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Canada at the Rugby World Cup

Map of nations best results, excluding nations which unsuccessfully participated in qualifying tournaments.
Canada take on Wales during the 2007 World Cup

The Canada national rugby union team has played in every Rugby World Cup since the inaugural tournament in 1987. Their best performance was in 1991, when they beat Fiji and Romania, qualifying for the quarter-finals, where they lost to New Zealand.

Canada has the strongest national rugby side in North America, and the second strongest in the Americas after Argentina.

Nation Number of appearances First appearance Most recent appearance Streak Best result
 Canada 8 1987 2015 8 Quarter finals, 1991

Contents

  • Summary of results by tournament 1
  • By match 2
    • 1987 Rugby World Cup 2.1
    • 1991 Rugby World Cup 2.2
    • 1995 Rugby World Cup 2.3
    • 1999 Rugby World Cup 2.4
    • 2003 Rugby World Cup 2.5
    • 2007 Rugby World Cup 2.6
    • 2011 Rugby World Cup 2.7
    • 2015 Rugby World Cup 2.8
  • World Cup Records 3
    • Overall record 3.1
    • Team Records 3.2
    • Individual Records 3.3
  • Hosting 4
  • References 5

Summary of results by tournament

Year Round Position Played Won Draw Lost Pts For Against Pts Diff
1987 Pool 9th 3 1 0 2 65 90 –25
1991 QF 7th 4 2 0 2 58 64 –6
1995 Pool 9th 3 1 0 2 45 50 –5
1999 Pool 9th 3 1 0 2 114 82 32
2003 Pool 15th 4 1 0 3 54 135 –81
2007 Pool 16th 4 0 1 3 51 120 –69
2011 Pool 12th 4 1 1 2 82 168 –86
2015 Pool 17th 4 0 0 4 58 131 –73
2019
Total 8/8 7th 29 7 2 20 527 840 -313

By match

1987 Rugby World Cup

Pool 2 games -

Team P W D L PF PA Pts
 Wales 3 3 0 0 82 31 6
 Ireland 3 2 0 1 84 41 4
 Canada 3 1 0 2 65 90 2
 Tonga 3 0 0 3 29 98 0
1987-05-24
Canada  37 – 4  Tonga
Tries: Palmer (2)
Vaesen (2)
Stuart
Frame
Penalty try
Con: Wyatt (2)
Gareth Rees
Pen: Rees
Report Try: Valu
McLean Park, Napier
Referee: Clive Norling

1987-05-30
Canada  19 – 46 Ireland
Try: Cardinal
Pen: Rees (3)
Wyatt
Drop: Rees
Tries: Crossan (2)
Bradley
Spillane
Ringland
MacNeill
Con: Kiernan (5)
Pen: Kiernan (2)
Drop: Ward
Kiernan
Carisbrook, Dunedin
Referee: Fred Howard

1987-06-03
Canada  9 – 40  Wales
Pen: Rees (3) Tries: Evans (4)
Devereux
Bowen
Hadley
Phillips
Con: Thorburn (4)
Rugby Park, Invercargill
Referee: David Bishop

1991 Rugby World Cup

Pool D games -

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
 France 3 0 0 82 25 9
 Canada 2 0 1 45 33 7
 Romania 1 0 2 31 64 5
 Fiji 0 0 3 27 63 3
1991-10-05
Canada  13 – 3  Fiji
Tries: Stewart
Pen: Rees (3)
Drop: Serevi
Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne
Referee: Kerry Fitzgerald

1991-10-09
Canada  19 – 11  Romania
Tries: McKinnon, Ennis
Con: Mark Wyatt
Pen: Wyatt (2)
Drop: Rees
Tries: Lungu, Sasu
Pen: Nichitean
Stade Ernest-Wallon, Toulouse
Referee: Sandy MacNeill

1991-10-13
France  19 – 13  Canada
Tries: Lafond, Saint-André
Con: Camberabero
Pen: Lacroix (2), Camberabero
Tries: Wyatt
Pen: Wyatt, Rees
Drop: Rees

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
19 October - Murrayfield, Edinburgh        
  Scotland  28
26 October - Murrayfield, Edinburgh
  Western Samoa  6  
  Scotland  6
19 October - Parc des Princes, Paris
    England  9  
  France  10
2 November - Twickenham, London
  England  19  
  England  6
20 October - Stadium Lille-Metropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq
    Australia  12
  New Zealand  29
27 October - Lansdowne Road, Dublin
  Canada  13  
  New Zealand  6 Third place
20 October - Lansdowne Road, Dublin
    Australia  16  
  Australia  19   Scotland  6
 Ireland  18     New Zealand  13
30 October - Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff
1991-10-20
Canada  13 – 29  New Zealand
Tries: Tynan, Charron
Con: Rees
Pen: Wyatt
Tries: Timu (2), McCahill, Brooke, Kirwan
Con: Fox (3)
Pen: Fox

