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Head-To-Head: Ireland v Canada

Head-To-Head: Ireland v Canada

See below for a statistical preview of Saturday’s summer tour Test match between Ireland and Canada at the BMO Stadium in Toronto (kick-off 8pm local time/1am Irish time).

2013 SUMMER TOUR: Saturday, June 15

CANADA v IRELAND, BMO Stadium, Toronto, 8pm local time/1am Irish time (live TG4/www.tg4.tv worldwide stream)

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CANADA: James Pritchard (Bedford Blues); Matt Evans (Cornish Pirates), Ciaran Hearn (Castaway Wanderers/Atlantic Rock), Harry Jones (Capilano/BC Bears), Taylor Paris (SU Agen Lot-et-Garonne); Nathan Hirayama (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears), Phil Mack (UVIC Vikes/BC Bears); Hubert Buydens (Saskatoon Wild Oats/Prairie Wolf Pack), Ray Barkwill (Niagara Wasps/Ontario Blues), Jason Marshall (Atlantique Stade Rochelais/BC Bears), Jebb Sinclair (London Irish), Tyler Hotson (London Scottish), Tyler Ardron (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues), John Moonlight (James Bay AA/Ontario Blues), Aaron Carpenter (Cornish Pirates) (capt).

Replacements: Ryan Hamilton (Capilano/BC Bears), Andrew Tiedemann (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack), Doug Wooldridge (Lindsay/Ontario Blues), Jon Phelan (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue/Atlantic Rock), Nanyak Dala (Castaway Wanderers/Prairie Wolf Pack), Sean White (James Bay AA/BC Bears), Nick Blevins (Calgary Hornets/Prairie Wolf Pack), Connor Braid (Doncaster Knights/BC Bears).

IRELAND: Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster); Fergus McFadden (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), James Downey (Dolphin/Munster), Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster); Ian Madigan (Blackrock College/Leinster), Isaac Boss (Terenure College/Leinster); Tom Court (Malone/Ulster), Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Dan Tuohy (Ballymena/Ulster), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Kevin McLaughlin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Tommy O’Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster), Peter O’Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) (capt).

Replacements: Sean Cronin (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), David Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster), Declan Fitzpatrick (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Mike McCarthy (Buccaneers/Connacht), Chris Henry (Malone/Ulster), Paul Marshall (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster), Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Connacht).

Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Nick Ricono, Ed Gardner (both USA)


Played – 5
Ireland Won – 4
Canada Won – 0
Drawn – 1

Ireland v Canada: IRFU Stats Vault

Biggest Wins:

Ireland: Points & Margin: 55-0, 2008 Autumn Test


Individual Records In The Series:

Most Points In A Match: Ireland 19 (Michael Kiernan 1987); Canada 17 (Scott Stewart 2000)

Most Tries In A Match: Ireland 2 (Keith Crossan 1987, Kevin Nowlan 1997, Rob Kearney 2008, Tommy Bowe 2008); Canada 1 (Mark Cardinal 1987, 1997; Phil Murphy 2000, Winston Stanley 2000, Scott Stewart 2000)

Canada – Form Guide From Start Of The 2012 Test Season:

Won 28-25 v USA home (Summer Series)
Lost 25-16 v Italy home (Summer Series)
Won 31-12 v Georgia home (Summer Series)
Lost 42-12 v Samoa neutral (IRB International Rugby Series)
Won 35-3 v Russia neutral (IRB International Rugby Series)
Won 16-9 v USA home (IRB Pacific Nations Cup)
Won 20-18 v Fiji home (IRB Pacific Nations Cup)
Won 36-27 v Tonga home (IRB Pacific Nations Cup)

Ireland – Form Guide From Start Of The 2012 Six Nations:

Lost 23-21 v Wales home (Six Nations)
Won 42-10 v Italy home (Six Nations)
Drew 17-17 v France away (Six Nations)
Won 32-14 v Scotland home (Six Nations)
Lost 30-9 v England away (Six Nations)
Lost 42-10 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 22-19 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 60-0 v New Zealand away (Summer Tour)
Lost 16-12 v South Africa home (Autumn Series)
Won 46-24 v Argentina home (Autumn Series)
Won 30-22 v Wales away (Six Nations)
Lost 12-6 v England home (Six Nations)
Lost 12-8 v Scotland away (Six Nations)
Drew 13-13 v France home (Six Nations)
Lost 22-15 v Italy away (Six Nations)
Won 15-12 v USA away (Summer Tour)

