Taylor Paris Hat Trick Leads Canada by Chile in Americas Rugby Championship

February 12, 2017

Taylor Paris Hat Trick Leads Canada by Chile in Americas Rugby Championship


Photo: Lorne Collicutt

Doug Coil

Canada beat Chile 36-15 on Saturday February 11 at Westhills Stadium, Langford, BC. in the second round of the Americas Rugby Championship.

In other matches, the Eagles beat Brazil 51-3 at Dell Diamond Stadium in Round Rock (Austin), Texas and Argentina XV beat Uruguay 57-12 at Estadio Villa Mitre, Bahía Blanca.

The standings after round two find Argentina and the USA with 9 points, Canada with 5, Brazil with 4 points, Uruguay 1 point, and Chile with 0 points.

In the first round, Argentina XV beat Canada 20-6, the USA won 29-23 over Uruguay and Brazil beat Chile 17-3. For a recap of the matches read Recap Round 1 .

Next week, on February 18, Canada will host the United States at Swangard Stadium, Chile will host Argentina XV at Estadio CAP and Uruguay will play Brazil at Estadio Domingo Burgueno.

Canada v Chile

Taylor Paris had a hat-trick and almost added a 4th, as Canada collected its 100th test win beating Chile 36-15 in Americas Rugby Championship.

Chile stuck first at the 7th minute when wing Tomás Ianzeewski slotted a penalty kick.  Chile then had another opportunity at the 22nd minute, but the long kick was short.

Two minutes later Francisco Cruz was sent to the bin. Canada took advantage and after a 5 meter scrum, Taylor Paris added the first try of the day. Gorgon McRorie slotted the ball and Canada led 7-3. McRorie then added a penalty kick after a penalty against Chile at the breakdown.

With four minutes remaining until halftime, paris kicked ahead and collected his own ball and went in for his second try. McRorie converted and the lead was 17-3. It appeared that Paris would get a hat trick just prior to halftime, but with the referee playing advantage, the apparent try was nullified.

At the 53rd minute Taylor Paris would gain a hat trick unconverted try to push the lead to 22-3. Chile then went in-goal, but after referee Derek Summers  sought another opinion ruled that the ball was not grounded. This did not ultimately matter as Eduardo Orpis went in for a try soon after. With Ianiszewski’s conversion the lead was narrowed to 22-10.

George Barton then scored a try from close range in his Canadian test debut, getting the team a bonus point. With the conversion good, the score was 29-10. Chile then struck back with six minutes remaining in the match as Rodrigo Fernández found a gap in the defense.

Canada then had the last try in the 80th minute as winger Dan Moor added a try. with teh conversion the match ended with Canada winning 36-15.

Next week Canada will host USA in the Swangaard Stadium in at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby with the kickoff at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Chile will play Argentina XV at home in Talcahuano.

Canada v Chile: 1. Djustice Sears -Duru 2. Benoit Piffero 3. Matt Tierney 4. Conor Keys 5. Liam Chisholm 6. Lucas Rumball 7. Ollie Nott 8. Admir Cejvanovic 9. Gordon McRorie 10. Gradyn Bowd 11. Taylor Paris 12. Guiseppe Du Toit 13. Nick Blevins 14. Dan Moor 15. Brock Staller 16. Eric Howard 17. Rob Brouwer 18. Cole Keith 19. Reegan O’Gorman 20. Matt Beukeboom 21. Phil Mack 22. Robbie Povey 23. George Barton

Chile v Canada: 1 Vittorio Lastra, 2 Rodrigo Moya, 3 José Tomás Munita, 4 Nikola Bursic, 5 Mario Mayol, 6 Arturo Seeman, 7 Anton Petrowitsch, 8 Benjamín Soto (capt.), 9 Jan Hasenlechner, 10 Francisco Cruz, 11 Tomás Ianiszewski, 12 Simón Pardakhty, 13 José Ignacio Larenas, 14 Franco Velarde, 15 Pedro Verschae 16 Martín Mendoza, 17 Claudio Zamorano, 18 Gonzalo Martínez, 19 Manuel Dagnino 20 Eduardo Orpis, 21 Juan Pablo Larenas, 22 Jorge Castillo, 23 Rodrigo Fernández


Canada 36
Tries – T. Paris 3 (26’, 36’, 52’), G. Barton (66’), D. Moor (80’)
Cons – G. McRorie 2 (27’, 37’), R. Povey 2 (67’, 80′)
Pens – G. McRorie (29’)

Chile 15
Tries – E. Orpis (60’), R. Fernández (75’)
Cons – T. Ianiszewski (61’)
Pens – T. Ianiszewski (7’)
Yellow cards – F. Cruz (25’), B. Soto (39’), J.I. Larenas (78’)

Match Officials

Referee: Derek Summers (USAR)
Assistants: Doug Hamre (RC) & Robin Kaluzniak (RC)


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