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New Zealand vs Canada: Rugby World Cup live scores, blog

2nd October, 2019
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New Zealand

63

Match Complete

Canada

0

81
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New Zealand

63

Match Complete

Canada

0

R. Mo'unga58
B. Weber56
R. Mo'unga50
B. Weber49
R. Mo'unga48
S. Frizell46
R. Mo'unga45
S. Barrett44
R. Mo'unga42
R. Ioane40
R. Mo'unga36
B. Barrett35
R. Mo'unga18
S. B. Williams16
R. Mo'unga9
J. Barrett8
4

9
Tries
0
8
Conversions
0
0
Penalty Goals
0
0
Field Goals
0

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Current champions New Zealand lock horns with Canada in Oita in the Rugby World Cup. Join The Roar from 8:15pm (AEST) for this clash.

The All Blacks can climb back near the top of Pool B with an expected win over Canada.

At the moment they sit in third spot, after playing just one game, while Italy are top with ten points from two wins, and South Africa are second with a win and a loss.

New Zealand will make short work of the Canadians, barring one of the biggest upsets in sporting history. This is Goliath vs David.

The Kiwis have won the last two World Cups and are ranked number one in the world. Canada are ranked 22nd and have never beaten the men in black.

They have met five times in their history and lost all five.

The North American country started this tournament with a 48-7 loss to Italy. Expect them to concede more points against New Zealand.

The All Blacks have rotated their squad for this one as siblings Scott, Beauden and Jordie Barrett will all start, as they become just the second trio of brothers to start in a World Cup game.

Rieko Ioane has been named on the wing and Sonny Bill Williams comes into the centres.

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The Canadians suffered some injury problems during the loss to Italy with Nick Blevins fracturing his jaw and Ben LeSage needing surgery on a hand. Both have been sent home, with Guiseppe du Toit and Theo Sauder coming in to replace them.

Prediction
This will be murder, sorry to say. Canada have no chance of matching the world champions.

New Zealand to win by 58 points.

Join The Roar from 8:15pm (AEST) for the play by play coverage.

Game information

When: 8.15pm (AEST)
Where: Oita
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: New Zealand $1.01, Draw $250, Canada $200

New Zealand
Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett, Jack Goodhue, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane, Richie Mo’unga, TJ Perenara,Atu Moli, Liam Coltman, Angus Ta’avao, Patrick Tuipulotu, Scott Barrett, Shannon Frizell, Matt Todd, Kieran Read
Replacements: Codie Taylor, Ofa Tuungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Samuel Whitelock, Ardie Savea, Brad Weber, Ryan Crotty, Ben Smith

Canada
Patrick Parfrey, Jeff Hassler, Conor Trainor, Ciaran Hearn, DTH van der Merwe, Peter Nelson, Gordon McRorie, Djustice Sears-Duru, Eric Howard, Cole Keith, Evan Olmstead, Conor Keys, Lucas Rumball, Matt Heaton, Tyler Ardron
Replacements: Andrew Quattrin, Hubert Buydens, Jake Ilnicki, Mike Sheppard, Josh Larsen, Phil Mack, Taylor Paris, Andrew Coe

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