Canada West in eigt-try romp over USA Hawks
July 23, 2006

Canada West scored a comprehensive 46-7 victory over the US Hawks to cement first place and a spot in the championship final of the North America Four tournament in Columbus, Ohio.

Akio Tyler and Tony La Carte scored a pair of tries each, as Canada West scored an eight try victory, which saw them get a bonus point with their fourth try after just fifteen minutes.

Canada West plays Canada East on Wednesday night, while the Falcons will play the Hawks in the second match of the night.

Canada West:

15. DTH van der Merwe 14. Tony La Carte 13. Akio Tyler 12. Charles Baumberg 11. Brodie Henderson 10. David Spicer 9. Ed Fairhurst (Ian Smortchevsky@63) 8. Morgan Jones 7: Adam Kleeberger (McKeen 6. Neil Meechan (Scott Franklin@60) 5. Scott Hunter (Pat Kearney@53) 4. Tyler Hotson 3. Garth Cooke 2. Mark Lawson (Pat Riordan@60) 1. Pat Desssaulles (Hubert Buydens@53)

Replacements: 16. Pat Riordan 17. Hubert Buydens 18. Scott Franklin 19 Pat Kearney 20. Tom McKeen 21. Ian Smortchevsky 22. Geoff Warden


15. Andrew Blair 14. Jeremy Nash 13. Nathan Rogers 12. Albert Tuipoluto (Mike Graham@80) 11. Ed Stockounas 10: Damien Fantongia 9. Tyson Meek (David Williams@40) 8. Henry Bloomfield (Scott Lawrence@40) 7. Justin Stencil 6. Ben Sadgrove 5 Adam Russel 4. Luis Stanfill 3. Kurt Nienberg(Chris Moreno@80 min) 2. Matt Wyatt 1. Brian Olmes



Canada West:

Try: Akio Tyler (6, 46) Brodie Henderson (3 mins), Tony LaCarte (10, 41), David Spicer (14 mins) Garth Cooke (50 mins) DTH van der Merwe (54)

Con: Ed Fairhurst (10, 15, 54)

Try: Chris Moreno
Conversion: David Williams

Scoring sequence:
Can: 5-0
Can: 10-0
Can: 17-0
Can: 22-0
Can: 24-0

Can: 29-0
Can: 34-0
Can: 39-0
Can 46-0
USA:46- 5
USA 46-7

The NA4 continues Wednesday night when both USA Rugby teams face each other at 6pm, followed by both Rugby Canada sides at 8pm Based on points totaled from win/loss records and bonus points over the first five games of the inaugural cross border series, next Saturday's championship and consolation match-ups will be slated following Wednesday's contests.

Canada West 3 0 1 16
USA Falcons 2 2 0 11
Canada East 1 2 1 8
USA Hawks 1 3 0 5


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