With the RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 kicking off this Friday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. ET on TSN, the #REDNATIONRoster alerts provide an introduction to the members of Canada’s men’s rugby team! In the first edition, we meet Canada’s front row: the props and hookers.
PROPSName: Hubert Buydens
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
In my hometown, you must visit: My mom’s house
My worst-ever rugby injury is: Popped a rib
My go-to jam before game time is: Silence
If I could have any superpower, I would choose: Hulk smash!
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1UShz3ZName: Jake Ilnicki
Nickname: Snake or Ilnicks
Twitter/Instagram handle: @Ilnix / @jakobie23
Hometown: Williams Lake, BC
My worst-ever rugby injury is: MCL tear
My hidden talent is: I can two-step dance very well.
If I could have any superpower, I would choose: To be invisible when no one is looking at me.
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1iMzWGjName: Djustice Sears-Duru
Twitter/Instagram handle: @DjSD1 / @djustice_sd1
Hometown: Oakville, ON
My worst-ever rugby injury is: Broken ankle
My go-to jam before game time is: “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G.
My hidden talent is: I play the saxophone
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1goTdvDName: Andrew Tiedemann
Twitter/Instagram handle: @AndrewTiedemann
Hometown: St. Albert, AB
My worst-ever rugby injury is: Orbital
My hidden talent is: Asbestos mouth
My words to live by: “Study hard, work hard, play hard.” –Clayton Tiedemann
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1USkvgWName: Doug Wooldridge
Twitter/Instagram handle: @doug_wooldridge
Hometown: Lindsay, ON
My worst-ever rugby injury is: Torn pectoral muscle
My hidden talent is: Playing the harmonica
If I were to die and come back as a person or a thing, it would be: A spoiled family dog
Download photo: http://bit.ly/1KdBi5THOOKERSName: Ray Barkwill
Nickname: La Flama Blanca
Twitter/Instagram handle: @RayBarkwill2 / @RayBarkwill
Hometown: Niagara Falls, ON
My worst-ever rugby injury is: Broken jaw
My hidden talent is: I can throw a baseball in the 80mph range.
If I could have any superpower, I would choose: Mind power, like Professor X in X-Men.Download photo: http://bit.ly/1OUKbmcName: Benoit Piffero
Twitter/Instagram handle: @BenPif
Hometown: Montreal, QC
My worst-ever rugby injury is: PCL in right knee
If I could have any superpower, I would choose: To have the beard of Hubert Buydens
In my hometown, you must visit: St.-Viateur Bagel
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