Canada – Most-Capped Players:

76 Al Charron
66 Winston Stanley
64 Scott Stewart
62 Rod Snow
58 Bobby Ross
57 Ed Fairhurst
56 Mike James
56 Morgan Williams
55 Gareth Rees
55 Kevin Tkachuk

Canada – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

491 Gareth Rees
485 James Pritchard
419 Bobby Ross
234 Mark Wyatt
226 Jared Barker
123 Winston Stanley

Canada – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

24 Winston Stanley
14 James Pritchard
13 DTH van der Merwe
13 Morgan Williams
10 Aaron Carpenter
10 Kyle Nichols

Ireland – Most-Capped Players:

128 Ronan O’Gara
125 Brian O’Driscoll
105 John Hayes
98 Peter Stringer
94 Donncha O’Callaghan
92 Malcolm O’Kelly
85 Paul O’Connell
82 Girvan Dempsey
73 Gordon D’Arcy
72 David Humphreys
72 David Wallace
72 Geordan Murphy
70 Kevin Maggs

Ireland – All-Time Leading Points Scorers:

1083 Ronan O’Gara
560 David Humphreys
308 Michael Kiernan
296 Eric Elwood
282 Jonathan Sexton
245 Brian O’Driscoll
217 Ollie Campbell
158 Tom Kiernan

Ireland – All-Time Leading Try Scorers:

46 Brian O’Driscoll
29 Denis Hickie
26 Tommy Bowe
21 Shane Horgan
19 Girvan Dempsey
18 Geordan Murphy
17 Brendan Mullin
16 Ronan O’Gara
15 Kevin Maggs
15 Keith Wood

World Rugby All-Time Top Points Scorers:

1385 Dan Carter (New Zealand)
1246 Jonny Wilkinson (1179-England, 67-Lions)
1090 Neil Jenkins (1049-Wales, 41-Lions)
1083 Ronan O’Gara (Ireland)
1010 Diego Dominguez (27-Argentina, 983-Italy)
970 Stephen Jones (917-Wales, 53-Lions)
967 Andrew Mehrtens (New Zealand)
911 Michael Lynagh (Australia)
893 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
878 Matt Burke (Australia)
809 Chris Paterson (Scotland)

World Rugby All-Time Top Try Scorers:

64 David Campese (Australia)
60 Shane Williams (58-Wales, 2-Lions)
50 Rory Underwood (49-England, 1-Lions)
49 Doug Howlett (New Zealand)
48 Bryan Habana (South Africa)
47 Brian O’Driscoll (46-Ireland, 1-Lions)
46 Christian Cullen (New Zealand)
46 Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand)
44 Jeff Wilson (New Zealand)
41 Gareth Thomas (40-Wales, 1-Lions)
40 Chris Latham (Australia)

(Note: Daisuke Ohata scored 69 tries for Japan, but not all against major international opposition)

The ‘100 Caps’ Club:

139 George Gregan (Australia)
131 Brian O’Driscoll (125-Ireland, 6-Lions)
130 Ronan O’Gara (128-Ireland, 2-Lions)
119 Jason Leonard (114-England, 5-Lions)
118 Fabien Pelous (France)
116 Richie McCaw (New Zealand)
116 Nathan Sharpe (Australia)
111 Philippe Sella (France)
111 John Smit (South Africa)
110 George Smith (Australia)
110 Victor Matfield (South Africa)
110 Stephen Jones (104-Wales, 6-Lions)
109 Chris Paterson (Scotland)
107 John Hayes (105-Ireland, 2-Lions)
104 Martyn Williams (100-Wales, 4-Lions)
103 Gareth Thomas (100-Wales, 3-Lions)
103 Gethin Jenkins (98-Wales, 5-Lions)
103 Andrea Lo Cicero (Italy)
103 Keven Mealamu (New Zealand)
102 Percy Montgomery (South Africa)
102 Stephen Larkham (Australia)
101 David Campese (Australia)
101 Alessandro Troncon (Italy)
100 Mils Muliaina (New Zealand)