Canada West (rugby team)

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Canada West
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Union Rugby Canada
Nickname(s) West
Founded 2005
Coach(es) Flag of Australia.svg Tony Medina
Captain(s) Flag of Canada.svg Ed Fairhust
Most caps Flag of Canada.svg Ed Fairhust (5)
Most appearances Flag of Canada.svg Ed Fairhust (5)
Top scorer Flag of Canada.svg Ed Fairhust (50)
Team kit
First match
USA Hawks 0 - 98 Canada West
(20 May 2006)
Largest win
USA Hawks 0 - 98 Canada West
(20 May 2006)
Largest defeat
Canada East 34 - 18 Canada West
(20 May 2006)

Canada West was one of two national representative rugby union teams from Canada that competed in the North America 4 Series. When the North America 4 was replaced by the Canadian Rugby Championship and Americas Rugby Championship in 2009, Canada West ceased to exist.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Canada West was founded in 2005 by the NA4 Committee. The NA4 Committee was made up of the International Rugby Board, Rugby Canada and USA Rugby. The committee was charged with operating and financing the four North American teams (the others being the USA Hawks, USA Falcons, and Canada East. By 2008, however, each franchise was to be sold and become privately owned.[1]

Inaugural Competition: 2006 North America 4 Series[edit]

West's first ever match occurred on 20 May 2006 during the inaugural NA 4 Series. They faced the USA Hawks in pool play and won by a score of 98-0. This match was the most lopsided of the competition. They finished the competition with a 3-1-1 record in pool play and had an average of 43 points scored and 19 points scored against per match. They advanced to the finals in elimination play and defeated the Falcons 31-20 to be crowned champions of the competition.[2] Ed Fairhust of the Castaway Wanderers captained the squad during the inaugural campaign.

Current squad[edit]

The 2006 NA4 squad is as follows

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