Monday, October 27, 2014

ITM Cup: Canadian props Buydens and Marshall face-off in NZ

This past weekend featured the finals of the New Zealand provincial championship. Manawatu hosted Hawke's Bay at the same venue in which Argentina faced Georgia at Rugby World Cup 2011. From a Canadian perspective the fixture was of note due to each team having a Canadian prop on the field. Former Prairie Wolf Pack looshead prop Hubert Buydens went up against former BC Bears tighthead prop Jason Marshall. The pairing started for Canada against the All Blacks in Rugby World Cup 2011 but this past weekend they were on opposite teams and tension unfolded following a vertical scrum. The players have both been named in Canada's squad for the November tour of Europe. The squad will leave from Canada on Tuesday.

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