1995 Rugby World Cup

Pool A games -

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
 South Africa 3 0 0 68 26 9
 Australia 2 0 1 87 41 7
 Canada 1 0 2 45 50 5
 Romania 0 0 3 14 97 3
1995-05-26
Canada  34 – 3  Romania
Tries: Al Charron, Colin McKenzie, Rod Snow
Con: Gareth Rees (2)
Pen: Gareth Rees (4)
Pen: Neculai Nichitean
Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 18 000
Referee: Colin Hawke

1995-05-31
Australia  27 – 11  Canada
Tries: Michael Lynagh, Tabua Tamanivalu, Joe Roff
Con: Michael Lynagh (3)
Pen: Michael Lynagh (2)
Tries: Al Charron
Pen: Gareth Rees (2)
Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 15 000
Referee: Patrick Robin

1995-06-03
South Africa  20 – 0  Canada
Tries: Adriaan Richter (2)
Con: Joel Stransky (2)
Pen: Joel Stransky (2)
Boet Erasmus Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Attendance: 31 000
Referee: David McHugh (Ireland)

1999 Rugby World Cup

Pool 3 games -

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against Points
 France 3 0 0 108 52 6
 Fiji 2 0 1 124 68 4
 Canada 1 0 2 114 82 2
 Namibia 0 0 3 28 186 0
1999-10-02
France  33 – 20  Canada
Tries: Émile Ntamack, Stéphane Glas, Thomas Castaignède, Olivier Magne
Con: Richard Dourthe (2)
Pen: Richard Dourthe (3)
Tries: Morgan Williams (2)
Con: Robert Ross, Gareth Rees
Pen: Robert Ross, Gareth Rees
Stade de la Méditerranée, Béziers
Referee: Brian Campsall

1999-10-09
Fiji  38 – 22  Canada
Tries: Viliame Satala (2), Marika Vunibaka, Fero Lasagavibau
Con: Nicky Little (3)
Pen: Nicky Little (3)
Drop: Nicky Little
Tries: Mike James
Con: Gareth Rees
Pen: Gareth Rees (4)
Drop: Gareth Rees
Parc Lescure, Bordeaux
Referee: Ed Morrison

1999-10-14
Canada  72 – 11  Namibia
Tries: Morgan Williams
Con: Gareth Rees (9)
Pen: Gareth Rees (3)
Tries: Quinton Hough
Pen: Leandre Van Dyk (2)
Stade de Toulouse
Referee: Andrew Cole

2003 Rugby World Cup

Group D games -

Team Won Drawn Lost For123 Against BP Points
 New Zealand 4 0 0 282 57 4 20
 Wales 3 0 1 132 98 2 14
 Italy 2 0 2 77 123 0 8
 Canada 1 0 3 54 135 1 5
 Tonga 0 0 4 46 178 1 1
2003-10-12
Wales  41 – 10  Canada
Tries: Parker, Cooper, M. Jones, Charvis, Thomas
Con: Harris (5)
Pen: Harris (2)
Tries: Tkachuk
Con: Pritchard
Drop: Ross
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 24,874
Referee: Chris White

2003-10-17
New Zealand  68 – 6  Canada
Tries: Ralph (2), So'oialo (2), Muliaina (4), Meeuws, Nonu
Con: Carter (9)
Pen: Barker (2)
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
Attendance: 38,899
Referee: Tony Spreadbury

2003-10-21
Italy  19 – 14  Canada
Tries: Parisse
Con: Wakarua
Pen: Wakarua (4)
Tries: Fyffe
Pen: Barker (3)
Canberra Stadium
Attendance: 20,515
Referee: Paddy O'Brien

2003-10-29
Canada  24 – 7  Tonga
Tries: Fauth, Abrams
Con: Pritchard
Pen: Ross (4)
Tries: Kivalu
Con: Hola
WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Attendance: 15,630
Referee: Alain Rolland

2007 Rugby World Cup

Pool B games -

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/- BP Pts
 Australia 4 4 0 0 30 215 41 +174 4 20
 Fiji 4 3 0 1 14 114 136 −22 3 15
 Wales 4 2 0 2 23 168 105 +63 4 12
 Japan 4 0 1 3 7 64 210 −146 1 3
 Canada 4 0 1 3 6 51 120 −69 0 2
  AUS CAN FJI JPN WAL
Australia 37 – 6 55 – 12 91 – 3 32 – 20
Canada 16 – 29 12 – 12 17 – 42
Fiji 35 – 31 38 – 34
Japan 18 – 72
Wales

2011 Rugby World Cup

Pool A games

Team Won Drawn Lost For Against BP Points
 New Zealand 4 0 0 282 57 4 20
 France 2 0 2 132 98 1 11
 Tonga 2 0 2 77 123 0 9
 Canada 1 1 2 54 135 1 6
 Japan 0 1 3 46 178 1 2
2011-09-14 17:00
Tonga  20 – 25  Canada
Tries: Piutau (2) 40', 52'
Con: Morath (2) 41', 53'
Pen: Morath (2) 42', 64'
Report Tries: Sinclair 13'
Carpenter 67'
Mackenzie 73'


