Indigenous Australian Rugby Team vs. Rugby Quebec Selects Preview

Indigenous Australian Rugby Team – Rugby Quebec Selects

Quebec Rugby Selects vs Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team at the Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal tonight, September 21, at 9 pm ET – Match streamed!

The Indigenous Australian Invitational Rugby Team began their six-match rugby tour of the U.S. and Canada with a 72-19 win against Army West Point B at the Anderson Rugby Complex on the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on September 18. Following the match, the team traveled to Boston and played the Portland Rugby Football Club at Deering Memorial Stadium in Portland, Maine on September 19, winning 69-19.

After playing a U.S. collegiate team and a club team, the team’s attention turns to playing select sides in Canada.  The team will play the Rugby Quebec Selects on Friday, September 21 in Montreal and then the Ontario Blues Senior Development XV in Oshawa on Sunday, September 23. Sandwiched in between will be a rugby clinic in Niagara Falls for the Iroquois Roots Rugby on Saturday.

The tour has been a hectic one with extensive travel demands and with a short turn around time between matches. The team played on Tuesday at West Point and Wednesday in Portland and face Quebec tonight at the Percival-Molson Stadium in Montreal at 9 pm ET. Admission is free. For those who can’t attend the match, it will be streamed at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/mcgill/.

Prior to the match in Montreal, the team attended the First People’ House 17th Annual Pow Wow at McGill University. After the match, the team will travel to Toronto, Niagara Falls on Saturday for sightseeing and to conduct the clinic, and will then play the Ontario Blues Senior Development XV at Oshawa at 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 23.

On Monday, the team flies to Denver and will play the Indigenous Warriors at the University of Denver on September 26 at 6 pm MT, before their final match on Sep. 28 against California State University – Long Beach.

What a tour! The team was in camp at the Bindal Sports Grounds in Townsville, Queensland, Australia September 12-14 and toured the U.S. and Canada from  September 15-29, playing six matches and touring New York, New England, Quebec, Ontario, Colorado, and California. The tour will provide a lifetime of memories.

The Indigenous Australian Rugby Team is an under-25 squad comprised of players of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders descent. Selection to the invitational team was based on the contributions made as a player, as well as to their communities.

Rugby Quebec Selects & IART Squads

Rugby Quebec Selects: 1. Nico Krawczyk 2. Mitch Spooner 3. Roman Cao-Riquelme 4. Marc-Antoine Bourget 5. David Morgan 6. Thomas Bernatene 7. David MacLeod 8. Andreas Dionisopoulos 9. Gregory Recher 10. Patrick Atkinson 11. Guillaume Chazal 12. Gareth Williams 13. Kaleb Royer Nimat 14. Tomás Costanzo 15. Emilien Bugay 16. Conrade Luthe 17. Marc Ouellet 18. Pierre-Luc Mailloux 19. Bernie Kaminski 20. William Matthews 21.Tyler Stevenson 22. Justin Davies 23. Rafael Forteza 24. Alessandro Aquin

IART vs. Rugby Quebec Selects: 1 Kai Lowah (c) 2 Jerome Wills 3 Liam Bilston 4 Elliot Thompson 5 Daniel Rosendale 6 Josef Wilson 7 Peter Fitzsimmons (VC) 8 Leonard Snowball 9 Ethan Wikaria-Noosa 10 Aaron Williams 11 Corbin Walters 12 Isaiah Huet 13 Deon Evans-Ao14 Josh Smith 15 Ruben House 16 Bryce Anderson 17 Aaron Brown 18 DConnor Lynch 19 Mitchell Hudson 20 Braeden Smith 21 Tiriwa Gristwood 22 David Green 23 Matt Saul 24 Aiden Wikaria 25 Sayman Shepperd 26 Anthony Fuller

The Indigenous Australian Rugby Team has made 11 changes from their starting XV against Portland. Twelve the the starters also started against Army West Point.

