TORONTO – Team Canada has announced its roster for the national men’s team (Canada Wolverines) inaugural Americas Rugby League Nines Festival in Toronto on May 18th, 2019. Canada will host three fellow Americas teams, USA and Jamaica along with Emerging Nations side the Latin Heat.

Wolverines’ coach Benjamin Fleming, is excited for the event and promised a number of great matches for fans to enjoy. “As we grow rugby league in Canada, opportunities such as this provide important international match experience for our athletes to develop their skills on the field. The quick format of the tournament provides for high-risk, high-reward plays which challenge our athletes, while providing top notch entertainment for spectators,” Fleming added. Eddie Bilborough has been named Captain for the Wolverines in the Nines tournament.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Lamport Stadium, home to the Toronto Wolfpack, with kick-off at 12pm. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.ca

WOLVERINES ROSTER

David Astley – Ontario

Scyler Dumas – BC

Jason Park – Ontario

Ray Bissonette – BC

Steve Piatek – Ontario

Michael Mastroianni – Ontario

Danny Tupou Kaloudonu – Ontario

Nick Hails – Ontario

Emil Borggren – Ontario

Mikkel Borggren – Ontario

Steven Adu – Ontario

Ethan Langs – Ontario

Andrew Porter – BC

Eddie Bilborough – Ontario

Andrew Giguere – Ontario

Charles Curran – Ontario

Tony Felix – Ontario

18th man: Kyle Yurkiw – Ontario

19th man: Jonah Bachtiar – Ontario

GAME DAY INFORMATION

  • Date: Saturday, May 18. 12pm kick-off.
  • Lamport Stadium, Toronto CA
  • Tickets – www.eventbrite.ca

 

ABOUT RUGBY LEAGUE NINES
Rugby league Nines (or simply Nines) is a modified version of rugby league played with nine players on each side competing over two nine-minute halves. Nines is usually played in festivals, as its shorter game play allows for a tournament-style competition with a champion crowned over the course of a day or weekend.

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