Longford, BC – Canada need to keep alive the dream of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup, despite beating Chile 22-21 on Saturday in the first match of their total points table.
The game at Starlight Stadium was in Chile’s hands. But a penalty awarded in front of the Chilean defenders gave the hosts the opportunity to take the lead by replacing substitute overhead midfielder Rob Buffy.
The 21st-ranked Canadian and 28th-ranked Chile are now making the 10,400-kilometer voyage to Valparaiso, Chile, to finish next Saturday. The losing series is unbeaten at the World Cup.
“It’s easy for us now,” said Canada coach Kingsley Jones. “We have to go to Chile and win a Test match from home.”
The Canadians trailed the 16-seat U.S. Eagles 59-50 overall. , No. 14, Italy and Africa 1 in Group A.
The United States defeated Uruguay 19-16 to start the playoffs on Saturday in Glendale, Colorado, and the return legs on October 9 at the Estadio Sarova in Montevideo.
The winner of the Canada-Chile series will face the loser between the United States and Uruguay in USA 2, which will advance to Group D. And Samoa. The loser of America 2 defeat has the last chance to qualify for France 2023 by recycling.
Jones had warned that Chile would be tough, and he was right. The good news is, Canada can play better.
“Thanks to them, their defense is strong,” said the former Wales captain of the Chileans.
“It was a good effort from Chile and it was a tough match as expected.” “Anyone who thinks differently is really disrespectful. We won a Test match, which is fun. To be honest it felt like we left 14-20 points right there.
Canadians leave for Chile on Tuesday. They will go to Vancouver on their way to Houston and then to Santiago. Valparaராசso is located 115 kilometers from the Chilean capital.
Canadians have to spend the first 24 hours at a hotel in Chile to get rid of negative Govt tests.
Ross Proud scored two tries and Corey Thomas added a song for Canada, trailing 9-5 in the inning. Peter Nelson started two changes.
Clemente Chavez scored two tries for Chile. Santiago Videla converted three penalties.
This is a bad game with a lot of penalties and bug handling. The Canadians launched two long attacks in Chile in the final minutes, each of which was stopped by a penalty kick before Buffy highlighted Canada.
The officer did not help Canada. The Chilean team deserved another yellow card in the second half, for repeated offenses or, for example, when Canadian Brock Webster was sent off for a high ball.
Canadian prop tyler Roland was sent to the sin box in the 50th minute to send a Chilean player to fly during a high kick match. At the end of Roland’s 10-minute penalty, Javier Carrasco followed him into the sin area after being called up for repeated offenses by Chile.
Canada initially campaigned only to see the attacks canceled by error handling. A series of sanctions against Chile helped expose Canada’s case and field.
Chile came close to scoring first, however, when winger Franco Velardi scored a penalty on the Canadian goal line after penalizing the hosts for leading the team on the Canadian winger.
Canadian attackers began to dominate, winning on penalties. There was some annoyance between the two teams after the referee’s whistle, and Irish referee Chris Busby told both teams to talk to their teams and calm things down.
But it was a penalty against Canada that led to the decline, with Vidola’s penalty in the 22nd minute giving Chile a 3-0 lead. Videla doubled the lead in the 32nd minute with another penalty.
In the 34th minute, Thomas responded with a shot from Canada, beyond the Canadians’ block of Canada’s Chile goal. This attempt escaped a video check on the ground. Nelson missed the change, with Chile leading 6-5.
Strong Chile defense kept Canada in the Gulf, with Vidola adding another penalty at the end of the first half, and Nelson asked not to stumble after the interception.
Canada took a 12-9 lead early in the second half when Proud rushed in in the 44th minute and tried to change it by beating Chile deeply after giving them a penalty. Proudly he started another converted attempt in the 48th minute, finishing the Canadian counter-attack after Chile had scored and taking a 19-9 lead.
When Canada were on the defensive, Chile’s Chavez reduced the deficit to 19-14 in the 51st minute after Roland’s penalty.
Busby warned Chile of several fines in the 57th minute and promised he would receive a yellow card if he continued. Seconds later, Karasco was sent to the trash.
Chavez scored again in the 66th minute after a knockout after being lined up by a Canadian penalty. Vidola’s method put Chile 21-19.
Jones adjusted the front beam early Saturday.
Hawker Eric Howard, Kyle Bailey and Roland were locked in with Andrew Quadrine and Connor Keys came to the bench. Senior principal Jack Ilnicki has been added to the list of students under Matt Dearney’s account.
Chile made three changes to the front panel, last losing to Uruguay 15-10. Lock Clemente Chavedra joined the starting line-up with twin brother and quarterback Domingo Chavetra, while Vittorio Lastra and Martinez also took the place.
The Canadians did not stop qualifying for the game, but last time they had to do it hard, winning the playoffs of four teams after losing a series to the United States and Uruguay.
This time, Canada led the United States 34-21 after the first game in the NL at St. John’s on September 4, but the Americans won at Glendale from September 16-38.
Argentina automatically qualified from the United States for the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Uruguay topped South America by winning the tournament with three teams, Chile and Brazil.
The Chileans went to the 2nd play-off match in the United States.
Canada and Chile The Canadians have won the American Rugby Championship 56-0 and 36-15 in 2019 and 36-15 in 2017 in recent years.
This report was first published by The Canadian Press on October 2, 2021.
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