Meet Canada’s Men’s Rugby Team: Props and Hookers

— September 16, 2015

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. PROPS CAN - Hubert Buydens Name: 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/1UShz3Z     CAN- Jake Ilnicki1 Name: 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/1iMzWGj     CAN - Djustice Sears-Duru Name: Djustice Sears-Duru Nickname: DJ 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/1goTdvD       CAN - Andrew Tiedemann Name: Andrew Tiedemann Nickname: Tieds 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/1USkvgW     CAN - Doug Wooldridge Name: Doug Wooldridge Nickname: Liger 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/1KdBi5T     HOOKERS CAN - Ray Barkwill Name: 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/1OUKbmc     CAN - Benoit Piffero   Name: Benoit Piffero Nickname: Pif 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 Download photo: http://bit.ly/1isUqnO  

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