Con: Pritchard (2)
Pen: Pritchard (2) 26', 45'

Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
Attendance: 24,874
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan

2011-09-18 20:30
France  46 – 19  Canada
Tries: Clerc (3) 4', 78', 80+'
Traille 64'


Con: Parra (4) 5', 64', 80', 80+'
Pen: Parra (5) 16', 36', 38', 41', 47'

Report Tries: Smith 7'
Con: Pritchard 7;
Pen: Pritchard (2) 2', 60'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 38,899
Referee: Craig Joubert

2003-10-21
Canada  23 – 23  Japan
Tries: van der Merwe 6'
Mackenzie 44'
Monro 75'
Con: Pritchard 7'
Pen: Monro (2) 63', 78'
Report Tries: Horie 9'
Endo 39'
Con: Arlidge (2) 10', 40' Pen: Arlidge (3) 23', 65', 72'
Canberra Stadium
Attendance: 20,515
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan

2011-10-02
New Zealand  79 – 15  Canada
Tries: Guildford (4) 7', 24', 35', 76',
Vito (2) 11', 80',
Dagg 20',
Muliaina 29',
Cowan 44',
Kaino (2) 51', 67',
Williams 59'
Con:Slade (4) 8', 30', 45', 52'
Weepu (4) 61', 68', 78', 80'
Pen: Slade (1/1) 15'
Report Tries: Trainor (2) 40', 42'
Con: Monro 42'
Pen: Monro 2'
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 37,665
Referee: Romain Poite

2015 Rugby World Cup

Pool D Games
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 Ireland 4 4 0 0 16 134 35 +99 2 18
 France 4 3 0 1 12 120 63 +57 2 14
 Italy 4 2 0 2 7 74 88 –14 2 10
 Romania 4 1 0 3 7 60 129 –69 0 4
 Canada 4 0 0 4 7 58 131 –73 2 2
19 September 2015
14:30
Ireland  50–7  Canada
Try: O'Brien 18' c
Henderson 25' c
Sexton 28' m
D. Kearney 35' c
Cronin 66' c
R. Kearney 73' c
Payne 76' c
Con: Sexton (3/4) 19',26', 37'
Madigan (3/3) 67', 74', 77'
Pen: Sexton (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Van der Merwe 68' c
Con: Hirayama (1/1) 69'
Pen: McRorie (0/1)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 68,523
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

26 September 2015
14:30
Italy  23–18  Canada
Try: Rizzo 17' c
Garcia 58' c
Con: Allan (2/2) 18', 59'
Pen: Allan (3/3) 25', 40', 80'
Canna (0/1)
Report Try: Van der Merwe 15' c
Evans 44' m
Con: Hirayama (1/2) 16'
Pen: Hirayama (2/3) 14', 72'
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 33,120
Referee: Ireland)

1 October 2015
20:00
France  41–18  Canada
Try: Fofana 4' c
Guirado 28' c
Slimani 38' c
Papé 67' c
Grosso 74' c
Con: Michalak (4/4) 5', 30', 39', 67'
Parra (1/1) 76'
Pen: Michalak (2/2) 14', 59'
Report Try: Van der Merwe 31' c
Carpenter 34' m
Con: Hirayama (1/2) 32'
Pen: Hirayama (2/2) 42', 56'
Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
Attendance: 28,145
Referee: JP Doyle (England)

6 October 2015
16:45
Canada  15–17  Romania
Try: Van der Merwe 33' m
Hassler 44' c
Con: McRorie (0/1)
Hirayama (1/1) 45'
Pen: McRorie (1/4) 11'
Hirayama (0/1) 57'
Report Try: Macovei (2) 53' c, 74' c
Con: Vlaicu (2/2) 54', 75'
Pen: Vlaicu (1/2) 78'
Leicester City Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 27,156
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)

World Cup Records

Overall record

CANADA vs Played Win Draw Lost Win %
 Ireland 2 0 0 2 0%
 Wales 3 0 0 3 0%
 Tonga 3 3 0 0 100%
 Fiji 3 1 0 2 34%
 France 4 0 0 4 0%
 Romania 3 2 0 1 67%
 South Africa 1 0 0 1 0%
 Australia 2 0 0 2 0%
 Namibia 1 1 0 0 100%
 New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0%
 Italy 2 0 0 2 0%
 Japan 2 0 2 0 0%
Overall 29 7 2 24 29%

Team Records

Most Points in a Game
Biggest Winning Margin
Highest Score Against
Biggest Losing Margin
Most Tries in a Game

Individual Records

Most World Cup Matches
Most Points Overall
Most Points in a Game
Most Tries Overall
Most Tries in a Game
Most Penalty Goals Overall
Most Penalty Goals in a Game
Most Drop Goals in a Game

Hosting

So far Canada has not hosted any World Cup games, and no World Cups have been held in the Americas. Canada however may join the United States in a joint bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.[1]

References

  1. ^ United States contemplating bid for 2023 Rugby World Cup
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