IART Touring Squad to U.S and Canada

Full Team
1. Kai Lowah (Vice Captain) JCU Mariners – Cairns
2. Jerone Wills (Leadership Group) Waringha Rats – Darwin
3. Aaron Brown – Devonport Bulls – Davenport
4. Liam Bilston- Easts Rugby – Darwin
5. Elliott Thompson (Vice Captain) GPS Brisbane – Barcaldine
6. Daniel Rosendale (Leadership Group)  JCU Mariners – Cairns
7. Braeden Smith (Captain) Queanbeyan Whites – Queanbeyan
8. Peter Fitzsimmons – Bathurst Bulldogs- Bathurst
9. Tirawa Gristwood – Bowral Blacks- Moss Vale
10. Aaron Williams – Orange City – Bathurst
11. Corbin Walters (Leadership Group) Ourimbah Rugby Club- Ourimbah
12. Anthony Fuller – Warren Pumas
13. Isaiah Huet – Emerald Rams – Emerald
14. Ethan Wikaira- Noosa Dolphins – Noosa
15. Deon Evans-Ao – Southern Districts – Sydney
16. Connor Lynch – Griffith Blacks – Griffith
17. Bryce Adamson – Hamilton Hawks – Newcastle
18. Mitchell Hudson – Cloncurry Question Marks – Cloncurry
19. Josef Wilson – Uni Norths – Leeton
20. Leonard Snowball- Innisfail Vikings- Babinda
21. Shayman Shepherd – Cloncurry Question Marks – Cloncurry
22. Matt Saul – Queanbeyan Whites – Dubbo
23. Aidan Wikaira – Brisbane Brothers – Noosa
24. David Green – Bond University – Gold Coast
25. Reuben House – Queanbeyan Whites -Canberra
26. Joshua Smith – Narara

Support Staff
Manager: Darrell Morris – Townsville
Head Coach: John Browne – Townsville
Forwards Coach: Bernard Green – Townsville
Backs Coach and Technical Adviser: David Conyers – Bathurst
Assistant Manager: Kelli Smith – Queanbeyan
Head Trainer / Player Welfare: Wade Smith – Queanbeyan
Trainer: Faith Donahue – Queanbeyan
Physiotherapist: James Pearce – Canberra
Player Mentor: Peter Nugent – Bathurst
Team Doctor: Dr. Ross Wilson – Bathurst
Team Patron: Sean Armistead – Melbourne

IART Tour Matches, Clinic, and Preview Article

  • Sep. 18 vs. Army West Point at U.S. Military Academy- W 72-19
  • Sep. 19 vs. Portland RFC in Portland, Maine – W 69-19
  • Sep. 21 vs. Quebec Selects in Montreal, Quebec at 9 pm ET Preview
  • Sep 22 Coaching Clinic at IroquisRoots Rugby at Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Sep. 23 vs Ontario Blues Senior Development XV at 3:30 pm ET in Oshawa, Canada
  • Sep. 26 Indigenous Warriors at University of Denver at 6 pm MT
  • Sep. 28 California State University-Long Beach
  • Sep. 29 Depart Los Angeles

IART vs. Army West Point: 1 Kai Lowah (c) 2 Jerome Wills 3 Liam Bilston 4 Braeden Smith 5 Elliot Thompson 6 Josef Wilson 7 Peter Fitzsimmons (VC) 8 Leonard Snowball 9 Ethan Wikaria-Noosa 10 Aaron Williams 11 Matt Saul 12 Anthony Fuller 13 Isaiah Huet-Emerald 14 Corbin Walters 15 Deon Evans-Ao 16 Connor Lynch 17 Aaron Brown 18 Mitchell Hudson 19 Daniel Rosendale 20 Bryce Adams 21 Sayman Shepperd 22 David Green 23 Ruben House 24 Aiden Wikaria 25 Josh Smith 26 Tiriwa Gristwood

IART vs. Portland: 1 Connor Lynch 2 Bryce Adamson 3 Aaron Brown 4 Mitchell Hudson 5 Daniel Rosendale 6 Josef Wilson 7 Corbin Walters 8 Liam Bilston 9 Tiriwa Gristwood 10 David Green 11 Josh Smith 12 Aiden Wikaira 13 Deon Evans-Ao 14 Shayman Shepperd 15 Ruben House 16 Jerome Wills 17 Kai Lowah 18 Elliot Thompson 19 Braeden Smith 20 Peter Fitzsimmons 21 Leonard Snowball 22 Anthony Fuller 23 Aaron Williams 24 Ethan Wikaria-Noosa 25 Isaiah Huet-Emerald 26 Matt Saul

IART vs. Rugby Quebec Selects: 1 Kai Lowah (c) 2 Jerome Wills 3 Liam Bilston 4 Elliot Thompson 5 Daniel Rosendale 6 Josef Wilson 7 Peter Fitzsimmons (VC) 8 Leonard Snowball 9 Ethan Wikaria-Noosa 10 Aaron Williams 11 Corbin Walters 12 Isaiah Huet 13 Deon Evans-Ao14 Josh Smith 15 Ruben House 16 Bryce Anderson 17 Aaron Brown 18 DConnor Lynch 19 Mitchell Hudson 20 Braeden Smith 21 Tiriwa Gristwood 22 David Green 23 Matt Saul 24 Aiden Wikaria 25 Sayman Shepperd 26 Anthony Fuller

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