Hassler to face Glasgow on Saturday

Jeff Hassler will go up against familiar opposition when he pulls on a Canada shirt once again this Saturday for a Rugby World Cup warm-up against the Ospreys’ PRO12 rivals, Glasgow Warriors.


The game in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the last time Canada will play on home soil before they head to the UK on Sunday and continue building towards their Rugby World Cup campagin, that begins on September 19 against Ireland in Cardiff.

The game kicks off at 7pm UK time and you can catch Jeff and his colleagues live on BBC Alba.


Canada’s team vs. Glasgow Warriors – (Club), Hometown, Province


1. Djustice Sears-Duru – (Oakville Crusaders/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

2. Benoit Piffero – (Unattached/Atlantic Rock) Montreal, QC

3. Andrew Tiedemann – (Unattached/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB

4. Evan Olmstead – (Parramatta Two Blues/Prairie Wolf Pack) Vancouver, BC

5. Jamie Cudmore, captain – (Clermont Auvergne) Squamish, BC

6. Kyle Gilmour – (Rotherham Titans/Prairie Wolf Pack) St. Albert, AB

7. Nanyak Dala – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK

8. Richard Thorpe – (London Welsh) Beckenham, England

9. Phil Mack – (James Bay AA/BC Bears) Victoria, BC

10. Nathan Hirayama – (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears) Vancouver, BC

11. DTH van der Merwe – (Scarlets) Victoria, BC

12. Connor Braid – (Unattached/BC Bears) Victoria, BC

13. Ciaran Hearn – (Castaway Wanderers/Atlantic Rock) Conception Bay, NL

14. Jeff Hassler – (Ospreys) Okotoks, AB

15. Matt Evans – (Cornish Pirates) Maple Bay, BC

16. Hubert Buydens – (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack) Saskatoon, SK

17. Ray Barkwill – (Castaway Wanderers/Ontario Blues) Niagara Falls, ON

18. Doug Wooldridge – (Lindsay RFC/Ontario Blues) Lindsay, ON 

19. Jebb Sinclair – (London Irish/Atlantic Rock) Fredericton, NB

20. Aaron Carpenter – (Cornish Pirates/Ontario Blues) Brantford, ON 

21. Jamie Mackenzie – (UBCOB Ravens/Ontario Blues) Oakville, ON

22. Liam Underwood – (Balmy Beach RFC/Ontario Blues) Toronto, ON

23. Harry Jones – (Capilano RFC/BC Bears) North Vancouver, BC

24. Brett Beukeboom – (Cornish Pirates) Lindsay, ON

25. Phil Mackenzie – (Sale Sharks/Ontario Blues), Oakville, ON


Road to the Rugby World Cup:


August 29 – Canada vs. Glasgow Warriors (Graves-Oakley Memorial Park, Halifax)

September 2 – Canada vs. Georgia (Esher, England)

September 6 – Canada vs. Fiji (The Stoop, England)


Rugby World Cup Pool Matches:


September 19 – Canada vs. Ireland  (Cardiff, Wales)

September 26 – Canada vs. Italy  (Leeds, England)

October 1 – Canada vs. France (Milton Keynes, England)

October 6 – Canada vs. Romania (Leicester, England)