Canada is arguably the best North American rugby team. The Red and Black have played at every Rugby World Cup, the only North American team to accomplish this goal, and made a run to the quarterfinals in 1991.
Canada's side to face Japan will feature to changes to the 22 that faced France a week ago.
Canadian captain Pat Riordan knows what it's like to be stuck in hospital as a kid.
As the kudos for Canada's performance at the Rugby World Cup continue to pile up - the rave reviews have also netted some statistical significance as its World Ranking improved from 14th in the world to 11th following Monday's weekly update.
Two hours before Canada was due to kick off against the French in Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool A action, fullback James Pritchard received the news his partner Jenni had given birth to a baby girl.
A hat-trick of tries from wing Vincent Clerc helped France on the way to a 46-19 victory over Canada in their Pool match at McLean Park.
Canada's team that defeated Tonga 25-20 has been rewarded with another task, as an unchanged lineup was named to take on France in Napier on Sunday.
Canada mounted a storming comeback to edge past Tonga 25-20 in their Pool A encounter at Northland Events Centre.
Canada's head coach Kieran Crowley has kept the faith in retaining the same 22 that took on the Australian Barbarians to face Tonga.
The colour red is ablaze among the tropical greenery of Northland as residents of New Zealand's most northerly region bedeck their streets with the national colours of Canada, Tonga and Japan to welcome the visiting Pool A teams.
Scores of New Zealand school children from the Northland region gathered at Kerikeri Domain for an open training session by the Canadian Rugby World Cup squad.
Canada wing Taylor Paris is the youngest player at Rugby World Cup 2011, but he has not asked senior teammates what he should expect.
Canadians Jamie and Phil Mackenzie are one of the 13 pairs of brothers competing in Rugby World Cup 2011, and the duo hope to continue a winning streak that began last year.
Twelve members of the squad travelled down the road from Waitangi to Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa to interact with local students on Tuesday.
New Zealand has welcomed Canada to the 2011 RUgby World Cup with a heart-warming ceremony at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands.
Ontario Blues survived a late scare to defeat The Rock 21-19 in the final game of the Canadian Rugby Championship season.
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