Canada's rugby team wants more

Team captain Aaron Carpenter says Canada is elated to have beaten the USA in the first game of...

Team captain Aaron Carpenter says Canada is elated to have beaten the USA in the first game of their two-game series but that there is more work to be done in the rematch at BMO field today. (Ian MacAlpine/QMI Agency files)

RICHARD MAUNTAH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:52 PM ET

Even with a healthy lead going into the second match of their World Cup qualifying series, Canada’s rugby team still feels it has room to improve.

“We were pleased with the result but disappointed with what went on within the game,” Canadian coach Kieran Crowley said. “Hopefully on Saturday, we put on a better performance.”

The team defeated the United States 27-9 win in Charleston, S.C., a week ago, and should it maintain a points advantage after Saturday afternoon’s match at BMO Field, a spot in the 2015 World Cup in England will be secured.


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