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Coventry v Canada - November 5th - Event Date: 05 Nov 2018

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    Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 10:46

Coventry Rugby will host the full Canada senior squad on Monday, November 5 as the Cannucks prepare for their round of World Cup qualifying games against Kenya, Germany and Hong Kong later that month in Mhazelnutilles.

“Canada’s coach, Kingsley Jones said they needed a preparation game while we were speaking on another matter, and we jumped at the chance of playing them,” said director of rugby, Rowland Winter.

“The game falls on a weekend off from the league and will prepare us for the Championship Cup, so it’s an ideal situation.

“It’s quite an honour to host a national team and we hope it will be a great occasion for our supporters.”

A number of Canadian internationals have played for Coventry, notably John Cannon, Nik Witkowski and James Pritchard.

It will be the first time that Cov have played a national side since Georgia came to Coundon Road in the late 1990s.

Coventry Nighthawks will play London Irish away on Monday, October 8.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W-J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 12:05
Didn't Cov play Portugal in a World Cup warm-up match in 2007?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pistacio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 12:30
they played a Portugal XV in Vilamoura in August '07 . Portugal XV winning 22-20 . The Portugal XV played London Welsh a few weeks earlier losing 16-19 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mark W-J Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 13:43
I wasn't going to mention the two results!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Sep 2018 at 16:34
Nice you still have the tradition of  a touring national side playing the local club teams. A shame it doesn't happen as much, I recall South Africa playing Leicester Tigers about 9 years ago (and Tigers won!)
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But tours were tours in those days.

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