Canada national rugby union team

The Canada national rugby union team (French: Équipe du Canada de rugby à XV) represents Canada in men's international rugby union competitions and it is governed by Rugby Canada, and play in red and white. Canada is classified by World Rugby as a tier two rugby nation. Canada has competed in competitions such as the Americas Rugby Championship and the Rugby World Cup.

Nickname(s)Canucks, Les Rouges
EmblemMaple leaf
UnionRugby Canada
Head coachKingsley Jones
CaptainTyler Ardron
Most capsAaron Carpenter (80)
Top scorerJames Pritchard (607)
Top try scorerDTH van der Merwe (38)
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current22 (as of 14 March 2021)
Highest11 (2011)
Lowest24 (2017)
First international
 Japan 9–8 Canada
(Osaka, Japan; 31 January 1932)
Biggest win
 Barbados 3–71 Canada
(Bridgetown, Barbados; 24 June 2006)
Biggest defeat
 England 70–0 Canada
(London, England; 13 November 2004)
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 1987)
Best resultQuarterfinals (1991)

Canada has been playing international rugby since their 1932 debut against Japan. Canada have competed at every World Cup since the tournament was first staged in 1987, but for the first time in the team history, it will not attend the 2023 edition of the tournament; after losing against Chile for the qualifiers,[1] breaking the 3 decades long record of uninterrupted attendance. Canada achieved their best result at the World Cup in 1991, where they reached the quarterfinals. Canada was once the dominant power of North American rugby and was the second best team in the Americas; Canada currently ranks fourth in the region after Argentina, the US and Uruguay. The team has achieved victories over Six Nations teams such as France, Wales, Italy, and Scotland on at least one occasion in past years, mostly during the amateur era. Canada is currently ranked 22nd in the World Rugby Rankings.

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