Meet Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team: Locks, Flankers, and Number 8s

— September 22, 2015

With thrilling tries, fearsome tackles, and major upsets, the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 is in full swing on TSN. In their next match, Canada’s men’s rugby team clashes with Italy on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9:15 a.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4. In this edition of the #REDNATIONRoster alert, we meet Canada’s locks, flankers, and number 8s. LOCKS CAN - Brett Beukeboom Name: Brett Beukeboom Nickname: Beuks Twitter/Instagram handle: @BrettBeukeboom Hometown: Lindsay, ON My worst-ever rugby injury is: Snapped tendon in finger I want to be remembered for: My flow My words to live by: “Life’s a garden. Dig it.” –Joe Dirt Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KTFlI8     CAN - Jamie Cudmore Name: Jamie Cudmore Nickname: Cuddles Twitter/Instagram handle: @jncudmore / @jncudmore Hometown: Squamish, BC My worst-ever rugby injury is: Concussion If I were to die and come back as a person or a thing, it would be: No one comes back from the dead, silly! It’s science. My hidden talent is: I’m a great cook Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1KvO4d4 Download photo: http://bit.ly/1LjuNAI     CAN - Evan Olmstead Name: Evan Olmstead Nickname: E, Big E Twitter/Instagram handle: @EvanOlmstead21 / @evan.olmstead Hometown: Vancouver, BC My worst-ever rugby injury is: Torn syndesmosis (ankle) My go-to meal before game time is: Coffee If I could have any superpower, I would choose: Teleportation Download photo: http://bit.ly/1Merr0y     CAN - Jebb Sinclair Name: Jebb Sinclair Nickname: Jebb Twitter/Instagram handle: @jebbsinclair / @jebbsinclair Hometown: Fredericton, NB My worst-ever rugby injury is: Having knee surgery this offseason I think the Canadian athlete who would make the best rugby player is: PK Subban The best piece of advice I’ve ever received is: “Better to be lookin’ at it than lookin’ for it.” Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1KxDRwT Download photo: http://bit.ly/1QWypJ8     FLANKERS CAN - Nanyak Dala Name: Nanyak Dala Nickname: Yak Twitter/Instagram handle: @yakbutt / @nanyakdala Hometown: Saskatoon, SK My worst-ever rugby injury is: Torn ACL My pre-game ritual is: Listening to classical music/Enya When I step off the field after a big game I immediately: Feel like a 90-year-old man My hidden talent is: Watching multiple TV seasons in a couple of days Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1L373Ce Download photo: http://bit.ly/1gJD307     CAN - Kyle Gilmour Name: Kyle Gilmour Nickname: Gillies Twitter/Instagram handle: @gilmourky / @gilmourky Hometown: St. Albert, AB My worst-ever rugby injury is: Groin injury If I could have any superpower, I would choose: The ability to fly My hidden talent is: DJing Download photo: http://bit.ly/1LAr65n     CAN - John Moonlight Name: John Moonlight Nickname: Mooner Twitter/Instagram handle: @jmoonlight12 / @jmoonlight12 Hometown: Pickering, ON My worst-ever rugby injury is: Two shoulder surgeries My pre-game ritual is: Always walk out 4th My words to live by: “Quitting lasts forever.” Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1FXTXP6 Download photo: http://bit.ly/1MsU39d     CAN - Richard Thorpe Name: Richard Thorpe Nickname: Thorpey Twitter/Instagram handle: @RichardJAThorpe Hometown: Beckenham, England My worst-ever rugby injury is: Undiagnosed broken ulna. Played for a year before x-raying! My pre-game ritual is: Slapping my legs and shoulders. Always seems to get me charged. If I could have any superpower, I would choose: Ryu’s “Hadouken” from Street Fighter! Download photo: http://bit.ly/1iKzJDY     NUMBER 8s CAN - Tyler Ardron Name: Tyler Ardron Nickname: Ty Twitter/Instagram handle: @TyArdron Hometown: Lakefield, ON My worst-ever rugby injury is: MCL tear My go-to jam before game time is: “It Girl” by Jason Derulo (only if I’m with Jeff Hassler) If I were to die and come back as a person or a thing, it would be: Lebron James Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1V7Dc0f Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KxMKHz     CAN - Aaron Carpenter Name: Aaron Carpenter Nickname: Carps Twitter/Instagram handle: @carpatron Hometown: Brantford, ON My worst-ever rugby injury is: Broken transverse process in spine My hidden talent is: Singing to my kids If I could have any superpower, I would choose: Super strength Watch video vignette: http://bit.ly/1WdLfG7 Download photo: http://bit.ly/1FjaTVj

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