"Now the hard work really starts and we have to go to the World Cup and run."
Marseille, France – Canada booked his ticket to the Rugby World Cup on Friday with a 27-10 win over Hong Kong, finishing a perfect run in a tournament with a recent qualification.
Canadian men had to rely on their defense in the first half, which repeatedly repelled a team from Hong Kong who had 75 percent of the possession, but 14-3 on the holiday. Canada (3-0-0) bent, but did not break with Hong Kong (1-2-0), unable to take advantage of their chances.
Canada controlled in the second half, defeating victory.
Canada ranked 21st in the world to number 22 for Hong Kong, becoming the 20th and final team to make a field for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, September 20th-November. 2. The road will not be easier for Canada, which will appear in Pool B of the World Cup, along with the top ranked New Zealand, 5 South Africa, 14 Italy and 23 Namibia.
Canada won earlier in the tournament with four squad teams in Kenya (65-19) and 28th in Germany (29-10).
"Super scrap game, but we're so happy to get out of victory," said Captain Canada Phil McCah.
"Now the hard work really starts and we have to go to the World Cup and run," he added.
Victory on Friday improved Canada's record to 11-20-1 from the last World Cup in 2015
Canadians have never missed the show of sport. But it was much harder to get there.
In the past years, Canada was ranked first. This time he had to qualify for the last replay of the ditch after losing his series against the 13th position in the United States and No. 18 Uruguay.
Friday's game opened in the rain at Stad Deltour. As the rain slowed down, he came to slippery field conditions, which seemed worse for wear than the repetition.
Wanderer DTH van der Meru scored 2 attempts and veteran Hooker Ray Barquille added another one to Canada. Gord MacRory fired three transformations and two penalties. Van der Mer, Canada, trying to score a leader, tries five times to lead all participants in the repetition.
Connor Hartley gained experience in Hong Kong. Matt Rossley kicked punishment and transformation.
Millions of dollars to finance and to some extent the reputation of the Caucasian rugby were at risk in Marseille.
Rugby Canada is in great need of the funding World Rugby provides to the World Cup participants. And Canadian men struggle to keep their own in recent years. The lack of the World Cup would be a blow to the body.
After winning doubles in bonus points, the Canadians entered the Friday game in the driver's seat with 10 points. Hong Kong, who lost 26-9 in Germany and won bonus points in winning over Kenya 42-17, had five points.
Hong Kong had to beat Canada and score four attempts to win bonus points by denying the Canadians a bonus in their loss (with seven or fewer points). That would leave both teams at 10 points, and Hong Kong won the title because of the victory over Canada.
Hong Kong dominated in the beginning, besieging the Canadian line for the first 12 minutes. There is an attempt to hunt bonus points, but Hong Kong has tried to win, not to kick a goal when he is punished.
Dragons made an early statement, winning a penalty for accumulating, killing the Canadians back after an offense at the start of the match. The news was not as good for Hong Kong when Tyler Spitz's center retreated in the third minute with foot injury.
After the end of the Canadian end, Hong Kong made a 17-phase attack, resulting in a criminal offense against the lock Evan Olmstead. Hong Kong chose a scam by launching a 14-phase attack, eventually terminated by another Canadian punishment.
A third punishment near the Canadian goalkeeper's line drew another squam, but this time Canada won the attack and punishment battle to get some relief.
After absorbing the pressure, Canada hit the other end, and 38-year-old Barquille collapsed from a close distance in the 18th minute to head an attack launched by the final title of Theo Sauder.
A 24-minute test version of Hong Kong, half Liam Slatem, was deleted from the video report to hit Hartley.
Hong Kong boarded Rossley's refusal with 33 minutes. Rossley was forced to go for a goal when he officially got into the pitch with water after the punishment was rewarded, taking away Hong Kong's other capabilities.
Things went from worse to worse when van der Meru bounced off the next blow, blocking a blow from Rossley and then pulled the ball and dropped over the door,
French judge Romney Poite warned Canada of the number of violations by sending Mcroyy into the sin-nest in the 39th minute for a deliberate blow. Hong Kong attacked the Canadian goalkeeper's line only to give up the punishment in order not to release the ball.
Hartley, a hovering wing, crashed in the 52nd minute to overturn the attempt to lower lead to 14-10. Mcroyy missed a penalty in the 58th minute, but was shot in the 62nd and 67th minutes.
Van der Meru, who headed for his fourth World Cup, then defeated four opponents in the left flank in the 71st minute.
Prop Hubert Buydens, a World Cup veteran in 2011 and 2015, won his 50th chance.
Friendship was canceled on Friday. Canada coach Kingsley Jones played under Hong Kong coach Lee Jones, colleague Welshman, and considered him a close friend. David (Dai) Rees, Rugby Union Rugby General Rugby Officer in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong overcame Malaysia and South Korea in the rugby championship in Asia before defeating Cook Islands (77-3 in total) in a playoff tournament in Asia-Oceania to move forward to the repeat.
Hubert Cuddens, NOLA Gold (Major League Rugby), Saskatoon; Ray Barquell, Seattle Diverse (MLR), Niagara Falls, On; Matt Tierney, Pau (France), Oakville, ON; Mike Shepard, Stunt Creek's Camels, Brampton, On; Evan Olmstead, Auckland (New Zealand), Vancouver; Kyle Baillie, Westshore RFC, Summerside, P.E.I .; Lucas Rumbole, Balmy Beach RFC, Mississauga, ON; Tyler Arrond, Chiefs (New Zealand), Lakefield, ON; Phil Mac (Cat), Seattle Sealwave (MLR), Victoria; Gordon Mcroyy, Calgary Hornets, Calgary; DTH van der Merwe, Glasgow soldiers (Scotland), Victoria; Ciaran Hearn, London Ireland (England), Conception Bay South, N.L .; Ben Layage, UBC Thunderbirds, Calgary; Taylor Paris, Castres Oliver (France), Barry, On; Theo Sauder, UBC Thunderbirds, Vancouver.
Eric Howard, NOLA Gold (MLR), Ottawa; Djustice Sears-Duru, uncoupled, Oakville, Ont .; Jake Ilnicky, Yorkshire Carnegie (England), Williams Lake, BK; Brett Beukebaum, Cornish Pirates (England), Lindsay, Ont; Matt Hayton, Darlington Moody Park (England), Godmanceur, Kay; Jamie Mackenzie, Balmy Beach, Oakley, ON; Nick Blaines, Calgary Hornets, Calgary; Conor Trainor, USON Nevers (France), Vancouver.
Dan Barlow, Gene Jans, Grant Camp, Craig Lodge, Finley Field, James Cunningham, Captain Toby Fan, Thomas Lamboli, Liam Slatem, Matt Rossley, Connor Hartley, Ben Ahthen-Bourte, Tyler Spitz, Yue Cam- Salom, Casey Stone.
Alexander Posh, Ben Higgins, Jack Parffit, Michael Perfit, Nick Heson, Jamie Lower, Jamie Hood, Max Woodward.