March 4, 2017
Brazil Nips Canada to End Americas Rugby Championship 2017
Photo: Joao Grandson
The Americas Rugby Championship round five has ended for Brazil and Canada. Brazil hosted Canada on March 3 at Pacaembu Stadium, Brazil and came away with a try in the 79th minute to beat Canada 24-23.
Brazil with a 2-3 record finishes the ARC in fourth place, while Canada with a 1-4 record falls to fifth.
Fullback Daniel Sancery had Brazil taking the early lead with a try at ten minutes.Moisés Duque hit the post, but the ball went over the post for a 7-0 lead.
Gordon McRorie missed an opportunity to narrow the score as his penalty kick was wide. Canada came back with a try by Nick Blevins after breaking several tackles. McRorie made the conversion and the score was tied at 7 all.
Moisés Duque broke the tie with a penalty kick to take a 10-7 lead.Brazil then missed another penalty kick and a drop goal attempt.
Canada would reclaim the lead from a lineout 20 meters from the line, as McRorie went in for a try which he then converted for a 14-10 lead.
In this seesaw match, Brazil came back as Daniel Sancery offloaded to Moisés Duque for a try with four minutes reamining before halftime. Duque also slotted the conversion and at halftime it was 17-14 in favor of Brazil.
At the 47th minute, McRorie tied the match at 17 all with a penalty kick. He then added another penalty kick and a drop goal several minutes later to take the lead 23-17.
With nine minutes remaining in the match, both teams were issued yellow cards with Diego López and Brett Beukeboom going to the bin for the remainder of the match.
At the 75th minute, hooker Van Rossetti found a gap and Lucas Tranquez finished off the attack for a try. Moisés Duque converted and Brazil capped the comeback with a 24-23 win over Canada.
Brazil: Tries Daniel Sancery (9’), Moisés Duque (36’), Lucas Tranquez (75’), conversions Moisés Duque (11’, 37’, 76’), penalty Moisés Duque (15’)
Canada: Tries Nick Blevins (12’), Gordon McRorie (26’), conversion Gordon McRorie (13’, 27’), penalties Gordon McRorie (47’, 54’); dropgoal Gordon McRorie (65’)
Brazil: 1 Jonatas Paulo (37’ 17 Wilton Rebolo), 2 Yan Rosetti, 3 Pedro Bengalo (47’ 18 Matheus Rocha); 4 Lucas Moraes (47’ 19 Diego López, sin bin 71’), 5 Luiz Vieira (70’ 20 Joao da Ros); 6 Andre Arruda, 7 Arthur Bergo; 8 Nicholas Smith (captain); 9 Lucas Duque, 10 Joshua Reeves; 11 Lucas Tranquez, 12 Moisés Duque, 13 Felipe Sancery, 14 Ariel Rodrigues; Daniel Sancery. Reserves: 16 Luan Almeida, 21 Matheus Cruz, 22 Matheous Claudio, 23 Stefano Giantorno.
Canada: 1 Rob Brouwer (53’ 17 Djustice Sears –Duru), 2 Eric Howard (47’ 16 Ray Barkwill), 3 Matt Tierney; 4 Brett Beukeboom (sin bin 71’), 5 Liam Chisholm (62‘ 19 Reegan O’Gorman); 6 Matt Beukeboom, 7 Lucas Rumball; 8 Admir Cejvanovic; 9 Gordon McRorie (captain), 10 Gradyn Bowd (47‘ 21 Phil Mack); 11 Rory McDonnell; 12 Nick Blevins, 13 Conor Trainor, 14 Dan Moor; 15 Guiseppe Du Toit (75‘ 23 Brock Staller). Reserves: 18 Cole Keith, Clay Panga, 22 George Barton
Referee: Damián Schneider (Argentina). Assistant Referees: Ricardo Sant’Anna and Murilo Bragotto (Brasil)
Canada – Americas Rugby Championship
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