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ARGENTINA DEFEAT CANADA TO WIN ARC TITLE
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - Submitted by RC Communications
LANGFORD, BC

Argentina continued its dominance over Canada Saturday night defeating the host country 28-9 at Westhill Stadium to capture its third straight IRB Americas Rugby Championship.
 
With a disappointed sell out crowd of 3,255 looking on, Canada could only manage to get points off three penalty goals by Connor Braid, one in the first half and two in the second. He finished the tournament with eight penalty goals in all.
 
Argentina, with nine  new starters from their previous game against Uruguay, were the much more structured team and led 13-3 at halftime.

Playing with an extra man after Canadian scrumhalf Sean White was handed a yellow card, Argentina's Ramiro Moyano scored a try under the posts with ten minutes to go in the first half. Halftime score had Argentina leading Canada 13-3. 
 
Braid gave Canada some hope seven minutes into the second half when he brought Canada close (13-6) with his second penalty goal. Iglesias answered back at the 16 minute mark with a penalty goal from 15 yards out.
 
After Braid's third penalty goal made it 16-9, Argentina's offense countered when Ramiro Moyano intercepted dropped ball from Canada's captain Tyler Ardron and ran it in from in close. 
 
Matias Orlando sealed the victory for the South Americans with a final try in the right corner, with Iglesias missing the conversion. 
 
You have to go back to 1990 to find the last time Canada defeated Argentina and since then have lost to their South American rivals in the last three ARC championship matches.
 
Team Canada, with earlier victories over Uruguay and the US, was a select team made up of talented players from the four clubs comprising the Canadian Rugby Championship.
 
 
CANADA
Penalty goals:
Connor Braid (3)
 
ARGENTINA
Penalty goals:
Santiago Iglesias (3)
Conversion:
Iglesias (2)
Tries:
Ramiro Moyano (2), Matias Orlando

CANADA ROSTER
1. HUBERT BUYDENS, Prairie Wolfpack
2. RAY BARKWILL, Ontario Blues
3. DOUG WOOLDRIDGE, Ontario Blues
4. AARON FLAGG, Pacific Tyee
5. JON PHELAN, The Rock
6. CHRIS LONG, Prairie Wolfpack
7. ZAC COUGHLAN, The Rock
8. TYLER ARDRON, Ontario Blues (C)
9. SEAN WHITE, Pacific Tyee
10. CONNOR BRAID, Pacific Tyee
11. CLAYTON MEERES, Pacific Tyee
12. PATRICK PARFREY, The Rock
13. NICK BLEVINS, Prairie Wolfpack
14. JOSH HART, Prairie Wolfpack
15. LIAM UNDERWOOD, Ontario Blues
 
16. OWEN PARFREY, The Rock
17. CREAG JOHNSTON, Ontario Blues
18. JACOB RUMBALL, Ontario Blues
19. ALISTAIR CLARK, Ontario Blues
20. SEB PEARSON, Ontario Blues
21. KYLE ARMSTRONG, Ontario Blues
22. PAT KAY, Pacific Tyee
23. CIARAN HEARN, The Rock
 
KIERAN CROWLEY, Head Coach
CHRIS SILVERTHORN, Assistant Coach
MIKE SHELLEY, Assistant Coach
MARK WINOKUR, Manager
LAURA LUNDQUIST, AT
JESSICA SMITH, AT
CALLUM RAMSAY, Video Analyst
ANDY EVANS, Strength and Conditioning

ARGENTINA ROSTER
1. FRANCISCO PICCININI
2. MARTIN GARCIA VEIGA
3. JUAN GOMEZ
4. CESAR FRUTERO
5. FELIPE ARANGUREN
6. TOMAS DE LA VEGA
7. RODRIGO BRUNO
8. LISANDRO AHUALLI
9. TOMAS CUBELLI   (C)
10. SANTIAGO GONZALEZ IGLESIAS
11. MANUEL MONTERO
12. MATIAS ORLANDO
13. JERONIMO DE LA FUENTE
14. MATIAS MASSERA
15. RAMIRO MOYANO

16. IGNACIO SAENZ LANCUBA
17. RAMIRO HERRERA
18. MATIAS ALEMANO
19. ALEJANDRO CAMPOS
20. MARCOS BOLLINI
21. JAVIER ROJAS
22. ROMAN MIRALLES

DANIEL HOURCADE, Coach
EMILIANO BERGAMASCHI, Coach
DIEGO TYSLAK, Manager
JUAN PABLO BELLO, Team President
PEDRO GAUNA, Team Doctor
DANIEL PEREZ, Video Analyst
GUILLERMO FANTONI, Physical Trainer
RICHARDO CARBAJAL, Physiotherapist
FEDERICO GARCIA, Logistics

MATCH OFFICIALS    
Referee: Joaquin Montes (Uruguay)    
Assistant Referee: Chris Assmus  (Canada)    
Assistant Referee: Sherry Trumbull (Canada)
Match Official #4: Kai Taylor (Canada)    
Match Official #5: John Buxcey (Canada)    
Match Official #6/Scorer: George Van (Canada)

2012 IRB Americas Rugby Championship
www.americasrugbychampionship.com
Westhills Stadium
1089 Langford Parkway,
Langford, BC

Friday, October 12th
USA 3 v Argentina 39
Canada 28 v Uruguay 10

Tuesday, October 16th
Argentina 21 v Uruguay 10
Canada 28 v USA 3

Saturday, October 20th
USA 8 v Uruguay 26
Canada 9 v Argentina 28

 
Player Team Points
Gordon McRorie 76
Derek Daypuck 73
Pat Kay 43
Graham Turner 20
Sean White 20
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Player Team Tries
Gordon McRorie 4
Graham Turner 4
Sean White 4
Caleb Hansen 3
Jeremy Kyne 3
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