Canada call on domestic competition

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Canada have named a 30-man squad for their 2011 internationals against Jamaica, USA and South Africa, with all players coming from their domestic competition.

Niagara Bobcats have recently won the inaugural competition in Canada, and they provide eight players to the squad coached by Jamie Lester, only bettered by Scarborough Centurions’ contingent of nine.

A total of fourteen players retain their places from the Wolverine’s 2010 Atlantic Cup squad, while Sam Fuimaono, Danny Tupou and Enoch Wamalwa will make their returns having played against the USA Tomahawks in last year’s Colonial Cup.

Coach Lester said: “We have selected a good mix of youth and experience. It is encouraging to bring thirteen fresh faces into the mix while retaining the core of last year’s players.

“After playing in the domestic competition, everybody knows there is a lot of pressure for starting places which we are happy about.”

The Wolverines are looking forward to the chance for revenge against their Atlantic counterparts having lost against Jamaica and USA last year.

Lester added: “Last year’s results are something to build on but we have a new squad now and we will be doing everything we can to bring home the wins for Canada.”

Squad: Tyler Allen (Scarborough Centurions), Geoff Bylund (Toronto City Saints), Steve Conlon (Toronto City Saints), Chris Diamond (Niagara Bobcats), Graham Dobbs (Scarborough Centurions), Shane Farrell (Toronto City Saints), Tony Felix (York Region Reds), John Felix (York Region Reds), Dale Fitzgerald (York Region Reds), Sam Fuimaono (Niagara Bobcats), Matt Gleed (Scarborough Centurions), Joseph Ginsberg (Scarborough Centurions), Lucas Hammond (Scarborough Centurions), Andrew Kemp (Toronto City Saints), Steve Lamb (Niagara Bobcats), Robin Legault (Toronto City Saints), Jamie Lester (Toronto City Saints), Ryan Manton (Scarborough Centurions), Tim Mason (Niagara Bobcats), Henry Miers (York Region Reds), Adam Moody (York Region Reds), Luca Pallattella (Scarborough Centurions), Matt Pettie (Niagara Bobcats), Mike Reid (Niagara Bobcats), Nick Swayze (Niagara Bobcats), Danny Tupou (York Region Reds), Matt Wyles (Scarborough Centurions), Enoch Wamalwa (Toronto City Saints), Matt Williams (Niagara Bobcats), Rob Autogavaia (Scarborough Centurions)

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