS. Club: Saracens, England

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